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Old 02-27-2009, 02:52 PM
 
Location: West Creek
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Hey every one just curious about how ever one is doing here, with all this bad economy mumbo jumbo.

As for me the Rock Haulig buisness is steady! Thanks to all those School Projects and SAWS projects, However one of my trucks have been acting up lately and I've lost around 10,000 this month, and half of it was because of repairs the ther half was missed work. (rebuilt transmission, new PTO, and Gaskets) Unfortunately one of my drivers quit so I am not renewing the trucks registration and insurance, I'll make it with one truck as I am due to owe Uncle sam 3,000 (I dont want to Immagine what I am going to owe under OBAMA ) and lateley thanks to the city, the demand for asphalt has gone up so I raised my price somewhat to make up for the lossess.

Other than that, I'm doing pretty well. how about you guys if you dont mind me asking
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Old 02-27-2009, 03:29 PM
 
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My family owns a small business (since '86). We make and sell cleaning chemicals & compounds. We also distribute janitorial equipment. Thankfully, we are also doing great!!!!! Business is better than ever
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Old 02-27-2009, 03:34 PM
 
Location: West Creek
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My family owns a small business (since '86). We make and sell cleaning chemicals & compounds. We also distribute janitorial equipment. Thankfully, we are also doing great!!!!! Business is better than ever
Great to hear that, San Antonio has alot of distribution jobs, but not everyone qualifies, you need a CDL and driving experience. The majoroty of workers here a super lazy and take advantage of insurance. I swear when I was at Coke there was this one guy who lived off "lite duty" When I was at labbat and old man waited till his probation period ended, then he suddenly pulled his groin. My lazy driver never cleaned the trailer bed so every weekend I'd spent hours scraping dry asphalt off the bed.
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Old 03-29-2009, 11:48 AM
 
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I've seen LOTS of new cars (temporary license plates) driving around lately. Some of the retail places like HEB and Costco are packed when I go, even during the week. Houses seem to be selling quickly, too. Maybe it's just me, but things seem to be okay around here.
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Old 03-29-2009, 01:05 PM
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I was out at the outlet mall in San Marcos yesterday. There no sign of a recession or even a slow economy there. The parking lot was absolutely packed.
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & San Antonio, TX
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Why do all these comments feel like whistling past the graveyard in the dark? I KNOW there are people and businesses in SA that are hurting.
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Old 03-29-2009, 08:12 PM
cwh
 
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Why do all these comments feel like whistling past the graveyard in the dark? I KNOW there are people and businesses in SA that are hurting.
Even in good times there will be people and businesses hurting. However it hard to say there is a serious recession when the mall parking lot is packed.
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Old 03-29-2009, 08:44 PM
 
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Unfortunately one of my drivers quit so I am not renewing the trucks registration and insurance, I'll make it with one truck as I am due to owe Uncle sam 3,000 (I dont want to Immagine what I am going to owe under OBAMA )
You shouldn't have a problem buying a couple of extra trucks if you are making more the $250000
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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I'm optimistic, at least in aerospace. There will be a bunch of jobs opening later this year - mostly filled through local contracting houses. Composite, electrical and computer experience are serious plusses.
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