If the media are to be believed, we have a situation where shedloads of people are unemployed or underemployed, companies are being paid to hibernate and retain staff during hibernation, the economy in general is stuffed. So why can't I get a tradie to build a new fence? I've called 5 companies. 3 have never called back. 1 has called back, said he'd come round and never come round. 1 has come round and given a quote which I have accepted, and now I can't get him back to do the work. It's a 43 metre boundary fence replacement in SE Melbourne. If I was an economist just arrived from Mars with no knowledge of the covid19 situation, I'd say this was a symptom of a booming economy, where everyone had so much work they could pick and choose jobs and they didn't care whether they got them or not.