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  1. DavidRS4

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    We have been a bit crazy the last few weeks. I run an IT consulting firm and about 70% of our clients are in healthcare all over the country.

    First we had a huge rush to transition many staff to work at home and now we are dealing with changing access due to massive layoffs at our clients.

    Many of the specialists (ophthalmology, podiatry, dental, orthopedic, etc) are only seeing emergency patients and have laid off 60 to 80% of their staff.

    Hope everyone is taking this seriously and staying safe.
     
  2. absostone

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    Wow that’s a high percentage. So you mean to say that a Dr. office can’t pay the staff for a week off?
     
  3. ferrariwithsnowtires

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    It’s going to be more than a week

    I work in biotech/pharma

    everyone who walks in to a medical facility is a suspect for having exposure

    if the patient is being touched, stuck with a needle, etc there is risk of exposure to the staff
     
  4. absostone

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    I was talking about pay.
     
  5. ferrariwithsnowtires

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    Exactly, no business and no expectation of business soon and owners cut non fixed costs first
     
  6. absostone

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    I understand. Years agoI always covered my guys. But now I know it was wrong to.
     
  7. ferrariwithsnowtires

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    You are a good guy
    I am in no way saying that dumping staff is right, but it does happen
    The stuff that kind of annoys me is the guy who runs Jam productions, the big concert shop in town sends an email to his concert going database asking them to contribute funds for the staff he dumped
     
  8. absostone

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    Well I guess the bigger the Business the larger the appetite in cash to keep it running. So if you donate do they get something in return later? I doubt it
     
  9. ferrariwithsnowtires

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    Everything is case by case
    The small operator with tight margins may have not have sufficient cash to keep paying folks
    If you have specialized staff and you dump them then good luck trying to get new folks when the situation normalizes
    Regarding Jam, I didn’t see anything about what we will do to thank you for supporting our now on the street staff
     
  10. absostone

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    Yes you are correct about specialized staff. Good marble and granite workers were in high demand until mid 2000s and they would leave to go work somewhere else for .50cents more. So I would give paid holidays and paid vacation
     

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