Life update: When fate fucks you in every possible way...Seems like giving your 100% every single day is just not enough.

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I wasn't planning on writing anything any time soon. Not because I don't enjoy the process anymore, quite the opposite, it has always been liberating to share my thoughts regardless of the topic I wanted to discuss every time, but because I didn't have the time nor the strength to do so.

So why now?

Just to get it off my chest.

Some 19 months ago my girlfriend and I decided to join forces and start our very own little business. I have to say that it was a big risk not only because we had to put in motion even the last penny from our savings but also because our families financial background isn't exactly...great. And as you might know, starting a new business requires some spare funds especially the first few months till we could get some regular customers. Number one priority was to at least be able to cover all the expenses.

We both put in a lot of personal work and along with the professional help of an expert we managed to start our cafeteria back in April 2019. I loved the outcome. I mean I really really loved it. And on top of that...it was mine. Eh I mean ours.

We had found the perfect spot for our coffee shop, right across the exit of a massive park where families used take their kids to play. The park was full of life "flooded" with kids/adults or even older people who just wanted to get away from city's noise and either exercise / play a little or simply enjoy a walk.

And guess where did all these people buy their refreshments/coffees from? Ya, from our coffee shop.

I knew that the first couple of months we would struggle to maintain our balance. We were essentially broke after he had spent all our savings to redecorate and buy new stuff for our coffee shop hence I couldn't leave my day job with the hope that things will be magical from day 1 at the cafeteria. Customers need to know they can trust your services before they become regulars. That's how things are in Greece.

And things weren't magical at all...at the beginning at least.

The salary from my day job was the reason our small business survived the first two months. I was working the stupid 9 - 5 plus 2 hours overtime every day, 7 days a week and at 7:30 in the afternoon I was already at the coffee shop to help my gf out. We couldn't afford an employee so she was running the whole place all by herself until I was there at 7:30. The coffee shop should be open until midnight so we had 4+ hours till we get back home.

Nobody should work 15+ hours every single day. NOBODY.

As I said before the first couple of months were more or less a nightmare...but once June arrived and the weather was far warmer things started to look...promising. And day after day it was getting better and better. It was mid summer and we could now afford to hire an employee. Can you even imagine that? Me, hiring someone else to work for me. It was like a fairy tale...a couple of weeks after that we had to hire another one too.

Not only I didn't have to spend the entire salary from my day job to support the coffee shop but we started saving some money too...

I desperately needed some rest and so did she. Can you even imagine? Working almost 6 months 15+ hours 7/7? But what the hell...it was worth it. For the first time in our lives we were living the dream of working for ourselves rather for someone else. Technically I still had a boss at my day job but I was one too at nights.

For a moment things were going so well that quit my day job and completely focus on our business seemed the right thing to do. Yet I hesitated...something held me back, as if I knew that storm was coming...I made a deal with my employer tho...I stopped working overtimes and had a day off every Sunday.

Storm ya said? Covid-19 in other words...


When our government decided that a lock down is absolutely necessary so that the virus won't spread back in February 2020, deep down I knew that it will be a massive blow for our little business unless they could find a cure in the next 4-6 weeks, which was high unlikely to happen. It lasted for 14 weeks and this time, the salary from my day job wasn't enough to cover even 1/5 of the expenses we had. Keep in mind that I had to pay, all by myself all the expenses for the coffee shop from which we weren't earning anything for 14 weeks but also 2 employees and all the expenses for our home.

In other words everything 2x...2 rents, 2 electricity bills, IRS, internet connections, food supplies...you name it. In case you're wondering the average salary here in Greece is like 700 - 800 Euro per month and the amount I had to pay for rents only was 1250 every month...so do the math.

The only reason we survived that first wave was because of crypto. I swear to God if my crypto bags were empty we would probably be homeless now. But thanks to two exceptionally good trades I made were my initial investment went 10x and 22x respectively we managed to survive that first lock down. Things were far from normal when we reopened in the early days of May. People were scared and our earnings from the coffee shop were like 80% down compared to February.

I refused to believe that this is how the entire summer will roll. But I was so wrong...This is exactly how it did...tourism was 95% down...hotels were empty...stores were empty...every business owner I talked with was desperate and hopeless, we could barely cover our expenses...but at least we had no debts. Of course overtimes and 7/7 were back on the menu....

