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    who's unemployed

    wondering who is unemployed? I lost my job in Sep. I can't seam to find any thing out there right now. It really sux in Fort Collins for work right now. I was in construction. Now im trying to figure out what im going to do. I'm thinking about going back to school but I don't know if I can get a loan to cover every thing. Just wondering who is also is in this? Im riding dam near every day trying not to totally freak out.

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    Not totally there, but close. Jobs are a PITA right now. I have a few friends in the jobless and looking situation! I hae a job.....sord of, but am looking for one with better hours.

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    The soup lines will be forming soon. Welcome to the second great depression.

    But if you have the internet, you are doing pretty damn good right now.

    I'd say, take any job you can get, come on, you can get a job at Home desperate to hold you over. This one won't be as bad as the last, it will only last 5 years.

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    Who isn't?

    The circuit city on college ave. is hiring a couple positions if your desperate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    The soup lines will be forming soon. Welcome to the second great depression.

    But if you have the internet, you are doing pretty damn good right now.

    I'd say, take any job you can get, come on, you can get a job at Home desperate to hold you over. This one won't be as bad as the last, it will only last 5 years.

    All ready tryed Lowes and Home Depot cant get a call back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by $ally Hu$tle
    Who isn't?

    The circuit city on college ave. is hiring a couple positions if your desperate.

    I use to work for them years ago in PA. I can neaver work for them agen i had a fight with my maniger when he locked us in at night. So im baned from that company.

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    Call home depot back Push on them.

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    What sux is I had a part time job at the Trek Store in Loveland. But the business as dropped off so bad that I haven't had any hours for a long time. They had to lay off the only full time sails guy they had. Im a dam good mechanic I have worked in bike shops for years. But I cant find any one that needs any one right now. They are all just trying to stay in busness.

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    No wonder all those sad infomertials are playing right now....make money at home fast...etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    No wonder all those sad infomertials are playing right now....make money at home fast...etc.

    Yea things are really shitty right now. Starting to wonder if buying a new car in july was a mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulser
    Yea things are really shitty right now. Starting to wonder if buying a new car in july was a mistake.
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    Always check in sanitation or other less glamorous city works before it's too late. Sanitation always needs people, so do bagel shops and delis.

    Be creative!

    Things are better insulated out here, but I'm hearing from many friends and family back home that things are not so peachy, beyond the news spiraling it.

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    Ditto on the deli's. Safeway, King Soopers, Wally World, Target. They all need warm (drug free) bodies.

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    That's so funny, they're trying to file for bankcruptcy and yet still hiring and having huge sales, yet their debt is somewhere around 2 billion and their assets are over 3 billion how does that make you bankcrupt when you have a 1 billion more than you owe

    Quote Originally Posted by $ally Hu$tle
    Who isn't?
    The circuit city on college ave. is hiring a couple positions if your desperate.
    Seriously there's work out there to be found if you really want it, just depends how hard you want to work and how dirty and if you don't mind being a wellfare bum.
    One day your life will flash before your eyes, will it be worth watching??

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    Maybe they have 3 bn in assets and no cash to pay off the debt. Last I checked, we don't barter much anymore and creditors are not looking for assets other than liquid ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx
    That's so funny, they're trying to file for bankcruptcy and yet still hiring and having huge sales, yet their debt is somewhere around 2 billion and their assets are over 3 billion how does that make you bankcrupt when you have a 1 billion more than you owe



    Seriously there's work out there to be found if you really want it, just depends how hard you want to work and how dirty and if you don't mind being a wellfare bum.
    Bankruptcy is a protection while you restructure your business trying to find ways to be more profitable. Also what Jerk Chicken said is right on the money. The issue isn't their balance sheet or net worth it is the cash crisis that is the issue.

    But yes I am a vicitim of the economy. I work for "Big Oil" and I am being laid off on December 31st. What a great time after Christmas. No one is safe during this economic downfall. You would think an accountant with a CPA working for a stable oil company would be okay, I was wrong.

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    My wife is finishing school this semester and has been applying to jobs all over the place. She hardly even hears anything back, let alone gets an interview.

    One thing that does go up in times like these is college enrollment and I plan to take advantage of that. I'm looking for part time jobs teaching at colleges around Denver (I'm still have my job but need to make up for her unemployment). But I bet schools have to hire other types of employees to address the increase in enrollment. It might be worth looking into.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chinkerjuarez
    Bankruptcy is a protection while you restructure your business trying to find ways to be more profitable. Also what Jerk Chicken said is right on the money. The issue isn't their balance sheet or net worth it is the cash crisis that is the issue.

    But yes I am a vicitim of the economy. I work for "Big Oil" and I am being laid off on December 31st. What a great time after Christmas. No one is safe during this economic downfall. You would think an accountant with a CPA working for a stable oil company would be okay, I was wrong.
    Plenty of work here, including accountants and the Network Services Manager / Network Engineer I have been trying to find for four months. If there's a recession, it is not effecting us.



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    Quote Originally Posted by schnauzers
    Plenty of work here, including accountants and the Network Services Manager / Network Engineer I have been trying to find for four months. If there's a recession, it is not effecting us.



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    Network Services Manager

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    Sounds like Healthcare, they are pretty recession proof jobs. I've hit all the healthcare companies no responses as of yet. Maybe you need to put me infront of the hiring manager schnauzers hint.hint

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ithnu
    My wife is finishing school this semester and has been applying to jobs all over the place. She hardly even hears anything back, let alone gets an interview.

    One thing that does go up in times like these is college enrollment and I plan to take advantage of that. I'm looking for part time jobs teaching at colleges around Denver. But I bet schools have to hire other types of employees to address the increase in enrollment. It might be worth looking into.

    One thing I have noticed that seems to work (with office jobs) is the cold call application. We get four to five people a day walk in off the street and ask to fill out an application. They don't even know what's available. We've hired two of those people in the last two months. You'd be surprised what a little show of dedication (not desperation) will get you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinkerjuarez
    Sounds like Healthcare, they are pretty recession proof jobs. I've hit all the healthcare companies no responses as of yet. Maybe you need to put me infront of the hiring manager schnauzers hint.hint
    It's Pharma. Send me your resume and I can at least walk it to the Accounting Director.

    mitchell at schnauzers dot ws

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    I am waiting to start at UPS, had a decent job as a automotive technician, but morals had me quit that job.. (somehow having the boss scold me for not replacing good parts with new parts, just didn't sit right with me. and now I am fighting to get my last two weeks pay. To the extreme that I had to report it to the Dept. of Labor...)
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    How do complaints with the dept of labor go? Ever in the favor of the employee?

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    Good luck to everyone, but I sure hope that resumes and correspondence going out to prospected employers don't present the same spelling and diction seen in many of the posts in this thread...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulser
    Yea things are really shitty right now. Starting to wonder if buying a new car in july was a mistake.
    Buying a new car is always a mistake.
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    Don't worry guys, Obama is going to fix everything for all of us and start sending checks out soon. Remember, he promised that, so it must be true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    How do complaints with the dept of labor go? Ever in the favor of the employee?
    Still working on it I guess, soon as the smoke clears I may report the practices of said shop owner to whatever local news channel wants it, apparently this has been common practice at said shop, for 11 years. I know I don't like to get ripped off. Even if the customer "can afford it" IT IS STILL WRONG!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbjedi1
    Buying a new car is always a mistake.
    Not true. With 0.9% financing on my truck, my home value falling 10%, and every dollar I've put into my 401k this year disappearing my truck is the only thing with equity on it. Its been the best purchase I've made in 2 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ithnu
    Not true. With 0.9% financing on my truck, my home value falling 10%, and every dollar I've put into my 401k this year disappearing my truck is the only thing with equity on it. Its been the best purchase I've made in 2 years.
    Hahaha. That's the craziest true logic I've ever heard.

    So really, if you can swing it, within the next year would be the time to buy a house, put as much into your 401K as possible, and hang onto that 0.9% truck loan... or better yet, sell the truck, take the equity and buy something cheap that runs, be out of debt other than the house, and put the rest into savings as a worst case scenario buffer for life events. Right?
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    I was in construction.

    I dont know your background but if you have your own tools and the skills look into who is buying and selling forclosed homes. Typically when people forclose they leave house in shambles. Investors need to clean these up. My brother in law is pulling real good wages this way.
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    If things get really bad I can go back to what has always gotten me through the tough times before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmosebar
    I was in construction.

    I dont know your background but if you have your own tools and the skills look into who is buying and selling forclosed homes. Typically when people forclose they leave house in shambles. Investors need to clean these up. My brother in law is pulling real good wages this way.
    I'd like some info on that, I have a ton of construction tools, gathering dust.. And a good 6 years experience..
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    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    Don't worry guys, Obama is going to fix everything for all of us and start sending checks out soon. Remember, he promised that, so it must be true.
    Now you've done it!

    Our Dear Leader Chairman MaoBama will make everything right. All people will be equal and serve the greater good of the commonwealth. You won't have to worry about fancy clothes. We'll all have nice gray uniforms to wear courtesy of the collective.

    How wonderful life will be when a CEO will make the same as a burger slinger in Mickey D's. What a peaceful society we will be.

    Let's not all get crazy here. Economy is cyclical. What goes up must come down and so the story goes. Hang in there.

    I remember back in the 70's during the first recession. I can remember both of my parents were unemployed and we were living on food stamps. My clothes came from Two Guys (if you were from the NY/NJ area in the 70's you'd know the place - makes Wal-Mart look like Lord and Taylors) when I was lucky. Most of the time they came from someone else. Guess what? Things turned around eventually. Both found new jobs, both became successful, and life went on.

    It's Thanksgiving folks. Let's be thankful for what we have now and keep the optimism that things will work out and that our new leader(s) have the knowledge to make things work for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moustache rider
    If things get really bad I can go back to what has always gotten me through the tough times before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schnauzers
    ...Our Dear Leader ...
    Food stamps, eh? Communist.
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle
    Hahaha. That's the craziest true logic I've ever heard.

    So really, if you can swing it, within the next year would be the time to buy a house, put as much into your 401K as possible, and hang onto that 0.9% truck loan... or better yet, sell the truck, take the equity and buy something cheap that runs, be out of debt other than the house, and put the rest into savings as a worst case scenario buffer for life events. Right?
    I bought my first house 1.5 years ago, so there's no way I can (or want to) sell it. I need a dependable vehicle to get into the mountains. I'm still putting the same $$ into my 401k, I try and tell myself everything is just on sale right now.

    Buffer for life events? Like having cash to go on a snowboarding trip? That's what the part time instructor job at a college would be for.

    n the meantime I'm able to pay all my bills, but not save anything. So I'm screwed for any government assistance, maybe I should default on my house loan for a few months and get some government money to pay for it. I'll take that extra money, buy some gold coins and hide them in a chest somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek
    Food stamps, eh? Communist.
    Wow. I didn't think of that. You are right.

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    I wasn't pointing the finger at you, saying that's what you should do. I was more throwing it out there as a viable approach to a poor economy. That's actually what my wife and I are doing. I downgraded from a 2000 Tundra and 2000 A4 to a 1994 Toyota Pickup, but we are completely out of debt and have a sizable down payment as a result. We've been looking at houses for the past three weeks. You know, there are a lot of nice, cheap homes out there right now.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ithnu
    ...maybe I should default on my house loan for a few months and get some government money to pay for it. I'll take that extra money, buy some gold coins and hide them in a chest somewhere.
    What's scary is that I think there are folks that are actually contemplating that as a reasonable strategy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joelalamo45
    Don't worry guys, Obama is going to fix everything for all of us and start sending checks out soon.
    The current socialist administration did send out checks like Halloween candy...
    (with no economic incentives to build infrastructure, pure genious)
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    Quote Originally Posted by schnauzers
    Now you've done it!

    Our Dear Leader Chairman MaoBama will make everything right. All people will be equal and serve the greater good of the commonwealth. You won't have to worry about fancy clothes. We'll all have nice gray uniforms to wear courtesy of the collective.

    How wonderful life will be when a CEO will make the same as a burger slinger in Mickey D's. What a peaceful society we will be.

    Let's not all get crazy here. Economy is cyclical. What goes up must come down and so the story goes. Hang in there.

    I remember back in the 70's during the first recession. I can remember both of my parents were unemployed and we were living on food stamps. My clothes came from Two Guys (if you were from the NY/NJ area in the 70's you'd know the place - makes Wal-Mart look like Lord and Taylors) when I was lucky. Most of the time they came from someone else. Guess what? Things turned around eventually. Both found new jobs, both became successful, and life went on.

    It's Thanksgiving folks. Let's be thankful for what we have now and keep the optimism that things will work out and that our new leader(s) have the knowledge to make things work for everyone.
    Would you keep your mini-political rants off this forum? Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbjedi1
    Buying a new car is always a mistake.
    Quoted for truth.

    My only car payment (on a used van) disappears in December.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy
    Would you keep your mini-political rants off this forum? Thanks.
    2nd that. I've had enough politics for lets say...4 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ithnu
    Not true. With 0.9% financing on my truck, my home value falling 10%, and every dollar I've put into my 401k this year disappearing my truck is the only thing with equity on it. Its been the best purchase I've made in 2 years.
    Problem is its value continues to PLUMMET daily.

    Such is the nature of a new car.

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    I'm unemployed.

    Voluntarily.

    Does that count?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    I'm unemployed.

    Voluntarily.

    Does that count?
    Funny, most stay at home parents claim its just as much work...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    My only car payment (on a used van) disappears in December.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ithnu
    Funny, most stay at home parents claim its just as much work...
    Those are the wimmen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    maybe you can get something besides those toothpicks to ski on!
    Nope. I'm gonna save for a pad in the hills. Better that then sticks that I'll trash in 6 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Nope. I'm gonna save for a pad in the hills. Better that then sticks that I'll trash in 6 months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moustache rider
    If things get really bad I can go back to what has always gotten me through the tough times before.
    Whatchoo doin later, sweet stuff?
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR
    Tramdock has been sellin skis for CHEAP lately
    Bought my wife some G3 Reverends... I'm thinking maybe I'll steal 'em from her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Bought my wife some G3 Reverends... I'm thinking maybe I'll steal 'em from her.


    Hey, maybe now you'll be able to hang.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR


    Hey, maybe now you'll be able to hang.
    I'm thinkin' now she'll be waiting for ME.

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    I'm newly unemployed, too. Laid off 2x in 1 year, so grad school, here I come...
    On the bright side, at least my bachelor's degree is paid off, and we don't have any car loans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
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    Hey, them are just like my skis! They rock! And cover up for me lack of skill.
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    depends, are you rockin the 'winter hours'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinkerjuarez
    Bankruptcy is a protection while you restructure your business trying to find ways to be more profitable. Also what Jerk Chicken said is right on the money. The issue isn't their balance sheet or net worth it is the cash crisis that is the issue.

    But yes I am a vicitim of the economy. I work for "Big Oil" and I am being laid off on December 31st. What a great time after Christmas. No one is safe during this economic downfall. You would think an accountant with a CPA working for a stable oil company would be okay, I was wrong.
    Chinker,

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnauzers
    Wow. I didn't think of that. You are right.

    You probably drive on our roads too.
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    So. there is a post on another section of the MTBR board about spelling and if it matters. In general I'd say on a biking message board it isn't a critical issue; however, when you're off topic and talking about need a job/looking for work then take the extra time to proof read what you are posting.

    That being said, I'm in the finance industry and have hired two people in the past two weeks to work for me. If you're good there is always a place for you in the working world. It may be a step or two below where you want to be, but at this point in time the people doing the hiring have the power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbjedi1
    Buying a new car is always a mistake.

    I dont think so i had an old tacoma that was braking down all the time. So i traded it in on a used 08 subaru. They gave me 5k on my truck so i dont have a huge payment.

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    My speeling and grammer has always sucked, but it doesn't pay my bills it's my hot body!!!! But seriously, I'm a service electrician, not new construction, you peeps will always need lights in your house and power to run your computers to surf the porn ! Seen this comming about 10 years ago when the equity in homes started to jump ridiculously every year, thanks dot com ers for that one! O one other thing I bet all the unemployed legal Americans right now are happy our boarders have been wide open to let that cheap labor walk right on in here as 99% of this country turned a blind eye to the situation! After all that cheap labor made your home less expensive to buy NOT! How many people would work for 10 or 12 bucks an hour doing construction to feed themselfs and there families in a couple years. I'm pretty sure we will be going into a bad depression, so to work doing anything to keep from going to a soup line sounds pretty good, but all those jobs are going to be taken by illegals sorry. Glad I never invested in my 401K and just my bikes and toys cause I still got something to show for it :O) DISCUS amongst yourselfes!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcolo96
    My speeling and grammer has always sucked, but it doesn't pay my bills it's my hot body!!!! But seriously, I'm a service electrician, not new construction, you peeps will always need lights in your house and power to run your computers to surf the porn ! Seen this comming about 10 years ago when the equity in homes started to jump ridiculously every year, thanks dot com ers for that one! O one other thing I bet all the unemployed legal Americans right now are happy our boarders have been wide open to let that cheap labor walk right on in here as 99% of this country turned a blind eye to the situation! After all that cheap labor made your home less expensive to buy NOT! How many people would work for 10 or 12 bucks an hour doing construction to feed themselfs and there families in a couple years. I'm pretty sure we will be going into a bad depression, so to work doing anything to keep from going to a soup line sounds pretty good, but all those jobs are going to be taken by illegals sorry. Glad I never invested in my 401K and just my bikes and toys cause I still got something to show for it :O) DISCUS amongst yourselfes!!!!
    On a related topic of cheap labor, outsourcing, and not passing savings onto the consumer, I noted these bikes listed on your profile:

    Santa Cruz v-10 06
    Specialized Enduro Elite 06
    Yeti 4x,
    Yeti hard tail

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulser
    I dont think so i had an old tacoma that was braking down all the time. So i traded it in on a used 08 subaru. They gave me 5k on my truck so i dont have a huge payment.


    Then technically you didn't buy a new car.

    Good on ya.


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    A thought for those of us looking for jobs, or at least distraction during economic crunch-time:
    http://www.doleta.gov/USWORKFORCE/WIA/act.cfm
    **** censorship

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    3 of those 4 bikes were hand made in the USA my friend.

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    Me, and its almost impossible to secure a callback much less an interview.. or a job. Then again I never had great luck with it anyway. Worst part is its too dam cold lately to enjoy some nice sunny rides, I'm sure ill catch hell for that one but just prefer warmth !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whirl
    Me, and its almost impossible to secure a callback much less an interview.. or a job. Then again I never had great luck with it anyway. Worst part is its too dam cold lately to enjoy some nice sunny rides, I'm sure ill catch hell for that one but just prefer warmth !

    Yea i here yea i hate being cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcolo96
    My speeling and grammer has always sucked, but it doesn't pay my bills it's my hot body!!!! But seriously, I'm a service electrician, not new construction, you peeps will always need lights in your house and power to run your computers to surf the porn ! Seen this comming about 10 years ago when the equity in homes started to jump ridiculously every year, thanks dot com ers for that one! O one other thing I bet all the unemployed legal Americans right now are happy our boarders have been wide open to let that cheap labor walk right on in here as 99% of this country turned a blind eye to the situation! After all that cheap labor made your home less expensive to buy NOT! How many people would work for 10 or 12 bucks an hour doing construction to feed themselfs and there families in a couple years. I'm pretty sure we will be going into a bad depression, so to work doing anything to keep from going to a soup line sounds pretty good, but all those jobs are going to be taken by illegals sorry. Glad I never invested in my 401K and just my bikes and toys cause I still got something to show for it :O) DISCUS amongst yourselfes!!!!
    That's actually a really big problem now. They lay off all the expensive skilled guys ad hold on to the cheep mexican labor. The company I was working for would use labor for carpenters all the time. I keep hearing that people like me are going to be really valuable soon because there are so few guys that can do good work. But I don't see it. There is little value in a good job any more. All any one wants is for it to get finished as fast and as cheep as possible. with the cheep labor they don't want things like health insurance or unions. So its become really difficult to find a job in this busness that provides any kind of benifets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whirl
    Me, and its almost impossible to secure a callback much less an interview.. or a job. Then again I never had great luck with it anyway. Worst part is its too dam cold lately to enjoy some nice sunny rides, I'm sure ill catch hell for that one but just prefer warmth !
    Keep in mind that a lot of companies finished their fiscal year on Sept 30 and probably just had their FY09 budgets approved. Most open req's get put on hold until this process is complete but once its done it goes quick. Stay on it and you'll get a call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Quoted for truth.

    My only car payment (on a used van) disappears in December.
    One payment left on the van here. Sadly it will probably only last another year.

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    Thankfully volkswagens audis and porsches are still breaking and people aren't buying new cars right now. Unfortunately it's not doing much for me being on my bike more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcolo96
    you peeps will always need lights in your house and power to run your computers to surf the porn
    YEAH!! Power Ops BABY! WOOT!! WOOT!!

    They(The media) are saying commercial property will start to turn south. Retailers won't be able to pay their rent cause people are spending less. Loans in default. More losses on wall street. More job losses. Less spending. Wait haven't we been there already?

    Good job Nickle on getting out of debt.

    Has anyone heard of wholesale auto dealers?

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    Consider me unemployed.
    I do work retail in Boulder as of October and have been hammered with little hours.
    Forced me to find a second job, so I will be working with Boulder Parks and Recreation in January-March.
    That doesn't help, so I'll be working at The Boulder Community Hospital in their Therapy Pool. It's not alot of hours, so more than likely, I'll hit up a temp. agency for some 'office' work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChromedToast
    One payment left on the van here. Sadly it will probably only last another year.
    Mine's good for another 100K miles... since it only has 101K now.

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    Dumpster diving???

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    Quote Originally Posted by papawheelie
    Keep in mind that a lot of companies finished their fiscal year on Sept 30 and probably just had their FY09 budgets approved. Most open req's get put on hold until this process is complete but once its done it goes quick. Stay on it and you'll get a call.
    Eh... if your 08 fiscal year ended in Sept then your 09 budget should have been completed by last July. Just sayin.

    On the flip side of your point.. I'd guess many companies are just holding back on layoffs until after year end. Most private companies try to avoid the PR of laying folks off right before the holidays if they can help it.

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    Good luck with the temp agency. I looked into working with one as a transition from the time I moved until I secured permanent employment and I rarely received any opportunities for work outside of the occassional mock interview to assist with training HR people in the health care field.

    Currently, I'm under employed. I was a high school teacher in AZ, however I hated it there and I wanted to move away to a place where I can bike and snowboard and the temp doesn't reach 118.

    I looked into education jobs and office/administrative stuff, etc. Sadly, I only received a handful of interviews and the most promising offer I received was in retail. It was disappointing considering that I have professional clerical/AR/management experience. So no teaching position for me and no shot at a business type job.

    However, I'm not sure which has been worse, the fact that I had trouble finding work or that I have trouble securing a second job? I'll admit, I'm very picky about what I want to do in the afternoons/evenings.

    I'd love to go back to grad school, but I don't want to go into greater debt to do it. And you can only do so much on $11 an hour.

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