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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #195 on: August 12, 2010, 09:37:48 AM »
an animated graph of the unemployment rate. Spooky
http://cohort11.americanobserver.net/latoyaegwuekwe/multimediafinal.html
and the 3% or less colors are in sparsely populated areas so they should be 10% or greater as well :o


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #196 on: August 12, 2010, 09:37:59 AM »
an animated graph of the unemployment rate. Spooky
http://cohort11.americanobserver.net/latoyaegwuekwe/multimediafinal.html
Looks like a zombie outbreak from some cheesy Sci-Fi original movie.

Shhhhhh, they might hear you.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #197 on: August 12, 2010, 09:44:10 AM »
glad i got out of california while i could :D and got a job :P yippee!


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #198 on: August 12, 2010, 09:45:55 AM »
an animated graph of the unemployment rate. Spooky
http://cohort11.americanobserver.net/latoyaegwuekwe/multimediafinal.html
Looks like a zombie outbreak from some cheesy Sci-Fi original movie.

Shhhhhh, they might hear you.

Too late!

It premieres next Friday.
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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #199 on: August 12, 2010, 11:34:54 AM »
Madre Dei, ahem well Washtenaw County seems to be doing OK, comparatively speaking.  Sigh.

Oh I have an interview for a senior research position on Monday, fingers crossed folks. I might have to blag my way into that but I'm English and charming, what could go wrong?


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #200 on: August 12, 2010, 01:48:38 PM »
Madre Dei, ahem well Washtenaw County seems to be doing OK, comparatively speaking.  Sigh.

Oh I have an interview for a senior research position on Monday, fingers crossed folks. I might have to blag my way into that but I'm English and charming, what could go wrong?

[sarcasm]But GM is making huge profits now and the Bush tax cuts are still in place so they called you back, right?[/sarcasm]

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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #201 on: August 12, 2010, 03:20:23 PM »
Madre Dei, ahem well Washtenaw County seems to be doing OK, comparatively speaking.  Sigh.

Oh I have an interview for a senior research position on Monday, fingers crossed folks. I might have to blag my way into that but I'm English and charming, what could go wrong?

Good luck. I have no doubt your insouciant charm will win them over.  :)
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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #202 on: August 16, 2010, 11:26:59 AM »
Been feeling a bit depressed lately due to the serious lack of money coming into our business..
My brother and I have even partnered to offer various computer services but that's been slow to take off and now he's working a contract job for the next 4 months which could really affect this business as well as trying to building a customer base for it.. :-\
BUT, I am very much looking forward to my next vacation to Mexico in November as we will be driving there this time and staying for a month and a half er so :o

We were a sponsor yesterday (Sunday) for  the Spanish version of TV Guide (TV Guia) at the old plaza where we had a branch of our business the first half of this year, and had a lot of interest from Latino customers about our various services but we didn't make a single cent..  :-[
I loaded up my complete computer system for onsite services and everything with $0 in return.. :(

While there, I did go to visit our old Jeweler neighbor next door to where we were and said that several customers were looking for us after we left, and he offered us part of his space to rent for only $50/month working just weekends only and no contracts (so if it doesn't work out, we are free to leave) and we wouldn't be dealing with the plaza management (who we were having issues with throughout the 5-6 months we were there) so we're seriously considering that offer :o
There is the chance that the management may not allow this once they discover it because we would still be working under their roof and by their own rules, we must have Liability insurance and a Retail license for that location (which I do not plan on getting cause that's gonna cost even more money) so we'll see how it goes.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #204 on: August 17, 2010, 05:41:11 PM »
OK so I managed to convince people to stop low balling me on a VO project I'm doing for them so starting Thursday I should be recording the voices for a motion comic (pending a satisfactory contract). Tentative woooo


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #205 on: August 17, 2010, 05:51:59 PM »
I wonder if employers are purposely low balling pay because so many people are out of work..
I guess so long as it's minimum wage or above, they can get away with offering insulting wages ::)


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #206 on: August 17, 2010, 05:54:45 PM »
I wonder if employers are purposely low balling pay because so many people are out of work..
I guess so long as it's minimum wage or above, they can get away with offering insulting wages ::)

In this case I think they were unfamiliar with how much they should pay me. I'm actually still giving them my services below average per session but I'm happy that it'll not be too low . :)


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #207 on: August 17, 2010, 05:56:23 PM »
I wonder if employers are purposely low balling pay because so many people are out of work..
I guess so long as it's minimum wage or above, they can get away with offering insulting wages ::)

In this case I think they were unfamiliar with how much they should pay me. I'm actually still giving them my services below average per session but I'm happy that it'll not be too low . :)
Well low pay is better than No pay then :o


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #208 on: August 17, 2010, 05:57:50 PM »
With four weeks of UI left, hell yes it is.


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Re: The Economic Downturn..
« Reply #209 on: August 17, 2010, 06:10:26 PM »
I wonder if employers are purposely low balling pay because so many people are out of work..
I guess so long as it's minimum wage or above, they can get away with offering insulting wages ::)
What? Why that would be selfish and deceitful. And as Republicans keeps asssuring us, businesses* always have everyone's best interest at heart. (head explodes from too much sarcasm)

*Well, large corporations anyway. Small businesses can go fuck themselves apparently.