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Unread 01-08-2009, 11:04 AM
 
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I had a friend get laid off, but he found another job right away. And a co-worker got laid off but he has another job already too.
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Unread 01-08-2009, 12:11 PM
 
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Unread 01-08-2009, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Well last year, my company laid off 140 folks and I knew a number of them, but only one friend, who is still out of work.
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Unread 01-09-2009, 06:39 AM
 
Location: SC
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I know 3. One has been unemployed for one month, one found a job the next day, another has been employed for 2 days but has offers which would force him to move (yuck) and he has independent work laid out a couple days a week but looking locally for full time.

If you look at our numbers and how long they are unemployed, it isn't that bad is it?
Thanks for you input. Hopefully this will help newbies see that yes we have lay offs but individuals aren't unemployed for long.
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Unread 01-09-2009, 04:56 PM
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Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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That's not the problem with the economy though, its the credit crunch and how its affecting car and home sales. If it is not fixed soon then the problems wall street is having will affect main street more.
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Unread 01-09-2009, 06:02 PM
 
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I wasn't talking economy problems...
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Unread 01-10-2009, 06:47 PM
 
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Unread 01-10-2009, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Here's a little piece on CNN. I focused on the page from the person from Colorado Springs:
"I thought I'd find a job easily. I have three degrees, and I live in Colorado Springs, a town with a large pool of government and military-related jobs. But after an 11-month search, I was offered only one job, as an IT specialist. It was a great job with great benefits, but it only paid $36,000."
from

Take this job - or shove it - Lisa Brake - 55% pay cut (3) - CNNMoney.com

Pretty sad (and scary) stories.
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