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Old 03-14-2012, 08:50 PM   #1
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Default Bad week.

It started last Friday when I took the 5er into the shop for a slide problem. I got home and was picking up the car and headed to work. My wife fell and broke her right leg. Lucky I was there and got her splinted and hauled off to the emergency clinic.

Tuesday afternoon they laid me off. Work has been slow and I had been on overhead since Christmas.

So now things need to get better.....

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Old 03-14-2012, 10:46 PM   #2
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Aw... so sorry to hear that Ken. Sorry about the wife and definitely hate to hear about your employment. We keep hearing this economy is on the rise, but I still have my doubts. It's an election year and who knows what to believe. I better stop before I get political and get a demerit.

Good luck to ya Ken. You will be on our minds.
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Employment still seems to be down all over , at least from what I see and hear around here.
One of the locale coal mines (non union) just laid off 40 people on three shift's.
Glad I'm retired !
"The only way to tell if a Political is lying is to look see if his lip's are moving "

Sorry abt the bad luck Ken !
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Old 03-15-2012, 03:56 AM   #4
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Wow, that's tough. A double whammy!
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Employment still seems to be down all over , at least from what I see and hear around here.
One of the locale coal mines (non union) just laid off 40 people on three shift's.
Glad I'm retired !
"The only way to tell if a Political is lying is to look see if his lip's are moving "

Sorry abt the bad luck Ken !
John,

I keep seeing these reports that the employment situation is improving and all these new jobs created but I just don't see it happening.

There was a report on ABC Evening News, a couple of weeks ago. The report stated that many of our jobs are coming back from China. The reason they went there in the first place they said was "cheap labor". So why come back, labor is still higher here in the U.S.? The report went on to state: that is correct, but they had learned that the American worker produced (I think it was) 4 times that of a Chinese worker.

I'm sitting there thinking this is propaganda. Not true and it "just ain't happening". I would tell people, do NOT be fooled by what is reported on our news media. They are part of the problem, not the solution.

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I was planning to retire and get a job as a Walmart door greeter, but walmart is no longer using door greeters...so much for plans.

Seriously, I can probably get a lower level engineering job at 60% of what I was making.

But I do have a good lead to do some contract work, three days a week in my field.

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Jim:
As far as I'm concerned, the "BIG THREE" networks are greatly influenced by the current administration and can't be trusted to be UN-bisesed, so far "FOX" seems to be UN-touchable.
The unemployment stats may be down a bit but that could be because the numbers reported only show what is currently on unemployment and not the total of the current plus those whose unemployment has run out and are still looking for job's .
As to job's coming back , I can't see it, the work was farmed out to China and Mexico with "NAFTA" because of cheap labor NOT better quality of produced goods, the real problem in this country seem to be a combination of "MISMANAGEMENT" AND GOVERNMENT REGULATION not the real American Worker !
There's my rant for the morning, I've been up since midnight (one of those night's) and I can get on a real SOAP-BOX on all of the above but will try not to here.
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I was planning to retire and get a job as a Walmart door greeter, but walmart is no longer using door greeters...so much for plans.

Seriously, I can probably get a lower level engineering job at 60% of what I was making.

But I do have a good lead to do some contract work, three days a week in my field.

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I'd do better at Lowes or Home Depot , I've seen all the "Home Improvement" series and re-runs ;-))) .

Good Luck with what ever you wind up doing !

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Ken...

What is your field?

BTW, my take home is half that of my last job, and a third of what I made when the Islamists knocked the towers down. If the house wasn't paid for we would be so screwed.
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Sorry to hear about the bad news Ken...Hope your lead turns into something concrete.
Hope the wife is doing better as well.
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