I see it from both sides.

Today it's really hit me how incredibly lucky I am to have a job where I can work from home and I have the reassurance that I will have work to do for the months to come. I live in house that has three separate units. I have my own unit, two guys who live across the hall, and three girls who live above me. All three girls who live above me couldn't make rent because they all worked in hospitality and the film industry. All three are waiting for the provincial benefits to become available in a week or two. I am not too sure about the guys, but I think one is working from home? Anyways, this house is my landlord's first investment property. He used to live in it, and him and his wife are generally nice and responsive. He's obviously freaking out. He's actually a super nice guy, and he did take a chance renting out to me. It's actually an affordable place for a pretty nice one bedroom. When he rented out to me he was like, "Me and wife picked you because we think you'd actually make this a home". So, I had the cash and I paid him a day early for rent because I knew he was probably beside himself with stress. He sent me a text saying he was actually so appreciative. So yeah, I am one of the lucky ones. But hey, it wouldn't take much to knock me off my feet either, and I see it from both sides. Everyone is hurting. Our city has been fragile for so long and this is the event that just brought Vancouver to its knees.


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Apr 2, 2020 at 7:36am


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So nice to see

Apr 2, 2020 at 9:48am

a well written, thoughtful, intelligent confession here for a change.
So many times the GS moderators post nonsensical gibberish in the Confessions forum.
Thanks for a dose of sanity.

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Apr 3, 2020 at 10:17am

I feel so bad for landlords at this time... I’m lucky to still be working and able to pay my rent as well...

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