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Post by Keenobserver » Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:01 am

Not really a job but a business setting.. Grocery store/ Deli..esstential...know some people in the biz..busier than ever..people will buy essentials..sometimes over buy..milk, eggs, bread, snacks, soap, fruits over counter meds etc..gov will.not shut them down.. also NYPD NY fire fighter, PAramedic. NYC public teacher.. never heard of nyc teacher being " laid off" union too strong

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Superleaf444 wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:54 am

I've noticed a ton of people saying government in general. Do you all think those jobs will be safe? I'm not talking the personalities mentioned above, but more so reg government workers. In my city they have already announced massive cuts to city jobs, because of the loss of tax revenue.
It depends where you are. For example, Chicago is insisting they will not lay off one single city worker.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronaviru ... k-hospital

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Harry Livermore wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:13 am
There is no downsizing in the public sector that I have observed in 53 years on Planet Earth...
In my 53 years, I have seen it occur many times and experienced it personally.

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Post by getthatmarshmallow » Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:08 am

It's hard to say, but also not really actionable. Are you going to retrain for a career that is COVID proof or tell your kids to pursue only careers that can be pursued during pandemics? I'd still rather have my kid be a doctor than a grocery store worker, if I'm considering lifetime earnings. Then what do you do about the next crisis?

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One person/owner Septic Tank Pumping business. (nobody goes near you) :shock:

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Post by stoptothink » Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:16 am

I'm senior director of a science department in a health-products company that produces hand sanitizer and various cleansing agents. I feel pretty safe for a while. Wife is in data security (sales); would feel safe if all of her clients weren't asking for crazy discounts right now. Very low chance of layoff, but her income is going down.

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Post by TheOscarGuy » Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:19 am

willthrill81 wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:21 pm
I have a nephew who works for the USPS. His job is probably about as secure as they come.
Aren't they in a lot of financial trouble, since last decade or so?

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Post by Thought Is Free » Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:26 am

I'm an attorney that sues insurance companies on behalf of doctors. I can stay home and appear for court hearing via zoom/phone. I'm picking up new clients because of the sheer desperation in the healthcare industry. The pandemic hysteria is absolutely killing the hospitals, they have become ghost towns.

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Sandtrap wrote:
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Day Trader: solo, online.
FOREX Trader: solo, online.
I thought we were supposed to pretend that no one can beat the market? :P

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Post by balbrec2 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:47 am

willthrill81 wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:21 pm
I have a nephew who works for the USPS. His job is probably about as secure as they come.
In light of recent events/statements made by certain officials,
I wouldn't be so sure about this.

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Post by bugleheadd » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:03 am

Respiratory therapist

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Post by bovineplane » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:05 am

Corrections officer. Federal. No idea what your current salary is. Provided you have a clean record, no specific education requirement other than HS diploma. Entry level positions don't pay the best but the job is secure. Room for advancement if you do it long term.

CDC has posted lots of new jobs - public affairs, contract tracing, project management, budget analyst, logistics. These jobs are posted in most major metropolitan areas and are direct hire positions.

usajobs.gov has a link for covid related positions. Some are term and some are permanent.

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Post by ddurrett896 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:06 am

willthrill81 wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:21 pm
I have a nephew who works for the USPS. His job is probably about as secure as they come.
THIS x1000.

I've got an old co worker that drives for the USPS and the last time we talked, she told me stories of employees doing drugs in the bathroom, etc. When I said they are crazy to risk a job like that, she said after like xxx years, you pretty much have to murder someone to get fired.

