View Poll Results: Have You Suffered Negative Financial Consequences Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic?

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  • Yes, I have suffered negative financial consequences due to the coronavirus pandemic

    35 47.95%
  • No, I have not suffered negative financial consequences due to the coronavirus pandemic

    28 38.36%
  • I have not yet felt any financial effects, positive or negative

    6 8.22%
  • Other

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    Have You Suffered Negative Financial Consequences Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic?

    It seems we have walked over the threshold of an economic recession and may be heading towards an economic depression. While I am now back to work part-time because the Courts are still open and lawyers and legal representation are considered "essential services" (Yay), others here may not be so fortunate. For my own edification, I wanted to take the temperature of the room and see who has suffered negative financial consequences due to the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting near-total shutdown of our economy.

    By "negative financial consequences" I mean you have you have lost your job, had to close your business, you had your work hours cut, you have incurred significant losses in business revenue, and/or you have incurred a significant increases in your regular monthly expenses.

    For those who cannot read the poll, the choices are as follows:

    1. Yes, I have suffered negative financial consequences due to the coronavirus pandemic
    2. No, I have not suffered negative financial consequences due to the coronavirus pandemic
    3. I have not yet felt any financial effects, positive or negative
    4. Other
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    Re: Have You Suffered Negative Financial Consequences Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic?

    Significant financial losses.....
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    Re: Have You Suffered Negative Financial Consequences Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic?

    Yes, my job is on base pay stand-down and a possibility of redundancy. Not great now, could get worse.

    On the plus side, I just bought shares dirt cheap in a company that will bounce back so I'll get something out of it in a few years.
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    Re: Have You Suffered Negative Financial Consequences Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic?

    My retirement funds have suffered.

    The market has been bouncing up and down. There's a lot of uncertainty. I have faith that it will come back better than ever.

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    Re: Have You Suffered Negative Financial Consequences Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic?

    Yes, my self-employed handyman income has dropped by over 60%, but the $1,200 'recovery' cash that my girlfriend and I each expect to get will make up for that for a short while longer. I'm getting only emergency repair and some grass mowing jobs now. Fortunately, we can survive on our Social Security retirement incomes, but our plans to buy a new single-wide mobile home to live in are not likely to happen any time soon.
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    Re: Have You Suffered Negative Financial Consequences Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic?

    Both me and my partner are laid off.

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    Re: Have You Suffered Negative Financial Consequences Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic?

    Didn’t answer. I have felt some impact, maybe 5-10%. But I’m fortunate that all my staff was able to work from home quickly, and it’s digital work.

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    Re: Have You Suffered Negative Financial Consequences Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic?

    This is the only positive thing from having a disability benefit, my income has not changed one iota.

    Even my normal shopping has not changed that much, I just order it online and that is that. Most people have problems getting a delivery moment but because I have a delivery subscription (pay and x-amount of money per 6 months and then every delivery is free of charge) which gives me a fixed delivery moment every week. So where others had to look for a delivery option, I have that one in the bag (every Friday around noon is the delivery).

    So no, no financial burden whatsoever.

    But I normally do like bargains and the government is looking into a way to prevent the usual summer sale (usually after the payment of our vacation money and/or tax rebates). Normally that summer sale is beginning of June but the government wants to ban such summer sales until at least July 1st. Again to make sure we all keep social distancing.
    Easy rule to hold yourself to, avoid crowds. Use masks when in public transport or when you cannot keep distance, help society by protecting yourself

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    Re: Have You Suffered Negative Financial Consequences Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic?

    My wife's lost her job, but my work's increased, and the socialist Australian government is throwing money at us anyway. We'll be fine.
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    Re: Have You Suffered Negative Financial Consequences Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic?

    Our renters made a partial rent payment on April 1st. (a little over half of what they owed.)

    He said that unless some miracle happens, it's unlikely that he can pay anything on May 1st.

    It's unfortunate because they have always paid their rent on time for nearly 7 years.
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