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OT - “...furloughed...” - OT

Greetings friends,

well. NC Governor Cooper made the right call by desperately limiting the social distancing we voluntarily enjoyed, and closed all restaurants and bars, by executive order. 

So. Expect more BGE posts from me. Albeit, not from the mobile site. 

Things here are pretty awful. My year has just been terrible on multiple levels, personally and professionally. But - if it saves even one life to make it so we can all go out to eat and drink healthily later, I’m all for it. 

My hope is you all are well. Take care of each other. 


Large BGE and Medium BGE
36" Blackstone - Greensboro!


  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 6,247
    We are never given more than we can handle ...and we are all in this together 
    Visalia, Ca
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 13,609
    Sorry to hear this. It seems like rules/policies/protocols are changing hourly. I do hope that it all helps to control the contagion. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • So sorry to hear this. ****. 
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 3,131
    Best wishes during this trying time- I hope this passes as quickly as possible for everyone’s sake.  
    Greensboro, NC
  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 5,309
    @MaskedMarvel. Sorry to hear my friend I will give you a buzz..
    Greensboro North Carolina
    When in doubt Accelerate....
  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 8,019
    Going to work is eerie.  With hardly any traffic, it feels like traveling on a major holiday.  Then I get to work and an armed deputy wearing a giggle and mask takes my temp.  Then he asks me these questions three, ere the other side I see.  “Have you traveled outside the country in the last two weeks?  Have you had contact with anyone who has?  What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?”
    Flint, Michigan
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 16,196
    Sorry to hear that Damien - f*ck!
    "A generation of the unteachable is hanging upon us like a necklace of corpses." - George Orwell 

    "I've made a note never to piss you two off." - Stike

    Living large in the 919
  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 7,516
    This is really starting to suck. Bigly.

    "Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community [...] but now they have the same right to speak as a Nobel Prize winner. It's the invasion of the idiots."

                                                                                  -Umberto Eco

    2 Large
    Peachtree Corners, GA
  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 13,908
    Bummer for sure. I have to believe that this is going to be a norm for many of us as time passes. Look for the good in your time off. I am certain there is some to be found. Stay safe brother.
    Columbia, South Carolina with a Medium, MiniMax & a 17" Blackstone

    "For those of you in the cheap seats I’d like ya to clap your hands to this one; the rest of you can just rattle your jewelry!"
    John Lennon
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 3,027
    There is a lot of that going around. I live in a coastal tourism area. All of the casinos have closed and are laying off their employees. We are talking thousands in a two county area. Restaurants have closed or are doing drive through only which means more hundreds unemployed. Fortunately I am on a pension and have all debts but one car note paid off. I am very fortunate. Best of luck to you and the others less fortunate.
  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 4,973
    Sorry to hear this.  We just got told to furlough our machine operators across the entire company.  Luckily it will be half on one week and off the next so they will be getting some money.  We will certainly miss shipments due to this.  (Luckily Boeing is getting a huge check to pay for all these parts they won't be receiving for the planes they aren't building or flying...)
    Large and Small BGE
    Morton, IL

  • Any chance you could offer a meal pick up or delivery service from home? Or personal chef for people? I know it’s not legal but those guys are busy doing other ****. Lots of people who have no idea how to cook stuck at home. 
    Keepin' It Weird in The ATX
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 16,641
    I hate to hear that buddy. I bet you could sling some pork butts and make some coin. 
  • speed51133speed51133 Posts: 467
    On  lighter note, I heard that Philly police were ordered to essentially ignore petty crime including drugs and prostitution as other issues are more urgent.

    I think bartering is one thing that we can always do. Trade your skills for any resources. 
  • Brisket_FanaticBrisket_Fanatic Posts: 2,857
    Sorry to hear this!! Our local eateries are doing curbside or delivery if that's an option for you. The Iowa governor also shut down bars and restaurants for in house dining as well. My wife's dental office was shut down by the ADA for anything besides emergencies which will have to be picture or facetime documented and approved by the Dr before coming into the practice. The wife is going from full time to 2 days a week. Tighten up the belts and keep washings those hands. 

    NW IA

    2 LBGE, 1 SBGE, 22.5 WSM, 1 Smokey Joe

  • MaskedMarvelMaskedMarvel Posts: 2,709
    Thanks gang. 

    You all be careful and take care of everyone out  there. This is going to require everyone working together. 

    One thing this community, I’m proud to say, is VERY good at!!
    Large BGE and Medium BGE
    36" Blackstone - Greensboro!

  • Tip2TipTip2Tip Posts: 8
  • Sea2SkiSea2Ski Posts: 3,861
    On  lighter note, I heard that Philly police were ordered to essentially ignore petty crime including drugs and prostitution as other issues are more urgent.

    I think bartering is one thing that we can always do. Trade your skills for any resources. 
    Not ignore. They are ticketing offenders and they will be summoned to court at a later date. Unless a violent crime, no ID,  or pose some sort of danger, people are not being taken to the station for processing. 
    How that is going to work I do not know.  There is already a massive backup in the courts. 
    Burning lump in Downingtown, PA or diesel in Cape May, NJ.
    ....just look for the smoke!
    Large and MiniMax

    Caliking said:   Meat in bung is my favorite. 
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 3,027
    My sister had to close her 110 kid daycare at the end of the day tomorrow. She plans to pay her employees until she can open again. She has good employees and she got them all certified. So it’s pay them or lose them. The liability of being open while the schools are closed is just to high.
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 4,086
    Damien - Hate this for you brother. Keep your head up! The restaurant/hospitality industry is going to take a major blow, no doubt.
    ~ John - Instagram @hoosier_egger
    1-XL BGE, 2-LG BGE, KJ Jr, Ardore Pizza Oven, King Disc 
    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!
  • WesJohnsonWesJohnson Posts: 104
    forget about her. she was a heifer anyhow
    I used to be able to name every nut that there was. 
  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 8,019
    The State of Michigan is on lockdown for three weeks.  That means I’m on a surprise three week furlough.
    Flint, Michigan
  • I shockingly survived the first round of layoffs today. Needless to say it was a somber day in the office today. 
    Midland, TX XLBGE
  • johnmitchelljohnmitchell Posts: 5,309
    @Hook_emHornsfan_74.. Good luck.
    Greensboro North Carolina
    When in doubt Accelerate....
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