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    Quote Originally Posted by JfuckinC View Post
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    How do oil and gas people fit into any of this? Is it still the attitude we chose the industry go fuck your self? Or do we count as being effected(affected?) by the massive drop in demand for our products due to Covid-19?

    Like where do my contractors fall in all of this, should they be applying for CERB? My employees we laid off, EI OR CERB? What about me? I’m about to make zero dollars this month, pretty pumped for that haha
    I think we are better off applying for the wage subsidy no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thinmyster View Post
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    I think we are better off applying for the wage subsidy no?
    But the problem with the wage subsidy is you need to be working for there to be a wage to cover. 95% of our work got pushed out to Q4 or 2021 all together for the time being.


    Then i thought maybe because I'm incorporated, i could do the $40k loan, use it for payroll and have the wage subsidy cover 75%, only use as much as i could pay back at a later date hoping there's some work and have the 25% of that forgiven?

    i find it all fairly confusing haha.

    Edit: and im not trying to rip the system off by any means, just trying to understand how to best direct my guys (and myself) to get what they need to survive until we hopefully pick back up. I have been talking with my accountant and we have some ideas on what we should be doing. just thought i'd see if anyone here had figured it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JfuckinC View Post
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    But the problem with the wage subsidy is you need to be working for there to be a wage to cover. 95% of our work got pushed out to Q4 or 2021 all together for the time being.


    Then i thought maybe because I'm incorporated, i could do the $40k loan, use it for payroll and have the wage subsidy cover 75%, only use as much as i could pay back at a later date hoping there's some work and have the 25% of that forgiven?

    i find it all fairly confusing haha.

    Edit: and im not trying to rip the system off by any means, just trying to understand how to best direct my guys (and myself) to get what they need to survive until we hopefully pick back up. I have been talking with my accountant and we have some ideas on what we should be doing. just thought i'd see if anyone here had figured it out.
    I think I read that you could borrow $40k, and then only pay back $30k?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    I think I read that you could borrow $40k, and then only pay back $30k?
    Yah, if you pay it off by Jan 2021 i think it is, so this is where it gets confusing haha... Why not borrow that, only use the $10k cover 25% of some payroll (the gov would pay 75% of payroll, as per their subsidy) and then pay it back so you get the $10k for free...? But they also say, that the company must make an effort to pay the 25% of wages, and if they cant it will be forgiven. Stipulations are $50k to $1mil in revenue and they will pay $847 weekly, up to $57k or something.. only until June 6th

    It's fucking confusing to me... haha, but i think it's to help direct people away from CERB and EI


    https://www.canada.ca/en/department-...e-subsidy.html
    https://www.canada.ca/en/department-..._Loan_Programs

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    Watch the CRA website crash on April 6, about 00:05 Toronto time. The site does not function well during peak tax season (or at least hasnt) - this will just decimate them further.

    Also, the CRA has cancelled all new audits and other similar measures (wage garnishing).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    I think I read that you could borrow $40k, and then only pay back $30k?
    Oh hi there. I was worried that you had been infected by the sniffles.
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    Everything I say is satire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Rural_Juror View Post
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    Oh hi there. I was worried that you had been infected by the sniffles.
    I had ass ebola.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kloubek View Post
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    So, perhaps this is a reading fail on my part, but I was on EI before all this shit started. I have a few more weeks left before it runs out. Can I apply for this benefit after it runs out or am I screwed by being caught in a loophole of the rules?
    If I am already receiving Employment Insurance regular benefits, should I reapply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit?

    No. If you are already receiving Employment Insurance regular benefits, you will continue to receive these benefits until the end of your benefit period.

    If you were eligible to Employment Insurance benefits that started before March 15, 2020, and these benefits end before October 3, 2020, you may then apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit if you meet the eligibility requirements, including that you have stopped work because of reasons related to COVID-19.

    You cannot be paid Employment Insurance benefits and the Canada Emergency Response Benefit for the same period.



    This one applies to me

    I have applied for Employment Insurance regular or sickness benefits, but my claim hasn’t been processed yet, do I need to reapply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit?

    No.

    If you became eligible for Employment Insurance prior to March 15th, your claim will be processed under the pre-existing Employment Insurance rules.

    If you became eligible for EI regular or sickness benefits on March 15th or onward, your claim will be automatically processed through the Canada Emergency Response Benefit.

    Service Canada is processing all of these claims as quickly as possible.
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    Originally posted by GTS Jeff
    You know those bored stay at home moms who's entire lives revolve around driving their kids to soccer, various cleaning accessories, and worrying about neighbourhood rapists? The kind of people that watch the View and go "uh huh..." Those unfulfilled people who try to fill the void in their empty lives by writing whiny letters to the editor complaining about shit that no one really cares about?

    Well imagine if instead of writing that letter to the editor, she just posts on a car forum for car enthusiasts. That's Kritafo.

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    This point is another biggie....

    If I would be entitled to more than the $500 per week under Employment Insurance, will I get the higher amount? (max on EI is $573/week)

    No. When you apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, you will receive $500 per week, regardless of what you may have been eligible to receive through Employment Insurance.

