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Poll: Have you received financial support from your government due to the Covid-19 economic crisis?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Have you received financial support from your government due to the Covid-19 economic crisis?".

This poll was originally submitted by Maria Pia Giuseppina Nuzzolese. View the poll results »



 

Teresa Borges
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No Jul 25

I didn’t ask as I’m not in need of financial support. So far, I had only a slow month (May) and even that was nothing out of the ordinary if I’m honest and was followed by my best month of the year (June) and this month has been quite good too.

Liena Vijupe
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Dan Lucas
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Paul van Zijll
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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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No Jul 25

I wouldn't be entitled to due to my other regular income.

 

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US Government Has Been Very Generous With Support During The Pandemic Jul 25

Even dead people have received it! https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/06/25/irs-stimulus-checks-dead-people-gao/



[Edited at 2020-07-25 15:30 GMT]


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Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
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Not entitled to it Jul 25

I'm not entitled to it. My income would not allow me to, though I've heard of many people who did apply for it and received it, despite not being entitled. They will pay later, in a higher ground.

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darkokoporcic  Identity Verified
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Waste of money Jul 26

I believe internet based businesses should be strictly excluded from any financial support by the government. It is a waste of public funds and an unnecessary burden for the ones that really suffered during the lockdown.

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Maria Pia Giuseppina Nuzzolese  Identity Verified
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Why? Jul 26

darkokoporcic wrote:

I believe internet based businesses should be strictly excluded from any financial support by the government. It is a waste of public funds and an unnecessary burden for the ones that really suffered during the lockdown.


Why do you say so? Some of us had their losses, so I think it’s a fair treatment.


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Liena Vijupe  Identity Verified
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Not so simple Jul 26

darkokoporcic wrote:

I believe internet based businesses should be strictly excluded from any financial support by the government. It is a waste of public funds and an unnecessary burden for the ones that really suffered during the lockdown.


Internet-based businesses don't exist in a vacuum and many depend on physical activities. If the end clients or agencies stop requesting work (or paying for it) because they have to close down or restrict their business, it ultimately affects also those who used to work for them remotely, even if they are still allowed to do it. Working online might be an advantage in the current situation, but that's all it is – an advantage, not a guarantee.


Maria Pia Giuseppina Nuzzolese
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Philippe Etienne
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Tom in London
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No Jul 26

No. I am one of more than a million self-employed people in the UK who fell through the cracks, and do not qualify for government suppport even though I know other translators who got it.

But we're organised, with a public face here

https://tinyurl.com/y64pfmdr

And a private face on Facebook, where we discuss our issues and what to do about them. We have a large cross-
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No. I am one of more than a million self-employed people in the UK who fell through the cracks, and do not qualify for government suppport even though I know other translators who got it.

But we're organised, with a public face here

https://tinyurl.com/y64pfmdr

And a private face on Facebook, where we discuss our issues and what to do about them. We have a large cross-party group of MPs in Parliament, supporting us.

[Edited at 2020-07-26 10:27 GMT]
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Marina Taffetani  Identity Verified
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Why? Jul 26

darkokoporcic wrote:

I believe internet based businesses should be strictly excluded from any financial support by the government. It is a waste of public funds and an unnecessary burden for the ones that really suffered during the lockdown.


Many of us "really suffered during the lockdown" despite our working remotely. I had a severe loss of revenue and things have only just started to get back on track (fingers crossed). For me, it's been the hardest year since I've started freelancing. I don't see why I should feel like a burden.


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DZiW (X)
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”If you're Excluded, you're Included” and other lauded stuff Jul 26

As soon as it boils down to ‘How/At the expense of what/What for’ specifics, all those poshy apologists become such coyest Mute Bobs out of the blue... Help yourself!

