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My company temporarily laid off about 90% of employees and permanently about 60% of its employees. As of now we are about 20 employees total when in January we were at 178. In August they will start bringing back the ones who are not on permanent lay off to bring us back to about 74 employees. At my facility in my engineering group there were 4 of us, now it is only me. Engineering total was 9 and moving forward it will be 5. Lost several good young engineers who are starting families with new babies and just bought homes, etc etc. It is not good and all because of stupidity and overreaction. I am glad to be employed but it is awful what has happened and why it happened.
 

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Agree and have also seen it at where I am at too.
 
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I agree it is awful..In lieu of layoffs which could still happen, my company instituted a 10% pay cut across the board beginning in May that could carry through for the rest of the year. While that's sh**ty, most of my team welcomed the pay cut as opposed to the alternative.
 

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Oh yeah I forgot about my 10% cut. I had hit a fantasy number for salary and in one moment it vanished. WTS at least I am still working.
 

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Don't forget eliminating company match to your 401K...
 

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All for a virus with a 98% survival rate in the working population. Worst load of crap I've ever seen and a horrible precedent for future "outbreaks". If I had dreams of starting a business, they would die for fear of a BS government edict wiping me out.
 

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Until public sector people start losing jobs versus just private sector, beaurocrats win. As democrat governors in lockdown states allow violent protestors to run wild but criticize peaceful Covid protestors, the beaurocrats win. Keep voting in these progressive liberal politicians along with their misguided base and the deep liberal administrative state wins and you lose. Keep voting in anti business candidates like Elizabeth Warren and you lose. Keep supporting the DNC and you lose. Take a knee with violent groups like BLM who want to defund law and order, you lose.
 

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Oh yeah I forgot about my 10% cut. I had hit a fantasy number for salary and in one moment it vanished. WTS at least I am still working.
We lost the 10% and we've been told already that bonuses are a no go as well..That's 2 years in a row..hey at least they're giving us 10 extra days off..

But I agree with you, at least I still have a job and benefits..so I can't really complain..

Don't forget eliminating company match to your 401K...
that happened to us years ago, been so long I don't even remember..

I told my wife that if something like this happens again the country and the economy won't recover..
 

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...and meanwhile, Jeff Bezo's net worth increased by $32 billion.
 

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Most of the Ultra rich and wealthy have. In fact some took advantage of the situation to line their pockets more.
 

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The company I work for is a brand agency in the event and trade show industry. We lost 60% of our revenue in the matter of 3 weeks in March due to events forced to cancel over COVID. We had over 6000 employees globally and now reduced down to less than 1000 employees. Those that were fortunate to stay employed saw a 20% reduction in pay, no bonuses and no 401k contributions. We also loss vacation time. We were initially told that we would be furloughed until July 1st but heard back today that it will be extended to after September 30th if not the rest of this year. Our industry is dependent on people gathering together for business, networking, commerce and eduction. This can not happen when convention centers are transformed into make shift hospitals that never get used, stay at home orders based on bad scientific data, or fear of leaving your home or community. Current unrest will only exacerbate the situation increasing economic uncertainty and fear of community gatherings. I guess I will be searching for a new career, maybe private security.
 

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Limbaugh: Next Four Months Will Be War Like You've Never Seen, Dems Will Try To Keep Economy Shut Down

Posted By Ian Schwartz
On Date May 12, 2020





RUSH LIMBAUGH: I’ll tell you something else that’s starting to send red flags up. You probably have already noticed this. All these blue state governors that want to keep their states locked down, it’s purely political. But what are they depending on? They’re depending on the red states — the red states that are opening up! The red states are gonna get the economy kickstarted.

The red states are gonna create capital and money to transfer to pay these people their stupid welfare costs (and whatever else they’re using to bleed this country dry), while their population sits home, doesn’t work, waits for the federal check to show up — and they sit around and they trash the supposedly reckless red states. I cannot tell you how this irritates me.

