My daughter worked in hospitality (waiters, waitresses, bartenders, hostesses, etc.) for years. It’s a fairly ruthless industry. If one gets sick or has some misfortune and can’t work, even for a short while, you’re fired, and the next high school or college kid takes their place. Luckily, my daughter was not working in hospitality when COVID-19 hit.
So that got me thinking, COVID-19 has caused harsh economic impact on many people. Serving food in restaurants in NC has ceased at the moment. Only pick-up and delivery is allowed. Many thousands of hospitality folks have filed for unemployment. It is very sad.
However, as an Engineer, I can be somewhat productive at home on the dining table with my laptop. I attend meetings via Skype for Business. It’s not business as usual, but it’s good enough, so far. I hope it continues. I read GM cut employee’s salary 20%. Ouch! That hurts, but is not harsh.
My conclusion is, Engineers are not heavily impacted by COVID-19 like some other career choices.
Is this true for others?