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Open Discussion / Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
« Last post by charlie on March 27, 2020, 04:53:40 PM »
Honestly I'm "happy" with the U.S. response so far relative to expectations. Seems like Republicans were a lot more open to certain types of relief than they were in 2008-09. I think the unemployment benefits are big in that it allows businesses to lay off workers for now and hire them back later, although you all are right about the fixed costs being a significant hurdle.

I expect there will be a push for a "phase 4" in a month or so once the real numbers come in. I'm not sure there's a choice, given that if we don't do this then the economy will be hit just as hard by the pandemic itself.
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Open Discussion / Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
« Last post by ober on March 27, 2020, 01:03:59 PM »
Yeah Mike... I thought that too.  COL is massively different depending on where you live.  This 'one size fits all' thing sucks but at least it's better than nothing for some.
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Open Discussion / Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
« Last post by Mike on March 27, 2020, 11:39:25 AM »
One thing that is kind of annoying about these stimulus plans (and taxes in general) is that they never adjust for cost of living.  The US is huge and has a lot of diverse economies so treating monolithically is sometimes frustrating.

Fortunately, both my wife and I are still full time employed and it doesn't look to be changing so we don't really need it.
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Open Discussion / Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
« Last post by Jake on March 27, 2020, 10:49:22 AM »
Denmark is covering 75% of employees salaries https://www.macleans.ca/economy/economicanalysis/how-denmark-got-ahead-of-the-covid-19-economic-crisis/

I wonder how long they can sustain that for - sure they are a super small country, but wow.

The measures being taken by all these countries just point at how really negative the outlook for this is. :(
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Open Discussion / Re: Covid-19 mental health check-in
« Last post by Jake on March 27, 2020, 10:42:14 AM »
I'm really struggling... my wife and I are both trying to work and take care of the kids which is causing a lot of conflict. Between work, homeschooling, and all the regular house stuff... there's just not enough hours in the day. My job is our primary income, and she has reduced direct hours, but she still has a lot of report writing to do from previous clients. So on one hand we both realize I need to work, but it doesn't happen without a big fight. She's also made a detailed home schooling schedule that she's very serious about, I think it's a bit overkill and am much more relaxed about it. That just causes more conflict..

We're trying to make a schedule to stick to, but really there's just not enough hours in the day to make everything work. :suicide:

Feel for you, bud. Would it be possible to stagger your work time? maybe you work from 9 to 4 while she takes care of the kids/house stuff, and then you switch in the afternoons?
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Open Discussion / Re: Covid-19 mental health check-in
« Last post by ober on March 27, 2020, 10:37:01 AM »
My wife has her own business so she CAN work whenever and she sets her own deadlines.  I am our primary as well and I am on a lot of conference calls so I'm stuck in my office most of the day.  I do try to help with lunches and stuff and the kids are mostly self sufficient with school and whatnot but my wife still ends up working a lot in the evenings because she's doing a lot of other stuff and helping them during the day.  It has caused some strain but we are trying to figure it out.  Honestly we all just need to get out of the house.  I think we might go for a drive or something later.  But I've been saying that for days.
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Open Discussion / Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
« Last post by Perspective on March 27, 2020, 10:03:50 AM »
Yeah that's what I understand from a first glance at reading the site, hopefully I'm wrong and she does qualify for something.
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Open Discussion / Re: Covid-19 mental health check-in
« Last post by Perspective on March 27, 2020, 10:02:40 AM »
I'm really struggling... my wife and I are both trying to work and take care of the kids which is causing a lot of conflict. Between work, homeschooling, and all the regular house stuff... there's just not enough hours in the day. My job is our primary income, and she has reduced direct hours, but she still has a lot of report writing to do from previous clients. So on one hand we both realize I need to work, but it doesn't happen without a big fight. She's also made a detailed home schooling schedule that she's very serious about, I think it's a bit overkill and am much more relaxed about it. That just causes more conflict..

We're trying to make a schedule to stick to, but really there's just not enough hours in the day to make everything work. :suicide:
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Open Discussion / Re: Covid-19 mental health check-in
« Last post by KnuckleBuckett on March 27, 2020, 09:22:16 AM »
Fine here so far.
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Open Discussion / Re: Coronavirus COVID-19
« Last post by ober on March 27, 2020, 09:02:42 AM »
Ah, that's different than what I heard.
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