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Old 09-25-2008, 01:08 AM
Location: vagabond
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^great time for me to be getting into multimedia design--and in the travel/outdoor sports arena to boot.

EDIT: awesome signature quote, southdown. reps just for that.
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Old 09-25-2008, 02:02 AM
Location: Ohio
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Originally Posted by southernmeltdown View Post
With the way the economy is going if america should fall into another depression which jobs do you think will be impacted first and which do you think will survive and thrive?
It isn't really a question of which jobs will "survive and thrive," because all of them will. It's going to be a question of the number of jobs available.

You have about 152 Million in the workforce now, with 53% of households having two-wage earners.

10 years after the depression ends, you'll be lucky if the workforce is 110 Million to 112 Million, with maybe 10% to 15% of households having two wager earners. You might not even have that many. With so many permanently out of work, it would be a matter of good public policy to severely tax two-income families so that more families can have at least one wager earner.
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:03 PM
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I think lower paying jobs would have the greatest beginning risk. It would be maids, lawn service, store personnel, etc who would suffer first. Salesmen would go down next. After that, I guess it is a toss up as to who could hang on the longest and still get paid for their job.

Of course, I stay so broke...we could be in a recession for a few months before I noticed.
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