(Closed) is the economy really affecting you?

posted 12 years ago in Career
Post # 3
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Of course!  From buying groceries to gas… the prices have gone up on everything… it affects all of us.  I work in the consumer products industry so if people stop buying gizmos, I could be out of a job.  And the housing market is completely unstable for anyone looking to buy or sell. 

Post # 4
29 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was working as a temp since last Aug. and probably 1/3 of the time, there was no work available. Thankfully, I’ve finally found a full time job, but even now things are still a little tight.

Post # 5
508 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

yep.  work situation is shaky, but the whole team has stayed on because there aren’t opportunities elsewhere.  so, we’re keeping our heads down and our hopes up.  oh and fingers are definitely crossed!

Post # 6
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

i graduated in may and have yet to find a full time job… i have literally applied for over a hundred positions.. it’s exhausting, the competition is awful, and even the company i interned at for a year couldn’t afford to hire me full time.

i’m just trying to not give up and keep on trying… eventually i will find something. rising prices are really getting painful, but it’s also teaching me to be more thrifty than ever.

Post # 7
4 posts

The economy is kicking my ass.  I just graduated and moved across the country to be with my Fiance 3 months ago.  Dont get me wrong, Colorado is gorgeous, but I know no one. I have not been able to find work and my list of contacts is zero.   Plus, with the weak dollar our dream honeymoon is seriously being scaled back to something more local.   I just keep thinking – this time next year, I will have a job, be married, etc…

Post # 8
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

Like spicyturnip, the economy is also kicking our ass! It’s definately not a pseudo-recession.  I live in Los Angeles where it feels like everything is high and steady climbing and the gas prices coupled with the cost of groceries are two of our biggest expenditures.  I have a teenager out of school for the summer and devistating our refrigerator, so I know that doesn’t help. We have cut back on a lot and tried to trim the fat, but there are just times when it doesn’t make a difference. I feel bad for anyone having to plan a wedding during an economic downturn.  It’s not as bad as it could be, but I can definately tell the difference between now and even 8 months ago. 

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