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unemployment?

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by stratton, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. Nov 10, 2008 at 7:25 PM
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    stratton

    stratton [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys and gals, just wondering how many of you are affected by the poor economy and financial downfall. Anyone seeing layoffs yet?
     
  2. Nov 10, 2008 at 7:27 PM
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    Mr.Fahrenheit

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    not yet, but cant afford to stay where i live so i gotta move.... :(
     
  3. Nov 10, 2008 at 7:27 PM
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    joedirt

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    The city in Ohio that DHL uses is going to be hurting soon.

    I thought I heard on the news tonight that Circuit City is going under now too.
     
  4. Nov 10, 2008 at 7:28 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    im going back to work tomorrow after being out the last 4 months with my neck injury, but i have heard they had layed off a few people a week or so ago. i feel sorry for anyone who is outta work now, especially with the economy and things the way they are.
     
  5. Nov 10, 2008 at 7:28 PM
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    Dentinskillet

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    Not yet, but they have cut my hours..
     
  6. Nov 10, 2008 at 7:30 PM
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    stratton

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    Yeah i heard that circuit city is filing for bankruptcy protetcion. They already closed 155 out of 700 stores.
     
  7. Nov 10, 2008 at 7:31 PM
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    hoosiertaco

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    Yeah, the news I heard was bankruptcy protection. They are going to stay open through Christmas I believe.
     
  8. Nov 10, 2008 at 7:31 PM
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    joedirt

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    If Best Buy goes under, I'll be like a kite caught in a hurricane. I won't know where to go for my electronic goodies.
     
  9. Nov 10, 2008 at 7:32 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    i have also heard that when i get back, they will be cutting more hours too. its getting kinda scary, not knowing exactly what all is gonna happen.
     
  10. Nov 10, 2008 at 7:33 PM
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    Mr.Fahrenheit

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    this is a depressing thread........
     
  11. Nov 10, 2008 at 7:35 PM
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    stratton

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    Its a scary time for everyone. Since i am not traveling now my pay was cut in half. And I am in the office with nothing to do. There is no way my company can afford to keep 5 people employed untill this spring. I know its a matter of time. I have been thinking about building some wood crafts to help make up for lost hours. But i would need to invest in a bandsaw. HAHA the wife doesnt see my logic in that.
     
  12. Nov 10, 2008 at 7:37 PM
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    stratton

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    Damn your right sorry for starting it. How about them Bills. LOL I was so happy at the start of the season. Now there is no way they can make it to the bowl.
     
  13. Nov 10, 2008 at 9:01 PM
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    Mz_TazComa

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    I've been out of work 5 months now. I'm not sure mine is completely due to the economy. I was a project mgr for a law firm in Manhattan and we merged back in '02. I knew the writing was on the wall from then, it was just a matter of time til the reorganization took place and it finally got to my position.

    I honestly didn't think it'd take me this long to find another job. They don't even want to talk to you unless you have some type of college degree. I worked right out of HS. I learned everything from the jobs I've had and always moved myself up the ladder. I guess that little piece of paper does mean something after all. :confused:

    I'm going to pursue my degree but I need work now. I just started bartending school today. I figured I might be able to make some xtra cash off the books that will help pay the bills. I always wanted to do it when I was younger but never did.
     
  14. Nov 10, 2008 at 9:45 PM
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    I got laid off about a month ago from the great american automobile company known as chrysler, sucks to be the youngest tech at a dealership
     
  15. Nov 10, 2008 at 9:46 PM
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    I have long time that I can't make any hour overtime and . LAX The live is too hard I don't can recommend.
     
  16. Nov 10, 2008 at 9:48 PM
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  17. Nov 10, 2008 at 9:51 PM
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    I work for a telecommunications company.......we're expanding at a 100mph.
    But the city I work in is an oil/gas community. Not sure what's going to happen there.
    THe city I live in is a mining town....potash.....i was a miner for a while. Potash was $82 a ton when I started.....it's $800 a ton now. They're growing FAST!

    Needless to say no housing crunch here....our housing prices increase all the time thanks to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center & the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (love that gov't money!)

    WE HAVE ALOT TO BE THANKFUL FOR THIS YEAR. And you folks that have been hit hard in these trying times are always in my thoughts. Guss I'm getting old.....I don't just think about myself/my family only anymore.

    Sorry for the soapbox.....I get on my Dennis Miller pedestal once in a while.
     
  18. Nov 10, 2008 at 10:39 PM
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  19. Nov 11, 2008 at 1:32 AM
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    i got pulled in for a meeting on halloween just after fininshing a big project for the welding company i worked for on thursday night then right after the meeting when they cut our hours they layed me and another guy off
     
  20. Nov 11, 2008 at 2:46 AM
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    They run 24/7 where I work. This year they are shutting down for Thanksgiving and Christmas to save on overtime:(
     
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