Thanks man. My family is helping cover rent, but that only goes so far. I hate that they are even doing it, but obviously can't turn down... survival haha ? The government package would have done the trick, and kept me hopeful and motivated that I can weather this thing. My family can only help until May. This will be going on longer than that.Good news Chad, some protections are being put in place for renters in situations like yourself. Likely to see them extended before all is said and done as well.
Thanks for posting that, just applied. Applied to a bunch of other places Thursday too.Everyone that is worried about being eligible - apply for a temporary job at calgary co-op. https://calgarycoop.mua.hrdepartment.com/hrdepartment/ats/Posting/view/2512
Any work at all can help you qualify for different mish-mashes of benefits.
Also, the feds should have a benefit targeted at youth announced next week - I bet to handle people transitioning from school to seasonal unemployment.
Well hopefully by May we can start to roll back some of the closures and allow larger gatherings again. All the science seems to indicate that this is going to come in waves, so this may be our 2020. Don't want to even imagine the economic devastation that will wreak.
SJ, this is a great post. Frankly, I'm not sure we will make it through this financially. All I can hope for is the family gets out of this with good health. But looking ahead, we're helping out neighbors, and binge watching Ozark. Your point about taking up hobbies is excellent. I'm taking courses, (while breaking periodically from navigating through government applications), on trying to make my self more marketable with other architectural tools, learning about parametric design, which I had zip experience in. I'm trying to keep the stress at bay, and the brain active. I'm revisiting old projects I've been involved in, and applying my tutorials to play with the "what if"Hey gang! Thought I'd try and change the mood around here with some cringey inspirational shit. ?
/cvg/ - Corona Virus General Advice
1. Get into a routine. Don't wake up whenever you want. Get dressed normally, shower, shave. Don't walk around in your PJ's all day like a degenerate. Set a bedtime and stick to it.
2. Exercise daily. There's a shit ton of YT videos on home exercises without weights.
3. Video chat with your friends/family. Don't neglect your social skills or become a loner/shut-in.
4. Go outside and get fresh air and sunshine. Vitamin D is good for you.
5. If you can't work from home, read a good book or take up a hobby. There's still electricity and internet.
6. Try your best to be a good neighbor. It's tough when you're socially isolating, bu try and find a way to talk to people in your apartment or on your street somehow.
Realize that to live is to struggle. Really internalize this truth in your being and actions and when possible spread it to others that you care about. The modern world is a world that goes completely against nature and the results are telling. It's tearing itself apart. Nevertheless, you, as an individual, can always choose to go against the flow and struggle and persevere while the rest of society rots and withers away. It's not an easy path, but you go on because you know that you are in the right and that in the end you will be vindicated. Live to live your life correctly and that will bring happiness to yourself and those around you.
And remember...our ancestors lived through mush harder times than we are experiencing now.
The gal and I burned through the first season of Ozark in two nights before I came to work. Great show so far, looking forward to season 2 when I get home. Until then I have Vikings seasons 4-6 to watch, another show I'd recommend.