    However, you retain your eligibility to receive for Employment Insurance after you stop receiving the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, and the period that you received the CERB does not impact your EI entitlement.


    If I would have been entitled to less than the $500 per week under Employment Insurance, will I get the $500?

    Yes. When you apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, you will receive $500 per week, regardless of what you may have been eligible to receive through Employment Insurance.
    Originally posted by GTS Jeff
    You know those bored stay at home moms who's entire lives revolve around driving their kids to soccer, various cleaning accessories, and worrying about neighbourhood rapists? The kind of people that watch the View and go "uh huh..." Those unfulfilled people who try to fill the void in their empty lives by writing whiny letters to the editor complaining about shit that no one really cares about?

    Well imagine if instead of writing that letter to the editor, she just posts on a car forum for car enthusiasts. That's Kritafo.

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    Thanks for that DJ. That is comforting to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    I had ass ebola.
    Eating at home too much will do that to you. You are a great man for surviving it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kloubek View Post
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    Thanks for that DJ. That is comforting to know.
    I'm in the same boat too. Currently on EI, had finally come to terms that it was unlikely something would come to fruition in my role in O&G and I'd be working for the City landscaping this summer...now I don't know who the hell is hiring and might be stocking shelves if I'm lucky. I'm good until August through EI and then I don't know if CERB would cover a few months after that or what would happen.

    Through the grapevine a friend of ours spoke with one of the infectious disease experts at UofC and he's estimating peak infection for Calgary to be around late May...I hope that isn't the case...

    This whole situation feels surreal. Like I'm just waiting to wake up and get on with my life but instead feels like complete and utter limbo just plodding along through time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msommers View Post
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    This whole situation feels surreal. Like I'm just waiting to wake up and get on with my life but instead feels like complete and utter limbo just plodding along through time.
    I hear you buddy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msommers View Post
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    I'm in the same boat too. I'm good until August through EI and then I don't know if CERB would cover a few months after that or what would happen.

    Through the grapevine a friend of ours spoke with one of the infectious disease experts at UofC and he's estimating peak infection for Calgary to be around late May...I hope that isn't the case...

    This whole situation feels surreal. Like I'm just waiting to wake up and get on with my life but instead feels like complete and utter limbo just plodding along through time.
    Yeah my EI runs out around the same time. Though I want to go back to work badly (and try to get something resembling my old routine) it isn't in the cards right now since someone needs to stay home with our kid. Nowhere to place him for the day.

    As for your comment about how long it will last.in Calgary, I would argue that unless a vaccine is found that this could be going on far longer than that.

    Finally, I hear you about things being surreal. I went to the grocery store today and it was really odd how everything has changed. The bleak weather doesn't help. Absolutely a mental mindfuck.

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    Sorry to hear that msommers and Kloubek.

    My guess is that we will be back by end of June when mask adoption becomes universal and they are sure that we have peaked. Vaccines and most treatments are too far away.

    I know this is difficult, but try to take the time to enjoy your family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Rural_Juror View Post
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    Sorry to hear that msommers and Kloubek.

    My guess is that we will be back by end of June when mask adoption becomes universal and they are sure that we have peaked. Vaccines and most treatments are too far away.

    I know this is difficult, but try to take the time to enjoy your family.

    This!! My mental health during all this is not good. First time in my working life being laid off, only 2 weeks in and I'm going crazy. Worrying about if I'm going to get re-hired, what to do with all my bills. Luckily I have a dog to keep me company during all this. This will pass. Tough times don't last, tough people do. And if my father got through the recession and being laid off in the 90s (he was a meat packer at Centennial), I can handle this.

    Enjoy your time with family. I try to talk to my friends during the day, some are still working to keep that social aspect. Tackle any major home renovation tasks you couldn't do since working.

    For me, I'm a hoarder/procrastinator, I'll buy things on sale (buy now think later) and then never had time to install them so nows the time to complete. Purchased a Chamberlain Garage Belt Door Opener in 2013 never installed. Same with a bunch of light fixtures. And then I'm going to try and tackle painting the interior walls of the kitchen and living room.


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    Originally posted by GTS Jeff
    You know those bored stay at home moms who's entire lives revolve around driving their kids to soccer, various cleaning accessories, and worrying about neighbourhood rapists? The kind of people that watch the View and go "uh huh..." Those unfulfilled people who try to fill the void in their empty lives by writing whiny letters to the editor complaining about shit that no one really cares about?

    Well imagine if instead of writing that letter to the editor, she just posts on a car forum for car enthusiasts. That's Kritafo.

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    The mental health aspect of being laid off is extremely tough at the best of times. Right now with this apocalyptic virus, it's way worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    Right now with this apocalyptic virus, it's way worse.
    Quoted as first person I encountered who thinks this will be an apocalypse.

    I think it will be a bitch to handle, but don't expect to use my guns.

    Speaking of mental health... It is indeed trying. I went from awesome employment to being off for 8 months, trying a crappy job just to make money for 4 months, back on ei now for months and now this.

    I was already living a very unexciting life and now this for... who knows?
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    The Science of Well Being is free on Coursera. Worth taking for mental health.
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