To be honest,
i am baffled how people propose a "possible economic fall".
Here is my story:
I used to live in the states for a about a decade, i have seen 9/11 happen etc...although "at heart" i am European and are now living back in Europe
with my wife which is American.
What baffles me is the fear of people about a "possible economic fall".....because the economy was already SHIATE back 9 years ago....basically right
around 9/11 when it got REALLY bad.
I have lived in Illinois and i have seen people laid off left/right...all the really big companies like Motorola, United Airlines etc. Working at temp
agencies for SHIATE wage, health insurance was a luxury many did not even have.
Computer programmers and software engineers who studied for years..ended up in warehouse jobs, working for $9/hr without health insurance and were
HAPPY they had this job....commuting from Wisconsin and other near states for a warehouse job w/o health insurance.
Later on i moved to TN which was way, way worse...while in IL a job for $10/hr was still kind of reasonable...in TN you were lucky if you GOT a job at
all....and of course wage was way lower, $6, $7 per hour.
What i am saying: The economy collapsed LONG AGO with 9/11 a major trigger...so what else is there to fear? If anything, you probably were just lucky
that it just got you recently..and not already 10 years ago.
As for Europe.....economy here not that MUCH better, still quite ok eg. in Germany....(if you found a job, that is)...but eg. really, really shiate
here in Spain. But this also already for quite some time...not "in the future".
* What is the "solution"?
Well i am not really competent to give solutions for an economic crisis...i can only tell from my own experiences where the VERY HARD time while we
were in TN, unemployed, did something good. Because i started to get into "internet marketing" (with all that free time on hand)....basically i am now
being my own boss and not working for someone else. Not rich by a LONG SHOT...but it pays our bills.
They key is ADAPTION. Dont fool yourself and think that "employment" is a guarantee for anything, because it is not. In this economy things change
from one day to the other. IF you are unemployed, use the time and see that there is something positive to it because it enables you to learn things
you couldn't do before in a 9-5 job.
The worst thing you can do is sit back and "cry" because it is not constructive - or spend time crying about "the great job you had"..while not
looking forward and DO something. Also, think about alternatives, maybe something you never did before...heck it could be something odd as writing a
book or making a web site etc...which is better than sitting and whining about the past.
This would go too far now...but short: If you have a computer and internet you CAN make money....there are freelancer sites and similar....you can
write articles etc....web design, data entry..offer services..you can hire really cheap people from countries like India/Pakistan which make web sites
for ridiculously cheap...resell them..basically you can establish a whole business and make sh*tloads of money.
Heck you could call up business from the yellow pages up and down and offer them cheap web sites etc..etc... LOTS of opportunities out
edit on 28-7-2011 by flexy123 because: (no reason given)