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Old 05-23-2013, 07:02 PM   #1
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RV comeback drives hiring boom in Indiana town

RV comeback drives hiring boom in Indiana town - The Daily Nightly
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:05 AM   #2
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There was a video report on NBC news last night about the recovery of the RV industry. It’s good to hear the booming industry has brought back jobs to Elkhart County, IN. According to the report, unemployment has dropped from 20.2% in Mar 2009 down to 8.2% in Apr 2013.
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Nice to see some good news in this crazy world we exist in.
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Nice to see more people enjoying RV'ing.
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Great news for the workers, bad news for the consumer... Supply and demand, more demand and the price will go up another 10-20%.
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Hopefully it's one sign of the overall economy and jobs coming back. This was the roughest recession I can recall in my 48 years on planet earth.
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Hopefully it's one sign of the overall economy and jobs coming back. This was the roughest recession I can recall in my 48 years on planet earth.
We had our own personal recession, I recall when we got married in 1960 and going to college, lived in an 8x32 trailer ($8/mo lot rent) and spent $7/wk at the grocery store and that had to buy everything. Got so sick of pot pies, 5/$1. Haven't eaten any since.
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We had our own personal recession, I recall when we got married in 1960 and going to college, lived in an 8x32 trailer ($8/mo lot rent) and spent $7/wk at the grocery store and that had to buy everything. Got so sick of pot pies, 5/$1. Haven't eaten any since.
I love those little cheap pot pies but I know what you mean. When I was a kid we didn't have a lot of money and my dad liked to fish. Seemed we had fish every other night. It was years before I could eat fish again. funny. I am going to my parents house after work tonight for supper and I hope they are having fish
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We had our own personal recession, I recall when we got married in 1960 and going to college, lived in an 8x32 trailer ($8/mo lot rent) and spent $7/wk at the grocery store and that had to buy everything. Got so sick of pot pies, 5/$1. Haven't eaten any since.
When starting out as a manufacturers' rep in the early 70s, I was trying to cover 6 states and repping lines with products new to the market, so very little commissions at first. I was exhausting my savings for first several months. Fortunately I found Days' Inns and Motel 6's, and a bunch of mom/pop motels. I'd carry canned beans, viennas, etc., and heat them in the lavatory under hot water. I'd carry a jerry can with me to fill if I found gas at a great price! And of course, to make matters more interesting - had two little ones born during the 70s. Wife worked when she could, but times were tough. And camping was in a popop, usually poaching on someones private property! Those were the "good ole days"
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When starting out as a manufacturers' rep in the early 70s, I was trying to cover 6 states and repping lines with products new to the market, so very little commissions at first. I was exhausting my savings for first several months. Fortunately I found Days' Inns and Motel 6's, and a bunch of mom/pop motels. I'd carry canned beans, viennas, etc., and heat them in the lavatory under hot water. I'd carry a jerry can with me to fill if I found gas at a great price! And of course, to make matters more interesting - had two little ones born during the 70s. Wife worked when she could, but times were tough. And camping was in a popop, usually poaching on someones private property! Those were the "good ole days"
We camped in a WWII pup tent on our 'honeymoon trip' to Branson that we took when we got to college that fall.
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