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How has the economic crisis affected you?

I live in Western Canada. Prior to the worldwide economic crisis, we had record low unemployment. There were actually businesses that were closing or reducing hours because they couldn't find employees. I have seen everything on the news about the job losses and economic crisis, but since we are in an area where we are still in a really good situation, I haven't really heard any personal stories. What is yours?

Asked By: Mommy - 2/10/2009
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Yes it has taken a toll here in Utah. There are many companies layin off, closing and cutting back hours. My hubbys work has gone from great to maybe he will have work 2 days this week. I work in an industrial field and can see the cut backs.
Answered By: livin life - 2/10/2009
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I live in Ottawa and have been laid off twice - Once in October and once in December. I start job #3 on Feb 23rd. Wish me luck!
Answered By: Jane R - 2/10/2009
 
I live in Southern Ontario. It hasn't affected me, my job is very secure. If I took a **** on my boss' desk, I would still have a job. I've seen it effect alot of people though, my friend works for Air Canada, and she is very scared her employer will lay her off.
Answered By: Layla's - 2/10/2009
 
I live in Switzerland, so it hasn't affected me personally. My husband's company laid off a lot of people though. He was spared, fortunately.
Answered By: bdhugh - 2/10/2009
 
TEXAS is where I live and you should know NAFTA kicks f-in butt. Thank you Canada, the economy in TEXAS is great! PLENTY OF JOBS, good pay, and good health plans! Especially the Central Texas region. This state rocks and a prudent person would feel bad for the other states but not so much here.
Answered By: Hall of Mars - 2/10/2009
 
I live in Monterrey, Mexico and the economic crisis affected our Country has eliminate personal staff of jobs. Our current money the peso, has devaluated vs american dolar . The devaluation of USD vs Peso is terrible...our money has less value....before crisis $11.00 pesos by 1 USD and know $14.50 by dolar so you need... More
Answered By: Thunder - 2/10/2009
 
Well, I got layed off my job back in October of last year due to the economic slow down. Now, I'm drawing unemployment like thousands of others!
Answered By: Need 2 Win Lotto - 2/10/2009
 
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