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The Arising

Atualizado: 11 de out. de 2021

Less deaths, less contagiousness, and consequently reduced unwelcome statistics has encouraged workers to hustle in their activities to make enough money to pay bills, put food on the table, and spend to cover daily expenses. People are rushing around trying to make end’s meet.

The coronavirus pandemic is far from over and tough times are ahead. Such devastation has upset the chronological clock for everyone in one way or another from family members being affected to those who are unable to provide the same living conditions, to those who have lost their jobs. It has thrown people out of sync with their obligations because of the restrictions.

The service sector has been hit hard, as unessential workers have been left out. Extra activities like learning English, physical fitness coaches, or even going out to the cinema or restaurants have been suspended to economize. The crises has also affected the events industry, and spending on clothes is another area where consumers are spending less. Many have felt the brunt of cut backs.

Ultimately, things will return to normal, but some areas have suffered more than others. Take rented accomodation, the area that has been hit hard and will unlikely ever be the same. Buildings have become vacant and employees are working remotely while owners are burdened with available space to let, and very little chance of finding tenants.

Property taxes will have to be paid, and in destitute cases owners will need to sell, at probably a reduced market value for their premises. If buyers can be found, the likelihood is that only investors and property developers will buy to convert into apartments as living accommodation. A method that has been used in old unused derelict buildings and warehouse facilities in up-and-coming areas worldwide.

People need to reinvent themselves or be swept to the side and forgotten. Since the pandemic began, more and more people are turning to online sales avenues, service industry professionals are becoming more creative, to repackage themselves. They need to find alternative sales methods while there is a need to change their strategy to recover from market losses.

Written by Carl Boniface

Vocabulary builder:

Hustle (v) propel, hurry, get a move on, look sharp. (ant) slow down

Make end’s meet (idiom) = earn enough money to live without getting into debt.

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