The red state governors — like Kemp in Georgia and any number of these people — are doing the right thing. They’re trying to get their people back to work, for all the right common-sensical human and humane reasons — to protect lives — to protect livelihoods, the United States economy, the state economy. And then you go to a blue state, and it’s the exact opposite.

They shut down and lock down, and they want to remain locked down until July or August or whatever — and nothing’s gonna open and nothing is gonna happen. And they fully expect the red states to sit there and essentially pay for it. Folks, I’m gonna tell you, these next four months are gonna be a veritable war like we have not seen.

The American left and the Democrat Party is going to do its best to keep this economy shut down, to extend and expand that shutdown — and blow up their own country’s jobs — just to ensure that Trump loses. But here’s the thing about that. Let’s do a little hypothetical. Let’s say this continues as it is, and let’s say that more and more red states open up and the economy in these states starts to return and revive

The blue states stay locked down. These are populous places — New York, Massachusetts, California. So they stay locked down all for the express purpose of canceling out the increase created by the red states. The economic activity that will happen from the red states going back to work, the blue state governors are gonna try to cancel it out by keeping their people at home.

They’re gonna wreck the economy. Their objective is to wreck the economy and get rid of Trump. So let’s say that… Well, hard as it is to imagine, let’s say they succeed. Let’s imagine they do this. They keep the economy in such bad shape that Trump is sent packing. What do they expect when that’s all over? Do they expect us just to forget it?

They expect all these red state people to say, “Oh, well, nice fair fight, you guys! Great to see you. We’ll see you the next election,” put all of it aside, and try to all just get along again? What do they expect is gonna happen with this effort of theirs to ruin the U.S. economy? Do they think people are just gonna sit by and let it happen?

And I’m telling you that they do. These are the same people that pass tax increases on the rich, and then end up shocked that the rich find a way around it. So here they’re gonna be engaged, these blue state governors and entire Democrat Party — and, by the way, we predicted this here. We predicted that it wouldn’t be long before the Democrats would start blaming Trump for the rotten economy because of the way he’s handled the virus.

And right on schedule, they’re now calling Trump Herbert Hoover. Have you noticed that, Mr. Snerdley? They’re all… Ed Markey, they’re all over the place. Trump is Herbert Hoover. Herbert Hoover was the Republican president at the time of the Depression. There’s no comparison. Unfortunately, because of the lack education of this country, nobody knows who Herbert Hoover is, particularly on the left.

But what do they expect to happen? They expect us to just watch them try to literally destroy this country’s economy and do nothing about it? They just expect us to just watch it and when the election’s over, wave at ’em and say, “Hey, guys, nice try!” What do they expect to happen here? They think they can ruin the economy.

They think they can go out and even try to ruin the economy — and at the end of it, we’re all just gonna be brothers and sisters and say, “Okay. Let’s now work together to heal.” I can’t believe that that’ll work, but time will tell.
 

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2.51 million jobs added in May, just reported. It’s coming back and the recovery is on. The economy is opening, and states that don’t get all aboard will be left behind. Hospitalization rates from Covid have not increased in states that have opened.
 

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The economy is opening, and states that don’t get all aboard will be left behind.
No they won't... in true liberal/socialist, redistribution of wealth fashion; they will demand those that have, pay for those that haven't.
 
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No they won't... in true liberal/socialist, redistribution of wealth fashion; they will demand those that have, pay for those that haven't.
A bill bailing out the failed democrat run states of NY, Illinois and California would never pass IMO. Wouldn’t pass the senate.
 

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The DNC leftist legacy media showed how upset they are with the good news Trump was talking about this morning. They were completely rude as he was attempting to sign a bill, so rude he had to blow them off. They would never have done that to Obama. They will lose again in November and it will be a pleasure to watch their heads explode again. The leftist legacy media is loaded with dribble types who hate any good news that comes out of this WH, good news that benefits the American people. They are sick individuals. The economy is coming back, despite the violent, obfuscating, depressed democrats.
 
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