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  1. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    Does anyone have a plan if the **** hits fan (layoffs)?

    We are having voluntary wage reductions @ work & I am thinking the Gypsy-life would be sweet if it really gets bad. Just pack up the bikes, dogs & skis & say screw the rest then hit the road. Work here & there, camp a lot, until we find a place to call home or want to move on.

    Or it may be a fine opportunity to learn to drive a big rig.
     

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  2. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    If you do, save enough cash for a catastrophic health plan.
     
  3. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    If I didn't have kids, it would be awesome.
     
  4. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    Setting aside enough to get 6-months of living expenses in cash. Dropping our expenditures would stretch that to ~9-months assuming no job and unemployment. With that, we could easily get over a year on savings alone.

    I'm also buying a shotgun and likely a handgun for self-defense in our house. Crime has been escalating in our neighborhood...
     
  5. X3pilot

    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

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    :wtf:

    How's that working out?

    No kids, pack it up and roam.
     
  6. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Having a house and a kid doesn't allow us much in the way of flexability. My wife is a teacher so more than likely she won't lose her job until the country collapses.


    I have however been prepping my car.




    Good thing he had an Australian Cattle Dog with him.
     
  7. CBJ

    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    I thought you did this already ;)



    What do you do that makes you want to live like a Gypsy? Sweet Gypsy life only exist in the movies anyway.
     
  8. X3pilot

    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

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  9. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Since I bought my house 10 years ago my expenses have been dropped due to refinancing the mortgage and finishing off student loans. My salary has increased quite a bit so I have a nice chunk of savings, although having more post tax saving would be nice right now. By cutting a few costs I could get along for more than a year unemployed as long as I get the normal severance package. I would also have the time to sell all the crap I've been collecting but haven't had the time to try and sell.
     
  10. nelsonjm

    nelsonjm Monkey

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    This is what I would do in progression of how bad it gets and assuming moving anywhere in the world won't improve the situation:

    -Already have a few months savings built up while I look for another.
    -Cut back on services I have (telephone, cable tv) to pay for individual health plan.
    -Cut back job expectations and focus on just getting a job.
    -Get out of my apartment or share rent.
    -Start selling furniture, entertainment items (tv)
    -Load up on bear mace, firearms, and traps.
    -Buy a truck cap, move everything into my truck and live out of it.
    -Obtain camping equipment+water treatment items, stock up on fuel, oil+spare parts.
    -Move somewhere incredibly remote.
    -Find bigfoot.
     
  11. cannondalejunky

    cannondalejunky ease dropper

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    i plan on winning the lottery
     
  12. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    I've gotten a job within the last 45 days. Suckers.
     
  13. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    i plan on selling off rare records.
     
  14. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Getting a fat chick from the local trailer park preggo then sell the baby.
     
  15. Jeremy R

    Jeremy R <b>x</b>

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    All you need now is a mute long haired little boy that can sling a boomerang, and you are set for world domination.
    (that character ruled)
     
  16. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    and Robdadingus can be his right-hand man
     
  17. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    They are giving the option to buy a week of time off.

    CBJ- I've got alternative living quarters taken care of until late March....rent free. :D
    ...and I am chained to a computer all day making television.

    We have simplified our lives substantially in the last two years, but for different reasons.
     
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  18. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    Why sell it? Those are welfare gold....have a few of em and you won't have to work for the next 18 years
     
  19. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Maybe a hot mute chick that could sling a boomerang would be better... wait no that wouldn't work either.
     
  20. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    I have a severance package that guarantees 6 months salary & 12 months health insurance just so long as I remain in "good standing", however... this only applies if the company doesn't offer a relocation. I would be SOL if I declined the transfer.

    For the last year I have been buying quarter ounce Canadian Maple Leaf coins when I can get them under $225.00 - I'm saving those for AFTER the black helicopters arrive. :)
     
  21. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    I wouldn't get the checks. Can't trust the welfare mom not to spend all the dough on frozen pizzas and QVC.
     
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  22. KavuRider

    KavuRider Turbo Monkey

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    None.
    If it hits the fan, I'm screwed.
     
  23. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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  24. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    I'm going to travel the world on a snow tube built for 2 powered by an Australian cattle dog.


     
  25. dante

    dante Unabomber

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    My contingency plan: Don't have kids.

    Working well so far...
     
  26. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    That's not really a "contingency" plan. :D
     
  27. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    worst case i'd perform my job for bartered goods and food. :D

    you want a CT scan? that'll be a week's worth of meals, buddy!
     
  28. CRoss

    CRoss Turbo Monkey

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    I am just going to buy myself a sweet rain poncho. That way when the **** hits the fan I will not get covered in little pieces of ****. :D
     
  29. X3pilot

    X3pilot Texans fan - LOL

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    And you can be governor of Alaska!
     
  30. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    If the poop hits the fan and me and wifey find ourselves in some financial trouble, my plans consist of this:

    :panic:
     
  31. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Not really.....but at least I have my shiny new oppressive mortgage to keep me warm....
     
  32. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    You can burn all the late payment letters to stay warm.
     
  33. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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  34. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    Did I mention my heated in-ground pool?
     
  35. Sandwich

    Sandwich Pig my fish!
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    i'm so bad at being employed, I'd probably wind up joining the military. I have three years of experience in NOTHING...makes it hard to compete with people who actually have a focused professional background in something legitimate.
     
  36. jonKranked

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    Don't worry guys, a recession is the least of our worries. According to one Russian analyst, the US is going to break up in 2010.
     
  37. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    That would be hilarious if that happened before Quebec separates from Canada.....
     
  38. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    If it happens, does that mean the South finally won?
     
  39. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    Canada would still suck more.
     
  40. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    I read an article about him yesterday. If he is right I am moving to the east coast so I can be a part of the EU. :happydance: