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Why 'temporary' layoffs may be
permanent after coronavirus crisis

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Posted By: AltaD, 5/10/2020 2:19:11 PM

In late March, Britney Ruby Miller, co-owner of a small chain of steakhouse restaurants, confidently proclaimed that once the viral outbreak had subsided, her company planned to recall all its laid-off workers. Now? (Snip) Call it realism or pessimism, but more employers are coming to a reluctant conclusion: Many of the employees they've had to lay off in the face of the pandemic might not be returning to their old jobs anytime soon. Some large companies won't have enough customers to justify it. And some small businesses won't likely survive at all despite aid provided by the federal government.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Illinois Mom 5/10/2020 2:41:53 PM (No. 407206)
No one really KNOWS anything yet. Businesses need to get back in business ASAP and I think if the American people rally around them (those who still have a few bucks) we can make it happen. Thank God we have the Rally Master in Chief to lead the cheering section. We need to open up soon to be successful. Trump has defied every prediction of disaster thrown at him. They love to scare people into submission and set themselves up as our saviors. We must not let the gloom and doom crowd have the last word.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: worried 5/10/2020 2:52:17 PM (No. 407212)
Most people I know are anxious to get back to work and carry on as before. Can't wait for restaurants to reopen, along with all the other service businesses that were closed. Much is opening up in Florida tomorrow. I'll wager there will be long lines at the barber shops and beauty salons. If a business wants to continue as they were before, there will be nothing to stop them. Customers are ready and waiting. Mostly those which were already on the verge of bankruptcy will have a hard time, but it should be a bonanza for many others.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: TJ54 5/10/2020 2:56:56 PM (No. 407223)
As long as “journalists” lose their jobs permanently I am fine with that
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Reply 4 - Posted by: NorthernDog 5/10/2020 3:09:11 PM (No. 407247)
A lot of restaurants are left in limbo. The small business loans were meant for continuing the operations. So they cannot just throw in the towel right now if they got a loan. But, many don't see a path forward if the lockdowns continue unabated. There just won't be enough money cover all their costs when operating on a reduced level.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 5/10/2020 3:12:05 PM (No. 407249)
AssPress is just HOPING that things will be really bad for a long time....because they hate Trump. Horrible people, most journalists.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 5/10/2020 3:12:49 PM (No. 407250)
New Enemedia tactic: keep people home scared so businesses fail anyway.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: fayebeck 5/10/2020 3:21:35 PM (No. 407262)
If masks, social distancing, and the other anger raising foolishness remain in effect, i'll just continue what I'm doing now. Avoiding as much as I can the nonsense.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: RuckusTom 5/10/2020 3:53:55 PM (No. 407296)
This pandemic has been a great way to destroy the middle class. Recall all the stories of people living paycheck to paycheck. What have they been able to do over the last 2 months?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 5/10/2020 3:56:44 PM (No. 407299)
More hopeful and wishful concern trolling from our ever predictable MFM.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Strike3 5/10/2020 4:41:58 PM (No. 407327)
Another AssPress scaremonger. I guess that's all these people have to do while they are shut in.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Mushroom 5/10/2020 4:54:43 PM (No. 407336)
My favorite local brewery had adapted by offering delivery to it's immediate area. Co located is a winery and distillery. It has been staffed by 3 or 4 people vs the 10 or so normally. Tomorrow they are opening for onsite consumption (Yea!). Everyone who is service oriented is hurting. A world renown brewing yeast producer happens to be in the Chicago area, they had to close. Two weeks ago they went back into production. It was touch and go for brewers that relied on repitching each batch. It's a multi stranded supply chain, as businesses drop out, others replace them based on the needs of the customer. Some small businesses need to re think the structure for responding to adversity. Some will go under before that solution presents, but those people didn't disappear! They CAN come right back, if that is what they are motivated to do. There are a thousand "but, what if" stories. If that's your first reaction, maybe you should look to another path for success.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Venturer 5/10/2020 4:55:04 PM (No. 407337)
Many people on unemployment are making more money now than they were when they were working. Those people are not going to return to work until the Government shuts off the Unemployment.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: lakerman1 5/10/2020 5:06:12 PM (No. 407344)
new small business start-ups have a relatively high failure rate. it is part of the capitalist system - easy entry, but high chance of failure. but the AP, as the voice of doom, will go looking for failures and attribute all of them to Kung Flu.
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