Fate: "No debts? Lemme see what I can do about that..."


Long story short according to epidemiologists, Covid-19 only got stronger after summer and we should be expecting a new lock down...

So at the end of October our prime minister announced a new lock down...effective immediately. Of course restaurants / coffee shops / taverns etc were top on the list...again...

I've tried...I really did...but I couldn't get help from anyone...my family couldn't help me...banks don't give loans no more...my friends can barely feed their families...only this time...my crypto bags are empty...

So 4 days ago and 5 weeks in the new lock down, we had to officially declare bankruptcy and shut down our little business for good.

Huge debts is my new normal...debts that will probably take years to pay back. You might also be wondering how did our government help us out. Well, they didn't do shit...they let us drawn...that's the only thing they are good at...oh and collecting taxes...that too.

Did I mention that 3 days ago we broke up too? No? Well ya, there's that too...When there are huge financial issues and debts even when a relationship is "healthy" it creates new problems...problems that should be there in the first place...

That's my Covid experience...I never got infected...but I got fucked for life...

What's your story?

Have a good one...
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Damn! I am sorry to hear that buddy :/
Thats such bullshit that your goverment didn't help you out :/

You're used to it...thanks mate

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How do you like crapitalism now?

yeah that sucks, the coronahoax is trashing a lot of businesses, as it is intended to - i would say all the best for next year, but... hang in there!

Thanks mate, although I don't really know how will I recover form this shit...

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That is just terrible, talk about wrong business wrong historical epoc.

There is no way you should be paying back those debts - just don't, no judge in their right mind would enforce it!

I guess you just have to do your best to forget about it and onwards....

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I would probably get myself in jail if I didn't...you know those who owe millions are out there making a good life but those who owe thousands end up imprisoned if the don't pay...

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I don't know - with the impact of the Pandemic, I think they'd run out of jail space pretty quickly!

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Hehehe now this is what I call perspective.

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Good point.

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Man... I really feel sorry for you and all of the affected businesses by this covid shit which indeed is a plandemic and not a pandemic. I also feels sorry that you had to sell crypto for your business and see the business go bankrupt. In Romania, fortunately, the tourism survived quite well during summer, and considering that people couldn't get to countries like Bulgaria, Greece, Italy and so on... we've done really good. I am involved in tourism for the past two summers and know that from my own experience. I am amazed though that people haven't got on the streets yet for those lockdowns to once and for all end. It's a flu after all, 80 years old survived, so why the fuck do we have to shout down the whole world? To make the rich richer and to put more control in the hands of the world's leaders, I'd say. Good luck with your personal life recovery!

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Good to know you're doing well bud. I really do. Everyone involved with tourism here are ready to commit suicide or something

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they should instead jump at the government's throats.

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Soon(ish)

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For lack of better words, I think I already left more than two thousands words of encouragement above in other comment somewhere.

This is a very sad story that is probably told very often these days. Your business-concept with the coffee-shop associated with a public park seems to be sound and your initial growth seems to prove that. Of course under a pandemic scenario, this is no longer true. The tragedy here is, that most probably things will normalize over time, people will still going into the park and drink coffee. As you have found the way to HIVE, an additional tragedy may be that it is still too early and that the full potential of this platform has not been put into effect. At the moment everybody here is looking to invest in a sound business idea but unfortunately, that is narrowed to the crypto world or to the digital world at best. I think it may not take very long until the money is searching for real-world projects to diversify. There are a lot of regulations (stabilizing the old system) in the real world that has impose a legally risk and have to be taken into account. They need to be changed or even we have to get rid of them to expand to the real world business and do something like... Tokenize your Coffeeshop and sell shares to the public or to one of the investment clubs (@Spinvest, @Brofund, CTP) around here. A couple of years from now we may see exactly this, and a business that finds people that risking a small amount of money to save it and get something in exchange over time, will be rescued by these people and will not depend on the risk-assessment of one guy and his tools in a bank office. Sad that this time still some months away.
Thank you for your open words and to share your story.

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Till we get there...

