The Unemployment Line: COVID-19 Edition

anyone here work for a large company (mostly consultants) with a "fishbowl" account?
fo'real this is the best site ever to read the end-of-the-world posts. so many entitled people on here expecting ridiculous whatever.

i normally don't visit, because of my previous paragraph, but it has been my personal amusement lately. sometimes there is a really good argument, but that happening is less than the failclowns winning a superbowl.

according to the thread of the company i work for, you'd think it is the apocalypse. i may lose months of income, but i read whatever they did totally different. it seems like we are getting "furloughed" not laid off. these people think that this the end of the world.

honestly, i know we are most likely just being furloughed (my division has already been understaffed, literally less than half of what we need), but the chances of not being employed after this is slim. they have invested more than 30k in me over the last few years, so if i have no job, thanks peeps :)

Yo. I've got an active account, and very active company on that app. Doom and gloom is most of what you see, but most of it is younger folks with no perspective.

Consulting, generally speaking, does well in a downturn. There are some service lines that take a hit, but others pick up. Since consulting is all people based, they don't lay people off unless there's just no work to give them, and no hope of getting any. Its far cheaper to keep folks on board than to transition them out and hire more later.

We shouldn't be affected in the short term. If the recession ends up going long with no sign of an upswing, then I could see some impact to consultants in the fall.