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Post by Sandtrap » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:11 am

whodidntante wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:31 am
Sandtrap wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:00 am
Day Trader: solo, online.
FOREX Trader: solo, online.
I thought we were supposed to pretend that no one can beat the market? :P
These are "Covid 19 Resistant jobs because they can be done at home.
However, after the person runs out of money, they will have to seek employment in non-Covid 19 resistant jobs to pay the bills. :shock: :shock:

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Post by Harry Livermore » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:13 am

oldfatguy wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:06 am
Harry Livermore wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:13 am
There is no downsizing in the public sector that I have observed in 53 years on Planet Earth...
In my 53 years, I have seen it occur many times and experienced it personally.
OK.
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Post by emoore » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:22 am

fortfun wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:05 pm
gr7070 wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:01 pm
Government! Easily.

I certainly would not make career plans with Covid-19 in mind!

I'm currently a government employee; I would not choose such a position unless it were for the actual position/career-move itself.
Do you worry what will happen when many people are unable to pay taxes? My state government position (teaching) is highly dependent on people paying taxes.
Go with the federal government and not a state government job. Fed can do things to increase money but usually the states cannot.

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Post by veggivet » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:26 am

bugleheadd wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:03 am
Respiratory therapist

Developer for tech such as video conferencing
OP requested suggestions that would NOT put him/her at high risk of contracting the virus. Respiratory therapists are at a significantly elevated risk of exposure.
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Post by HawkeyePierce » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:30 am

The major tech companies all have in-house learning teams. Since you already have teaching experience, consider trying to join one of those. Ideally, at a tech company with a healthy balance sheet.

My employer has three such teams: technical instruction, technical writing and (non-technical) learning development. There are both teaching jobs in those teams and various project management roles. The job can be done remotely and is pretty COVID-resistant at a tech company in a healthy financial position.

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Post by bugleheadd » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:38 am

veggivet wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:26 am
bugleheadd wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:03 am
Respiratory therapist

Developer for tech such as video conferencing
OP requested suggestions that would put him/her at high risk of contracting the virus. Respiratory therapists are at a significantly elevated risk of exposure.
Can anyone in respitory therapy or know anyone in there confirm if RT are safe from layoffs during this pandemic?
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TheOscarGuy wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:19 am
willthrill81 wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:21 pm
I have a nephew who works for the USPS. His job is probably about as secure as they come.
Aren't they in a lot of financial trouble, since last decade or so?
I think they are in more trouble now. Just saw a recent article. https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2020/04 ... sing-money

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Post by willthrill81 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:57 am

TheOscarGuy wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:19 am
willthrill81 wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:21 pm
I have a nephew who works for the USPS. His job is probably about as secure as they come.
Aren't they in a lot of financial trouble, since last decade or so?
Sure, but does anyone believe that they won't get bailed out? The USPS is not going to be allowed to die, not anytime in the remotely foreseeable future.
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Post by fortfun » Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:20 am

Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I might begin exploring over the summer. I think my job will be safe but I'd like to have a backup plan just in case.

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fortfun wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:43 pm
KlangFool wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:36 pm
OP,

If you are serious in asking for actionable advice, please tell us what degree and/or skill that you have now? I am an engineer and I work from home. Many types of IT jobs can be done from home.

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Thanks KlangFool. Half joking, half serious. I'd like to think this thing is going to have a positive resolution but sometimes I begin to worry that it could linger for years without a cure/vaccine. Currently a teacher with only a few more years before retirement. However, if many people are unable to pay state taxes and property taxes, we could see major layoffs, pay cuts, reduction in force, etc. I am pretty sure that I could navigate the downturns but I am approaching 50 and could be the victim of age discrimination, etc.
Stick with your teaching gig to reach your target of retiring from that in a few years!

I'm sure your state and district are deep into contingency plans for distance learning - if need be - in the upcoming academic year. Training to move all of your classes online, developing your curriculum for that mode of learning and what would be distributed to parents for the assistance of the distance learning should be what your district/state - as well as you - are focusing on until things are opened up again (they will open up again). Interesting times for education on a short term basis, but it is not as if online education is a new platform. It's just new for teachers who have not yet utilized that platform. I had to move to distance learning 5 weeks ago and it has been working rather well - albeit at the college level.

