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    Looks like a lot of people are going to lose their jobs with this virus.I do maintence jobs for local estate agents. My work load will diminish as people wont want any non essential repairs done but I should be able to find some work. I am over 65 so get a pension so should be alright.Already a lot of the tenants on zero hours contracts have contacted the landlords to say they cant pay the rent and will need at least 3 months rent holiday. Hard times ahead for some.cheers john

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    I'm retired and on an occupational pension, however with the inflation that's likely to come soon things could get very much worse for me. It will be worse for a lot of people as many companies are going to fail and a loan from the Government won't save them. Dark days ahead, maybe decades more austerity and recession.

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    Prescription pricer - paying the chemists for the prescription drugs they dispense. At the moment still working in the office while they attempt to figure out if we can work from home. I was meant to be down in London next month for a concert.
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    Risk management in energy industry. Difficult to say right now, but some in the office have got key worker documentation so they can use schools.

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    Assistant manager on a plant nursery, I suspect we may be shut down soon, the general public for the most part seemed oblivious to the current situation and current advice.
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    Driver for a Wine Merchant and Wholesaler , 95% of business is delivering to Pubs/Clubs/Restaurants , got laid off today , hopefully the Goverment will stick to paying the 80% of wages they promised .

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    IT engineer, working for the NHS so job should be safe for the moment but who knows what might happen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    Looks like a lot of people are going to lose their jobs with this virus.I do maintence jobs for local estate agents. My work load will diminish as people wont want any non essential repairs done but I should be able to find some work. I am over 65 so get a pension so should be alright.Already a lot of the tenants on zero hours contracts have contacted the landlords to say they cant pay the rent and will need at least 3 months rent holiday. Hard times ahead for some.cheers john
    Change of plan.I am coming in contact with too many people so did my last job today.Just have to tough it out.Spent £160 on paint today so the house is going to get redecorated. Busmans holiday as they say.

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    Very, very glad to be retired (apart from a little freelance writing) but thinking of all those who are not so lucky. Fascinating array of jobs we all have though.
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