What was it like not to be in recession?

So I've just finished the first year of my career, a good career in analytics for businesses etc., but started on a lower-than-i-had-expected-when-younger wage, and just got given a very measly pay increase. I imagine this is due to the subdued state of the economy, as well as of my specific sector (advertising). So anyone got any stories of what it was like getting promoted back in boom times? Were they heady days?

Asked By: Rob H - 10/7/2010
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An offer of a job promotion in the 1980s was the moment when Roger McKechnie step­ped off the corporate ladder. He turned down the role of marketing manager at Smiths Crisps because he did not want to leave his lifestyle and friends in his native north-east England for the south... More
Answered By: Ottawa resident - 10/7/2010
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these two recessions (what economists call a 'double-dip recession') feels longer and much more entrenched that any recession I've ever lived through. My feeling is that is actually a despression, but the governement or business world are too afraid to say it--and who could blame them? On top of it, our country was... More
Answered By: R. Trout - 10/10/2010
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