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  posted on 10/7/2008 at 11:10 AM


[Edited on 1/6/2012 by jerryphilbob]

 
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  posted on 10/7/2008 at 11:22 AM
Not so much yet, but I can see dust on the horizen.

 

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  posted on 10/7/2008 at 11:25 AM
I am. I lost everything with the divorce and still have to pay the ex about 2 grand. Got left with outstanding loans to payback that the penalties alone will keep me paying for years! Living with my parents too. I have a great job with Verizon, 11 yrs. Told last Tuesday that our group maybe laid off or some of us. Working a second job with any spare time I can find. Working close to 80hrs a week.

 

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  posted on 10/7/2008 at 11:42 AM
With all due respect, jpb, a few weeks ago a bunch of us introduced ourselves, told our names, where we live, what we do for a living, all kinds of personal information. You refused to do that, and chose to remain an anonymous poster.

Now you've started a thread asking all of us to discuss our personal lives with you. I don't see a word in your post about how all this is affecting you.

I imagine you can understand why I might say:

None of your business, Dude.

 

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  posted on 10/7/2008 at 11:57 AM
I've been very fortunate up to now. I'm hoping things will stay as they are for us, financially (of course, there is always room for improvement.) I think it will be months down the road before this manifests itself in my industry, though.

 

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  posted on 10/7/2008 at 12:01 PM
The economy in northern NE is as sluggish as it's been in awhile, major employers in Groveton NH and St. Johnsbury Vt. have shut their doors, & people are wondering if Groveton will become a ghost town etc.
I have two side jobs this weekend, driving people to the airport Sat. & helping a friend move Sun. -- those types of jobs, you have to have to get by

 

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  posted on 10/7/2008 at 12:01 PM
Hanging in there so far. Don't expect anything near a cost of living raise in the upcoming season.

 

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  posted on 10/7/2008 at 12:09 PM
They haven't turned off my entry badge yet. It's a good day.

 

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  posted on 10/7/2008 at 12:11 PM
Sorry if I didn't introduce myself. It wasn't intentional. Sometimes I have to skate and can't reply consistently. Most know that I am from Indy and have been a fan since 1998. The first ABB show I caught was Dereks first tour with the band and dickey was still a member. I have seen the Mule and DTB numerous times and consider myself a pretty devote fan. I have traveled to Wisconsin to see the re-union of the dead (warren w/Phil & friends plus Warren Haynes solo accoustic, to Atlanta for the DMB show at Peidmont, to going to to the Obama show. I have been a deadhead since 1985 and was blessed to see Jerry several times. They would play Deer Creek for 3 night runs and it was right in our backyard. I have followed Ratdog and Phil & Friends as well as The Other Ones and any other incarnation of the band you can imagine. I will travel in a heart beat to go to a show. It doesn't matter if it is Chicago, Cincinnati, or Columbus. So as you can see, the ABB/Dead for Obama is a must see concert for me. I was just lucky that Monday is my day off and was able to swing Tuesday as well. I also got lucky by getting GA floor tickets.

I can tell you for a fact that this economy is going to hit home hard in the next 6 months. Before the market tanked we were still selling stuff. After the market bit it, not so much. The sales force in this nation is going to get hit hard and so is middle management. Most of these people are not skilled in any type of labor and will find it tough to find a job when the market gets tighter. The small business owner could become extinct, they are getting killed right now. For many people, I am not sure the reality of what has taken place has not quite set in yet.

 

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  posted on 10/7/2008 at 12:22 PM
I'm in the financial services industry... our division just got laid off this morning. 40 people.

 

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  posted on 10/7/2008 at 12:24 PM
I'm doing all right, just got a 700 billion dollar check in the mail.

 

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  posted on 10/7/2008 at 12:26 PM
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I'm in the financial services industry... our division just got laid off this morning. 40 people.




Did you loose your job?

 

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  posted on 10/7/2008 at 12:29 PM
I'm doing ok but I live pretty simply. I work for a national Fortune 500 company and we've recently had about 100 layoffs just within the city I live in - all technology related positions (which is my field). I'm told my job is not in danger - I'm just hanging on until retirement in 3-5 years. Forgot to mention that my 401K is not 'feeling well' recently like everybody elses but I'm just glad to have it.

[Edited on 10/7/2008 by lolasdeb]

 

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  posted on 10/7/2008 at 12:31 PM
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I can tell you for a fact that this economy is going to hit home hard in the next 6 months. Before the market tanked we were still selling stuff. After the market bit it, not so much. The sales force in this nation is going to get hit hard and so is middle management. Most of these people are not skilled in any type of labor and will find it tough to find a job when the market gets tighter. The small business owner could become extinct, they are getting killed right now. For many people, I am not sure the reality of what has taken place has not quite set in yet.


Chris -- ouch -- not fun --
jerryphilbob the same thing is happening here too -- in addition to some of the bigger companies, Mom&Pop stores are fast becoming extinct too -- what it comes down to is, no one has any money -- they shouldn't either, it's the root of all e...the movie Deliver Us From Evil came on the other day, sorta lame, but cool mountain scenery & what people will do for mo-ney

 

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  posted on 10/7/2008 at 12:40 PM
Get ready for the Amero!


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  posted on 10/7/2008 at 01:04 PM
Thanks for telling us a little about yourself. I'm not at all about demanding people ID themselves, but there are some who are just a name on the screen. I'm glad you aren't.

I'm a self-employed carpenter. When I came back to California last November, I walked into an area that was already starting to feel the effects of the mortgage crisis. The Bay area might be ground zero for people buying more house than they could afford, planning to sell in two years and make a killing.

There have been a huge number of foreclosures, and construction work has slowed way down. Add to that the rise in gas prices over the summer, the fact that there are thousands of unskilled immigrants willing to work for much less than it cost to live here, the current crisis, and all the other factors, and that explains why I'm chatting on the computer and not swinging a hammer. There are a whole bunch of other fellows out there just like me. Carpentry work pays well here, so there are a lot of carpenters.

And the situation is not going to get any better any time soon. The rainy season will be here soon, and it is common knowledge here that if you aren't on a job that is going to last awhile by the time the rain starts, you are going to have a long, hard winter.

So I'm not hurting much more than I have been at various times during the past year. I've had small jobs that have kept me going. Right now I have a little bit to do, but not much.

I'm seriously beginning to listen to my friends who have been encouraging me to go back to New Orleans. To quote Larry McMurtry, "I can't make it here anymore."

 

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  posted on 10/7/2008 at 01:45 PM
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I'm in the financial services industry... our division just got laid off this morning. 40 people.




Did you loose your job?


Yep. I got a decent severance pkg so I'm ok until the end of year.

 

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  posted on 10/7/2008 at 01:47 PM
That sucks, Chris. As a matter of fact, it was a year ago this week that I got word I was being laid off from the subprime job.

 

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  posted on 10/7/2008 at 01:51 PM
I am a controller for a small manufacturing op. We manufacture wood frame window sash for application mainly in new residential construction. We have been doing poorly since last spring. New housing starts drive our business - and a good deal of our product goes to middle GA. No bonus for a year now and that is a significant part of my compensation. Well, when we were getting it.

 

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  posted on 10/7/2008 at 01:53 PM
My wife and I are doing OK. It took me almost a year working two jobs to get back to where I was before financially, now I'm back to one job. We both work for a large hospital as we both figured healthcare would be a good field to be in during troubled financial times. We had to do some real soul-searching regarding our finances and such, and when I got laid off we completely reorganized our finances to where we have nearly no exposure to any market that would affect us. Granted, we put our money in lower rate of return instruments, but, I knew a year ago that the stink from this mess would last a long time and hey, our money is still there. A year is both a long time and no time at all. I don't regret any decision we've made, because I'm not the "I can't believe how much money I could have made" type.

 

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I'm in the financial services industry... our division just got laid off this morning. 40 people.




Did you loose your job?


Yep. I got a decent severance pkg so I'm ok until the end of year.




I am sorry to hear that. Vibes to you

 

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  posted on 10/7/2008 at 02:12 PM
I sell hot tubs, spas, saunas, etc. My business is flat out dead. I don't even know why I am coming into work. I am for sure going to have to find something else. I have been doing this for over ten years and actually made a pretty good living doing it. My wife is a school teacher and has a decent income. Only problem is that we live like we have two decent incomes. I am probly going to have to work several jobs to make it work. I am afraid there will be many like me soon out on the streets looking for jobs. I want to believe that things will pick back up, but I know that isn't going to happen. I have to be realistic and start looking for something now. It is going to be hard to move on. But, the longer I wait, the more people will be out there looking.
 

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  posted on 10/7/2008 at 02:32 PM
Previously I spent 28 years in the vendor service business. I was a Sales Manager for a couple Beer Wholesalers for years, then became a Little Debbie Independent Distributor. After a couple years doing that I started working for Little Debbie as a District Sales Rep. LD is a great company to work for, but I got burn out on all the demands from some of the major retailers, so I basically told the retailers to shove it.

Since then I have worked for my Dad's business. He has been in business for his self since 1964.
We sell artificial flowers to wholesalers who sell to the florists. Fortunately folks buy flowers during good times and bad times. We have a very low overhead, business has been very good. Its either feast or famine. Dad's company has weathered every economic condition since 1964. I hoping we can pull this one out. Now, with mom and dad retired, its just my brother, sister and one other fellow that is not a member of our family. Working here has made life much more flexible. It enables us to attend more shows and do things like camping, traveling, fishing. Things I was not able to do because of the hours I put in each week. This job is so much less stressful. I do not make the money I made in the other business, but I have learned money is not everything. The folks got hit hard in the recent market conditions, but I got out about 4 years ago, and unloaded all my stocks when they were at all time highs. So I feel lucky. I have not lost a dime in this recent downward trend.
I always consider myself lucky, because there a lot of folks in need much more than I am.
I give thanks to that.

 

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  posted on 10/7/2008 at 02:35 PM
I appreciate the comments, but I really hate it for the ones who got mouths to feed and can't make ends meet.

I'm lucky... until I can't get a job in three months!

 

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  posted on 10/7/2008 at 02:43 PM
I work for the railroad in southeast arizona [freight] things have slowed quite a bit for us, and im hoping I don't find myself laid off in january-feb. we haul our christmas stuff in august for the major stores and outlets, things were pretty slow then, not like last year!. 80 people were laid off here in the past 6 months. Tucson is a tough place to work and live, low wages, lots of competition, illegals willing to work real cheap. my wife is a nurse, so her job is pretty much secure, thank god!!.
 
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