I work in HR Payroll consulting and have been remote for 4 years. I feel so very thankful for the industry i'm in and my heart goes out to all the people around me being directly impacted by this thing almost immediately. My brother in-law is part owner in Private Equity firm and they got hit hard with the market and the portfolio they manage, sister is out of work, friend in NY who was a Director of Sales laid off yesterday, many friends in hospitality, entertainment and restaurant industry. Concerned about my elderly parents and grandparents. I've never seen anything like this and the reality is its going to get worse over the next 14 days.
I was in the unconcerned camp just a week ago and spent this past weekend in New Orleans at a bachelor party, things have changed dramatically in the past 7 days and I think people are much more concerned now