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Coffee & Last Day of Work

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Tuesday night my roommate mentioned that we were having a meeting the next morning. I knew different rumors had been going around so I decided to send my boss a Facebook message to see what he knew. Sure enough we should find out everything that we need to know at our 10:00am meeting yesterday (Wednesday)

Wasn’t anything else I could do at that moment, so I watched a movie “A League of Their Own”. It’s one of those movies that I don’t mind seeing half a dozen times. I got up early and did a small load of laundry before the meeting.

I wanted to make a new breakfast shake this. I put some of my coffee, almond milk, and protein powder into the cup section of my magic bullet and then went searching for the cover that has has the blades to screw onto the top of the cup…can’t find it anywhere. So I ended up drinking it without blending it all up. Seeing as I drink black coffee..this was not my favorite cup of coffee. If/when I find all the parts to my magic bullet, I will try this again with some other stuff added into a breakfast shake. Maybe even have my roomie brew up some of her coffee…because she makes very strong coffee and I am thinking that I need stronger coffee if I am adding stuff into it.

Well that was the worst meeting ever! Because of our company’s greed during the coronavirus epidemic, the employees here at Stovepipe Wells were told that we had to pack up all our belongings and leave property by Monday at 5pm. Yup, 4 days to pack and figure out where to move. Obviously the company I work for doesn’t care about its employees at all. Obviously they don’t care that the governor of California is advising everyone to stay home..well I guess that advice doesn’t apply to the newly homeless.

I was perfectly fine dealing with all the coronavirus news, but I will admit that since being told that I have to pack up and move when I have no idea where I will move to…well that’s stressful. I hate packing..

I had my last night of work, Wednesday night, so I am now unemployed. It was a slow night with some customers a little confused on why our restaurant was closed. We had one older gentleman come into the store claiming that he has been away for 2 months without news, so he knew nothing about the coronavirus until today. For some reason I find it hard to believe that he never saw a newspaper or heard a radio for 2 months or went to any public place and heard random conversations about it. Believe me, this guy didn’t look like he had been camping in the woods away from civilization.

Collage of employees packing up to move to...God only knows where
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    This is tough on a lot of people. My son had to shut down his pub. He can pay his employees anyway for a couple of weeks, but no longer.
    457 days ago
    I am so sorry that you were going through this. There are massive amounts of layoffs and turmoil. I wish you all the best in finding a new living situation.
    458 days ago
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    Head to slab city. Find a campground up north. Check out other states. I’ve got friends boondocking near Grass Valley. They say the coast campgrounds are still viable (as of Saturday)
    459 days ago
    Sending you encouragement. Try to think only of the moment, not the bigger picture because that is too much!

    gall Plan Coleader
    459 days ago
    I cannot imagine what you are going through right now. That is by far the hardest hit industry from what I have heard. Keep your head up and let this be the situation that prepares you for your next job. I pray that it does not take long and that you are well my friend.
    459 days ago
  • LINDA7677
    Stay strong
    459 days ago
  • PORTIA70
    So sorry to hear that. There is so many losing jobs, homes, and trying to figure out how to get by. You are not alone and we are all in this together
    459 days ago
    I am sorry to hear you are going through this. The same thing is happening in New York and Illinois. In all of the states where the people who were out of the country and desperate to come home were allowed to land the coronoavirus is out of control. These people brought the virus to us and should have not been allowed to enter the country. That has not changed either. Governors are having to make hard decisions to protect their citizens. We just got tests here. Friday the governor here shut down all nonessential services at 5pm today. So my hubby's boss gave him the option of staying home and obeying the law or coming to work and risking getting in trouble. He chose to obey the law as it is meant to stop illness and death. There is no toiler paper, no meat, etc, in my area. We have been told to stay home and we will. I will be praying that you will find a safe place to stay.
    459 days ago
    Oh so very sorry. Wish I had words to help, but just don't. Wishing you luck
    459 days ago
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