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What is going to change?

 

One thing I feel certain will change is what people do when they are not feeling well, and how others will look at them. Before COVID-19, many people would keep working, go to school, go on with normal life when feeling "under the weather". That is done. Show up to work, school, etc. coughing, sneezing and blowing non stop and others are going to be livid. The new model will be stay home, work from home until you know you are not contagious. Business is going to have to adjust and account for more sick days from employees.

 

What do you see in our new future?

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Business is going to have to adjust and account for more sick days from employees.

 

This is definitely one change that I hope happens. It is already needed, even before COVID-19. People don't go to work sick because they love their job that much. They go because they literally can't survive without full paychecks.

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I don't know that a whole lot will change honestly. Americans are incredibly selfish, arrogant and a lot of us feel invincible. The overwhelming majority of us will not be affected by COVID-19, outside of some inconveniences we're going to have to do with for a few months. That's not going to be enough to change most people.

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I think it will change the traditional snow day to NTI days for most districts. A lot of districts were either hesitant or simply did not want to hassle with the front loading associated with it, but once this is done, a mandated shut down and most districts using the Governor's issued NTI option, there will be no excuse.

 

It will actually be kind of nice for parents. It should eliminate going to school way into June after rough winters.

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I don't know that a whole lot will change honestly. Americans are incredibly selfish, arrogant and a lot of us feel invincible. The overwhelming majority of us will not be affected by COVID-19, outside of some inconveniences we're going to have to do with for a few months. That's not going to be enough to change most people.

 

You nailed it.

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This is definitely one change that I hope happens. It is already needed, even before COVID-19. People don't go to work sick because they love their job that much. They go because they literally can't survive without full paychecks.

 

On a related note, I’m hoping that kids aren’t pressured to attend school while sick just to keep a perfect attendance run intact.

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On a related note , I’m hoping that kids aren’t pressured to attend school while sick just to keep a perfect attendance run intact.

And I’m on record saying that the notion of financial and material incentives for perfect attendance is a fundamentally flawed concept.

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On a related note , I’m hoping that kids aren’t pressured to attend school while sick just to keep a perfect attendance run intact.

 

We as co-workers, teachers, supervisors etc. need to be more diligent about sending people home when they are sick.

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People don't go to work sick because they love their job that much.

 

That is too broad a brush to paint with. There are a lot of "work-a-holics" that feel really fulfilled when working, maybe too much so, and are sitting on enough sick days to take 6 months off. They just don't want to. You certainly are right about many, and maybe even most, but not all.

 

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Any answers about a "life-after-the-virus" are complete guesses. We really have no idea what is yet to come during the virus, let alone how long normalcy shall be suspended, so guessing about the life-after is just that...a guess.

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I'm curious what businesses/companies are killed by this. What about mom & pop restaurants that depend on folks in the dining room?

 

The XFL couldn't be further from my scope of concern, but small businesses, especially bars and restaurants, are huge concerns. I hope people keep eating out (I had a breakfast meeting this morning and the place was plenty busy), but I'd be this weekend will see most restaurants off by 50-75% over a normal weekend. That is scary.

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I don't know which thread to ask this question in but this seems like the right one, should we all be self-quarantining or if we are feeling okay should we be out supporting restaurants, bars, etc?

 

If no one goes out, no one makes any money, and no one is able to pay their bills.

 

What are the ethical/moral considerations of either staying in or going out?

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I don't know which thread to ask this question in but this seems like the right one, should we all be self-quarantining or if we are feeling okay should we be out supporting restaurants, bars, etc?

 

If no one goes out, no one makes any money, and no one is able to pay their bills.

 

What are the ethical/moral considerations of either staying in or going out?

 

My plan on the way home from work today is to stop at a few business we would otherwise frequent and buy gift cards. This will help them survive the struggle, and once the virus is no longer on the rise I will use the gift cards (and likely be sure to buy things that cost more than the gift card as well).

 

I'm not necessarily afraid to go out, but I have a young child and a mom with an autoimmune issue and I do not want to carry anything home to them.

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I don't know which thread to ask this question in but this seems like the right one, should we all be self-quarantining or if we are feeling okay should we be out supporting restaurants, bars, etc?

 

If no one goes out, no one makes any money, and no one is able to pay their bills.

 

What are the ethical/moral considerations of either staying in or going out?

 

Local/regional businesses, especially restaurants, are at the top of the threatened IMO. I don't eat out often but I will seek to eat at the local places over the national chains throughout this crisis.

 

On this point, fish fries are probably going to lose a lot of business tonight and through lent.

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