I accept no palty doles for the big problem is not so much vice-under-deputy BS and overbloated unnecessary jobs (as well as shills and NGOs), cultivated neediness, low entry barriers, and mass narrow specialization coupled with undereducation, nor even symptomatic treatment, as mere affluenza—the
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As soon as it boils down to ‘How/At the expense of what/What for’ specifics, all those poshy apologists become such coyest Mute Bobs out of the blue... Help yourself!

I accept no palty doles for the big problem is not so much vice-under-deputy BS and overbloated unnecessary jobs (as well as shills and NGOs), cultivated neediness, low entry barriers, and mass narrow specialization coupled with undereducation, nor even symptomatic treatment, as mere affluenza—the service sector owned by dedicated spongers consuming over 80% of the global market. For sure, sheer consumerism is a snowball system failure which cannot go on that way without damages--or sanitation.

I strongly believe that any disposable non-businessperson must stay away from business, let alone self-employment at the global market. However, most ‘freelancers’ cannot see they offer not mere cheapish services, but valuable turn-key solutions which help the clients to earn and/or save money. So be it, why? If a businessman with Plan B, C, and D cannot succeed within a year and survive for at least a year without much fuss, he or she is hardly a smart businessperson.

Naturally, all those rejected redundants and ‘pure’ translators should either adapt or go belly-up, what this hyped supranational virus statistics nicely does, applying restrictions and lockdowns. The internet of things and people, you say? You can order a pizza yet you cannot eat over the internet: like 1-2-3 just to distract.


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Wtf? Jul 26

DZiW wrote:

As soon as it boils down to ‘How/At the expense of what/What for’ specifics, all those poshy apologists become such coyest Mute Bobs out of the blue... Help yourself!

I accept no palty doles for the big problem is not so much vice-under-deputy BS and overbloated unnecessary jobs (as well as shills and NGOs), cultivated neediness, low entry barriers, and mass narrow specialization coupled with undereducation, nor even symptomatic treatment, as mere affluenza—the service sector owned by dedicated spongers consuming over 80% of the global market. For sure, sheer consumerism is a snowball system failure which cannot go on that way without damages--or sanitation.

I strongly believe that any disposable non-businessperson must stay away from business, let alone self-employment at the global market. However, most ‘freelancers’ cannot see they offer not mere cheapish services, but valuable turn-key solutions which help the clients to earn and/or save money. So be it, why? If a businessman with Plan B, C, and D cannot succeed within a year and survive for at least a year without much fuss, he or she is hardly a smart businessperson.

Naturally, all those rejected redundants and ‘pure’ translators should either adapt or go belly-up, what this hyped supranational virus statistics nicely does, applying restrictions and lockdowns. The internet of things and people, you say? You can order a pizza yet you cannot eat over the internet: like 1-2-3 just to distract.


IMO

So what exactly is it you’re saying?


Teresa Borges
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Why? Jul 26

Tom in London wrote:
No. I am one of more than a million self-employed people in the UK who fell through the cracks, and do not qualify for government suppport even though I know other translators who got it.

Is it because you’re Irish?


 

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Yes Jul 26

We got £10,000 automatically from the Welsh government as we are registered for business rates.

I don’t think we’ve lost much work due to Covid. It has been a bit quiet perhaps, but nothing more than normal seasonal variations.

I don’t feel entirely happy about getting money for nothing (though I’ll have the chicks for free), but then again I had to work throughout lockdown for my 80% of normal earnings rather than sit around getting a tan like those who were
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We got £10,000 automatically from the Welsh government as we are registered for business rates.

I don’t think we’ve lost much work due to Covid. It has been a bit quiet perhaps, but nothing more than normal seasonal variations.

I don’t feel entirely happy about getting money for nothing (though I’ll have the chicks for free), but then again I had to work throughout lockdown for my 80% of normal earnings rather than sit around getting a tan like those who were furloughed🤷‍♂️
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Why rates? Jul 26

Chris S wrote:
We got £10,000 automatically from the Welsh government as we are registered for business rates.

As a freelance translator?! What's the background to that, then?


 
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