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How's the economy treating you these days?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by surfsupl, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Jul 12, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    surfsupl

    surfsupl [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am in the construction business and have been fortunate to be working for the last 3 months...............but now it has seem to have dropped off...........I partly think it is the economy (that's a given) and maybe with kids out of school some may be traveling as well, and yes people do not want to put money into their homes at this time. I'm finding myself this week looking into the next couple weeks and wondering where the money may be coming from just to survive. Anyone else relate?.................
     
  2. Jul 12, 2010 at 12:32 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I, too, am in the construction industry, and the economy has been treating me much like my Dogs treat the grass when they shit on it.
     
  3. Jul 12, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    surfsupl

    surfsupl [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thats a great way of putting it.....................that would make a good bumper sticker...............
     
  4. Jul 12, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

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    Well said Chris, well said.
     
  5. Jul 12, 2010 at 12:38 PM
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    surfsupl

    surfsupl [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm the type that goes crazy not doing anything constructive.............I have ran out of things to do at my own house...........I've never understood and never will those people who sit around all day doing nothing and are happy.............unless they are collecting a government check it 3 different names................
     
  6. Jul 12, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Yeah I am like you and like to be constructive. Now I am not super constructive and keep myself busy allllll day, but I always got something to do here or there. But at the end of the day I like to put my feet up and relax with my dog. I to cannot understand people that just sit around all day and watch TV. Get out!!! Go do something!!!:cool:
     
  7. Jul 12, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    I've been very lucky (knocking on wood). I got pounded in the last recession (The Dot Com bust). I've been working throughout this one. I got laid off last year in June but I was working a week later and I've been rolling along since. It hasn't hit my sector of the economy too bad yet. I'm in IT and I've been doing for a long time. I'm just keeping my head down and mouth shut until things turn around.
     
  8. Jul 12, 2010 at 12:54 PM
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    The economy is great! Oh wait nvm the government owns me :(
     
  9. Jul 12, 2010 at 12:56 PM
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    paintdiddy

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    i work for the state at night and they cut all the overtime big time.i do hvac during the day for myself.its all stupid service calls and no big new installs.im definitely not making what i did last year.i really dont care.nothing i can do about it.it is what it is. im not struggeling to pay bills. all my bills are paid for at the end of the month so its not that bad.maybe next year will be better. i have alot of union electricians that are out of work for 2 years already..ouch
     
  10. Jul 12, 2010 at 12:57 PM
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    duckcmdr

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    That's great! I've have been laid off for a year and 3 months. I have been working part time at a golf course to pass the time and get a few dollars. I'm hoping things turn around Tuesday, I am goimg for a second interview for a job that will pay pretty good.
     
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    Economy treats me fine (+1 for being military)... minus the 20% loss on my house
     
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    well i am in the military so i have a steady paycheck, but my investments have sure taken a beating over the past few years. i would love to be able to get out of the air force and finish school up, but with the job market the way it is I would be afraid I wouldn't be able to find a job.
     
  14. Jul 12, 2010 at 1:12 PM
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    Fortunatley, Im far from finished with shit around my house. Wifey keeps me pretty busy, as do the dogs. AND.....When I get really board, I can grab the boat, and take it for a spin :)
     
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    I'm a commissioned auto parts salesman and my income is down about 20%. Needless to say it sucks, not to mention my house is worth 50k less than I owe on it and I put 70k down with a conventional 6% loan. So far I've been able to keep my credit rating good and I'm not going deeper into debt, but I don't know how much longer I can last at this rate, especially with our taxes going up next year.:mad:
     
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    I'm in IT and still working. Although our customers aren't spending what they used to putting in equipment. This is an oil and gas town so I think the economy is hurting their business budgets.
    Working for a telco helps though!
     
  17. Jul 12, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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    Supermarket business in the northeast is doing well. Stop & Shop grew at a faster rate than walmart last year. Just got a new three year contract in place. Truck and wifes Acura are paid. To top it off, I just got my mortgage under 100k. 40k down in about five years.

    My 401k took a beating, but the gold fund has taken off. All in all, my plan for retirement at 55 seems good.
     
  18. Jul 12, 2010 at 2:17 PM
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    I though Obama was gonna create millions of jobs.
     
  19. Jul 12, 2010 at 2:19 PM
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    Lets all prey to God to help us and our economy. Whatever we do, lets not take our eyes from him.
    Take care and God bless
    vbibi:(
     
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    how is the economy treating me? like i ran over it's dog!!

    wife got laid off. she is going back to school. nursing. so it will be a long time till she pulls a paycheck.

    my job? pretty stable, but governor ARNOLD, just ordered that all state workers get minimum wage..until a state budget is passed. FUCK! i bust my ass..worked in a dark tunnel all weekend doing engineering things. i am blessed that i have a job..but all my plans have been dashed.
     
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