economic crisis!!

How is it affecting to your business?
Do u save money?
Did u lose something on big investment?


~ermm.. i know my parents are holding pretty good. They have 2 companys, so WE try to make order in both of them. Our products are cheap, so people buy it. Its been a lot of problems with shopping centers who are closing soon (payment problems).
~all in all... we think we are going to survive next year. (:

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8 replies since 26th December 2009 • Last reply 26th December 2009

i have a grand total of about 130 shekels to my name. (thats about $31 usd.) i moved overseas, and its easier to find work in a country whose language i cant speak than it was in michigan.

im glad i moved. things have been looking up ever since. the only thing i wish was different was for my kitty to be here. Happy

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aww, sorry about your cat. I know thats hard.

and yes, it is easier to find jobs overseas, I worked many years in Europe before coming back to Canada. I can't find anything. They all say I am too qualified or not enough

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too qualified??

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Yes Courtney, unfortunately there is such a thing, being "too qualified".

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such as if you wanted to go stack shelves in a supermarket for a bit of extra cash, they'd rather you be on tills at checkouts or something else a little more technical if you had a degree etc - true story
I also think people are put off when they see my CV cuz it just goes - dog dog dog dog dog dog. So would rather employ someone who wasn't going to go off and do something else in a year or so.

we would be struggling with or without the reccession due to a few things but bills are going up. Feels even worse when you don't have a job. I had one for 2 months but had to leave due to a few things that I won't go into.

What I am seeing is a lot of pubs in the area closed down and boarded up, small independant businesses don't really survive either because it's usually stuff that don't interest the majority or too expensive because its an independant shop. It's areas like this that suffer most - former industrial towns, not sure why.

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so sad but true guys, people are scared to give out jobs to people who may leave for a better job.

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I don't have a business, so this doesn't affect me that way, however it means having to tighten my belt at home. Crafting has helped me with making clothes last longer or to update clothing to give tane lease of life rather than buying new clothes. I cancelled my mobile phone contract when it came to its end, as well as cancelling my gym membership, so that saves me about £70-£80 a month!! Other than that I am having to sell bits and pieces. Mainly tightening my belt, like counting pennies to buy my bus ticket to Uni or for food.. it's deffo been hard.

How has everyone else managed?

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We've definitely been cutting back...but we're actually managing pretty well, and in the process of paying off all of our debt...in about 10-11 months we should be debt-free!

But we're doing pretty well, nothing drastic.

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