Long story short, we have a company, and we wanted to start a new restaurant/bar since December/CNY. We couldn’t find a suitable location, so we were looking around and BAM, the virus hit. We all agreed that this is a blessing in disguise, and we should sit tight and observe the situation.
Now I had a meeting, and in typical Taiwanese fashion, they wanted to decide on location in 2 to 3 days. (Albeit a decent location)
I am very uncomfortable with this because I am seeing the virus wreaking havoc across the globe, and Taiwan is not excluded from this, even though the country has been on top of it compared to most of the nations. I still think we should observe because the worst is yet to come, and we can wait at least 2 to 3 more months to see before we dump our capital. It isn’t much, but considering the situation, the business can wait.
I’ve talked to them with my concern, but they seemed to be blinded from the fact that Taiwan has been doing an excellent job, and the SARS experience made Taiwan much better than other countries. I refuted that COVID-19 isn’t SARS, and the world is taking sh^& right now. We’ve waited patiently, why couldn’t wait a little longer? (no avail, chabuduo…)
Can someone chime in? Am I making a correct assessment of the current social situation? If I am, can someone provide me a link to prove that we are rushing and this is rather a reckless move? My words won’t do much to them right now. I am looking around but I need a convincing article that is clear to get my point to our chatroom.