Are you quarantined or still working ?

General Discussion

  1. Kern Dog

    Kern Dog Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,987
    Likes Received:
    5263
    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Location:
    Granite bay CA
    Local Time:
    4:59 PM
    I thought that I was going to be quarantined soon. Today, Sacramento and Placer county were both ordered to comply with the "Shelter in Place" restrictions.
    On the job, each day was looking like it could be the last one. Word came down that some influential people in the construction industry twisted some arms and as a result, ALL construction workers are exempt from the restrictions.
    California infrastructure and other construction projects have been deemed Essential in the same way that grocery stores, gas stations and restaurants have been.
    I thought I'd be sent home for 2-3 weeks but apparently, the big-wigs feel that construction needs to stay running.
    I'm working on a school project that is scheduled to open in the fall. We are supposed to be done and clear out by the end of May.
    I've been in contact with a few blue collar buddies, a few that work in the SF bay area. They are all working. Another works in Sacramento, he is sitting at home. A friend that does maintenance at a High School in Auburn is only working 2 hours a day, 3 days a week. Huh ?
    How is it looking for you ?
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
    • jaws

      jaws I put the fun in dysfunctional FABO Gold Member

      Messages:
      3,551
      Likes Received:
      1977
      Joined:
      Sep 11, 2006
      Location:
      Strasburg Colorado
      Local Time:
      6:59 PM
      Working here,but, i check remote oil wells around here. I for the most part never see anyone when I'm out and about.
       
      • Like Like x 1
      • scott657

        scott657 Well-Known Member

        Messages:
        552
        Likes Received:
        279
        Joined:
        Dec 26, 2016
        Location:
        Lancaster, Ca
        Local Time:
        4:59 PM
        Sent home for unknown period.
         
        • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
        • BigStrok3

          BigStrok3 Mopar!

          Messages:
          1,783
          Likes Received:
          146
          Joined:
          Nov 14, 2007
          Location:
          St.louis area
          Local Time:
          6:59 PM
          Still working. Everyone panic buying all the ammo is keeping my job busy. Been working 6 days a week the past few weeks. Glad to be working still.
           
          • Agree Agree x 1
          • 70aarcuda

            70aarcuda Master Hoader of SBM FABO Gold Member

            Messages:
            15,146
            Likes Received:
            3546
            Joined:
            Jan 16, 2005
            Location:
            las vegas
            Local Time:
            4:59 PM
            Still working......
             
            • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
            • loganscuda

              loganscuda DON’T reMember

              Messages:
              1,993
              Likes Received:
              1913
              Joined:
              Jul 15, 2010
              Location:
              san antonio
              Local Time:
              6:59 PM
              Still working. I’m an elevator mechanic I would get at least 3-7 calls a day for broke units. I have had not one call all week. We are finally doing maintenance in pretty much empty buildings. I haven’t ridden an elevator with a single person all week. Most of the large hotels are talking about suspending their contracts. I’ll work while I can.
               
              • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
              • ocdart

                ocdart Inland Mopars Car Club FABO Gold Member

                Messages:
                9,731
                Likes Received:
                2279
                Joined:
                Nov 5, 2006
                Location:
                North OC, SoCal
                Local Time:
                4:59 PM
                I was sent home Monday to work from home. I now have my complete work computer/displays system set up on the kitchen table so I can do my daily work for a small company.
                I do inside sales work and deal with fire departments in half the country.
                The only one still working in the building is our shipping clerk getting shipments packaged and dealing with UPS/FedEx and the USPS.
                 
                • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                • 66fyssh

                  66fyssh Don't Stop Believin' FABO Gold Member

                  Messages:
                  4,853
                  Likes Received:
                  3561
                  Joined:
                  Jun 22, 2013
                  Location:
                  Northwest GA
                  Local Time:
                  7:59 PM
                  Still working... thankfully! I run the cleaning crew at a large textile mill.
                   
                  • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                  • 69conv

                    69conv error 401 FABO Gold Member

                    Messages:
                    2,966
                    Likes Received:
                    3215
                    Joined:
                    Jan 27, 2013
                    Location:
                    Motor City
                    Local Time:
                    6:59 PM
                    Closed the store and sent everyone home. Gonna be a big hit but I'm continuing their paychecks while I can. We'll see how the Fed programs shake out or just empty promises.
                     
                    • Thanks! Thanks! x 3
                    • Like Like x 2
                    • skep419

                      skep419 A little imagination goes a long way

                      Messages:
                      3,760
                      Likes Received:
                      1506
                      Joined:
                      Sep 18, 2008
                      Location:
                      Minesoooota
                      Local Time:
                      6:59 PM
                      Still working. Sell tires/mechanic services. Nothing’s changed except business has slowed down.
                       
                      • Like Like x 1
                      • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                      • 72Dart6pack

                        72Dart6pack Well-Known Member

                        Messages:
                        3,471
                        Likes Received:
                        2869
                        Joined:
                        Feb 1, 2016
                        Location:
                        Roseville Michigan
                        Local Time:
                        7:59 PM
                        Still working doing calibration work on Auto industry equipment. :)
                         
                        • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                        • missing linc

                          missing linc Loose nut behind the wheel FABO Gold Member

                          Messages:
                          1,083
                          Likes Received:
                          1464
                          Joined:
                          Feb 17, 2019
                          Location:
                          Southern Alberta Canada
                          Local Time:
                          5:59 PM
                          Still working, regular hours, though business seems a little slower, but as a commercial truck driver, I expect I will keep working unless I get sick. Been some policy and procedure changes reflecting the current situation, but as long as goods need to be shipped, I'll be working.
                           
                          • Thanks! Thanks! x 3
                          • Tooljunkie

                            Tooljunkie King of cobble/master of the broken bolt FABO Gold Member

                            Messages:
                            13,265
                            Likes Received:
                            11989
                            Joined:
                            Jul 22, 2017
                            Location:
                            Manitoba
                            Local Time:
                            6:59 PM
                            Way up north here. Self employed, work out of my shop at home. Business has all dried up. People arent driving their cars, so maintenance isnt really an issue right now. Couple jobs tomorrow and one next week.
                             
                            • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                            • j par

                              j par Well-hung Member

                              Messages:
                              21,243
                              Likes Received:
                              10402
                              Joined:
                              Jul 2, 2014
                              Location:
                              Portland Oregon
                              Local Time:
                              4:59 PM
                              Cancel all my appointments for 2 weeks to see how things shake out. I help people work on their hot rod projects and there's nothing pressing about that.. Better safe than sorry...
                              Just getting a few things done around the house that I've been neglecting and having time to work on my own car..
                               
                              • Like Like x 2
                              • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                              • Agree Agree x 1
                              • missing linc

                                missing linc Loose nut behind the wheel FABO Gold Member

                                Messages:
                                1,083
                                Likes Received:
                                1464
                                Joined:
                                Feb 17, 2019
                                Location:
                                Southern Alberta Canada
                                Local Time:
                                5:59 PM
                                What I find ironic is that the price of gas is the lowest it's been in years, and there's nowhere to go. The border will be closed in the next 24 to 36 hours, that sucks as I have some parts waiting to be picked up in Mt. My brother called me on Tuesday to see if I would pick up the parts he has there since I'm 2 1/2 hours closer, now it will be weeks or possibly months before I can get there. Now if I could get my company to send me down to Great Falls with a load for delivery.......... except that we don't run international.
                                 
                                • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                                • 4spdragtop

                                  4spdragtop Well-Known Member

                                  Messages:
                                  28,438
                                  Likes Received:
                                  8278
                                  Joined:
                                  Aug 28, 2009
                                  Location:
                                  Wasting time here
                                  Local Time:
                                  6:59 PM
                                  Still working, run a water treatment plant. Main reason I went this route.
                                  **edit** LOTS of changes though with social distancing, split crews, I'm isolated in control room at work.
                                   
                                  Last edited: Mar 19, 2020
                                  • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                                  • thesiren74

                                    thesiren74 Well-Known Member

                                    Messages:
                                    1,127
                                    Likes Received:
                                    692
                                    Joined:
                                    Feb 23, 2014
                                    Location:
                                    kenosha,wi
                                    Local Time:
                                    6:59 PM
                                    Still working with 140+ people but have distance restrictions, if you feel ill they give you a mask and get you out the door and everyone else keeps working cause it's totally safe
                                    :bs_flag:
                                     
                                    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                                    • Agree Agree x 1
                                    • Cope

                                      Cope Fusing with fire

                                      Messages:
                                      3,967
                                      Likes Received:
                                      4568
                                      Joined:
                                      Oct 20, 2009
                                      Location:
                                      San Jose, Ca.
                                      Local Time:
                                      6:59 PM
                                      Both for me.

