Club Furlough

KiloEchoVictor

Well-Known Member
They are learning during this pandemic that they can continue business as usual without flying people across the country and the world. Those business meetings they used to do in person, are now being done in the comfort of their homes via teleconference
I think that's moreso being done to quell fear amongst the public and employees. Businesses always seek to protect themselves from liability and if they think there's even the slightest chance that they could be blamed for someone catching the virus, they will take whatever measures they think are necessary to reassure people. In-person meetings will come back when public sentiment allows for them.

My big concern here is that it's just too good of a story for the media to ever let an "all-clear" message get through. Covid headlines are juicy and fear-porn sells. There's a lot of psychological stuff at play here, in a way people enjoy the feeling of pandemonium because it's exciting. So I am concerned that even when the situation legitimately does improve, the media will try to keep the paranoia train going for clicks. That's really what's driving all of this. Lockdowns or not, the economy won't move until people feel comfortable going back to businesses. You can't just flip a switch and get everyone to go back to normal after they've heard for months and months that the sky is falling and we're all going to die.
 

QXDX

Well-Known Member
I think that's moreso being done to quell fear amongst the public and employees. Businesses always seek to protect themselves from liability and if they think there's even the slightest chance that they could be blamed for someone catching the virus, they will take whatever measures they think are necessary to reassure people. In-person meetings will come back when public sentiment allows for them.

My big concern here is that it's just too good of a story for the media to ever let an "all-clear" message get through. Covid headlines are juicy and fear-porn sells. There's a lot of psychological stuff at play here, in a way people enjoy the feeling of pandemonium because it's exciting. So I am concerned that even when the situation legitimately does improve, the media will try to keep the paranoia train going for clicks. That's really what's driving all of this. Lockdowns or not, the economy won't move until people feel comfortable going back to businesses. You can't just flip a switch and get everyone to go back to normal after they've heard for months and months that the sky is falling and we're all going to die.
The situation has been improving for months. Yes, cases are on the rise. But fatalities have been on the decline since mid-April. In a pandemic that was supposed to kill over 2 million people, we haven't even reached 10% of that mark yet. None of that is being reported by the big 3 news networks.
 

paincorp

Well-Known Member
The situation has been improving for months. Yes, cases are on the rise. But fatalities have been on the decline since mid-April. In a pandemic that was supposed to kill over 2 million people, we haven't even reached 10% of that mark yet. None of that is being reported by the big 3 news networks.
Deaths are actually rising again.

And seeing as 2 million people haven’t died, I guess the lockdown worked, after all, since that was part of the reason that we have been social distancing.
 

Flagship_dxer

Legacy Airline Dispatcher
Its looking like the steep furlough numbers all the airlines published were indeed as many believed just scare tactics to get Congress to poney up more money.

Until things change for the better with passenger demand and international travel restrictions, I would expect this to be a regular fixure of dispatch and airline life every six months.
 

paincorp

Well-Known Member
Its looking like the steep furlough numbers all the airlines published were indeed as many believed just scare tactics to get Congress to poney up more money.

Until things change for the better with passenger demand and international travel restrictions, I would expect this to be a regular fixure of dispatch and airline life every six months.
So how many are you thinking will be furloughed?
 
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