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  1. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    anyone care to guess at how high it'll go? in U-3 terms? U-6? shadowstats.com terms?
     

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  2. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    How does all this take in affect dual income families? My brother's wife just got laid off. It wasn't that long ago that a single income family was the defacto norm.
     
  3. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    the corollary to your question is: how many of this dual-income families lived within the means of a single income and budgeted for the possibility that one of the two might lose their job?
     
  4. pumpkinator

    pumpkinator Monkey

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    what timing for that as i just so happened to get me a second a/c company to work for today while out riding my bike above all things but haven't worked for my usual one in over a month..winter, very, very slow but i'm not unemployed. eh.
     
  5. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    If you've been unemployed for more than one year and have followed the unemployment program of seriously applying for 2 jobs each week... and have been rejected by 102 different employers you have to face facts. You are unfit for employment and the statistics they generate.
     
  6. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Whats your point? Am I supposed to bleed because these families are extended beyond their means?
     
  7. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    i applied for something like 40-50 jobs before i got my first real job (IT director for a hotel group), this all before med school. does this mean i'm half unfit for employment?
     
  8. Knuckleslammer

    Knuckleslammer took the red pill

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    DING DING. Wife and I are well above 6 figures and we're flat broked due to credit. FAIL
     
  9. dan-o

    dan-o Turbo Monkey

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    On a positive note, my Cousin took a $75k buyout from Chrysler at thanksgiving. He was an engineer in the auto industry for 10+ years @ ford and chrysler. He just accepted a job (albeit in Texas) making more money in another industry and his wife (oncology nurse) also found a good job there.
     
  10. SkaredShtles

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

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    YOUR fail. No one else's.
     
  11. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    We're already very close to double digits here in my county.
     
  12. SkaredShtles

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

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    Has housing gone straight down the tubes? Just wondering how "resort" type places have fared in this mess.
     
  13. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    nope ... he is a victim of the system.
     
  14. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    he hasn't been engaging in enough positive thinking
     
  15. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Gang probed by the Golden Banana

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    ****ing disaster. That's how.
     
  16. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Based on an article I read, Bend has been hit the worst by the housing bubble.

    I have been near or at single income since I got married 9 years ago. My wife has worked a few part time jobs for a few months here and there, but nothing substantial.

    She is now in school with hopes to get a job in 18 months. Maybe the job market will be kinder then.
     
  17. SkaredShtles

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

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    Excellent...

     
  18. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    It's amazing how drinking some beer makes everything better.
     
  19. SkaredShtles

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

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    Iab Ftmfw!
     
  20. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    The lack of tourists this year is causing substantial pain.
     
  21. SkaredShtles

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

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    Dang. I'll bet that's a blessing and a curse, eh?
     
  22. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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  23. dan-o

    dan-o Turbo Monkey

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    Sounds like the beer industry needs a bailout.
     
  24. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    I, for one, will have my 5 gallon buckets under the nearest brewery taps when the necessity of a bail-out becomes imminent.

    :cheers:
     
  25. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Well I am doing my part to keep them afloat.
     
  26. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Gang probed by the Golden Banana

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    I'm pretty sure I've got that covered. In fact, Deschutes Brewery is expanding. I'm pretty sure its cuz of me.
     
  27. reflux

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  28. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    This is America, so about 90% of the population has the same fail
     
  29. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    Orange County NY or CA?
     
  30. dante

    dante Unabomber

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    Do you *really* think that people are getting bottle service at the rte 17 diner in Goshen?? :bonk:
     
  31. SkaredShtles

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

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    I think your percentages might be a bit low. :D
     
  32. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    I really need to get that mini-fridge for my office....

    Bottle service at my desk.

    The epitome of bad ass.


    This is what I want to do:

     
  33. sam_little

    sam_little Monkey

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    Have housing prices in/near to downtown held up okay? The Bend sprawl is a mess anyway...
     
  34. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    No, you gained employment. I suspect you held out for something better and probably had more than one offer in the meantime.
     
  35. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Gang probed by the Golden Banana

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    Like anywhere, downtown stuff is going to weather better, but it's still a downward spiral.
     
  36. boogenman

    boogenman Turbo Monkey

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    If people would just buy what they can afford and ignored the dumb f^cking media the problems would be a lot smaller.

    You create your own reality based on your opinions. I'm in the Automotive business and I am doing fine. The market is down 33% from last year but my income is down about 9%. Why? I am not going to fall into the trap that the media is portraying to everyone. Most people still have have jobs, most people still make what they did last year.

    The ball is still rolling, but it is up to the rest of us to decide if we want to help keep it going or if we want to stop it. I'm keeping it going, I'm going to be better off than everyone else in the long run.
     
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  37. CRoss

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    The whole doom and gloom is getting annoying. Oh no! Look even skier visits are down 7% at the resorts across Colorado. What they do not tell you is it is down 7% compared to last year which was the second best year ever. Last year was only 30,000 short of the record season of 2006-2007. Then the new unemployment rate was released this week for Colorado. 6.1% Oh my god the rate has not been this high since? The depression? The last major recession? Nope, a whole five years ago.:disgust1:
     
  38. CBJ

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    Journalists have never been good with numbers and statistics.
     
  39. SkaredShtles

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

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    Neither have statisticians for that matter. :p
     
  40. dan-o

    dan-o Turbo Monkey

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    Yep.
    While most guys in my trade had a miserable year we kept growing. Not as much as I'd wanted, as the competition was brutal, but I aim high.

    For '09 I'm increasing marketing, prices and adding services. It's like _There Will Be Blood_ out there and the weak will get slaughtered. If your goal is merely surviving prepare to stand in line.

    I honestly believe that Americans function best in times of adversity. Hopefully I'm right or we're going to scare ourselves into an economic apocalypse.