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The Covid diaries: Day 6 - Just another manic Monday

The Covid diaries: Day 6 - Just another manic Monday

A daily fly-on-the-wall blog about running a legal business during the Covid-19 crisis.

By Darren Isaacs - 23 March 2020

Today has been manic. 

So many clients wanting, quite reasonably, urgent HR advice all over Europe. The work would normally be great - the underlying law is interesting and, in many cases, novel (pardon the terrible pun). But behind it all is the reality that a lot of people across the EU (indeed, the entire globe) are facing job losses or at the least dramatic reductions in hours/pay. That is not a cheery thought.

On the "plus" side (as I said in an earlier post if there actually is a "plus" side) it is interesting to see how some EU governments are rallying and providing unprecedented wage support measures. Amazing what can be done in a short space of time if governments really put their minds to it. The economic hangover will be interesting, but for now the alcohol is needed (to de-sanitise of course).

And on a somewhat less "worky" note, we are also wondering what will become of the team now that haircuts are a thing of the past. Especially the men (well, some of them - others don't have to worry about haircuts at the best of times). It can really go either of two ways: Planet of the Apes or Sigourney Weaver in Alien 3. Only time will tell. And on that note, with no professional hair dying let's see people show their true colours!

PS. I perhaps watch too much sci-fi.

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