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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Toshi, Jan 29, 2009.
anyone care to guess at how high it'll go? in U-3 terms? U-6? shadowstats.com terms?
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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.
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?
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.
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.
Whats your point? Am I supposed to bleed because these families are extended beyond their means?
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?
DING DING. Wife and I are well above 6 figures and we're flat broked due to credit. FAIL
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.
YOUR fail. No one else's.
We're already very close to double digits here in my county.
Has housing gone straight down the tubes? Just wondering how "resort" type places have fared in this mess.
nope ... he is a victim of the system.
he hasn't been engaging in enough positive thinking
****ing disaster. That's how.
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.
It's amazing how drinking some beer makes everything better.
The lack of tourists this year is causing substantial pain.
Dang. I'll bet that's a blessing and a curse, eh?
Beer sales are down. Liquor sales are up.
Sounds like the beer industry needs a bailout.
I, for one, will have my 5 gallon buckets under the nearest brewery taps when the necessity of a bail-out becomes imminent.
Well I am doing my part to keep them afloat.
I'm pretty sure I've got that covered. In fact, Deschutes Brewery is expanding. I'm pretty sure its cuz of me.
Even in Orange County, I'm flat dumbfounded how so many people are still getting bottle service. Fvcking lame.
This is America, so about 90% of the population has the same fail
Orange County NY or CA?
Do you *really* think that people are getting bottle service at the rte 17 diner in Goshen??
I think your percentages might be a bit low.
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:
Have housing prices in/near to downtown held up okay? The Bend sprawl is a mess anyway...
No, you gained employment. I suspect you held out for something better and probably had more than one offer in the meantime.
Like anywhere, downtown stuff is going to weather better, but it's still a downward spiral.
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.
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.
Journalists have never been good with numbers and statistics.
Neither have statisticians for that matter.
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.