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Online EV607797

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Coronavirus Closures
« on: March 19, 2020, 01:08:55 AM »
How are your customers handling the mandatory closures?  Is it affecting your business with them?
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Offline ttech

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Re: Coronavirus Closures
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2020, 08:56:42 AM »
I've been at home all week.   The only thing on the horizon is hanging a few access points tomorrow, and a quick job at a PetSmart on Tuesday.   

My issue Is my brother and I own the company.  Being owners, we cant collect unemployment (even though we pay into it) and our healthcare bill is $3000 a month.   Even if we manage a few quick cabling jobs, it goes to healthcare. 

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Re: Coronavirus Closures
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2020, 10:41:34 AM »
I'm more fortunate than most. I am a contract employee to a company that is the national contractor to Telus (Canada's #2 LEC). I no longer have any personal customers. I am fortunate to have with a contract. Being a contract empolyee has pluses and minuses. The minus mean I get no paid vacation or benefits. On the plus side it has clause that requires 30 days notice of cancellation. It also states I get paid whether I have work or not.

Right now 90% of my tickets are on hold with only a dribble of of new ones. But they the company has to keep me on as LECs are an essential service. I service police, government, hospitals etc. All must have communications working.
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Offline NFCphoneman

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Re: Coronavirus Closures
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2020, 11:14:48 AM »
Some of our customers are preparing to work from home, or have already started in that direction. Winter is normally our slow time, but things normally pick back up around this time. I don't see that happening now. Who in their right mind is going to be spending money they don't have to?  :016:

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Re: Coronavirus Closures
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2020, 01:30:28 PM »
There is definitely some panic, Larry.  Media fueled IMHO.  I just heard some interesting speculation that we all may be locked down by Sunday night and that's part of the reason for mobilizing the National Guard.  Their first job if so would be to stop all interstate traffic.  There is also talk of no more than 10 people in a store including staff.  How would that work? Like I said, it's all speculation based on different pieces of information, but it's uncharted waters.
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Re: Coronavirus Closures
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2020, 01:40:27 PM »
Costco is limiting customers. They're counting heads and when they reach x, they close the door only letting one in when one comes out.

Ikea is closed.
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Re: Coronavirus Closures
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2020, 02:10:48 PM »
Sam's Club here had to call the police last week because of the hoarders and mayhem. So Costco limiting customers is probably and effort to control the crowds.

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Re: Coronavirus Closures
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2020, 03:11:00 PM »
I just heard some interesting speculation that we all may be locked down by Sunday night and that's part of the reason for mobilizing the National Guard.

I've heard this as well.  If anyone needs any additional items they should get them now. If this speculation becomes as much as rumor, people will be crazier than they already have!  :002:
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Re: Coronavirus Closures
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2020, 04:23:06 PM »
Not sure how they'll enforce much.  The jails are pretty much closed here.  Officer picked one up on warrants last night, and the local county "unconfirmed" the warrant and said they would find him again someday.  If you're running a fever they won't take you at all short of maybe murder.
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Re: Coronavirus Closures
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2020, 05:33:06 PM »
They are kicking prisoners out of jails here if they even run a fever. Don't want them infecting the rest of the prison population.

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Re: Coronavirus Closures
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2020, 06:01:45 PM »
At the local Walmart you can only enter at one end of the building and exit at the other.  The sheriff's dept has a deputy stationed between both doors.  Maybe they will be monitoring the number of persons in the store at one time.
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Offline ttech

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Re: Coronavirus Closures
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2020, 07:10:36 PM »
Well.  they did it here in PA.   ALL businesses that are non- life sustaining are to close.   We are on the list.   

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/03/what-are-life-sustaining-businesses-heres-gov-wolfs-list-of-whats-staying-open-and-what-has-to-close.html

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Re: Coronavirus Closures
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2020, 08:47:55 PM »
We're hearing we may all be shut down by Monday.  IDK.  Why is the National Guard being called up?  What exactly are they to do?  Stop interstate travel?
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Re: Coronavirus Closures
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2020, 08:58:38 PM »
Right now we are very busy.  .all my customers who didn't want Hosted phones and Cloud service are now scurrying to get installs done.  Most vendors I work with are getting new installs done asap

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Re: Coronavirus Closures
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2020, 10:06:21 PM »
Security enforcement of group and business gatherings as well as potential civil disruptions.  Just my guess

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Re: Coronavirus Closures
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2020, 11:03:11 PM »
We're hearing we may all be shut down by Monday.  IDK.  Why is the National Guard being called up?  What exactly are they to do?  Stop interstate travel?

I suspect that they are going to have their hands full. I can tell you that people aren't going to tolerate something open ended like that. There is a reason everybody was stocking up on ammo. This just gets worse every day.

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Re: Coronavirus Closures
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2020, 11:42:06 AM »
We're hearing we may all be shut down by Monday.  IDK.  Why is the National Guard being called up?  What exactly are they to do?  Stop interstate travel?

In Florida, they have some of the National Guard doing virus testing. On a side note, my middle son is currently in AIT in San Antonio for Combat Medic Specialist training. His National Guard unit is already deployed to South Florida.

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Re: Coronavirus Closures
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2020, 12:45:51 PM »
‘We Are All in Quarantine:’ 100% of NY Work Force Must Stay Home, 5K Infected in NYC

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the rate of infection spread is double hospitals' capacity and triple ICU units' capacity; the state needs to acquire thousands of ventilators to help the critically ill breathe before the outbreak overwhelms hospitals and there are simply none left
https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/coronavirus/nyc-hospitals-weeks-from-running-out-of-supplies-as-death-toll-soars/2335762/
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Re: Coronavirus Closures
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2020, 01:41:37 PM »
‘We Are All in Quarantine:’ 100% of NY Work Force Must Stay Home, 5K Infected in NYC

If I heard correctly, this now applies to California as well!
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Re: Coronavirus Closures
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2020, 02:02:06 PM »
My doctor's office will only see people in the parking lot.  I'm sick, but not sick enough.  I have a fever, but it's not high enough.  They don't want to see me.  I'm told to stay home and check back in only if I have significant trouble breathing. 
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« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2020, 04:22:03 PM »
Every person, company, or other organization which I'm involved with has send an email stating how they will be operating during the next few weeks/months.

It already feels strange not heading to a restaurant for Friday night dinner!   :016: 
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“Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet, that did not commit suicide.”   -John Adams

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