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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-09 02:00 AM
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69. Construction projects cancelled all over the city. 800 out of work in my Union.
Not real good. I've been laid off for two weeks, supposed to get a call back next week but we'll see. It's going to be bad for a while. Guys in the carpenter's union are being told to come back in two years.
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  -What does the recession look like where you are? SidneyCarton  Feb-06-09 01:03 PM   #0 
  - many people are ashamed of their situation, people are standing at intersections  Lost4words   Feb-06-09 01:25 PM   #1 
  - I have seen much the same thing.  SidneyCarton   Feb-06-09 01:31 PM   #2 
     - You have a good heart. From your mouth to Gods ear!  Lost4words   Feb-06-09 01:56 PM   #14 
  - The house across the street from my house is now vacant,  FrenchieCat   Feb-06-09 01:33 PM   #3 
  - Aaah. You're in the pretty part of the state.  SidneyCarton   Feb-06-09 01:38 PM   #4 
     - I'm in the East Bay Hills.....with a 180 view of San Francisco and San Mateo from all of my windows!  FrenchieCat   Feb-06-09 01:48 PM   #7 
  - More crime.  azmouse   Feb-06-09 01:43 PM   #5 
  - Yeah, the crime has been bizarre.  SidneyCarton   Feb-06-09 01:51 PM   #9 
  - We've definitely seen a lot more crime in our area.  crispini   Feb-06-09 02:22 PM   #28 
  - Austin, TX  Fleshdancer   Feb-06-09 01:43 PM   #6 
  - May fortune continue to smile upon you then...  SidneyCarton   Feb-06-09 01:49 PM   #8 
  - I had to completely edit my original post  Fleshdancer   Feb-06-09 01:52 PM   #11 
     - No problem...  SidneyCarton   Feb-06-09 01:55 PM   #13 
  - i am paranoid about my neighborhood...  bevoette   Feb-06-09 02:20 PM   #26 
  - I hate to fuel the fire of paranoia....  Fleshdancer   Feb-06-09 02:45 PM   #39 
     - wow - thanks! good resource...so there are 10 in my zip code...  bevoette   Feb-06-09 02:53 PM   #43 
  - OK, i found this - KXAN reports local unemployment at 4.8% at end of 2008  bevoette   Feb-06-09 02:38 PM   #36 
     - first of all...I LOVE your user name!  Fleshdancer   Feb-06-09 02:52 PM   #42 
  - Those who are able move in with relatives, even friends not hit as hard.  Lost4words   Feb-06-09 01:52 PM   #10 
  - I think you're right, and it chills me to admit it.  SidneyCarton   Feb-06-09 01:54 PM   #12 
     - I believe in the courage and strength of the American People.  Lost4words   Feb-06-09 01:59 PM   #18 
  - North Carolina. We are expanding and hiring. (Pharma company) n/t  greguganus   Feb-06-09 01:57 PM   #15 
  - That's good to hear.  SidneyCarton   Feb-06-09 01:58 PM   #17 
  - I only know of one person laid off. My sister who is a graphic designer for auto companies. n/t  greguganus   Feb-06-09 02:01 PM   #19 
  - What Comapny? I want to move back to NC  Top Cat   Feb-07-09 09:24 PM   #53 
  - I'm in Greensboro. There's been some pain here...  mwooldri   Feb-08-09 05:54 AM   #62 
  - My situation's a little unique...  JeffreyWilliamson   Feb-06-09 01:58 PM   #16 
  - Oh, I'm sure its being censored.  SidneyCarton   Feb-06-09 02:02 PM   #21 
  - Thousands Stood In Line For Job Fair  Numba6   Feb-06-09 02:01 PM   #20 
  - If nothing is done, it will look much worse.  SidneyCarton   Feb-06-09 02:04 PM   #22 
  - I see myself , I'm number 1217 WOW thanks for the Pic!!  Lost4words   Feb-06-09 02:10 PM   #23 
  - My kids can't get jobs that pay their student loan payments.  DevonRex   Feb-06-09 02:13 PM   #24 
  - I'm in much the same position.  SidneyCarton   Feb-06-09 02:29 PM   #32 
     - It makes me so angry that people like you and my sons, who did everything right,  DevonRex   Feb-06-09 02:47 PM   #40 
        - Thanks. We're all crossing our fingers.  SidneyCarton   Feb-06-09 02:48 PM   #41 
  - A Giant Elephant. nt  JohnnyBoots   Feb-06-09 02:17 PM   #25 
  - Volunteers sought here (Lehigh Valley, PA) to put together some type of "pack" for people living  WinkyDink   Feb-06-09 02:21 PM   #27 
  - The Devils work...  SidneyCarton   Feb-06-09 02:31 PM   #33 
     - I hope you caught my sardonic tone.  WinkyDink   Feb-06-09 02:39 PM   #37 
        - I did.  SidneyCarton   Feb-06-09 02:43 PM   #38 
  - Over the hill from you in OC  rufus dog   Feb-06-09 02:23 PM   #29 
  - It's funny.  SidneyCarton   Feb-06-09 02:33 PM   #34 
     - is it all bad judgement?  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Feb-06-09 03:12 PM   #46 
     - Perhaps not.  SidneyCarton   Feb-06-09 03:54 PM   #47 
     - Or lower incomes n/t  eridani   Feb-08-09 05:34 AM   #59 
  - Dallas\Fort Worth with 43,000 jobs lost...it aint nice around here...HP really screwed the metro are  uponit7771   Feb-06-09 02:27 PM   #30 
  - I'm unemployed and my husband is underemployed  prolesunited   Feb-06-09 02:28 PM   #31 
  - I've seen this from the other side.  SidneyCarton   Feb-06-09 02:37 PM   #35 
  - I see fewer people at the grocery stores.  ColbertWatcher   Feb-06-09 02:57 PM   #44 
  - Orange County  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Feb-06-09 03:09 PM   #45 
  - Amazing, isn't it?  SidneyCarton   Feb-06-09 03:56 PM   #49 
  - I was hit by the downturn this week...  Meshuga   Feb-06-09 03:55 PM   #48 
  - I'm sorry to hear that.  SidneyCarton   Feb-06-09 03:57 PM   #50 
     - Thanks,  Meshuga   Feb-06-09 04:02 PM   #51 
  - Miami - joblessness, foreclosures everywhere....  Sarah Ibarruri   Feb-07-09 08:14 PM   #52 
  - I live in Philly.  Baikonour   Feb-07-09 10:15 PM   #54 
  - Tampa, FL: The number of homeless people and street prostitutes  Colobo   Feb-07-09 10:29 PM   #55 
  - Here in Fargo the stores and malls are empty. Deflation is rampant  Odin2005   Feb-07-09 10:32 PM   #56 
  - I've noticed more houses in my neighborhood with for sale/rent sign out  rainbow4321   Feb-07-09 10:37 PM   #57 
  - NC. Glad to hear greguganus say he's in a good area. Ours is starting to feel the hit.  bertman   Feb-07-09 11:11 PM   #58 
  - It's fine here. n/t  crimsonblue   Feb-08-09 05:43 AM   #60 
  - Early retirement after 1000 cut at headquarters  eridani   Feb-08-09 05:44 AM   #61 
  - The Military is taking this opportunity to expand  Optical.Catalyst   Feb-08-09 05:58 AM   #63 
  - Real jobs have been disappearing here since about 2000  cherish44   Feb-08-09 12:39 PM   #64 
  - I am in DC area and we are somewhat insulated from economic crisises...  DCBob   Feb-08-09 12:51 PM   #65 
  - A lot of houses for sale by owner  treestar   Feb-08-09 06:55 PM   #66 
  - A bad market is not the time to try to save on a realtor's fee.  avaistheone1   Feb-09-09 01:41 AM   #68 
     - They could be finding that out  treestar   Feb-09-09 11:32 AM   #70 
  - in chicago it is not so bad, but  mopinko   Feb-08-09 06:58 PM   #67 
  - Construction projects cancelled all over the city. 800 out of work in my Union.  MrSlayer   Feb-09-09 02:00 AM   #69 
  - Are all these people standing in line for a tax cut?  Numba6   Feb-09-09 11:53 AM   #71 
 

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