How are you coping with the pandemic?

SenoritaMama

[05] Battler
Hey, just wanted to check in with everyone and see how they're coping with the coronavirus pandemic? How is it affecting you? Has anyone lost their jobs because of it? Does anyone think they've caught it?

Personally, I'm doing ok. We're still on lock-down in the Philippines and the school has started through online teaching so I'm now an extra teacher to my kids. My business was closing down anyway so I don't have additional work worries and because my degree is distance learning. My hubby works remotely anyway and his job is ok for now but I'm really aware of friends and family whose positions are a lot shakier. We had a trip to Japan booked but that's been cancelled, but we're going to cancel it anyway due to this pandemic.

Anyway, I know this uncertainty isn't good for people's mental health and I just wanted to see how you're all doing.
 

Spanky

[13] Hero
Thanks for bringing this topic up, SenoritaMama. I've been hanging in there. I'm fortunate to be working for a company that moved us all to work from home. We have all been home since mid-March, so my employment is thankfully stable. I am a total homebody who never goes anywhere or does anything, so all this lockdown stuff hasn't been wearing on me too, too much overall.
I really do wish society would "go back to normal" already, though... I miss the usual routine and the structure it provided.
 

FleshMasher

[13] Hero
Gaming a lot, Ghost of Tsushima is so good.
Social life is pretty dead here(germany) so no partying sucks, also feel like losing touch with a lot of people, which makes me sad.
I'm a bit of a couch potato too, but i feel like corona makes that much worse.
Work is ok i work in clean room.
But in general, fuck corona.
Watching news is worrying too.
 

CelestialZodiac

[12] Conqueror
My uncle got coronavirus for about two months, but he is better now. They did cut hours from my job, but at least I'm still working. It does suck that I can't go out as often as I used to and I hope things go back to normal soon.
 

Crash X

[14] Master
I’m doing fine here. I’m still working but with less hours now since the pandemic. However, I get to play all the games I want to. And I don’t really have much of a social life so I’m not really affected by that. I do wish this whole thing would go away at some point though.
 

SacredWarrior

[05] Battler
The pandemic has made my job absolutely hectic! I work at an ice cream factory and the demand for our products shot up so high that they had to put everyone in my department (Klondike) on 12 hour shifts! Before this, I was working on 2nd shift (2pm to 10:30pm) and now I work from 5:30pm to 6:00am. The plus side is that I get way more days off than I normally would which means more time on my hands! Unfortunately the pandemic has caused the powers that be at my job to take away our holidays meaning we had to work on major holidays like 4th of July, Memorial Day, and Labor Day >:( But we got double pay for it and we are gonna have Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's off :)

Overall, I'm coping with the pandemic the best I can and thankfully no one I know and love has tested positive for the virus :)
 

Spanky

[13] Hero
Oh my gosh that sounds horrible!!! 12 hour shifts... that's savage. At least you got double pay for it! I am glad you get Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's off!!! That's the perfect triad of holidays to have off, imo. :)
 

SacredWarrior

[05] Battler
Oh my gosh that sounds horrible!!! 12 hour shifts... that's savage. At least you got double pay for it! I am glad you get Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's off!!! That's the perfect triad of holidays to have off, imo. :)
It took me a while to adjust to it but now I can handle it no problem :) At least I get way more days off ^_^ That double pay for working on holidays looks GREAT on my paycheck that's for sure! Plus they also gave us vouchers for the food trucks that park outside in the parking lot so FREE FOOD! I only had to work on Labor Day because it was on my scheduled day to work :) I got lucky for Independence Day and Memorial Day since they were on my days off and I still got paid for them because holiday pay :D

I don't really have any plans for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's but it does feel good to have time off during those times :D