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Old August 4th, 2009, 11:12 AM   #1
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Well we had been doing all right for a while, but as of this last week, the work hasn't been coming in....... hopefully it doesn't come to lay offs here

there are only 5 employees at my shop and 2 of them are the owners and one is the boss's step daughter
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Old August 4th, 2009, 11:18 AM   #2
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Our night shift just got laid off for the week. Us on days have to work 10hrs depending on work load. We have been working with a skeleton crew for over 2 years now.

1 in laser
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Old August 4th, 2009, 11:22 AM   #3
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I won't get laid off as I am a flat rate Auto Tech.......but I've been in the shop since 8 this morning and I have only done one alignment for the day and no other work.
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Old August 4th, 2009, 11:22 AM   #4
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hopefully I am safe for a while, I do all the mill programming and am the only one who knows the software in the shop
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hopefully I am safe for a while, I do all the mill programming and am the only one who knows the software in the shop
When they ask you to train someone you know whats up
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Old August 4th, 2009, 11:41 AM   #6
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no work for me either this shit is getting rediculos i got a jeep to finish damit.
people need to start crashing into there garage doors hammered again
dave you first
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Old August 4th, 2009, 11:51 AM   #7
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no work for me either this shit is getting rediculos i got a jeep to finish damit.
people need to start crashing into there garage doors hammered again
dave you first
Funny you say that my grandpa had a few too many and backed into the garage door. Funny thing was that it was just the hitch that hit it but it was right in a spot where the panels bend so we had to replace the whole door.

Anyways im out in wyoming right now for work and honestly it sucks out here too. Everything is slowing down everywhere.
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Old August 4th, 2009, 11:58 AM   #8
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hopefully it doesnt get too much worse before it gets better. i just got laid off last week and my wife finds out in the next couple of weeks if she still has a job or not.
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I talk to people all over the U.S. all day long and there is defiantly a trend out there. I can see specific areas of different stated fail depending on where my leads come in from through the month. I know things are getting bad when I start to get government employees for clients. Hang in there Jeepnxj96.
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no work for me either this shit is getting rediculos i got a jeep to finish damit.
people need to start crashing into there garage doors hammered again
dave you first
Did you call back my neighbor across the street?
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Old August 4th, 2009, 02:48 PM   #11
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Did you call back my neighbor across the street?
is she still waiting by the phone?
pm me her number again she didn't seem to eager to have it done
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Old August 4th, 2009, 03:20 PM   #12
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I talk to people all over the U.S. all day long and there is defiantly a trend out there. I can see specific areas of different stated fail depending on where my leads come in from through the month. I know things are getting bad when I start to get government employees for clients. Hang in there Jeepnxj96.
thanks....... hopefully I'll be the last to go, if it comes to it. Guess the wife will have to work full time and I'll be mister mom..... how hard can that be
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We've been way up and way down many times through this mess. Right now, we seem to be on the way back up. It sounds like others in the tool and die industry are also heading that way, so who knows if it will last or not.
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yeah who knows. we are not tool and die.. just a job shop, not sure which is worse lately
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My comapny put up layoff sheets if you want to sign up for a week or two. 2nd time in 10 years. I thought our company was doing well but I guess not as well as thought!
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I work in a lumber yard we are DEFENITLY slowing down also. If we keep this way I may be sitting on the side lines for another 30 days U figure if we make it till next summer all should settle down and the dust should fall to the ground and what is left is who it is...
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my wifes company (aerospace) is doing a plant shut down next week. but there are talks that they may be bringing back some people they laid off eariler this year.
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Well i got back for 2 weeks then i'm off for a week then back on for 2 weeks. Hang in buddy
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Old August 4th, 2009, 11:26 PM   #19
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I have not seen a steady paycheck since November. I just got a full time job with a company that seems to be ok. We'll have to see how things turn out.
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yeah, got some work in but nothing to call the press's about. Oh well it is what it is. I guess if I got laid off, I would finally spend some more time in the garage.
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