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Old 12-18-2008, 02:09 PM   #1
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Good New$ and Bad New$

First the bad news...the shrinking economy is being felt by my employer. We laid off 13 people in September. And now we need to cut some more. So starting next year, we will all take a 10% pay cut. And we will all take every other Friday off!

The good news....

1. I can afford the cut. Don't like it, but it beats a layoff.
2. Every other weekend is a 3 day weekend.
3. State parks are close by and cheap.
4. Gas is cheap.
5. Camping is cheap.

On the whole, I think I'm going to like this!
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:54 PM   #2
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Old 12-19-2008, 11:14 PM   #3
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First the bad news...the shrinking economy is being felt by my employer. We laid off 13 people in September. And now we need to cut some more. So starting next year, we will all take a 10% pay cut. And we will all take every other Friday off!

The good news....

1. I can afford the cut. Don't like it, but it beats a layoff.
2. Every other weekend is a 3 day weekend.
3. State parks are close by and cheap.
4. Gas is cheap.
5. Camping is cheap.

On the whole, I think I'm going to like this!
3 day weekends are nice, I have them every weekend. So far the economy has not created a problem for me yet, I am crossing my fingers. The good thing about gas prices is that the 160 mile round trip to work is now easier to deal with and a seasonal site for our camper is coming up in May so I don't have to tow my rig up and down the road and burn extra gas.
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Old 12-26-2008, 02:03 PM   #4
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I'm hoping that our dealer stays in business. This next year or two will definitely weed out weaker dealers. Hopefully those that disappear will be the ones with poor customer service.
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:28 PM   #5
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Radio,

I like your thinking too!

You have a good outlook in all of your posts! Thank you for bringing it to the rest of us especially during these trying times.
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