Poll: Coronavirus Shutdown Impact Survey

How is the coronavirus shutdown impacting you economically?

  • Work has increased and I am booming.

    Votes: 12 12.8%
  • Work has remained steady.

    Votes: 46 48.9%
  • Work has decreased but I am ok.

    Votes: 23 24.5%
  • Work has severely decreased but I am surviving.

    Votes: 11 11.7%
  • My personal economic world has collapsed.

    Votes: 5 5.3%

  • Total voters
    94

MK20

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I know that the Hide covers a lot of ground in the disparate variety of folks who visit here.

I would like to solicit your response for a broad based economic impact study of how this shutdown is impacting folks.

Ideally, these results will help all of us get a glimpse into what the future is probably looking like for a broad range of Americans.

Your vote will not be displayed publicly.
Your help is greatly appreciated.
 

MtnCreek

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Voted steady. Workload is actually increasing, but that's a result of getting a little more aggressive around Feb-April. Back to testing the water with higher pricing.

This is different than 08/09. Back then work halted when the money dried up, which happened surprisingly fast. Most projects currently underway are proceeding although people are nervous. Accounts that typ go 45+ days are getting courtesy calls before it hits 30. The brakes are getting tapped on projects in the pipeline. Projects that were looking to close on the property are holding off. Some projects that were getting close to final design aren't going in for permitting. There's a lot of talk about holding off because of the virus, but I suspect they're more worried about putting their dick on the chopping block than catching the virus. There's plenty of things floating around budgeting/bidding, but that was going on in 09 too. A lot of those never happed or didn't for yrs. Probably had more to do with some pm at the owners/developers office trying to justify his position by using contractors resources than any need. I think things could get ugly in the next few months as projects currently underway start to reach substantial completion with less work in the hopper to start. Probably right on time for the election. Hmm.
 
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Bradu

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Aug 24, 2011
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I work as a mechanic in the rental industry and workload has increased but limited to 40 hours a week unless I have a service call. With everyone off work, they have been doing projects at home and we have been really busy. Company nationwide has went to 32 or 40 hrs depending on the location and stopped buying and hiring with the uncertainty.
 

Blue Sky Country

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For me, work dipped slightly in the first week of shutdown, but picked up back to normal quickly. Contracting, freight, and construction still need to be done even in times like this.

And even if I never cared about the Democrat Party before this outbreak, I would be very aware now that they will go at any lengths to actively murder senior citizens and others in order to boost the body count and justify their draconian actions, as well as remove potential opposition votes for the next elections. The nursing home fiascos are just one part of the bigger picture...
 
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dieseltech82

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For me, work dipped slightly in the first week of shutdown, but picked up back to normal quickly. Contracting, freight, and construction still need to be done even in times like this.

And even if I never cared about the Democrat Party before this outbreak, I would be very aware now that they will go at any lengths to actively murder senior citizens and others in order to boost the body count and justify their draconian actions, as well as remove potential opposition votes for the next elections. The nursing home fiascos are just one part of the bigger picture...
I got ten dollars that says all these dead people will be casting their mail in ballot for the Dem nominee this November.
 
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broncoaz

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Feb 1, 2007
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My company furloughed 65% of the workforce, our onsite work dropped about 20% but our revenue only dropped about 8%. They refused to go after the PPP money. The remaining staff is being pushed hard to complete all of the available work and is doing an admirable job. I’m hoping they let us bring back the furloughed staff rather than realizing that they squeeze more out of less people, we already had turnover issued due to heavy work/travel load for low end compensation.
 

Amanda4461

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Nov 11, 2009
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Good time to be retired with a pension. Only problem is keeping my bursitis under control after an hour or more at the Dillon. Oh yeah, and may the Kung Flu take care of a bunch of Democrats 🙊
 
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JCHayes

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May 18, 2020
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Fortunately, I am retired. Three of my brothers were furloughed. Two are back now part time.
 

supercorndogs

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Feb 17, 2014
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This bullshit is making it real hard to find a new job while simultaneously making life at my current job more unbearable. I need out of Maryland.
I have some friends that moved for Maryland, to the "bad side" of CO springs. They were like, "this is the bad side of town!?!?!" Ah perspective, sounds real shitty over there in total bull shit land.
 

supercorndogs

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My father in law works part time at scrap metal yard, that he used to own but sold and works at now. He applied for unemployment, but when he got his checks found out they were for way more than expected. He gets his standard unemployment amount. Plus 600 per week for his COVID impact payment. :oops: The government is spending our money like a chimp at beat off competition.

State of Colorado is telling schools to expect 26% budget cut next year. If something is not done, some schools will run out of money and end up closed down next school year.

The impact on me has been quite low. The company I work for payed us all the remainder of our contracts during the time the schools were closed. We went in a few times to make packets to send home for students. I work other odd jobs with my father in law also who is welder/fabricator.{not like the FBI:LOL:}

Our county, I hear is about to tell the state we are opening up everything, rather than being stuck on the timeline of the big cities in the state, which makes sense.
 

Redmanss

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We’re slamming OT but completely unrelated to the virus, it’s maintenance season on the tracks which happens every year post thaw. On the trainmen side, they’ve been gutted by thousands as rail traffic is way down. I’m in a furlough proof craft through next year by contract, and am in an understaffed division anyhow so they’re even still posting jobs and hiring a few, and I have a fair bit of seniority that gives me a buffer if things do turn sour. It may slow some retirements due to the uncertainty and 401Ks that got slammed, but our main retirement pension has nothing to do with the market so most will still continue to leave and are required to be replaced.
 

M76

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Aug 5, 2019
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I work in cell tower construction. Our site construction load has not changed but they laid 2 people off in my area. I am now responsible for managing the whole state of TX. So, my work load has tripled. I personally think they used the virus as an excuse to lay people off and dump more responsibility on others. Seems to be the new corporate norm.
 
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broncoaz

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We’re slamming OT but completely unrelated to the virus, it’s maintenance season on the tracks which happens every year post thaw. On the trainmen side, they’ve been gutted by thousands as rail traffic is way down. I’m in a furlough proof craft through next year by contract, and am in an understaffed division anyhow so they’re even still posting jobs and hiring a few, and I have a fair bit of seniority that gives me a buffer if things do turn sour. It may slow some retirements due to the uncertainty and 401Ks that got slammed, but our main retirement pension has nothing to do with the market so most will still continue to leave and are required to be replaced.
I keep reading about 401K’s getting slammed, but when I checked mine Friday it was off about 5% from February. There was a dip of about 12% 6 weeks ago, but if you aren’t selling you aren’t locking in the losses. I could see how those on a short time horizon might be more concerned about uncertainty than I am at this point, I’ve got about 20 years left before I can consider retirement.