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This story calls for a four letter word, fuck that sucks. Our situation pales in comparison. But personally, having to quit my job to homeschool our youngest took a toll. It hurt our family finances, though we'll recover because of my wife's job.

Other than that, it's been nothing but a mindfucking frustrating hassle every step of the way. Our youngest returned to school. Can I look for work? Nope. One sign of sickness and he has to stay home until Covid tests come back.

Then my wife went to Mexico for some Dental work and caught Covid. So...two weeks not being able to leave the house was fun. Super infectious? Not either of the kids or I ended up contracting it.

I don't have too much crypto in my bags...maybe more than some people. But if it weren't for this place to write and talk to other people while earning crypto, I would have gone crazy. Sorry to hear about your business and relationship. Hang in there. I've seen the HIVE Community step up to help people until they get back on more stable financial ground.

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Thanks my friend. I didn't write this down to ask for help though. Others among us need way more help than I do. Especially people who live in South America...

It saddens me though emptying my crypto bags and not being able to save my business. I'll survive from this shit :)

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Hope all's well with you...been a while since you've been active!

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I was thinking the same thing, I hope that he is fine, he was quite active in here for a long time

Maaan, that sucks! :(( </3

This pandemic has really wrecked us pretty bad. Hope you gain your footing very soon!

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Unfortunately, a common story. Small businesses across the globe are being destroyed. Lifetime savings are being wiped out.

And these politicians, most who never had a real job in their lives, just keep pushing people towards the brink.

It is the same in the US, businesses that were once thriving in the hospitality industry are all closing up. I know a number of restaurants and motels that went under.

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My intuition tells me that this was their intention, to put small businesses to the ground, enrich the richer more, and enslave the poor even more.

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They are politicians, with no background in crisis and management. This is the biggest crisis on global scale in the past 30 years. It is a pandemic, as a lot of people die, that can I assure you. My parents work on the front line (dad is a doctor) of this madness and have seen a lot of people passing, not only old and sick ones.

A global lockdown would have been very efficient if the Chinese would not have hidden it.

It is a global economy and also the major companies are hit and millions of jobs vanish. For example Continental will kick out over 20% of their workforce and they had loads of cash before. At my work I deal with very high financial numbers and what I can tell, without having some NDA issues, is that the situation is grim and that this summer was a tragic one, with some exception as military components and electric vehicle ones.

Let's put it this way, if it was a US plan, Russia and China would have not sticked to it, but sadly it is affecting them also. It might be a Chinese plan, to destabilize the West, as they new, that they are the only country who can impose and have such a strict lockdown and can hide the real figures. Also they let the infected spread it in the world with the Chinese New Year, where they travel global. They had it in December already and the Chinese New Year is in February. Not a single country can control the masses as them. None, a single life is worthless for their government.


Coming back to the topic, governments have failed and continue to fail. No real life experience in managing budgets, crisis and people who pay loads of taxes for them. They will never pay the tragedies like the one in here that they've caused. No one has the balls to sue China for hiding the data at that time.

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Soon, many countries will be able to control the masses as the Chinese can. I don't know anyone who died from Covid but have heard of plenty who recovered, including an eighty years old one who refused the treatment the hospital gave to him. One thing is clear, the numbers are blown and the way protection measures are imposed is violating fundamental freedom rights.

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Soon, many countries will be able to control the masses as the Chinese can. I don't know anyone who died from Covid but have heard of plenty who recovered, including an eighty years old one who refused the treatment the hospital gave to him. One thing is clear, the numbers are blown and the way protection measures are imposed is violating fundamental freedom rights.

Agree to disagree in here. From 11 employees of my father, 1 died (doctor) and 5 got infected, 4 fully recovered and 1 struggling after 4 months with a general weakness. All under 50. Also two have lost a parent that got infected. The situation is not that light and each body responds different. As you said, you know plenty who got lucky and recovered. I know both sides and never ever I wish someone to be on the bad side.

Why do you say that it is clear that the numbers are blown without a single fact? Also what fundamental freedom rights are violated?
We both are illiterate in terms of medicine, so far as I know, so leave it to the doctors. We would have mass protests from all doctors if this would be the case, but no, they are dying in masses trying to save as many as they can.

As said, no country would set itself for economic breakdown, as it is weaker to others. Russia has a very bad situation, far worse than Romania. They would have not done it. Putin would have never imposed a lockdown, which kills its already weak economy, but he did.

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I know numbers are blown because I know death cases where they offered people money to accept covid as a death cause for their relatives that died from other cause.

They violated the fundamental right that we have over our own lives and health, over our freedom when they lock us down, our right to make a living when shutting down businesses and also our fundamental right to move free anywhere in this world.

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They violated the fundamental right that we have over our own lives and health, over our freedom when they lock us down, our right to make a living when shutting down businesses and also our fundamental right to move free anywhere in this world.

Go to North Korea or China then to see fundamental rights of movement :)))

It is not about your health, it is about the health of the weaker ones, the parents, the people with some disease that are endangered. I want to see my parents reach 90+ in good condition and I want to see others to. It is not about the healthy ones now.


Like said, the politicians have failed, a global lockdown of 4-5 weeks would have had a major impact and this thing would have been history. Read a little about the Spanish flu...

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It is not about your health, it is about the health of the weaker ones, the parents, the people with some disease that are endangered.

Same old narrative... Let everyone take their health protection measures as with any possible disease in the world
Based on this type of logic we should ban cigarettes, sweets, foods filled with chemicals, porn, overwork, McDonald's, booze, etc...

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It is getting harder to argue against that point of view. Certainly this is how things are unfolding. In the developed world, the middle class, including upper, is being obliterated.

This is taking millions of people and tossing them into poverty. Those who had hundreds of thousands of dollars in equity are now wiped out. Of course, politicians who never had a real job are making the decisions along with a bunch of bureaucrats.

Wait until tax revenues start to drop like a rock.

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I still don't get why the thrown to poverty ones don't simply fight back and say screw you government, I want my life back. Politicians are just puppets. It's the rotchilds and Rockefellera and whoever make this world spin. It's really sad to see what's happening but when the majority accepts it the minority can't do anything for the better.

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Today it is Gates and Soros who are the puppet masters.

You are right but they are truly asleep. In the states, they are comfortable and not realizing what is happening. They will wake up but only after it is too late.

For now, it seems the fight is in the French, who are pushing back against the lockdowns.

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Indeed. The French have balls. I just wonder why Greek don't fight. I don't have any expectations from my nation though. Since the 1989 revolution is acting like pure enslaved sheep. I would go to any protest any day but in my little town nobody doesn't even think of that. I guess the most available protest would be to not obey to their rules anymore. Just open restaurants and other small businesses that they want closed.

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In the US we are so comfortable we dont fight anything.

Of course, it could just be like a lid on a boiling pot...ready to explode.

That could be a path many of the more "docile" countries end up taking.

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It's probably that the US is not that affected, or that protesters have had enough with BLM which was a total crap imo.

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I don't really know who will those millions of people will recover...if they ever will.

But that's the plan right? Global poverty...

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But that's the plan right? Global poverty...

The conspiracy nuts are starting to be proven right.

It is hard to argue against the fact that it does appear depopulation, marxism, and global control is the goal out of all this.

Wiping out small businesses means the middle class, what is left of it, is obliterated. Then they become dependent upon the governments too.

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Conspiracy nuts eh? Well for the first time ever billions of healthy people are imprisoned in their own houses to save what 0.00001% of worlds population? I was looking at the stats for my country and the average age of those who passed away is 79.5 years.

They should have done a better job tracing who is positive to the virus and lock them up for 2-3 weeks till get well instead of destroying the whole globe.

It's def a plan

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I read how that people under 70 have an absurdly low chance of dying from COVID. Plus, all the numbers here are skewed...they track people who died WITH COVID, not who died from.

But yes, usually you quarantine those who are sick, not those healthy.

People seem to love tyranny though; the masses tend to embrace it and give more freedom away.

Here we have people driving around with masks on with nobody else in the car.

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Here we have people driving around with masks on with nobody else in the car.

How ridiculous that is...we have them here too..everywhere...sheeps

They blindly obey anything not to get a fine from law enforcement

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Unfortunately, the same case here in Pakistan, fortunately, they are not stupid, unfortunately, if anyone drives without wearing a mask, they are subjected to be penalized.

My well wishes for you for a debt free future. We only can hope, though.

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Here we have people driving around with masks on with nobody else in the car.

This not unique by any means. They are everywhere. I see them every day, multiple times a day.

A global lockdown of 4-5 weeks would have been sufficient. Army on the streets and peace. Sadly it did not happen. We could have used now December til mid-January, it didn't happen.

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And no one would have said NO to that. within a month everything would have been fine. But no, they want to stretch it as much as they can... financial destruction is their plan...and enslavement

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They are just plain stupid, as they check the metrics of their votes. If they put full lockdown, 50% drop,like this 10-20%, stupidity as it's finest.

Regarding enslavement, search for Schwab - the great reset.

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That's a very sad story to read. I can only help you with a small upvote and some supporting words to give you my best wishes ...

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Hehe. Thank you. I didn't write this down for the upvotes. Probably for the first time ever...Just wanted to share my story because I know there might be others out there who go through the same shit I do.

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I'm sure there are more people in almost the same shit. Probably more than we can realize. I'm not in the same situation in all things, but there are a few things I sure can relate to. And there's always something like bad, worse, worst ... but no matter what, everybody feels his own pain and problems the most.

Good that you shared your story. I hope it can help others too in their journey and know that they are not alone.

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Someone should start a contest/idea or whatever...how has Covid impacted your life the past 12 months or so...people have so many stories to tell

It would be like a domino effect

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I'm not 100% sure ... but I think I've seen such a contest few months ago. I even wrote a post about that in March of this year. Not knowing how it would still affect us all in December. And much more than we could imagine. But yeah, I agree with you. It would be a domino effect. And not only in stories that would come out.

Not to speak about all economies falling like domino blocks ... I really fear the future when I think about that.

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I know that some words on the internet won't make you feel any better but I wish you recover. You're still young and you can rebuild your life.

Just don't give up.

You did it once , you can do it again and even better. :)

Thank you my friend. You never know...some words on the internet might spark something new inside me.

Good to see you around

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I wanted to tag @iliasdiamantis for this topic. Maybe he has a better advice in his pocket, knowing the laws and regulations.

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Man, do you need to have a call? Someone to talk to and let it out?

Didn't you had a limited company entity for the bankruptcy? This questions is futile, indeed, but you might have a chance if this is the case.
What do you do as a day job? What are you good at? I'm asking, because there might someone read it, if not me, that can help.

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No one can help mate...laws here in Greece are ridiculous...just like our economy.

At least I still have my day job. That's something. As for the debts...life always finds its way...probably

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At least I still have my day job. That's something. As for the debts...life always finds its way...probably

At least here I find some positivism and by no means I'm one brainwashed positive thinker fanatic.

And yes, life always finds its ways, if we pay attention to solutions finding and not to search for blame.

In 2007, besides my working job at that moment, I've opened two firms, one was a tanning studio near the students quarter and one was an engineering firm, which had the purpose to lease engineers to different companies for a period of time. German firms needed engineers and I had a pool from Romania, where I was living at that moment.

The firm started pretty well and in 2008 we had 34 engineers hired and leased out in Germany. The firm was paying for food and shelter plus a decent salary for someone coming from Romania. And then those two months came, August and September came. We was forced by the financial crisis of 2008 to cancel all contracts with the other companies. The thing was, that one of this company, where 85% of my employees have been, offered to take them over without anything and we would have been clean. For me this would have been the jackpot, as the accounts where healthy and I could recover easy. "Luckily", I had one employee who told the others to wait that I fire them, as all had clause that if I don't provide work, I need to pay them 3 months, so that they have 3 months holiday and after that to switch to the company. They accepted this, I had to pay them 3 months, but the other company needed them now, not in 3 months, so those idiots brought me a damage in six figures in € and have been unemployed just because they want to trick me.

That was a major blow and I could not recover for some good years as salaries at that time have been much lower than in Greece for example. In the end, as I moved to Germany in 2013, I've sold my house that I have bought for a credit with a good profit and managed to close the credit and the last payments. I worked for that house second jobs, was working in construction during the summer in the US as the pay was tremendous back than..

Since then I'm afraid to start a business that has a certain risk. I hate being an employee but the fear at the moment is greater.


What I want to say is that there are solutions, not on the spot, but sometimes on the near and sometimes in the distant future. Yes, this will leave scars..sadly... just fill your mind with something else if you can for a couple of days and if you need to talk in private, you can find me on discord.

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Sorry to hear about how difficult this has all been for you. I've had several businesses blow up in my face, leaving my broke and quasi-homeless. The good news is that you learn more each time and get better. The trick to success is getting back up each time and trying again.

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Ha! That makes us two.

Getting back up is the only option tbh. Thanks for the encouragement Neal.

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Your experiences don't fit a convenient graph Karens can use to browbeat dissenters, so they get swept under the rug. New businesses often fail, but this wasn't failure, it was market murder perpetrated by politicians.

New businesses often fail, but this wasn't failure, it was market murder perpetrated by politicians.

You said it all. That!

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Damn! I feel you, brother! The covid is really fucking things up. I wouldn't pay those debts to the government that has only one goal - stealing from the citizens. It's crazy - there are many stories like yours in my country and I guess all over the world right now.

It's sad you both broke up but as stupid as it may sound - everything happens for a reason. Reading your articles makes me think you're determined and consistent when you have a goal on your mind. Once you find out what is your next goal and plan things accordingly, I know you'll reach success and come out even stronger. At least I hope you do!

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Thanks for the encouragement mate. Life always finds its way, so will I. It will take some time to recover from all these shit but I'll be stronger...eventually

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Shit man, I'm so sorry to hear your and every one's story on how covid has fucked over everyone, regardless of whether someone was directly affected by the virus by having it - it will get you one way or another. You sound like a person where resilience is in high supply, you will find a way through

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shit dude, thats awful. You cant let it beat you, you gotta fight and find the courage to want to come back and win. It takes time, take it slowly and you can put it in the past. all the best.

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God bless you bud. I just wasn't prepared for something like that...It saddens me when I have these flashbacks and realize that all the sweat and effort and tears went wasted...just like that. Thought that this was my opportunity. I am in the late 30s...that was probably my last chance to build something good and live a more comfortable life...dreams are forbidden in this part of the world...

Take care

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Sorry to hear that mate. Covid has fucked up a lot of people this year and there are a lot of businesses that will never open again. I remember when you opened the shop first and all the excitement that went with it.
Hopefully you can come back bigger and stronger in the next couple of years. Until then hope to see you active here and we will try and help you come back.

Thanks for the the support mate. Even if it's a virtual one it does wonders sometimes. Good to see you around

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Aw mate. I feel for ya. This is awful and it looked like it was going so well too. I have always dreamed of opening a little cafe and you did it but this fucking virus, it seems like it fucks everybody.

Sorry this had to happen to you

I just couldn't believe that there will be a second lock down man...and they are spreading news about an even greater wave coming on January as if we have an appointment with the virus or something...what a fucking joke...

thanks for the kind words bud. It was a sweet dream and just like every sweet dream it only lasts for a while

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You can only hope the next dream doesn't end. If you had it in you to own your own business, be a boss and serve up some good coffee then nothing can hold you down man!

HIVE!D

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Man, that's rough. So sorry to hear that. I'm sure this story is pretty common these days sadly. Many have had their businesses wrecked because of this COVID crap.

I wish I had a larger upvote to help you out a bit. I've been struggling myself. Seems like a lot of us are recently.

Best you can do is keep your head up and keep moving forward. Even if it feels like you can't, you just have to. More opportunities will come and you'll bounce back I'm sure.

And sorry to hear about the breakup. I imagine that the whole situation put a ton of stress on the relationship. :(

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More than a ton actually, but it is what it is. I am grateful for other stuff. Thanks for dropping by

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yikes... no worries though... all us crypto kids are just temporarily embarrassed millionaires. Can't speak to the girlfriend situation though :(

Money problems seem to exacerbate all relationships.

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Millionaires eh? Haven't even thought myself in that position. Seems so close yet so far away...every time.

Money problems seem to exacerbate all relationships.

I know right? 6 years went to waste

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My condolences for your loss. A part of you has truly died, and I hope you survive this terrible event and emerge stronger on the other side of your recovery.
🙏🙏

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We says" "Aja Aja" (Fighting Fighting) persistent strives towards victory and redemption, refuse to fade away.

Shit stains can still be cleaned.

Sure they can...just takes more time and effort than common stains.

Meh, no worries mate. I'll survive this like so many other shit before that.

Hey, good to see you around and I hope to see you posting on leo. I know it's not your favorite subject but I am sure you can come up with something creative.

Cheers

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I'm around but my head isn't, for the most part. Dealing with some shit stains of my own.

Trust me I know the feeling.

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So sorry to hear what you are going through. When it seems everything falls apart, it is way harder to keep things together. Covid-19 is destroying many people's lives and dreams. Things that never imagined in the worst nightmare, that comes true.

What's happening now, it will change sooner or later. There will be some ways. Hang in there.

Sorry to read this and know there are 1000's of stories just like yours. I would be in the same boat but have a business partner who is loaded and makes money even if we are quiet. I honestly don't know what yo say and is there any chance you can get the coffee shop back in the New Year if it opens up again?
I haven't taken a salary since Feb and I feel for you as I know how being skint feels. Try and stay positive somehow as this is just super shitty and really unfair. You will be stronger for this and maybe other opportunities bigger and better will appear soon.

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Good for ya mate and I am really happy that this shit hasn't left any scars. Wish I had a partner like yours :P

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I think we all have scars from this as this has not been easy at all. You will bounce back as you have drive that others don't have.

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well heres 0.13 LEO

FUUUCK

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αδερφε λυπαμαι που τα ακουω,βασικα τα διαβαζω ολα αυτα...δε μπορω να σου πω κατι,ο,τι και να πω μαλακια θα ειναι,ξερω δεν ειναι παρηγορια αλλα πιστεψε με υποφερουμε ολοι απο την πουστια αυτη με τον κοβιντ...ειχες την μεγαλη ατυχια να κανεις ενα ανοιγμα τη στιγμη που δεν επρεπε....εχω περασει απο αυτο το σταδιο και εχω χασει τα κερατα μου.....δωσε βαση στο κρυπτο εισαι πολυ γερος εδω και προχωρα....

Ευχαριστω για τα καλα σου λογια.

Δυστυχως δεν εχω καν κουαγιο και ορεξη να γραψω για ενδιαφεροντα πραγματα. Λες και ενα μαυρο σεντονι τα καλυψε ολα.

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..να ξερεις παντως οτι το σταδιο στο οποιο βρισκεσαι αυτη τη στιγμη...το οποιο ας μην κρυβομαστε εχει μεσα μεγαλες δοσεις με κακη διαθεση,βαριεμαι να κανω το οτιδηποτε και γενικα προ-καταθλιπτικα συναισθηματα ειναι απολυτα φυσιολογικο να το περασεις.....αν δεν βρισκοσουν σε αυτη την ψυχικη κατασταση τοτε θα ηταν το περιεργο στην υποθεση.....ο οργανισμος σου νομιζω αντιδρα εντελως φυσιολογικα.....ο χρονος ειναι γιατρος....θα δεις ,θα περασει και αυτο...πιστεψε με.....επειδη ειμαι παθων σε πιο σοβαρα πραγματα,αυτες οι οικονομικες και ερωτικες ας πουμε αποτυχιες ειναι τα πιο ελαφρυα...κυριως θελω να σου τονισω οτι οτιδηποτε μπορει να ξαναγινει ειναι ελαφρυ....υπαρχουν πραγματα φιλε μου που οταν τα παθαινεις ρημαζει ο κοσμος σου γιατι δεν εχει πισωγυρισμα....εκεινα ειναι τα σοβαρα....και ακομα και αυτα περνανε με τον χρονο...
...οποτε να εισαι αισιοδοξος και να ξερεις οτι ο χρονος ειναι γιατρος

That sucks balls. This year is a fucking joke.

End of the day, you'll survive, but I know how it feels to be wiped out on all fronts with only debt payback to look forward to. Here's hoping a crypto summer helps you out.