You'll be back in the classroom to finish up your career before you know it. Whether that is this fall or later, it will happen. We may be all in masks and work through continuous cleaning and disinfecting of our work environment come fall, but that was becoming standard leading up to the shut down.

Are you currently required to participate in Zoom daily/weekly meetings with your administration and colleagues? If so, what are the indications going forward regarding contingency plans for distance learning at your place of employment?

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Post by Tim_in_GA » Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:45 am

My company makes the equipment that keeps data centers running. We're busy.

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Post by bugleheadd » Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:47 am

If this pandemic has taught us anything, is to stay away from industries such as hospitality, casinos, restaurant, cruise ships, hotel, airlines.

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Post by pahkcah » Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:49 am

DownToThis wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:14 am
Do you know COBOL?
I sure do. My first job in IT was programming in COBOL...and ALC (ugh!).

To answer the OP, my SIL is in water treatment for a very large municipality. He and his co-workers are considered very essential.
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Post by willthrill81 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:50 am

CyclingDuo wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:38 am
fortfun wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:43 pm
KlangFool wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:36 pm
OP,

If you are serious in asking for actionable advice, please tell us what degree and/or skill that you have now? I am an engineer and I work from home. Many types of IT jobs can be done from home.

KlangFool
Thanks KlangFool. Half joking, half serious. I'd like to think this thing is going to have a positive resolution but sometimes I begin to worry that it could linger for years without a cure/vaccine. Currently a teacher with only a few more years before retirement. However, if many people are unable to pay state taxes and property taxes, we could see major layoffs, pay cuts, reduction in force, etc. I am pretty sure that I could navigate the downturns but I am approaching 50 and could be the victim of age discrimination, etc.
Stick with your teaching gig to reach your target of retiring from that in a few years!

I'm sure your state and district are deep into contingency plans for distance learning - if need be - in the upcoming academic year. Training to move all of your classes online, developing your curriculum for that mode of learning and what would be distributed to parents for the assistance of the distance learning should be what your district/state - as well as you - are focusing on until things are opened up again (they will open up again). Interesting times for education on a short term basis, but it is not as if online education is a new platform. It's just new for teachers who have not yet utilized that platform. I had to move to distance learning 5 weeks ago and it has been working rather well - albeit at the college level.

You'll be back in the classroom to finish up your career before you know it. Whether that is this fall or later, it will happen. We may be all in masks and work through continuous cleaning and disinfecting of our work environment come fall, but that was becoming standard leading up to the shut down.

Are you currently required to participate in Zoom daily/weekly meetings with your administration and colleagues? If so, what are the indications going forward regarding contingency plans for distance learning at your place of employment?

CyclingDuo
I agree that higher ed isn't going away anytime soon. However, it's definitely going through a chaotic time right now, and budgets for both public and private institutions are going to suffer in the short-term (and many in the long-term as well due to the demographic cliff coming in about five years). Adjuncts at many institutions, who only work on a semester to semester basis, may be at high risk of being let go (they are not usually classified as employees, so it's not a true layoff). Programs with relatively few students are at risk right now as well. And the sacred cow of athletics will certainly lose a lot of people at many regional institutions in particular, especially if games are not permitted in the fall.

At my own institution, I fully expect across the board furloughs during the next academic year. I would almost welcome them because it means I will get vacation time during the academic year that I otherwise wouldn't get to potentially do some recreational outdoor activities with my family, albeit without pay. But since we're saving and investing half of our gross income, a furlough would only reduce the amount we're funneling to investments and not impact our lifestyle at all.
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Post by willthrill81 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:50 am

bugleheadd wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:47 am
If this pandemic has taught us anything, is to stay away from industries such as hospitality, casinos, restaurant, cruise ships, hotel, airlines.
I strongly suspect that it will be quite a while before the hospitality and travel industries recover from all of this, even with government assistance.
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Post by Jags4186 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:51 am

Retail groceries seems to be the best place to be. I know our company is having record months selling to the grocery channel. Our foodservice division has practically no sales. Increased grocery demand has far outshined the decline in foodservice.

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Post by core4portfolio » Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:57 am

Owning a grocery shop
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Post by TheLaughingCow » Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:02 am

Military. With oil prices so low there will be instability around the world as countries reliant on oil for their aid programs run out of money.

Expect Iran to do some serious saber rattling either harassing oil tankers or outright attacking Saudi production (through a proxy).

Venezuela is about to face a famine and potential governmental collapse. Their strongest ally Russia is also dependent on oil prices to a lesser degree and may not be able to fill the power vacuum leaving the UN/US to do the job.

Iraq's budget is going to have a huge shortfall which will require either cash infusions from the US to pay the salaries of their security forces or increased military presence.

Other countries that rely heavily on the price of oil will face famine and rioting inside 6 months if crude prices remain low.

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CyclingDuo wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:38 am
fortfun wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:43 pm
KlangFool wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:36 pm
OP,

If you are serious in asking for actionable advice, please tell us what degree and/or skill that you have now? I am an engineer and I work from home. Many types of IT jobs can be done from home.

KlangFool
Thanks KlangFool. Half joking, half serious. I'd like to think this thing is going to have a positive resolution but sometimes I begin to worry that it could linger for years without a cure/vaccine. Currently a teacher with only a few more years before retirement. However, if many people are unable to pay state taxes and property taxes, we could see major layoffs, pay cuts, reduction in force, etc. I am pretty sure that I could navigate the downturns but I am approaching 50 and could be the victim of age discrimination, etc.
Stick with your teaching gig to reach your target of retiring from that in a few years!

I'm sure your state and district are deep into contingency plans for distance learning - if need be - in the upcoming academic year. Training to move all of your classes online, developing your curriculum for that mode of learning and what would be distributed to parents for the assistance of the distance learning should be what your district/state - as well as you - are focusing on until things are opened up again (they will open up again). Interesting times for education on a short term basis, but it is not as if online education is a new platform. It's just new for teachers who have not yet utilized that platform. I had to move to distance learning 5 weeks ago and it has been working rather well - albeit at the college level.

You'll be back in the classroom to finish up your career before you know it. Whether that is this fall or later, it will happen. We may be all in masks and work through continuous cleaning and disinfecting of our work environment come fall, but that was becoming standard leading up to the shut down.

Are you currently required to participate in Zoom daily/weekly meetings with your administration and colleagues? If so, what are the indications going forward regarding contingency plans for distance learning at your place of employment?

CyclingDuo
Thanks CyclingDuo. I'm currently in a teacher support role that might be more vulnerable than a traditional teacher position. I'm very well versed in teaching online (that's my specialty) however I do not have a course load with students. It is possible that I could return to that role but it would mean a bit of a pay cut, so I'm not certain I want to pursue that option at this moment. I am tenured with some protection but if things get desperate, I'm not sure if my district/school could just flat out eliminate my position and say, "sorry," without placing me back in the classroom. Perhaps, it would be justified by saying my current role is not available at any other school. I know that I'm much more expensive than most of my colleagues (i.e. years of experience, highest degree, etc.). My hope and intention is to remain in my role/school for the next three years but the district is already beginning to make cuts. If I'm lucky, I won't be cut but I would like to have a backup plan just in case. Thanks for your input!

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fortfun wrote:
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If things get worse than they are now, what are the best Covid19 resistant jobs that one could prepare for in the next 6 to 12 months, that would not require an additional college degree. Even some seemingly safe fields (i.e. nursing) appear to be at some risk due to low demand now that everyone is staying home. Besides starting the next Netflix or liquor delivery service, what other ideas do people have? Assume this person does not want to be exposed to Covid19 through grocery collection, etc.
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Post by GiannaLuna » Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:01 pm

federal or state civil servant? although I suspect hiring is frozen for now.

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If things get worse than they are now, what are the best Covid19 resistant jobs that one could prepare for in the next 6 to 12 months, that would not require an additional college degree. Even some seemingly safe fields (i.e. nursing) appear to be at some risk due to low demand now that everyone is staying home. Besides starting the next Netflix or liquor delivery service, what other ideas do people have? Assume this person does not want to be exposed to Covid19 through grocery collection, etc.
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Post by LadyGeek » Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:29 pm

I removed several off-topic posts and replies regarding taxes and the ability to fund teacher salaries.

Please stay on-topic, which is a COVID-19 resistant job.
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Post by KlangFool » Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:06 pm

willthrill81 wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:57 am
TheOscarGuy wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:19 am
willthrill81 wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:21 pm
I have a nephew who works for the USPS. His job is probably about as secure as they come.
Aren't they in a lot of financial trouble, since last decade or so?
Sure, but does anyone believe that they won't get bailed out? The USPS is not going to be allowed to die, not anytime in the remotely foreseeable future.
willthrill81,

Yes, but with the prevalent of the Coronovarus, the mail delivery may be done by drone.

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Oil storage builder.

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Post by Haldier » Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:47 pm

Health insurance. Covid is actually reducing claim costs in total due to the drop in elective claims. There will most likely be an increase in trends later this year or next, but in total we expect it to basically be a wash.

The biggest risk is that as groups lose employers, we lose membership and premium. But as long as the risk is priced appropriately overall, we will also lose an average amount of claims for each average amount of premium lost.

So the total $ premium may be lower this year, but claims will drop as well.

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Mail man
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Post by willthrill81 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:08 pm

KlangFool wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:06 pm
willthrill81 wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:57 am
TheOscarGuy wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:19 am
willthrill81 wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:21 pm
I have a nephew who works for the USPS. His job is probably about as secure as they come.
Aren't they in a lot of financial trouble, since last decade or so?
Sure, but does anyone believe that they won't get bailed out? The USPS is not going to be allowed to die, not anytime in the remotely foreseeable future.
willthrill81,

Yes, but with the prevalent of the Coronovarus, the mail delivery may be done by drone.

KlangFool
I'm assuming that you're joking. But in case you aren't, that technology is a long ways off from widespread usage, due in no small part to simple physics.
So when Amazon tells you they will be able to deliver a five-pound package to you in 30 minutes, they really mean that they will not be able to fly the drone for more than 15 minutes to you, and 15 minutes back (including takeoff and landing time), at speeds of no more than 40 mph, and not until they have a drone that weighs 20 times what the package weighs. Delivering a five-pound package will require a 100-pound drone. The FAA restricts drone weight to 55 pounds, which means one that can fly 15 minutes to you and 15 minutes back with only a 2.75-pound package.
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Re: Best Covid19 resistant job

Post by KlangFool » Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:14 pm

willthrill81 wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:08 pm
KlangFool wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:06 pm
willthrill81 wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:57 am
TheOscarGuy wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:19 am
willthrill81 wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:21 pm
I have a nephew who works for the USPS. His job is probably about as secure as they come.
Aren't they in a lot of financial trouble, since last decade or so?
Sure, but does anyone believe that they won't get bailed out? The USPS is not going to be allowed to die, not anytime in the remotely foreseeable future.
willthrill81,

Yes, but with the prevalent of the Coronovarus, the mail delivery may be done by drone.

KlangFool
I'm assuming that you're joking. But in case you aren't, that technology is a long ways off from widespread usage, due in no small part to simple physics.
So when Amazon tells you they will be able to deliver a five-pound package to you in 30 minutes, they really mean that they will not be able to fly the drone for more than 15 minutes to you, and 15 minutes back (including takeoff and landing time), at speeds of no more than 40 mph, and not until they have a drone that weighs 20 times what the package weighs. Delivering a five-pound package will require a 100-pound drone. The FAA restricts drone weight to 55 pounds, which means one that can fly 15 minutes to you and 15 minutes back with only a 2.75-pound package.
emphasis added
https://www.inc.com/yoram-solomon/why-d ... homes.html
willthrill81,

When the cost of human beings went up, the business case will show up. It could be a robot too.

KlangFool

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Re: Best Covid19 resistant job

Post by willthrill81 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:29 pm

KlangFool wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:14 pm
willthrill81 wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:08 pm
KlangFool wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:06 pm
willthrill81 wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:57 am
TheOscarGuy wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:19 am


Aren't they in a lot of financial trouble, since last decade or so?
Sure, but does anyone believe that they won't get bailed out? The USPS is not going to be allowed to die, not anytime in the remotely foreseeable future.
willthrill81,

Yes, but with the prevalent of the Coronovarus, the mail delivery may be done by drone.

KlangFool
I'm assuming that you're joking. But in case you aren't, that technology is a long ways off from widespread usage, due in no small part to simple physics.
So when Amazon tells you they will be able to deliver a five-pound package to you in 30 minutes, they really mean that they will not be able to fly the drone for more than 15 minutes to you, and 15 minutes back (including takeoff and landing time), at speeds of no more than 40 mph, and not until they have a drone that weighs 20 times what the package weighs. Delivering a five-pound package will require a 100-pound drone. The FAA restricts drone weight to 55 pounds, which means one that can fly 15 minutes to you and 15 minutes back with only a 2.75-pound package.
emphasis added
https://www.inc.com/yoram-solomon/why-d ... homes.html
willthrill81,

When the cost of human beings went up, the business case will show up. It could be a robot too.

KlangFool
I'm not holding my breath. Self-driving cars have been only five years away since the 1950s.

Further, robots must be (1) paid for and (2) manufacturer somewhere and delivered somewhere else. Good luck with both of those anytime soon.
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Re: Best Covid19 resistant job

Post by LuckBeALady » Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:20 pm

Maytag repairman?

Charmin Squeezer?

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Re: Best Covid19 resistant job

Post by sergeant » Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:26 pm

TP manufacturer.
AA- 20+ Years of Expenses Fixed Income/The remainder in Equities.

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Re: Best Covid19 resistant job

Post by SpaghettiMonster » Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:45 pm

Labor and delivery nurse

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Re: Best Covid19 resistant job

Post by BH_RedRan » Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:22 pm

Retirement.

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Re: Best Covid19 resistant job

Post by biomedeng » Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:35 pm

Superleaf444 wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:54 am
Anyway, I do think many of the trade industries will be okay. Plumbers, electrical work, etc. Amazon warehouse workers and grocery stores as well. I hear estate planning is doing v well.
Not sure about trades. Work like building new construction can evaporate quickly. Just like the elective medical procedures being deferred, some trade work can also get delayed.
Last weekend I changed my own well pressure tank because of unstable water pressure. If it weren't for covid I would have called a well repair company. But I thought it prudent to try the fix myself to keep strangers out of the house.

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Re: Best Covid19 resistant job

Post by bugleheadd » Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:18 pm

SpaghettiMonster wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:45 pm
Labor and delivery nurse
ok for females, but not really for men. this is still a almost 100% women dominated niche of nursing. if you were a doctor in L&D though, men are common

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Re: Best Covid19 resistant job

Post by Carmen1409 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:41 pm

GiannaLuna wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:01 pm
federal or state civil servant? although I suspect hiring is frozen for now.
Not at my agency. In fact, we are busier than ever before. I attribute that to working with atypical gov employees though who are type A engineers and scientists. They can’t stand working from home where people can’t see how hard working and productive they are.

Personally, I chose to work in government because of 2008. I decided I’d rather be underpaid with good benefits and stability than risk instability and no benefits again,

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