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Looking around, how do you think the credit crunch has affected people?

I was going through the drive thru at McDonalds today, and was served by a middle aged man and woman who spoke well, and just looked so out of place!, when the majority who work for McDonalds are young student types. They weren't McDonalds management either. They'd obviously been made redundant from their executive jobs and took anything rather than nothing.

Asked By: Katrina - 4/24/2009
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Good for him taking something rather than nothing. Still kind of sad though. I think the credit crunch has affected most people I know, I can only think of one example of someone who is doing just fine.
Answered By: Janine S - 4/24/2009
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It just goes to show that some people will do anything to not claim JSA allowance and others who are more than happy to do so. I am imagining that your examples are very proud people who want to contribute to society whilst there is many a youngster who is completely the opposite.
Answered By: Cool Hal - 4/24/2009
 
Well good for them then.
Answered By: bails - 4/24/2009
 
I always treat executives with the same amount of respect that they teat me.
Answered By: Hey Cisco - 4/24/2009
 
I'm alright at this point in time, Jack... More
Answered By: deight g© - 4/24/2009
 
I worked in telecoms and didn't think it would affect me but it has, i lost my job 2 weeks ago and haven't been near the dole office... More
Answered By: Sister Assumpta - 4/24/2009
 
They were lucky even to get a McDonalds job in the current climate. McDonalds currently gets something like 10 or 15 thousand job applications per week - fortunately they are still opening new restaurants and creating new vacancies even during the recession... More
Answered By: RichB - 4/24/2009
 
I lost my job, but got another quickley after, I never want to sign on, I would clean toilets, whatever to avoid the dole. My new boss knows that and is terrible, with holding my wages and cutting my hours, but a job is a job. He is taking full advantage of the credit crunch, so there are people who benefit from it.
Answered By: NooNoo - 4/24/2009
 
The only noticeable difference I see is at the library.People now realize the value of libraries all of a sudden... More
Answered By: miss mazie - 4/24/2009
 
The so called "Credit Crunch" is exactly that, a credit crunch. If you don't live on it, use it or want it, then it has no effect... More
Answered By: Big River - 4/25/2009
 
Badly, but it comes to show that everyone should decide what they should do to 'fix' the economy's mess rather than blaming it on other people. Even though I'm 17, I do not know anything about politics, but are we all being too soft on our politicians today? - I am referring to King Henry VIII executing his chancellor... More
Answered By: ♥ нєℓєη ♥ - 4/25/2009
 
One thing I notice. My dog is greedy, eats any food we pass in the park or street. Consequently I look everywhere to check there is no rotten food (got tired of the results of dog eating rotten food). Until this year I have picked up 50 to 100 pence a week that people have dropped - give it to the PDSA... More
Answered By: M&m - 4/27/2009
 
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