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Lost my job so yeah, you could say so.

26 ( +27 / -1 )

GarthgoyleToday  10:05 am JST

Lost my job so yeah, you could say so.

That's rough. I hope you find or have found something asap to get back on your feet.

17 ( +18 / -1 )

Yes to the question, rather not go into details as it's all rather depressing.

Solidarity and sympathy to all those who are feeling the pinch, or have lost their jobs.

19 ( +21 / -2 )

Yes. Haven't sold a paintng and no more students. Running on pension and savings.

16 ( +18 / -2 )

Only a few lessons with private students during the state of emergency and afterwards, so less than 100,000 yen over six months which, in the grand scheme of things, isn't so bad. I've been lucky.

12 ( +14 / -2 )

Attempting to stretch a pension here too, but it's way better than nothing at all. Maybe we've saved on airfares and eating out since the arrival of this thing.

zichi, I am guessing that your avatar is not one of your paintings. Or was it? ;-)

7 ( +8 / -1 )

nandakandamanda

I wish! That is a Leonardo which sold for $450 million. Salvator Mundi,

3 ( +5 / -2 )

I have, but out of own decision. Refused to take on a job that would've required me to travel at peak times, through busy stations. A person near and dear to me belongs to the high risk group, and therefore I'm doing everything I can to keep us both as safe as possible.

10 ( +12 / -2 )

Actually, business has been booming for me, so as bad this virus is supposedly, it helped increase my traffic flow now that so many people are locked indoors.

0 ( +10 / -10 )

bass4funk 

Actually, business has been booming for me, so as bad this virus is supposedly, it helped increase my traffic flow now that so many people are locked indoors.

which people, Japanese are locked indoors?

8 ( +9 / -1 )

Nope

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zichiNov. 30  06:20 pm JST

bass4funk 

Actually, business has been booming for me, so as bad this virus is supposedly, it helped increase my traffic flow now that so many people are locked indoors.

which people, Japanese are locked indoors?

Good question. Not aware of anyone anywhere being "locked in."

9 ( +10 / -1 )

Not in the slightest. As an employee in the finance industry, (major bank firm), there has been no change to my income whatsoever. I still took the allowance money from the Japanese government!

-6 ( +3 / -9 )

Nope, the tool and die family biz is booming as many contractors ditched Chinese companies and went local. We have been told our quality and performance is the best. We have been receiving more contracts as the local Rotary Club invited me to a meeting.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Not directly, as my salary hasn't change, but indirectly, because of lower productivity and some team members trapped abroad. And the latter hit us quite badly.

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kyushubillToday  08:21 am JST

Nope, the tool and die family biz is booming as many contractors ditched Chinese companies and went local. We have been told our quality and performance is the best. We have been receiving more contracts as the local Rotary Club invited me to a meeting.

Good to hear, especially about companies choosing locals over Chinese companies.

My income has fluctuated, as a lot of the tourism-related work I did has dried up, but industrials are still going OK and I've picked up a few new clients here and there.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

No.

But it isn't bonus time yet.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

My tourism sideline is likely to be down 95%. My main income has been pretty good.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

The virus has reminded me once again that full-time job's salary alone, now more than ever, is not enough to pay the bills. Need to seriously do something about that once this all blows over.

As for my side jobs, I lost 3/4 of one particular source of income but have since managed to replace it with a new, better one. So that's nice.

My main secondary source of income went quiet for the first few months of the pandemic, dropping to around 20% of pre-covid levels, but it finally picked up again from last month. Unfortunately, the client is trying to go 'black' on me, attempting to get me to work for less. I shut that nonsense down, but I fear the fact that they are going that route means they too are feeling the pinch, and the quiet times will be making a return soon.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Not in the slightest. As an employee in the finance industry, (major bank firm), there has been no change to my income whatsoever. I still took the allowance money from the Japanese government!

Sure. I’m sure that’s true.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

It is hitting people’s income around the world, businesses closing down and people being thrown out of work.

From a personal point of view, normally my income is fairly stable but events obliquely connected to the virus and its consequent effects on trying to remedy the situation meant my income was reduced by over a quarter for most of the year. Partially restored now but not all. Thank god for the pension!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Got lucky and got extra work. Blessings.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Tenants having problems paying rent. Working it out. Not half as stressful as two tenants who are practically at war with each other.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Not at all. Went online during the state of emergency and then introduced stringent coronavirus protocols when we reopened and now have more customers than in March.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Had 7 private students at the beginning of the year, now down to one.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Hard to tell for sure, but I think my bonus was down compared to where it would have been in a normal year. Main thing is that I still have a job!

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Well, i'll lose my job next month. We were on pay leave since April. My company is in deep s.... , few billions yens in the red.

(I worked at an airport)

3 ( +3 / -0 )

No but I lost a lot of respect for government.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

it helped increase my traffic flow now that so many people are locked indoors.

Which country are you talking about?

1 ( +2 / -1 )

No, but hoping the new year brings better luck to those who said “yes.”

1 ( +1 / -0 )

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