Friday, March 06, 2009

Ugly

651000 jobs lost in February

23 comments:

Dianna said...

OMG!!!! I don't know what I would do if I was laid off from my job and could not find one in less than two weeks, let alone EIGHT MONTHS! I feel awful for those that are unfortunate to find employment. The most touching story for me was how the first guy got laid off from making high end picture frames. Something about the way he presented himself made my heart drop.

Dianna said...

Also, commenting on the story about how the guy was over qualified...they probably don't want to hire him because then if he does do a really good job he might expect the company to increase his pay or give him benefits. When now the worker should just be happy he has a job and not complain, he has no room to complain or ask for an increase or any leverage for that matter...

Dianna said...

I am so heartbroken by the fact that we are sending a mass amount of money and soldiers over to other countries, but yet we are having many many many many many problems in our own country, (as many know and wonder what is going to happen with our future). What is there for the average person to do about the effects greedy people had on our country and destroying what we have worked to accomplish over decades?

kristina.s.ballasiotes said...

Thats alot of jobs lost and its only going to get worse before it gets better. I know my family has not escaped the hardship. I havent lost my job but my school savings was..still is in the stock market. Crapy Deal!!!

publius said...

Ouch! Let’s hope that this doesn’t last for too much longer. We have had our share of downturns and recoveries worse than this one, but to paraphrase Friedman, when you lose your job the unemployment rate isn’t 8%, it’s 100%.
-Matthew

Alycia said...

It's just so discouraging. The numbers keep going up while everyones income is going down. Hopefully Obama's stimulus plan will bounce things back. It's supposed to turn things around within a calendar year.

John Y. said...

Add me to the list folks. I just got layed off yesterday:( Luckily my wife is still working and hasn't been affected by this stuff yet. It's kind of like that movie 28 days later where everybody was reading it in the paper and then all of a sudden it's your next door neighbor.Scary. Next stop bread lines.....

JCampos said...

Wow, I am sorry for the people who have lost their jobs. Hopefully you can find one soon and get back on track. My question is I wonder if non-profit organization are affected by the economy in the way that they have to lay people off since they are not funded by the government. Hopefully not because then i would be out of a job too!

Kirsten said...

WOW! I'm only 17 and Im already scared about finding a job right out of high school/college. This sucks =/

Dianna said...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29603916/

This is a website off of msnbc on how we have lost 4.4 million jobs but gained 2 million!

Dianna said...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29619137/

Here's another one about how stay at home mom's are well...staying at home because of the lay offs..

Dianna said...

I am sorry you got laid off John...if you have any credit cards you can call and tell them you got laid off and they wont make you pay til you get a job!!!
:)

The American economy!!!

Dianna said...

http://portal.gci.net/news/read.php?id=16940026&ps=1014&lang=en&_LT=HOME_BUNWC02I6_UNEWS

Here's an article on March 1 about other countries bailing out too...

Dianna said...

LOL we are hiring at Outback girlie!!! Come apply for hosting or serving!

Dianna said...

LOL CAMPOS I have a hella funny video for ya!!!! You have to watch it!!!

http://comedians.comedycentral.com/dane-cook/videos/dane-cook--uncensored---15-cents


Its about helping little kids in Africa or wherev....

Lucas said...

Just like that saying goes: "things gotta get worse to get better" is really coming to life in average Americans. I am so tahnkful to God that I still have my job, and it seems pretty safe right now.

JLYNN said...

I have had a parent lose a job before and it was really hard. But things always have to get bad before they get better. Now he has a great job that will not ever be replaced.

Amy said...

The place that i was working closed in the middle of January and i have still not been able to find a job. It is very difficult right now. I need to find one soon.

Anna said...

That is a lot of jobs! With the downturn of the economy I can't imagine companies expanding or emerging which would create jobs. But hopefully something good will happen.

LindsyM. said...

I really hope the economy bounces back soon. It's not good for so many people to be out of work. From what I've heard the economy has to get worse before it can get better.

Alycia said...

John I feel ya. Thank goodness you have a wife that can balance things, at least for a while. My dad has been laid off for 2 months now. Not good with two kids at home. Life sucks.

Dianna said...

Amy go apply at Outback we are hiring for servers and hostess.

Mindy said...

i can't believe that many people lost thier jobs in feb. i wonder when we are going to hit rock bottom in this economic crisis of ours.