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Thread: how many have lost or their hours cut

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    Super Member C.Cal Quilt Girl's Avatar
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    Had a real one till last fall, so now I have 2 macro/very parttime, but spoke to someone today, that knows of one more macro/very parttime, Who knows with enough littles, will keep afloat Could be in much worse shape, have to be grateful for the good things:)

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    I've only worked 3 weeks so far this year. My retirement fund is almost gone already (mutual funds not the IRAs). I got a call yesterday about a possible 10 week assignment that pays about $2.00 an hour less than what I usually get as a temp and it's a lot farther away but what can you do? I hope I get it.

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    A little over a year ago a 10% of the people working at the hospital I work at lost their jobs. We were warned a month in advance it was happening but didn't know who would loose their jobs. That was a rough month. Strangely enough they cut from the top not the bottom. Most people were in management. We were top heavy. Us peons kept our jobs. I was changed from 5 eight hour days to 3 twelve hour days. I was just happy to have my job and benefits. The nice thing is with four days off I have more time to sew. I am blessed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtHomeSewing
    Most of the jobs are not lost, they have simply been moved to China, India and other far off places where companies feel it is in their best interest to replace American workers with workers who are paid pennies an hour and have no benefits. Don't expect much improvement until Americans put on enough pressure that policy makers end unfair trade practices.
    that is so true a lot of companies are going overseas to pay cheaper wages. we are also feeling the pinch as the orders are getting smaller and smaller, thankfully we have a pension to fall back on

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    My DH still has his job but he is salary & had 4 paycuts last year! We are fine but hope no more cuts have to happen. Our youngest just got a job with a lot of overtime. He's been unemployed for close to 6 months. This is a whole new type of work, so it is good experience for him. Hope he likes it because he sure needs the money!!! I pray everyday foir this economy to turn around and jobs available again!

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    My thoughts and prayers are with you all that the economy will turn around quickly. I'm retired and have SS, which the government didn't give us a 2% raise because the cost of living didn't go up. I wonder which planet they live on because the cost of living has gone up where I live.

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    I was laid off almost 2 years ago after over 13 years at the same company. I firmly believe there's a reason for everything that happens. I now cook more instead of us eating so much fast food, get to the grocery store early, and I get to sew a whole lot more. I can hit all the sales first thing in the morning. I do miss my friends from work, but we usually get together for lunch about once a month. Fortunately, our house and cars are paid off, so it's not quite a burden to us as it is for others.

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