About 16.8 million American workers have filed for unemployment benefits in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Many jobs have been lost, furloughed or reduced due to business closures. Even though self-storage has been deemed an essential business in many areas, managers and other staff are still vulnerable as some facilities shut down and others limit work hours. Employees are understandably worried about their paychecks, while owners face tough payroll decisions.
In this thread on Self-Storage Talk, the industry’s largest online community, members discuss how their companies are handling staff pay during this time. If you’re a site manager, has your income been affected? If you’re an owner, how are you supporting your team? Jump in and share your experiences.