Monday, March 16, 2020
In a way I get for the Ohio governor (who btw, is still an asshole), to close all bars and restaurants in Ohio as of last night.
Restaurants will still be able to prepare food for pick-up, but not eat-in service.
That's all well and good, except for the severe economic impact for which they are not planned.
For carry-out / delivery, you need a fraction of your staff. Great for the owner's bottom line, sucks to be the minimum wage (if that) worker, not working. Sucks to be your supplier who will not be paid in full, or timely, because you, the owner, aren't brining in enough revenue for supplies, let alone overhead.
And should your higher end place not really be set-up for carry-out? Well, you're kind of fucked. Yes, you still have all those bills and zero revenue coming in.
.......and yes, save for 'workers can apply for unemployment.....", there seems to be nothing to keep anyone else - individual and / or business from going belly up for keep the creditors away.
Oh and btw........in Ohio, 'unemployment' is about 50% of what you would normally make. So, if you weren't making it on $650 per week for a family of four, good luck on that $325.
Ohio (or any state that follows suit.......Illinois!), needs to have protections in place. Not just paid leave, but credit protection for business owners...........and I'm not talking about McDonalds and Starbucks.
So, should you have the opportunity, pick up a pizza this week, from your local mom & pop place. Keep them going. Pizza Hut, Dominos and Papa Johns are kind of shitty pizzas anyway, so you have to eat, they need to live.
.....and in other / related news...........I swear I almost had an aneurysm with this.....
If you could have heard the tone in which is was delivered, I swear,....... While I might be a fatalist at heart, I'm not an alarmist, but something in all of this with his weird combination of panic-inducing, yet, we just don't care THAT much, is beginning to frighten me, more than a little bit.
Now, just go back to the My Monday Music post and forget I wrote this just so my head didn't explode.
Song by: the Cure