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I've been waiting for this summer nearly 3 years...people suggest that 2021 will be the year. So they were saying about 2020 and 2019...let's just hope that this time they'll be right.

It's just that I've been waiting for so long for something good to happen...not only crypto wise but in general...

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let's just hope that this time they'll be right.

Eventually, one of the next years will be the year.

Things will get better and while it sucks now - there are probably some lessons from the experience that you will value a lot in the future. At least, that is the way it has tended to be for me.

Is there really something I could value from this? There wasn't much I could do...and it wasn't up to me...

I could handle a few weeks with no income...but this is ridiculous. Since mid February our store was open like 10 out of 40+ weeks...

If there's one lesson I've learned is that when people make dreams God is laughing

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Is there really something I could value from this?

Later on, this might be the catalyst for something else. Still sucks.

I could handle a few weeks with no income...but this is ridiculous. Since mid February our store was open like 10 out of 40+ weeks...

Yet, the large retailers have managed to stay open the entire time - only the small businesses are affected. It is nonsense.

First lesson - there is no God ;)

It'll be okay mate - despite the pain and the crushed dreams - there is a long way to go in your life and a lot of potential for happiness. - just give it time, process it and don't get bitter.

If there's one lesson I've learned is that when people make dreams God is laughing

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On other hand...

First lesson - there is no God ;)

Yeah! I'm with @tarazkp here brother. Everything will be okay sooner than later. Just keep your chin up! :)

and i was asking 3 days ago, where you've been...

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I really don't know what to say.. A few days ago i was talking with friends that work many years in cafeterias and everyone said thing went straight to hell. The "help" that the government "provides" is for laughs
and at the end of the day the ones who will survive are those that have a lot of money in their savings or the typical corrupted ones

Με χρεη κανε διακανονισμους αν γινεται, μ λεγε φιλος λογιστης οτι παρα πολλοι π χρωστανε εχουν βαλει πχ 200 δοσεις κ πληρωνουν σχεδον τπτ καθε μηνα.

Απο εδω passive π βγαινει σε βοηθαει καθολου ή @@@? Πολυ στενοχωρεθηκα κ νευριασα παραλληλα. Κουραγιο ρε φιλε

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Να σαι καλα λεβεντη μου. Ψαχνομαι με διακανονισμους...ολο και καποια τρυπα θα υπαρχει...ξερεις, σε αυτη τη χωρα, οσα λεφτα χρειαζεσαι για να ανοιξεις μια επιχειρηση αλλα τοσα χρεαιζεσαι και να την κλεισεις...

Δυστυχως οι τιμες ειναι παρα πολυ χαμηλα. Ισως αν και το Hive αλλα και το Leo πηγαιναν 4 φορες επανω τα πραγματα να ηταν πολυ αλλιως...και το χειροτερο? Οτι εχτιζα 3+ χρονια εδω τωρα πρεπει να αρχισω να το πουλαω για να καλυφθουν μεγαλα κενα...

Αστα...δε γαμιεται, θα επιβιωσουμε...μαλλον

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κουραγιο ρε φιλε.. δες εκει με τους διακανονισμους τι μπορεις να κανεις κ καθυστερησε το οσο δεν παει, 100 χρονια να το αποπληρωνεις. Το τι τετοια ακουω απο φιλους μου λογιστες π κανουν ατομα π εχουν κ λεφτα ειναι κ λαμογια με χρεη πανω απο 500 χιλιαρικα εως 5-10 εκ εχω ακουσει, κ καθονται κ πληρωνουν τον μηνα ψιχουλα, ενω παραλληλα ανοιγουν κ αλλα μαγαζια..

Καποιος τροπος θα βρεθει να γινει κ σε σενα ετσι, ειναι μαλακια ολο αυτο π δημιουργησες εδω να φυγει ετσι. Ανεβαζε κανα ποστ να ξεχνιεσαι ετσι γενικο καμια μαλακιουλα, θα σου χουν κ autovote λογικα να βγαινει εστω κ λιγο κατι απο το τπτ

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The common cold did not do this. All governments are tyrannical in nature. The tree of liberty is withering without water. Have my tiny vote and fight back.

I know right?

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I know it's hard in times like these but I really hope you do stay positive because tough times don't last, tough people do!