                                      I been sick for a few days. Hospital says im fine and to stay home. (No test for me, im not in the correct demographic.)

                                      Went to the shop today to get some work done. First thing i touched turned into a huge problem. No energy to mess with it so i rolled the door clesed and went home.
                                       
                                      • Like Like x 2
                                      • 1994redram

                                        1994redram FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

                                        Messages:
                                        1,202
                                        Likes Received:
                                        633
                                        Joined:
                                        May 9, 2012
                                        Location:
                                        Oklahoma
                                        Local Time:
                                        6:59 PM
                                        I'm still working. I live in Oklahoma but we just started a year long project in Little Rock, AR. I'm a superintendent and have one crew here working. I just hired 3 local guys today.

                                        I'm hoping that I'm immune to this crap having been a sewer/utility guy for 10 years.
                                         
                                        • Like Like x 2
                                        • Yunick13

                                          Yunick13 Well-Known Member

                                          Messages:
                                          894
                                          Likes Received:
                                          1603
                                          Joined:
                                          Sep 7, 2019
                                          Location:
                                          No longer here.
                                          Local Time:
                                          6:59 PM
                                          Still at it. Not allowed inside, but I can work outside. If I'm not given work, I have enough side projects to keep me busy


                                          Be sure to be respectful and nice to those still working. Tip the waitress even if you do takeout
                                           
                                          • Agree Agree x 1
                                          • Vertex_Jeff

                                            Vertex_Jeff Undocumented Mopar Guy

                                            Messages:
                                            55
                                            Likes Received:
                                            110
                                            Joined:
                                            Nov 10, 2019
                                            Location:
                                            Richmond IN 47374
                                            Local Time:
                                            7:59 PM
                                            I own a small engineering business - I have my office in the pole building behind my house. I'm trying to quarantine away from my wife, but it isnt working......

                                            New business and quote requests have slowed down the last 2 weeks, but existing projects are still going. A lot of my cusotmers are adjusting to working from home. I usually travel regularly to see customers in person, but wont be doing that for a while.
                                            If the stock market wasnt crashing at the same time, I wouldnt worry about this thing at all.
                                             
                                            • Like Like x 1
                                            • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                                            • plumkrazee70

                                              plumkrazee70 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

                                              Messages:
                                              2,404
                                              Likes Received:
                                              646
                                              Joined:
                                              May 5, 2013
                                              Location:
                                              Medford, Oregon
                                              Local Time:
                                              6:59 PM
                                              I'm still working. I am the parts manager for a small GM dealer.

                                              We are still all employed, not sure for how long, since the announced the big 3 are halting production, which means sales will show and parts receiving.
                                               
                                              • Agree Agree x 2
                                              • RPMagoo

                                                RPMagoo Just An Old Motorhead

                                                Messages:
                                                3,037
                                                Likes Received:
                                                1515
                                                Joined:
                                                Nov 4, 2015
                                                Location:
                                                N.E. Pa.
                                                Local Time:
                                                6:59 PM
                                                Retired -- Got lots of necessities - car full of gas-- house to garage, and cabin, and back. That's it, for a while. -- Put this notice, on the house door. --- Notice - For Forum.JPG
                                                 
                                                • Like Like x 2
                                                • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
                                                • Treblig

                                                  Treblig Well-Known Member

                                                  Messages:
                                                  5,884
                                                  Likes Received:
                                                  3101
                                                  Joined:
                                                  Oct 5, 2013
                                                  Location:
                                                  South Texas
                                                  Local Time:
                                                  6:59 PM
                                                  Not confined to home but they close all the bars tomorrow.. Luckily my son owns one of the bars so I can still get free drinks whenever I like................................??/ All eateries also will close. they tested 6 people in my city for the first time....waiting for results.
                                                   
                                                  • Like Like x 1
                                                  • 1969383S

                                                    1969383S FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

                                                    Messages:
                                                    5,305
                                                    Likes Received:
                                                    2377
                                                    Joined:
                                                    Jan 8, 2012
                                                    Location:
                                                    Cumming, GA.
                                                    Local Time:
                                                    7:59 PM
                                                    Both,

                                                    Work from home mainly, depending on the volume. sometimes out every day! just depends.
                                                     
                                                  1. This site uses cookies to help personalize content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
                                                    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.