Mar 09, 2009 3:03 AM GMT
Most of us "older" guys are pretty well established so will do ok. But I wonder about (1)some of you younger guys who are in college needing work to make ends meet so you can stay in college. (2) guys that finished college and still unable to find work. (3) guys that in the last several years have been getting established, and all at once lose your job. (4) other equally devasting situations. I hope you have some family to help you through, or some kind of 'safety net' you can rely on. We should watch each others backs especially if one of our own is falling through the cracks so to speak and has no one to give a damn and to help them. If someone needs help man ask for it. many of us can do some steering that can help, or there are guys in your area who could and would I am sure lend a hand. Times are rough for some, and going to possibly get worse. Just something to think about as the possibility of a need to reach out for each others good may be a reality now or maybe in the near future. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Do you have a "tough economic" experience of your own to tell that may help someone experiencing it now realize they are not alone? Ever had someone lend you a hand at just the right time?>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I have experienced quite a few "bumps" in life, here's just a couple. In 74' I lived in Michigan, I had just about completed my first home, and was suddenly without a job, someone steered me to a job, and i was greatfull even though with that job I was just barely able pay my bills so i could keep my home. my house had an open basement that needed brick or stone on the open side, so I checked aroung and A farmer gave me field stone, and I was only able to afford two bags of mortar mix at $1.26 per bag every other week, so I was able to keep making progress in spite of lack of money and finish it over a 4 month period. Another time my children and I lost our home to a fire, and believe me it was at the absolute worst timing financially. That very day some people got together and gave us $300.00, so we could meet some immediate needs and someone else rented us their empty family home with no deposit, so we had a place to go to. Through the years things got much better and I was able to help other people out, so I was able to pay back by "paying it forward" to help someone else. What have you been through in your own private recessions? If you need help tell someone, after all most of us have had some rough times and would be glad to lend a hand in some way !!!