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Im so sad for the bushfire victims and now this. So unfair
I’m a preschool teacher and got told if we close down we may or may not be paid. It depends on if they can “afford it” and what the management committee decided. Husband is a boilermaker and works in mines. We live pay to pay pretty much, with about a weeks worth of savings to fall back on. We’re going to be fu***d. I’d rather they sack us so I can at least apply for Newstart.....
This is an opportunity for us all to do a big reset.
I'd be absolutely screwed. Single mother - enough savings to get by for a few weeks at MOST but would be living very frugally.
Both hubby and I work for NSW Health so we are all but guaranteed ongoing employment so we will be financially fine, we both also have significant amounts of leave available to us if needed (in the case of sickness etc)
I feel for small businesses and the like though, this is likely to ruin a lot of them 😔
My husband is the only worker in our house. His job is not something that can be done from home but also, it's possible he'd be seen as part of the essential services (note, I say POSSIBLY, and ESSENTIAL, not emergency). So we MIGHT manage okay if he kept his job and was allowed to work. If not, well, we're pretty fu***d. I'm only trained in retail and admin, but can hold my own in domestic roles (seamstress, cleaner, housekeeper, cook, etc). If someone needed a paid babysitter, I'd be right. But all those industries are flooded as is, and no money would be had there.
So, if hubby lost his job, we'd be homeless and destitute. Our savings are gone now.
We had our baby aged 36 last week
We established our life 15 years ago
I just payed the house and have $200. Applying for jobs left, right and centre. So stressful. But I do have toilet paper. You have to laugh, right?!
It would be a struggle with my husband the only worker and the new baby, but at least we own our house so don’t have that expense. If desperate, could rent out the room downstairs I suppose.
Thankfully we can both work from home. We have substantial savings too. This is unlikely to affect us financially which is a blessing
We'd be fine as thankfully we have funds from the sale of our investment property sitting in our mortgage redraw. Hubby is a public servant doing a work from home trial tomorrow (I think it might be the whole branch), so likely he could do that if quarantined.