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Hey baby, want a hot dog?
Jul 9, 2002
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Jimtown, CO
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.
 

stoney

Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde
Jul 26, 2006
14,615
1,610
Colorado
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...
 

stosh

Darth Bailer
Jul 20, 2001
21,996
158
NY
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.
 

CBJ

Turbo Monkey
Mar 19, 2002
11,042
1,333
Copenhagen, Denmark
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.
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.
 

Westy

the teste
Nov 22, 2002
36,955
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Sleazattle
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.
 

nelsonjm

Monkey
Feb 16, 2007
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Columbia, MD
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.
 

TN

Hey baby, want a hot dog?
Jul 9, 2002
14,055
1,267
Jimtown, CO
:wtf:

How's that working out?

No kids, pack it up and roam.
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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ire

Turbo Monkey
Aug 6, 2007
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Getting a fat chick from the local trailer park preggo then sell the baby.
Why sell it? Those are welfare gold....have a few of em and you won't have to work for the next 18 years
 

stosh

Darth Bailer
Jul 20, 2001
21,996
158
NY
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)
Maybe a hot mute chick that could sling a boomerang would be better... wait no that wouldn't work either.
 

Serial Midget

Al Bundy
Jun 25, 2002
12,737
1,427
Fort of Rio Grande
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. :)
 

Westy

the teste
Nov 22, 2002
36,955
3,780
Sleazattle
Why sell it? Those are welfare gold....have a few of em and you won't have to work for the next 18 years

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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Toshi

Harbinger of Doom
Oct 23, 2001
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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!
 

CRoss

Turbo Monkey
Nov 20, 2006
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0
The Ranch
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
 

Sandwich

Pig my fish!
Staff member
May 23, 2002
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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.
 

jonKranked

Press Button, Receive Stupid
Nov 10, 2005
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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.
 

TN

Hey baby, want a hot dog?
Jul 9, 2002
14,055
1,267
Jimtown, CO
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.
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: