Out of Work / Working from Home ?

Plenty of discussion already I know, I'm a lucky one been set up to work from home....first week and its doing my head in already.

Who's out of work...lost major contracts...let good staff go etc?

Anybody get the Gov $700 payment...did it help, is there additional help available?

Lots of people doing it tough for sure, mental well being is a big concern!


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 I've just jumped into a

Thu, 2020-03-26 18:59

 I've just jumped into a business development role a couple of weeks ago. Now I find I have 10 full time staff that are no longer required by a long term customer. No pressure. 

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 Yep, brutal. We have 20+

Thu, 2020-03-26 19:51

 Yep, brutal. We have 20+ staff and as the BDM I am feeling the pressure as I am determined to keep enough work coming in to pay us all. Working from home, I've been doing 12 hour days, but it is very isolating.

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Well done

Fri, 2020-03-27 17:09

Mulie

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 i work for myself and could

Thu, 2020-03-26 19:53

 i work for myself and could be working but due to a broken leg i cant so i am in self isolation mode anyway.

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Sent Home today/ working from home

Thu, 2020-03-26 19:59

Weird feeling as have worked for 25 years straight without a break. I'm a bit concerned about how long this will go for and really concerned for those without an income. I'm been told 8 weeks at home but who knows? Went for a arvo run to get as many whiting as I could before next stage lockdown. They where quiet but managed a late run to help the protein in the freezer. 

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My Manager came round Tuesday

Thu, 2020-03-26 21:42

My Manager came round Tuesday checking who has laptops etc to work from home in the event of a shutdown. If worst come to worst I have 17 weeks of various leave up my sleeve.

The Mrs is already working from home but that has now been made a shit tonne harder with 3 young children no longer in school. Not sure how secure she is if this drags out.

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Coal seam gas still operating

Fri, 2020-03-27 05:04

Coal seam gas still operating as normal but it's hard to keep your mind on the job knowing one positive test in camp will shut the whole region down. Won't be coming back to Perth for a long time I think as there is a good chance I won't be able to come back to QLD. 

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Roadhouse

Fri, 2020-03-27 06:33

 Running an isolated roadhouse has its problems with most customers doing the right thing and others who have no consideration for others or the rules set in place to protect us and our customers.

You cannot please some, we had a sign up stating , take away food only,  a "lady" came in asked about a sit down meal, even after looking around and seeing all the tables and chair stacked up, then spat her dummy because we said no and then she was out the door like a flash.  Few laughs because we knew that the other roadhouses south of us have done exactly the same thing as us.

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I had to go to Perth last Wednesday

Sun, 2020-03-29 20:01

 Essential doctors visit. I was reluctant, but they still wanted me there. Going south, I saw at least a couple of dozen determined souls heading north, caravans and boats in tow, mix of grey nomads and younger crew. I came back Thursday morning, and, heading north, there were a LOT of vehicles towing boats and caravans coming south. Apparently Denham kicked everyone out of the caravan park Thursday, some of them landed in Kalbarri Thursday afternoon.  So I guess you will be getting real quiet, real soon, with the regional travel bans coming into force.

As late as last Friday, I had a job booked in Karratha for Tuesday/Wednesday. I refused it, F&A already booked, they were not happy. It would have been the last work I'll get for  months, most likely. 

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 I'm lucky at the moment .

Fri, 2020-03-27 08:06

 I'm lucky at the moment . Being in the food transport industry I have a job. However a bit riskier dealing with lots of people. Also working in karatha for a few weeks. Sandy is working with a skeleton crew in a cafe but who knows how long that will last  . I feel sorry for all those that have lost their jobs 

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Well i am fortunate to have

Fri, 2020-03-27 08:48

Well i am fortunate to have work but have been holed up at home for 2 weeks and am told it obviously has no end date. Finding the best way to deal with it is to have some structure in my day similar to being in the office. Hardest part is working off a small screen, i also note that my office chair is a lot more comfy than my dining chairs (when sat in it all day) - first world problems i know
Getting groceries home delivered and i believe bunnings are offering delivery too, my fuel bill is good atm!

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 We are still working  i have

Fri, 2020-03-27 12:52

 We are still working  i have a small company in construction industry

I don't know how essential we are and how long we can work for atm 

 we have a few months of work booked in but I'm concerned about the future economic situation for the country 

So I'm going to work my ass of while I can and try supporting the local business where I can.  and hopefully do my part for the country by keeping staff employed and make money for the government in the way of tax's 

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Construction

Fri, 2020-03-27 22:18

 

Construction has been considered essential most places but with restrictions to how it is done.

How the industry plays ball with the rules will probably decide if you can keep going or not.

Biggest issue will be clients pulling the pin due to not sure where their money is coming from in the future

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 Yep I've lost work due to

Sat, 2020-03-28 09:55

 Yep I've lost work due to people pulling the pin or putting work on hold as home improvements or cabinetry isnt high in the agenda atm

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 I work FIFO, was working in

Fri, 2020-03-27 16:03

 I work FIFO, was working in South Australia, but been sent to another site in WA. Dont know how long its going to keep up tho. Im lucky i have quite a bit of leave available if needs be, but cant really do anything except stay home and do stuff around the house.

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 Still working currently. Had

Fri, 2020-03-27 16:36

 Still working currently. Had some clients cancel maintenance contracts for the forseable future or look at halving regular services but the guys still have work. Ensuring everyone is following strict hygience procedures whilst out on site, in vehicles and in the office. If worse comes to worse I have a stupid amount of leave sitting there (long service/annual etc) so its ok for me in that respect but feel for those who have no job. 

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 I worked in a Irish pub as a

Fri, 2020-03-27 17:19

 I worked in a Irish pub as a bouncer for 9 years day after st Patrick's day 14 full time staff gone plus all the security 

I'm also a mobile welder/carpenter but that has slowed down last few weeks so see what happens next week

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 Mate hopefully a trickle of

Fri, 2020-03-27 21:41

 Mate hopefully a trickle of work to keep you going. That's all I want/need to keep the shrks from the door.  

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Still work as normal. Just

Fri, 2020-03-27 18:28

Still work as normal. Just moving to a slightly longer roster to reduce flights. 

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Business as usual

Sat, 2020-03-28 07:11

Two on two off on call 24/7 refueling aircraft at all hours . Rpt traffic has taken a hit yet the Flying Doctor's are keeping me busy. Fuel farms and the truck have to be inspected daily so I guess I'm lucky in that aspect, it's nice to be considered an essential service at the moment. It's also nice to be able to provide the service for the RFDS to keep em in the air looking after those less fortunate than us .

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 I was lucky/unlucky enough

Sat, 2020-03-28 09:48

 I was lucky/unlucky enough to catch a lift in the Careflight plane to Perth a few weeks ago. Those lads do an amazing job. 

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Busy

Sat, 2020-03-28 08:34

 Busy as all hell at Dampier port, putting on people to cope although expect it to slow post Easter.

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 still working. doesnt look

Sat, 2020-03-28 13:41

 still working. doesnt look like vet clinics will be shut down. strange times though. clients drop dogs at the front, nurse collects them and brings them in and we do exam while os stay in car, then we call them once exam done, payments done over phone etc. very cumbersome, but feel more comfortable this way. maintaining any kind of social distancing in a consult room is impossible.

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Doubled your roster

Mon, 2020-03-30 01:02

After doing isolation I have another 6 weeks to go back and do a 12 week roster as long As they keep flying ..... 

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 Yep the son in law is doing

Mon, 2020-03-30 07:31

 Yep the son in law is doing the double swing

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 Got me fucked how these

Mon, 2020-03-30 23:18

 Got me fucked how these companies can now push for longer rosters, all that has been learnt in the past about work/life balance etc is out the window. Previously if you did more than 2 weeks in some of the Fifo camps you'd have to have a poxy RDO but now it suits ( to lower risk with less people movement the compaines will now change their rules )

 

I know people want to keep their jobs buts its just fucking rude asking fellas to do a 14 week swing - Some will say yes, those that don't will be feeling the pressure.... Get fucked!!

 

Pretty much business as usual for me ticking over in the SW, the Missus is a nurse so no doubt only a matter of time before we're dealing with Corona on a more personal level...

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 The money they are throwing

Tue, 2020-03-31 06:45

 The money they are throwing at the boys is almost crazy... some huge bonuses around the sun of $30-$50K

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No 14 week roster for

Tue, 2020-03-31 13:31

No 14 week roster for offshore Woodside in our dept. , floated around and not accepted, I think from memory it's 2 4 2.

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 Did they say anything about

Tue, 2020-03-31 18:19

 Did they say anything about 14 days quarantine before going to work? 

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Conoco have a setup in

Wed, 2020-04-01 08:20

Conoco have a setup in Darwin...7 day lay up before flying offshore....14 day isolation on your return. Normally transfer out of Dili but all chopper movements now moved to Darwin.

Not sure were the 14 days isolation is spent...but normal rosters still in place as far as I know.

Still key personal only, not sure how new restrictions will affect there interstate guys although classed as essential travel.

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 Work has dropped to almost

Wed, 2020-04-01 11:30

 Work has dropped to almost nothing , last 2 weeks hope its not a trend but i think it may be. Never had a handout from the govt my whole working life been self employed for the last 15 yrs havent had a holiday in 10. Looks like i might have swallow some pride and apply to get some cash so i can make it through sux.

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Entitled

Wed, 2020-04-01 13:21

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 Mate my biggest client has

Wed, 2020-04-01 14:02

 Mate my biggest client has just asked for 27% cost reduction effective immediately. Fucking spewing, getting no new work form them anyway. Mine's pretty well about to dry up. Will deffinitely be asking for whatever I can get from the goverment, they have imposed all the restrictions and need to manage them. 

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 How can someone ask that of

Fri, 2020-04-03 23:51

 How can someone ask that of you, surely the cost of materials rent and labour haven't dropped.. that's sickening! 

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 Yeah oil nad gas mate, they

Sat, 2020-04-04 08:50

 Yeah oil nad gas mate, they take no prisoners. I have a strategy in place for when they drag me in for a cost reduction initiative meeting (inquisition) lol

Amzingly though I've actually picked up two new clients this week. 

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Dropped right off

Wed, 2020-04-01 18:06

 Deferred taking over the roadhouse in a mutual decision with the owners. 4 customers yesterday and not many more today. 

 

Spending time outside cleaning up the site, rubbish and leaves, prune trees, set up retic, lot of small maintenance jobs  to keep busy. 

NFI when its going to improve, same as everyone, who knows?

 

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Redundos

Sat, 2020-04-04 08:02

I work in Oil & Gas offshore (service hand contracted to Woodside at the moment), and we had a regional meeting with our President etc to go through what was happening, how it looked for the company etc and what measures would be taken. 10 minutes after that meeting finished, I got a message from the bloke I swapped out offshore saying he'd been given the bullet, then more emails followed... 12 in total, plus an extra 2 new starts who's first day was that day. Assured that that is it...for now. So next month might get the call, who knows. 

 

COVID-19 & the Oil price crashing means things for us are not looking to good in the patch at the moment. Projects defered, no outlook for work - and looking at extended swings for quarantine both sides of coming offshore means it's gonna be tough. 

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What product line you in?

Sat, 2020-04-04 14:58

What product line you in?
Stuck in QLD for the foreseeable future. Been told expect up to 12 weeks on, I'm just happy to have a job. Major players stacking drilling rigs already. Workover still going to be busy. 

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 I work for a Subsea Service

Sun, 2020-04-05 12:16

 I work for a Subsea Service company, run wellheads, trees, tiebacks etc. We are normally Ad-Hoc, but once a project kicks off we getting even time rosters. When i go home in 10 days that's it for me on this project unfortunately... could really be doing with this going on for another few months to tide me over!

Im out on the Valaris DPS-1 at the moment, and Woodside & Valaris are talking about 12 weeks swings, but quarantine is included in that. But for service hands it will be tough if we come out for a 4 day trip to run a tool, we'll need to do 2 weeks isolated, offshore, then potentially another 2 weeks isolated after that. Not going to be sustainable at all. There's a fair few guys now trying to do 5 weeks on instead of their usual 3 or 4, to try and get as much work as they can and to minimize the time spent isolating. 

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 It's tough all over. Wife

Sat, 2020-04-04 14:20

 It's tough all over.

Wife works for a specialised mining/engineering company based in Finland. They laid off 1,400 people last week in Finland alone. The rest of their employees throughout the world will no doubt also be affected. Wife is waiting for the call then will be taking leave and then who knows . . . .

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 Cranes?

Sat, 2020-04-04 14:53

 Cranes?

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School is back for term 2!

Fri, 2020-04-17 14:08

School is back for term 2! Praise sweet Jesus!!!

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Just read that...Bonus my

Fri, 2020-04-17 14:49

Just read that...Bonus my daughter loves school, no issues at home but she prefers to go.

she was in tears last week...me trying to explain some maths...she looked at me with a tear in her eye and said Dad...why cant I just go to school ..LOL

Misses copped a 20% cut being with City of Fremantle council...kept her job thank fuk...boat would be well and truly parked if that happened.

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 Amazingly I've just picked

Fri, 2020-04-17 15:32

 Amazingly I've just picked up a heap of work, some on Barrow island, some offshore and some here. Will have to redo my BOSIET with the apprentice (paid for by client) there are definitely silver linings here and there. 

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Good to hear Andy...careful

Fri, 2020-04-17 18:42

Good to hear Andy...careful there's a few sharks on that island...

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Cannon Fodder

Fri, 2020-04-17 15:59

Good old teachers. 

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The current approach is

Fri, 2020-04-17 19:26

The current approach is absolute crap BJ. One foot in, one foot out and teachers are now going to have to juggle both face to face and home learning. Would have been better to leave it a further two weeks to assess the current trend and then if the trend continues say it's either stay at home or all back to school considering parents have already geared themselves up for it. I think we're going to see ol' Marky Mark slip back into the flip flop Premier we've all come to know and love.

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Yeah

Fri, 2020-04-17 16:23

schools were petri dishes for virus spread, but now it's all ok .What a joke.

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Working from home one week

Thu, 2020-04-23 12:29

Working from home one week then in the office the next. This is my second week at home and it's okay. Computer and phone means I can do most things no problem. Gets boring as I am a very social person. Went to Subway to get some lunch yesterday just to get out!

We've had a few redundancies, a lot of stand-downs and the rest of us had a 20% pay cut. Pulled the trigger too soon IMO. I work in property development and because of the lag in revenue coming in, we'll feel this much more in the second half of the year. If they don't put our pay back up by September there will be a mutiny!

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 Phones stopped ringing....

Fri, 2020-04-24 14:45

 Phones stopped ringing.... bugger better go fishing.