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Old 9th December 2008, 05:48 PM
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On Sunday I went out to a desert camp with some friends and I met some new friends there (first time btw camping in the desert, it was freaking cold!) and one of the guys is a American from Chicago who worked in a real estate market and was telling me he has no idea what to do; he was thinking of packing up and going back to Chicago and work at his family's grocery store.

He told me the market was so messed up... its sad to hear whats' going on - but it's happening all over the world, Sony just laid off I believe 10% of it's workforce just today!

I wish everyone the best.

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Old 9th December 2008, 05:56 PM
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My job as a mum is a safe bet!
Still got 3 kids to look after every day...

Our company hasn't slowed at all.
We recently put on more employees.
Sure some projects may have been shelved ( some short term, others long term), but we still have more than enough work on the books and are still getting quotes in every day.

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Too much negativity Joey Dee. Read my post and stay positive. Attitude is everything. When one door closes another opens. When all doors are closed find the open window.

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Too much negativity Joey Dee. Read my post and stay positive. Attitude is everything. When one door closes another opens. When all doors are closed find the open window.
I think Xpat is right. I think ralphrau's true identity really is Tony Robbins!

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Old 19th December 2008, 05:43 AM
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Very very good reply.......Anthony Robbins, David Scwartz and most notably Donald Trump have taught during bad times it is always good for some talented ppl to prove thier worth. Companies tell me "it is bad time now could you give us good price for your machine?" I tell them every company has a choice- either stay in the dark or head towards the light outside the tunnel. Either become mediocre/history or be progressive."

My boss told me it's very bad time , I told him "fire me and save money" He smiled and said "That's impossible!"

Even if he had fired me I would have given one damn about it and would have learned form experience and moved on.

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A very good reply as well. I hope I can stick to it.
I just moved in 3 months ago coming from Egypt to work in the IT of a BIG real estate developer, and they just let go of me yesterday.
what really pisses me off is that they should've seen it coming. When I joined, they hired 5 other senior managers at the same time. They said they had plans to grow. I mean what the hell !! who grows like that even in a healthy economy? and how come they didin't anticipate or even consider that what happened in US can have even a slight effect over here??
My point is that it is not only the bad economy, but some employers were totaly irresponsible.

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My father lost his job in real estate, last week, and he's working on his compensation package. He's also looking at 3 other jobs, but we really wont' know before January... :\

They've since fired about 15 others.

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There is plenty of work in my line of work but I never take anything for granted, especially when my work can involve politics.

Good luck to everyone for 2009, lets hope we see an improvement on the current situation.

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well, m a senior utilities design engineer (design of water, sewer, storm, irrigation, fire fighting, DC Networks and facilities) and work for the international division of a big UK based infrastructure consulting firm and me and all my colleagues (who are left after the first group of us received their letters) are tooooooooooooooooooooooo worried....

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