posted on Oct, 3 2010 @ 08:51 PM
OP gotta say, if your day to day conversations are anything like your post, I understand why people wouldn't want to spend much time around you...
kind of a downer. I realize you're in a tough spot but these days, so is everyone else. When your family says that don't have enough to pay their
bills and yours too, I'm sure that's the truth. I don't know anyone personally who has not been affected by unemployment, one way or another.
To those of you who quickly tell him/her to go find work... that's not as easy as it sounds. A lot of people are doing things for themselves they
used to hire out to save some money. This in turn affects the sales of whatever services they were using but now aren't, so compeition for
everything is tougher. Add to that all of the unemployed people that are already taking your advice and taking another piece of a smaller pie.
Things really are tough all over.
I'm in an area that is supposedly not as hard hit as most but I see the damage. Granted, I work in the construction industry; particularly hard hit.
With that said, I know (ex) construction superintendents that have been mowing lawns this summer to keep the cash flowing. Almost everyone I know
has either been laid off, had hours cut, wages cut or some combination. Of course my family members have been impacted as well and when they're in
trouble, I really can't help out because I've got less coming in than I'm accustomed to.
Not sure exactly what my point is here other than to tell those of you that haven't been directly impacted by the economic meltdown, the effects are
very real and far reaching. Count your blessings.