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    Now I hear on the news this afternoon that going back to normal is an unprecedented challenge that we will need to manage carefully.
    Is it some peoples job to over think this shit, its called normal, the clue is in the name & this country has decades of precedent at doing it for fucks sake.
    I get the feeling that "normal" isint what is wanted in the future by the powers that be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    Well its killing innocent people & a precedent has been set by the dangerous plague that's killed as many people all told as car crashes do in a day, seems logical, good thinking on your part.
    And if left unchecked what happens with coronavirus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxPenguin View Post
    And if left unchecked what happens with coronavirus?
    Well clearly the entire country will peak out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    Now I hear on the news this afternoon that going back to normal is an unprecedented challenge that we will need to manage carefully.
    Is it some peoples job to over think this shit, its called normal, the clue is in the name & this country has decades of precedent at doing it for fucks sake.
    If it's on the news it must be true ... right .. ?? All it takes for this comment to be "news" worthy ... is one journo' to take it seriously.

    Normal before AND after COVID-19 will be different. Probably in ways we never ever considered before. The favourite cafe or shop that was a daily/weekly stop may never open again. EVER. Those reopening will put measures in place to reduce issues, should another pandemic re-occur in the future. I can see contracts re-drawn to cover employment/wage issues, not of the employers making ... like staff not being allowed to work due to pandemic events (and loss of work insurance policy's becoming popular).

    There will be things we will have to manage carefully. After lockdown people will start to move around ... some may still be carrying the virus. Take care one and all ...
    When life throws you a curve ... Lean into it ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
    If it's on the news it must be true ... right .. ?? All it takes for this comment to be "news" worthy ... is one journo' to take it seriously.

    Normal before AND after COVID-19 will be different. Probably in ways we never ever considered before. The favourite cafe or shop that was a daily/weekly stop may never open again. EVER. Those reopening will put measures in place to reduce issues, should another pandemic re-occur in the future. I can see contracts re-drawn to cover employment/wage issues, not of the employers making ... like staff not being allowed to work due to pandemic events (and loss of work insurance policy's becoming popular).

    There will be things we will have to manage carefully. After lockdown people will start to move around ... some may still be carrying the virus. Take care one and all ...
    I'm quite surprised at the number of businesses that even with a third party paying the wages, that will apparently only take a month to go under.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    I'm quite surprised at the number of businesses that even with a third party paying the wages, that will apparently only take a month to go under.
    Bankruptcy may be easier to deal with than paying the bills. Buildings leased or owned ... money owed prior (to covid-19) ... and income from the business prior all play their part in such decisions.

    Those intending to open a business ... start an "Essential" business ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    I'm quite surprised at the number of businesses that even with a third party paying the wages, that will apparently only take a month to go under.
    A lot of restaurants/cafes can't even stay open on public holidays without charging a surcharge to cover penal rates, so what does that tell you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
    Bankruptcy may be easier to deal with than paying the bills. Buildings leased or owned ... money owed prior (to covid-19) ... and income from the business prior all play their part in such decisions.

    Those intending to open a business ... start an "Essential" business ....
    Yeah, no doubt it's a fantastic opportunity for some to blame their own impending business failure on something other than themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxPenguin View Post
    A lot of restaurants/cafes can't even stay open on public holidays without charging a surcharge to cover penal rates, so what does that tell you.
    That theres something seriously wrong with their business model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    That theres something seriously wrong with their business model.
    Yes, or maybe some businesses are vulnerable at the moment. E.h. big loans new owners etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    I'm in a happy bubble & am planning to spend a lot more time living this way when it's over.
    I'm just seeing a double standard.
    because being anti air pollution is anti establishment...air pollution is a function of the fabled economy and big busuness, thereore is good for the world.Its unfortunate thats its also bad for some peope

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    Yeah, no doubt it's a fantastic opportunity for some to blame their own impending business failure on something other than themselves.
    The summer tourist/weekend/holiday type businesses were already struggling ... the one's that make enough to see them over the winter.

    There will be record numbers unemployed this winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    That theres something seriously wrong with their business model.
    Pretty much ... they expect Joe Public to pay their staff's wages on Public Holidays. Good quality food and service can stand the same prices every day.

    Although some places are more popular to be seen in ... rather than for the quality of food and service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FJRider View Post
    Pretty much ... they expect Joe Public to pay their staff's wages on Public Holidays. Good quality food and service can stand the same prices every day.

    Although some places are more popular to be seen in ... rather than for the quality of food and service.
    The smart move would be to charge 10% more every day & advertise no surcharge on public holiday. win win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    The smart move would be to charge 10% more every day & advertise no surcharge on public holiday. win win.
    Absolutely right.

    Sad fact is many a small business owner is unrealistic about true operating costs.
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