effected by GEC? Tales!

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    Feb 04, 2009 1:57 AM GMT
    As with any major event in world history, the global economic crisis now has its very own acronym (GEC).

    I was retrenched from my well-paying hotel manager's job just before Christmas (fucking thanks Santa!) due to the major downturn in business. I have since picked up some casual work as I look to continue my career in management.

    Problem is, there is absolutely nothing out there - and a recent economic review suggests there will be another million people out of work by the end of this year in Australia.

    Bad times indeed.

    I am not wanting to garner sympathy for my personal position, but I would be interested to hear other RJ'er's experiences with the current economic crisis, as far as personal situations are concerned.

    xx cronker
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    Feb 04, 2009 2:43 AM GMT
    I survived a round of layoffs at my company. Working in IT, I've grown accustomed to the fact that no one's job is secure. I just press on and try not to worry about it. I'm thinking about getting out of the private sector and maybe look for a government job. Seems like they're the only ones not downsizing. icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 04, 2009 6:32 AM GMT
    Tragically, I had to effect the sale of my Oxford English Dictionary.






















    j/k... I would never part with it.
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    Feb 04, 2009 6:39 AM GMT
    cronker saidProblem is, there is absolutely nothing out there - and a recent economic review suggests there will be another million people out of work by the end of this year in Australia.


    Oh noes, Fable... did you read that? icon_sad.gificon_cry.gif
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    Feb 04, 2009 6:54 AM GMT
    i was affected icon_smile.gif positively icon_smile.gif

    i was promoted, work on average . . . .15 more hours a week. and was able to break away from being half way supported by my parents.

    i continued my spending like it has been since highschool, when i want something i get it, or i save and get in in the near future.

    so i was happy with everything hehe, the $4.50 gas prices as annoying but $100 a month on gas still isnt that bad to me
  • ShawnTX

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    Feb 04, 2009 1:21 PM GMT
    I hate to say it, but I've benefited from the GEC. Moving to Texas with nothing but my clothes and my computer, I've had to buy everything for my new apartment. With the exception of my sofa, I got everything on sale. I've found some great deals on clothing as well.