: How is your job?



Revrend
06-04-03, 01:03 PM
Everyone doing okay? Decently stable at their place of business? I know things are frightening for me with our economy, the company is doing lil layoffs every other week it seems (10-15 people) I would love to get out of here...but kinda hard to find somewhere new to go!

You guys doing okay?

Elvis
06-04-03, 02:41 PM
I'd have to lay myself off, which would mean continuing to work without a paycheck. I need to hire somebody, but can't afford to yet. So I'm doing three jobs at once for the same amount of money I was making two years ago.

The good news is that right now there is available talent out there. Five years ago when I could afford it, all the good ones were working in jobs that offered better benefits, so I couldn't get them. Thank you, Mr. Clinton.

Mr. Bush is slowly changing the economy so that small businesses will be better able to compete with the larger ones in the employment market. This is the way it was back in the early 80's when Mr. Reagan was in charge.

Some economists believe that a minimum of 6% unemployment is good for business. I believe it now. Oh, the things I could do with a few extra hands around here.

elwesso
06-04-03, 03:37 PM
I got my hours cut BIG TIME!! They cut our budget almost 18% for the rest of the year, so my wages are going down drastically..... After the season is over (golf), i'll probably be looking elsewhere, that is, unless membership goes up!

Anddew1
06-04-03, 05:59 PM
Lucky enough to work for the city. And enough seniority to help keep me somewhat secure...I've got it good I guess.
Wish I could make more money. But while everyone wants more money, no one wants to pay more. I do after all..get paid by the taxpayer.

AKPsiMC03
06-04-03, 06:28 PM
I just graduated from college with a BA in business admin, concentrating in marketing anf finance. and now cus i cant find a job, im mowing lawns for less than $10 and hour :(

BUILDINGCTSAMG
06-04-03, 07:09 PM
Originally posted by Elvis


The good news is that right now there is available talent out there. Five years ago when I could afford it, all the good ones were working in jobs that offered better benefits, so I couldn't get them. Thank you, Mr. Clinton.

Mr. Bush is slowly changing the economy so that small businesses will be better able to compete with the larger ones in the employment market. This is the way it was back in the early 80's when Mr. Reagan was in charge.

Yes because clearly having a crashing stock market a weak dollar and people unable to find jobs with good pay or benefits is much fairer to the workers:banghead:

Elvis
06-05-03, 10:59 AM
weak dollar sometimes good, strong dollar not always good.

crashing stock market is bad--don't look now, it's back over 9,000.

certain people are not intended by the Creator to work, which is why we have welfare, medicaid, and food stamps. if you don't believe me, go buy fast food or watch the flagman on a road crew at rush hour.

I didn't say that people unable to find jobs with good pay or benefits is fairer to the workers. I said it makes for a better business environment.

Which do you wanna be--worker bee or bee keeper?

JerseyGirl
06-06-03, 01:47 PM
The Caddy parts business all just about stopped completely! Business has sucked trying to sell parts. Good thing I got this new business working for Realtors..pay is pretty good & they keep me extremely busy. Don't have time to do anything anymore..but I figure in a few years, I will have enough money saved up to relax with! :D

Ralph
06-11-03, 03:30 AM
Originally posted by Elvis
weak dollar sometimes good, strong dollar not always good.

crashing stock market is bad--don't look now, it's back over 9,000.

certain people are not intended by the Creator to work, which is why we have welfare, medicaid, and food stamps. if you don't believe me, go buy fast food or watch the flagman on a road crew at rush hour.

I didn't say that people unable to find jobs with good pay or benefits is fairer to the workers. I said it makes for a better business environment.

Which do you wanna be--worker bee or bee keeper?

Very true, society needs poor people to be garbagemen, and build houses, etc. 'cause I'm not getting my hands dirty!:D

tstclr
06-11-03, 07:29 AM
I work in service at a Cadillac dealer-so as long as they still keep breaking, I'll have a job.
Todd

elwesso
06-11-03, 10:59 AM
DONT SAY THAT!!!!!

You should say "as long as people keep neglecting them, i'll have job" :D

tstclr
06-16-03, 09:58 PM
Your right. I should have re-phrased that. Actually, it's exciting to work at the first stand alone Cadillac-Hummer dealership in Canada. All the big wigs from Cadillac were out last week for our grand opening party. They brought along the XLR and SRX. Sweet?
Click here for some quick photos I took:
http://members.rogers.com/tstclr/xlr1.jpg
http://members.rogers.com/tstclr/xlr2.jpg
http://members.rogers.com/tstclr/xlr3.jpg
The SRX is quite a vehicle also. It is designed to handle, accelerate and brake better than the BMW M5 when equipped with the 315hp VVT Northstar. This puppy had all the options- DUAL sunroofs (the main sunroof is huge!), HID headlights, trip-tonic type shifter, Navigation system, Rear DVD entertainment system and a third seat that folds flat at the push of a button. I noticed it had a true dual exhaust with nice chrome tips out the back. I'd buy this one. Price to be about 55-70K Canadian$. I had a chance to drive the SRX and it felt awesome-very tight with lots of power on tap. Heres some photos:
http://members.rogers.com/tstclr/srx1.jpg
http://members.rogers.com/tstclr/srx2.jpg
http://members.rogers.com/tstclr/srx3.jpg

Other misc photos:
A black CTS with some pimpin rims:
http://members.rogers.com/tstclr/cts.jpg
We had to get some heavy duty hoists for these puppys:
http://members.rogers.com/tstclr/hummer1.jpg
Showroom shot:
http://members.rogers.com/tstclr/showroom1.jpg

Todd

banstyle
06-16-03, 11:08 PM
Its fairly stable where I'm at. I'm lucky, working for a mega-corp with a direct customer-facing position, they really can't cut any of us, myself included. So instead, everyone in mid-level management, marketing, logistics.. they're getting cut. ):

Todd- Nice pics! That showroom is GORGEOUS. I'd feel intimidated if I had to haggle for a car in a place like that! :bulging:

Ralph
06-17-03, 04:36 AM
Its fairly stable where I'm at. I'm lucky, working for a mega-corp with a direct customer-facing position, they really can't cut any of us, myself included. So instead, everyone in mid-level management, marketing, logistics.. they're getting cut. ):

Todd- Nice pics! That showroom is GORGEOUS. I'd feel intimidated if I had to haggle for a car in a place like that! :bulging:

Speaking of haggling, as far as I know only Saturn and Toyota :farting: do not haggle! Toyota Canada was just fined 2 million dollars for refusing to deal or haggle, and they still won't! :tisk: What other car companies don't deal?! I think it's fine for older retired people who have a pension and money, they cannot be bothered to haggle a price discount, but younger guys and gals need a good deal! IMO! I never pay full price, except at the grocery store. :tisk: