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I would love to do pick ups, but my postal worker comes at 4:45 usually. Not enough to take them to be the post office if he doesn’t get them.
Good to know they are forgiving defects though 🤔0
Self-employed people are supposed to be able to apply for unemployment or an SBA Loan on Friday, April 3. Will update.0
I was able to go the my storage unit and post office with no issues. We (NC) are on a statewide lockdown. There was even a police officer mailing something at the counter. We exchanged “how you doing” head nods. No issues.
I have extended my handling time to 2 days. I’m going to ship Monday, Wednesday, Friday for now. Maybe twice a week in the weeks to come out of respect for the postal employees’ safety.0
Keep us posted. I’m in NC. Our lockdown just started tonight until May.
I will be dropping packages off tomorrow.0
Yang is still young. He might run again. He has a point with automation though.
Gotta get that GDP up first. Bring manufacturing back to the US. I think people are realizing that regardless of which side their on.
UBI is an interesting concept though. I don’t think we’ll have a choice as the population grows and jobs become more specialized.
Hopefully the people who decide on that bill will be better equipped than the idiots working on the stimulus. Both Democrats and Republicans equally. Have you read the thing? Way too many poor people to waste that kind of money. But I just sell shoes on the internet 😄0
Jay, our view on politics are probably not the same judging by a few comments I’ve noticed over the years but that’s ok. I forgive you 😆.
Universal’s healthcare I’m for, but in my opinion the government screws everything up it touches. Italy is getting crushed. That doesn’t mean our current healthcare system is any better for the lower class. I’ll give you that. I would like universal healthcare for my children when they are grown, but I have yet to see a well thought out plan. It costs a lot of money and takes away the insensitive for innovation and creativity. In my opinion.
UBI sounds good too, apart from the obvious flaws. As a small business owner yourself, if everyone is given let’s says $1,000 a month extra a month, could you honestly say you wouldn’t raise prices on your Airbnb properties?
I know I would. And so would car manufacturers, groceries chains, big box stores, realters and so on.0
I agree. I am staying home to help, but at a certain point I would rather get sick. Even if it means I don’t get treated for it. Such a prosperous country to lose over this. I have a savings account I have worked on for years.
I have put blood sweat and tears into my financials. I can’t imagine what people with small businesses must be feeling right now. The stress alone will make people venture out for work.
I’m staying optimistic about the whole thing. I will oblige until it’s time to push back. Hopefully that doesn’t happen.0
Working ok for me. On the east coast (NC).0
This is from the NC Department of Commerce website.
“Are independent contractors eligible for unemployment insurance?”
Independent contractors and self-employed workers are typically not covered. In order to be eligible, workers must have held a job considered covered employment.
I hope this changes soon. I will update if I can get someone on the phone. May call tomorrow or Wednesday.
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I typically won’t for anything under $50. Not a rule really. Just a number I made up, but it has to be worth it time wise.
But I have kids. They will work for snacks.0
Puzzles have been selling for me as well.
I only sell them if they are new. Unless they are very old or unique for some reason.
You have to pretty much build them. Even counting isn’t 100% accurate. 1000pcs on the box is an estimate sometimes. It could be 1002.0
Sales have been down, but they’re steady. I’m happy to make half of my bills right this second. Keeps me from dipping into savings.
Everything has been selling. No real pattern to it. Made $1000+ for the last 7 days.
I haven’t sourced for about 8 days. I think the real slowdown for me is coming soon. Hopefully not.0
I’ve been “hunkered down” for a few days now. Tempting to go to thrift stores and even some yard sales, but I am trying to do my part.
The upside of staying in is that I’m able to get to some of the backlog that requires cleaning or testing. I also am caught up on my accounting for the current year. For the first time this in a while.1+
This experience makes me appreciate the lifestyle I have and the money I have saved.
I’m not overly concerned about the virus but we have prepped for a quarantine just in case.
The family and I are going to stay in for a few weeks as they have closed schools for my kids.
Changing my handling time to 2 days starting Monday. I will leave the house to ship orders every other day or so. Until the dust settles a bit.
How fortunate most of us are here to be able to shut or slow down our lives without fear of getting in trouble at work or dealing with childcare etc.002/29/2020 at 7:52 pm in reply to: What to watch today: Dow to drop into correction as global coronavirus concerns #74599
I think the big deal with this situation will be supply chains. If you need prescription or otc medicine, might want to get ahead of the crowds. Panic buying has started in places. Even if it turns out to be nothing, demand for medical supplies and some foods will be limited. Especially since everything is made in China.
- This reply was modified 4 months ago by Paul.