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Old 11-19-2008, 05:48 PM
 
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I have some buddies that work at paper mills. and building materials and most of them have been going through layoffs about 2 weeks out of the month. now they announce about 3 weeks in dec.

anyone else have friends or family facing layoffs or works. It is really getting tough out there. I am in the northwoods and alot of the jobs are tied to trees and I guess the demand is really really down for most stuff


gonna be a cold winter up here...aaarrrrggghhhhh.....
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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Things are really slowing down in the Auto sales industry. My sales manager has layed off the HR lady and a few maintenance guys. Luckily I work in a body and shop and as long as cars are coming into our auction we'll have something to clean/fix.

Sales are slowing way down though... Pretty scary.
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:37 PM
 
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Not yet, but after Christmas all bets are off.
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:05 AM
 
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These layoffs are affecting everyone everywhere. I meet contractors nearly every day who have gotten so slow they either had to let a few of their crew go, or are doing all the work (what little there is) themselves.
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:29 AM
 
Location: kronenwetter
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I know one person who was laid off. He is excited because they gave him an education package. He is going back to school and going into the medical field.
I opened up a daycare in August. Business is booming for us. We are licensed for 105 kids and we are up to over 60. We keep adding staff. All our parents are still working.
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Iowa
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Dubuque has held its own until recently. Our company dismissed workers in other areas but left Dubuque's workforce alone. The economy is beginning to slow here too. I'm the first name on the list of potential force reductions should they happen. As slow as it is getting for us, I can't see how the company can keep me around. I really wish they would allow me to become a seasonal worker. I'd be fine with a few months of full time ice fishing.

What is probably going to happen is a further reduction of the work force. The cut won't be temporary. I've worked in numerous states and foreign countries. So the idea of picking everything up and relocating isn't new to me. Living in Wisconsin has been great!! It may be short lived. There are some other job opportunities in Iowa but they're so far west that interstate commuting won't be possible.
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:58 PM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
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I have some buddies that work at paper mills. and building materials and most of them have been going through layoffs about 2 weeks out of the month. now they announce about 3 weeks in dec.

anyone else have friends or family facing layoffs or works. It is really getting tough out there. I am in the northwoods and alot of the jobs are tied to trees and I guess the demand is really really down for most stuff


gonna be a cold winter up here...aaarrrrggghhhhh.....

not where I work, we cannot hire enough people.
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:12 PM
 
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Not yet, but after Christmas all bets are off.

UPDATE: DH just found out today that he is #4 in the entire midwest so he's happy and feeling a lot more secure. Phew!
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Old 12-03-2008, 05:47 PM
 
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I just got a new job and my wife just got a raise and we drove down to Chicago and bought a new saab. We went to Nevada for vaction and are spending more money than ever. I guess we are the lucky ones, we have a nice savings and health insurance, OH we are also looking for our first home. I'm buying up stock left and right. Remember buy low sell high.(3rd grade). I was in car sales but when life hands you lemons make a lemon farm. I'm in finance and making more money than ever.

Yeah things are pretty tough.
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:19 PM
 
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Note to self: Don't ever get too smug It has often been said, many are only a few paychecks away from a bad situation. Humility is key...with that in mind, life continues to be "good" for us.
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