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Old 04-20-2010, 01:10 PM
 
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Old 04-20-2010, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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Seem like SLO has always had a fair share of cottage industries. Those based on either tourism, local food products, some tech, and some creative. I was surprised a few weeks ago I ordered to very high end sinks, and learned they are made in San Luis Obispo. A real niche company that sells nationwide.
Native Trails? They make some pretty fancy stuff and they're in my backyard

We also have Tennis-Warehouse, Ernie-Ball Music Man and Zoo Med which are extremely well respected in their field and they're based in SLO as well.

It's really interesting how many fairly large and well respected businesses are based in our little community.
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Old 04-20-2010, 03:51 PM
 
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Native Trails? They make some pretty fancy stuff and they're in my backyard

We also have Tennis-Warehouse, Ernie-Ball Music Man
Didn't most of the Ernie Ball operation move to Coachella Valley a few years ago? I think I remember something about cost of living on the Central Coast making it tough for them to keep the manufacturing part of the company there. Some jobs stayed but I thought the plant left.
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Old 04-20-2010, 04:23 PM
 
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Didn't most of the Ernie Ball operation move to Coachella Valley a few years ago? I think I remember something about cost of living on the Central Coast making it tough for them to keep the manufacturing part of the company there. Some jobs stayed but I thought the plant left.
Kind of. I believe MusicMan guitars and basses (the super high end stuff) are still made here in SLO, but Ernie Ball (they own MM) has moved over to Coachella. They still hire people here in SLO and I see ads in the New Times and whatnot for sanders, manufactuers and salespeople for the SLO office, so I'm assuming they're still around. I don't play Ernie Ball, MM or Slinkys so I'm not super familiar with them.
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:39 PM
 
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Thanks, I just know a little from my days living over there and also using their strings on my old guitar. So when I saw the article a few years ago it stuck in my brain.
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Old 04-21-2010, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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Native Trails? They make some pretty fancy stuff and they're in my backyard

We also have Tennis-Warehouse, Ernie-Ball Music Man and Zoo Med which are extremely well respected in their field and they're based in SLO as well.

It's really interesting how many fairly large and well respected businesses are based in our little community.
When I lived in SLO there was a high end hot tub builder. I think it was out on 227.
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:01 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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But even they are taking pay cuts. Right?
Most state workers have been on 3-day a month unpaid furloughs since last year which lowered their pay by almost 15%. The Governor wants to require them to pay more towards benefits and take a permanent pay cut when the furlough days end (maybe) in July. A lot of cities and counties have enacted similar cost cutting provisions and lay-offs at all government agencies are a possibility if normal attrition/retirements doesn't thin the ranks to a sustainable level.
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Old 04-21-2010, 08:44 AM
 
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I work for a County agency. At this point, we aren't doing furloughs. We are doing Voluntary Time Off. My particular division has not seen a pay increase in 2.5 years. On top of that, health insurance costs, cost of living increases just keep on going. I pay about $800 a month in health insurance premiums, up from abour $630 ish a few years ago. That, in addition to my husband being unemployed here in SLO county, has been making it EXTREMELY difficult. The only saving grace for us is that in these few years, my son went from daycare to school, cutting some of our costs.

Don't get me wrong. I feel VERY fortunate to have a job. It is just really hard to make ends meet.

As for layoffs, we aren't at that point yet. We are simply not filling vacant positions, which means even MORE work for those of us left.
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:41 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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I work for a County agency. At this point, we aren't doing furloughs. We are doing Voluntary Time Off. My particular division has not seen a pay increase in 2.5 years. On top of that, health insurance costs, cost of living increases just keep on going. I pay about $800 a month in health insurance premiums, up from abour $630 ish a few years ago. That, in addition to my husband being unemployed here in SLO county, has been making it EXTREMELY difficult. The only saving grace for us is that in these few years, my son went from daycare to school, cutting some of our costs.

Don't get me wrong. I feel VERY fortunate to have a job. It is just really hard to make ends meet.

As for layoffs, we aren't at that point yet. We are simply not filling vacant positions, which means even MORE work for those of us left.
Do more with less seems to be government's mantra!
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