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HOW ARE YOU ALL COPING?

D85

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Lost both my job in footy and my job out of footy. So lots of spare time for me, centrelink has been an interesting experience
 
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Harry

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In a strange way I'm enjoying it. Actually spending some quality time with the kids where otherwise we'd be rushing around to and from school, sports, homework, dinner, bed time etc. Finding I'm calmer and not worrying about the time and what I need to do next. Not sure how long this will last though and not having the footy is a bummer.
 
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Baloo

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Frankly too busy at work with little time to think about too much else. Letting the wife deal with the home schooling requirements and entertaining the kids (Video Games are now available all day long). Elderly parents in Melbourne and family in Northern Italy but unless I hear someone has been infected, I'm assuming they are all good.

Now back to work.
 
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graystar1

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So good to hear of how everyone so far is being positive. Stay well all of you and look after your families as best you can.
 
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Mr Brightside

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You must gave gone through Narooma then Bright One. We have two daughters living there and they have told us of the frightening fires in that area.
You must gave gone through Narooma then Bright One. We have two daughters living there and they have told us of the frightening fires in that area.
i did graystar, spoke to a few locals who all said nobody has been travelling since the fires , not sure how there going to survive now.
 

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DavidSSS

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Dec 11, 2017
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Both myself and partner working from home, multiple zoom meetings happening, often more than one at a time from this house.

Has taken a few days to really get set up to work from home, it almost looked like looting the other day at my work as everyone took home equipment to work at home. I am using my own laptop as I use a desktop at work. Also there is one system which will only work on Windows and I run Linux, so I am now running 2 laptops, each with an external screen added, so I can do everything at once.

We will get better at working from home but it will take time.

Went down the local shops yesterday and there were quite a few people shopping, I suppose with everyone at home that is not surprising.

Still some shortages, we haven't bought dunny rolls for about a month but still ok, they do need to return to the shelves soon (those who hoarded can return them now!).

This certainly is an unprecedented situation. Never has an AFL/VFL season been cancelled but it may well happen this year.

Wish we had a proper NBN with new technology to the premises but we are making do with the coax from the node (coax was the subject of a patent in 1880, could we have some 20th century technology please, not asking too much is it?).

We are coping and work is really busy dealing with so many issues this situation throws up.

Miss the footy, disappointed it is happening when Richmond are contenders, but take solace in the fact it is happening when our club is financially secure.

DS
 
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sausage_meat69

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for me, working from home. Concerned about my team and colleagues (also working from home), so contacting them every day for some face-to-face video time. (Zoom is the best tool for this I have found. There is a (limited) free option and it works very well over Australia's ****** internet).
Same here. I've just employed a number of new guys who don't have family here yet in Abu Dhabi so you can imagine what they are feeling. I run regular face to face meetings, joke of the day and I setup a funny virtual background just to try and keep them smiling.
 
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Mr T.

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Thanks @graystar1 on starting this thread...

I've been at home from the start of this week, moved my equipment next to the kitchen (I'm too close to the pantry btw)... the 2 youngest are also home as of Tuesday, they've been great but I've developed a new appreciation of teachers. Trying to do some work in between organising and entertaining the kids.

Our eldest back at home, thought we'd seen the back of her going to Uni :D

Work has fallen to new lows, that I've not experienced even during the GFC, so I plan to work as much as I need to, maybe I'll make some updates to PRE.

Footy is dearly missed. I need the escape and have been replaying games.

Anxiety levels are up and down, up when I listen to the news or talk to people or when I see there isn't enough work to distract me.

I'm around though for a chat but please be nice to each other and save me from playing dad on PRE :p

Be safe everyone.
 
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Baloo

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Zoom has been about the only stock I own that's still in green and getting greener.
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eZyT

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Pretty good thanks graystar

Had to evacuate our 18yo daughter out of NZ which was really stressful. But she's home safe now. It felt great to have beer on the veranda with her.

and the 16 yo's take a helluva lot of room and feeding.

Mrs EZ working from home (only 1 computer so my posting rate will decline, which isn't a bad thing)

We are staying in a routine, up early make the coffee, fresh eggs on toast, start school/work (I'm particularly lucky because I mostly work from home as a farmer and even though my income is never that good, it should be stable cause people have to eat), footy training tues and Thursday in the flat paddock.

when things get a bit loud and tight inside, I can go up the top paddock and pull some weeds or fix a fence, or just lay down in the grass (shhhh)

really, really missing the footy. Im gonna watch the 17 and 19 dvds, one per Friday night for 6 weeks. Then Ill watch them again. so theres 3 months of footy.

guilty of stockpiling rum.

Zoom has been about the only stock I own that's still in green and getting greener.
seen the gold graph Baloo? It knew this (economic crash) was coming for around the last 10 months.
 
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Streak

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Aug 31, 2007
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Maybe I would get lucky and have Tiger policeman pull me over. Better wear my Tiger cap. Then again he could be a Collingwood supporter...they are everywhere when they win.
Come on mate you know better than that, you got the sides of the badge wrong.

The cop is not the Collingwood supporter, the customer is.
 

ToraToraTora

Piccadilly anyone?
Mar 21, 2005
9,399
638
QLD
Can't believe this has robbed us of triple flag tilt and another season of Dustin. Just...****.
 
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Tigertough1974

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Thanks T1974. A few questions on life in China. Were the isolation rules the same as here? Did you ever have a full lockdown with no businesses operating at all ala NZ? Are there still new cases or have they ceased in Shanghai? Have any of the isolation rules relaxed?
Thanks T1974. A few questions on life in China. Were the isolation rules the same as here? Did you ever have a full lockdown with no businesses operating at all ala NZ? Are there still new cases or have they ceased in Shanghai? Have any of the isolation rules relaxed?
Hi MD, the Isolation rules varied between provinces, wuhan and hubei among a few that were completely shut down, no one in no one out, i beleive they are just starting to open up a little in the badly effected areas.

Shanghai we shut down a week for Chinese New Year as per normal and then they extended that an extra week, most companies including the one i work at was doing work from home and Skeleton staff at office for essential services, people were genuinely scared especially those that didnt own a car. Since march onwards people are still very cautious and not going out often although some not all bars, restaurants and social things are opening up again. All compounds only residents generally between 24-6am are completely shut, so no guests at all, in and out we still have fever checks etc to everywehere you go including our compound and offices, China mobilized very quickly internet facilities to gauge your health so for offices you would need to register with government and show your Green health code, remember they have facial recognition everywhere and can link customs and quarantine so they know if you entered the country less than 14 days ago and if you didnt follow regulations heavy penalties.

After the inital mess up with Wuhan i think the government and the people have been very good and the people especially responsible in isolation, considering Chinese New year is the great mass migration when all this kicked off and the cold weather during that time it was a recipe for disaster, I think they have done very well after the initial beginning.

In all honesty and its not a nice thing to say, i think most of us are sick and tired of it, its been a few months and our kids including my 10 year old has had literally 2 weeks of school all year! China is definitely recovering though so time to be positive and hopefully start the business recovery as hopefully the rest of the world (which we are very reliant on in my industry) starts to get through this and beat it.
 
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craig

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Aug 19, 2004
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I no longer watch TV its near official.

No AFL no NRL no Cricket and nothing but Fear Porn every second minute, I no longer need to switch it on.
 
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seven

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Apr 20, 2004
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******* terrible. Home with my wife and kids for the last 6 days.
No break from them.
 

BrisTiger24

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Oct 16, 2003
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651
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Hi MD, the Isolation rules varied between provinces, wuhan and hubei among a few that were completely shut down, no one in no one out, i beleive they are just starting to open up a little in the badly effected areas.

Shanghai we shut down a week for Chinese New Year as per normal and then they extended that an extra week, most companies including the one i work at was doing work from home and Skeleton staff at office for essential services, people were genuinely scared especially those that didnt own a car. Since march onwards people are still very cautious and not going out often although some not all bars, restaurants and social things are opening up again. All compounds only residents generally between 24-6am are completely shut, so no guests at all, in and out we still have fever checks etc to everywehere you go including our compound and offices, China mobilized very quickly internet facilities to gauge your health so for offices you would need to register with government and show your Green health code, remember they have facial recognition everywhere and can link customs and quarantine so they know if you entered the country less than 14 days ago and if you didnt follow regulations heavy penalties.

After the inital mess up with Wuhan i think the government and the people have been very good and the people especially responsible in isolation, considering Chinese New year is the great mass migration when all this kicked off and the cold weather during that time it was a recipe for disaster, I think they have done very well after the initial beginning.

In all honesty and its not a nice thing to say, i think most of us are sick and tired of it, its been a few months and our kids including my 10 year old has had literally 2 weeks of school all year! China is definitely recovering though so time to be positive and hopefully start the business recovery as hopefully the rest of the world (which we are very reliant on in my industry) starts to get through this and beat it.
Great insight. What's happening with the factories? They are essential to the global economy getting back up and running
 

sausage_meat69

Tiger Matchwinner
Oct 28, 2005
653
140
Zoom has been about the only stock I own that's still in green and getting greener.
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Zoom works heaps better than Webex. Good get.

The missus was trying to get me into buying Boeing and Carnival Cruises. I told her she was on drugs. They've both pantsed it since Trump came out spruiking his slush fund for big business. I guess he owns their stock too doing a bit of pump and dump. Then again I'd have thought he'd be with the other senators who dumped their stocks after the first covid briefing while telling their constituents they had nothing to fear.
 

TigerMasochist

Walks softly carries a big stick.
Jul 13, 2003
19,261
1,635
Is something going on? Damn, I always miss out on the fun n exciting stuff. Guess I'll just go back to playing in the mud again tomorrow n then re watch some 2017 footy games on the weekend.