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View Poll Results: Do you think your job is immediately threatened?
Yes 9 11.69%
No 55 71.43%
I lost my job and can't find another one 10 12.99%
Unemployed but not looking 3 3.90%
Voters: 77. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-11-2008, 02:55 PM
 
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...in the near future?

With all the talk about how bad the economy is, it'd be interesting to see what people think about their own situations. It's easy to watch some TV and say how horrible it all is but I'm asking about your actual situation. I suspect that the media is really over-doing the economic doom and gloom message and people panic somewhat irrationally-- this poll will help show how right or wrong I am.

I voted "no", not in the near future as far as I can see.

Would also be good to know what field you're in, regardless of what you answer. I'm an embedded software engineer.
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Old 07-11-2008, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Earth
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I sell software tools to the Aero & Defense industry. As long as they are still dreaming up newer and better ways to spy on people, blow stuff up, and kill and maim bad guys....business is looking pretty good.
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:21 PM
 
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Parole Officer. I remember my first year of college telling my peers this is what wanted to do (since middle school) and they sort of scoffed at the notion of going to school to be a PO. Some did not even know we needed degrees, but one thing everybody know is we (law enforcement) have stability and I am very grateful for that.
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I'm a software programmer. My job has been threatened for years due to offshoring.
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:11 PM
 
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Paralegal. Got a 6% raise on June 1. We have plenty of work.
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:20 PM
 
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I work for myself, but my wife is a dog groomer. Business is booming so much that they had to increase hours. Once again, the neg. stuff is very much regional (we are in KC). It isn't happening here.
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:22 PM
 
Location: The Frenchie Farm, Where We Grow 'em Big!
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I'm the house husband and my partner is in the medical field. Too many people that are sick. He's job is secure.
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Im self employed for the past 31 years. I sell a luxury. When times are good I do good. When money is tight I slow down. Slow down is the magic words. So far this year business is off 85% from 2005.

The posts so far are from recession proof trades people. When the real folks who represent the average work force start posting and telling their sad stories, those of you who live in a bubble might see how the other half lives. Yes there are millions and millions of Americans hurting real real bad right now. Never forget that.

I layed off my only 3 employees last September. None of them have found work since. These are skilled tradesmen, not laborers. Anyone in Real Estate related work now is in a whole lot of trouble.
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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If oil prices don't ease soon, I see myself unemployed after the first of the year, if not sooner. This really is a dire situation for me because I couldn't even make it one week without a paycheck because of my living standards and debt. Unfortunately I am unable to downgrade to a cheaper apartment until January and I am stuck with a gas guzzling SUV. My only hope is if oil prices ease to $100 or lower, which in today's market $200 is FAR more likely.
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:55 PM
 
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Not only do I feel I am safe, I am expecting a raise this pay month...
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