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2020... is it hard for you too?

Discussion in 'Community Center' started by Smiling, Aug 29, 2020.

  1. The Amazing Virginian

    The Amazing Virginian Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    Sorry to hear all that! Hope you get to see your Mom again soon!

    "Here we have had a lot of political unrest, crime and economic problems which I am sure will only get worse. Covid has exposed all the weaknesses of a one party state."

    Where is "here?" Kalifornia?

    PS - So I looked at your blog, and now I see you are in South Africa. My neighbor spent six months there. Outside of the cities, it looked beautiful from the pics he shared. Oh, and that is some GORGEOUS stag in the pics in your blog.
  2. mdeous


    Nov 6, 2020
    For me who's very lucky too (I work for a company that takes great care of us, I'm able to work remotely, didn't lose any income, etc.) it's hard on the mood, I haven't seen any coworker other than via Zoom since March, and almost the same for friends and family, basically no social interactions, and it's really starting to get long, and it's not even sure yet if we'll be able to spend Christmas together. But I'm very prigileged compared to a lot of people, so I don't complain about it, it could be much much worse, I'm very thankful for what I have!
    As said beefore, we'll be done soon with 2020, hopefully 2021 will make it up to us. Hold on guys!
  3. Steven65

    Steven65 Traditional Hog Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    Thank you for your kind words. My Mom stays with my brother in Wellington, New Zealand. It's a tough 24 hour flight under normal conditions but NZ have closed their border so I can't go even if I want to.

    South Africa is a beautiful place but it's in real trouble. We don't know what the future holds.

    I appreciate your kind words about my stag. Having seen pictures of your collection over the years that's a real compliment. Thank you:thumbsup::)
  4. Smiling


    Nov 21, 2019
    So, both, me and @EatingSarma are being laid off from work by the end of the year...

    2020 just keeps on giving...
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  5. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    I'm sorry to hear about the job losses you have both suffered.
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  6. EatingSarma


    Jun 22, 2020
    I literally got an email that I won't get another contract next year, and few hours later @Smiling calls me to tell me he got fired. I literally replied "You too?" And he was like "Wait, what?"...

    2020. Just plain sucks. I'm looking for student jobs right now...
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  7. Smiling


    Nov 21, 2019
    Shitty end of a shitty year, hopefully next year will be better...
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  8. RobinSm89


    Dec 9, 2020
    Let's all hope that this year does not get worse, there is less than a month left to live. But I agree that the year was just awful, it was probably worse in those years of the year there was a world war
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  9. Billy The Hungry

    Billy The Hungry

    Aug 11, 2020
    Yeah, I'm over this crap show. I just want to curl up under a rock and start drinking again.

    It'll get better, all. We just have to keep moving forward.
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  10. The Amazing Virginian

    The Amazing Virginian Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    For reference . . .

    In nearly four years of WW2, the U.S. suffered a total of 291,557 combat deaths (total American deaths attrributed to WW2 is 405,399).
    So far, in just 2020 alone, the U.S. has lost 285,351 to the Wuhan Chinese Flu.
  11. Smiling


    Nov 21, 2019
    Not everyone lives in the US...

    But people worldwide are losing their jobs over a virus that's not much worse than a flu...
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  12. The Amazing Virginian

    The Amazing Virginian Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    Nonsense. More deadly, and MUCH more contagious.
  13. Smiling


    Nov 21, 2019
    I'd disagree, only deadly and contagious thing here is the media and political agenda around this virus, as they all have their own interests.

    Rich people are getting richer, middle class is disappearing, poor people are becoming poorer.

    There are fines if you aren't wearing a mask, despite the evidence that masks don't do much.
    If the virus was really that deadly - nobody would have to go out of their way to enforce masks, people would do it on their own.

    They don't care about us, I lost my job because of this situation.
    None of these "worried" people will give me money to pay my bills... they don't give a damn about me or you, all they care about is some agenda.

    More people has died because of untreated cancer than COVID, as hospitals canceled their treatments..
  14. marcinek


    Jan 9, 2007
    Who are "they" and what is their agenda?
  15. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006

    Take the bickering elsewhere.
  16. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    My workplace, like many others, had furloughs that started in March but they gradually started bringing people back around late June. Now there's another furlough taking place after this week.

    I've been very fortunate in that I haven't been furloughed at all. Been working straight through the whole time and I won't be furloughed next week either. Thank goodness.

    I haven't had any COVID related downfalls but I did lose two family members this year. One from natural causes and the other was a victim of an Active Shooter at my workplace. Three people were killed and one of them was my brother in law who got me hired on there 30 years ago. I knew all three victims. The shooter was also an employee and I knew him too.

    My job is pretty strange during these furloughs because I have to fill in for absent employees but at least I'm still actively working.
  17. stonproject


    Nov 22, 2013
    Wow that's awful, I'm really sorry you lost your brother in law in such a tragic manner. I can't even begin to imagine being in that type of situation. I hope you and your family can find peace.
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  18. mabrowns


    Apr 18, 2012
    Talk about bad luck, I sincerely hope the new year brings you good luck.
    Railsplitter likes this.
  19. EatingSarma


    Jun 22, 2020
    Another earthquake, this time 6.3 Richter.

    @Smiling is trying to ignore everything and not to complain but he did suffer some damage this time.

    2020 sucks for us in particular...

    I lost my car, my job, 2 of my dear family members... now I might lose my house too.
    The only thing 2020 hasn't claimed from me yet is my life...
  20. Smiling


    Nov 21, 2019
    This year sucks for us...

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