So, how about that economy?

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Registered: 04-22-2005
So, how about that economy?
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Mon, 01-12-2009 - 12:18pm
I have to admit that I'm rather terrified at the projected job losses for 2009 and it has snapped me out of my nervousness at working two jobs next fall. Usually, if something happens to the working parent's job, the SAH/PTWOH parent could also try to look for a job in order to stabilize the family income, but in this economy even educated and qualified people are going to have a much harder time, don't you think?
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Registered: 01-09-2009
Mon, 01-12-2009 - 1:17pm

A job loss is a job loss, and whether or not one parent sah doesn't really make much difference, imo.

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Ducky

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Registered: 05-14-2006
Mon, 01-12-2009 - 1:27pm

"I think that there is some measure of *luck* to finding a new job, even in the best of circumstances.

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Mon, 01-12-2009 - 2:22pm

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I agree, and I think it still does.

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Registered: 10-04-2007
Mon, 01-12-2009 - 7:11pm

ITA.

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Registered: 10-04-2007
Mon, 01-12-2009 - 7:13pm

It doesn't make a difference if one parent SAH???

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Registered: 01-09-2009
Mon, 01-12-2009 - 7:18pm
If having that second income is so essential to fall back on, then why is your family struggling so much given your pay cut?

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Ducky

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Registered: 10-04-2007
Mon, 01-12-2009 - 8:19pm
The point is that my family would be struggling a lot more with that pay cut if there weren't a second income.
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Registered: 08-03-2008
Mon, 01-12-2009 - 9:14pm
All I can say is that I am glad that my dh and I both work in industries that seem pretty immune to the current economic situation.
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Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 01-13-2009 - 7:41am

wow to the 10% unemployment.

 

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Registered: 03-27-2000
Tue, 01-13-2009 - 8:15am

The same thing happened to me. I had two different neighbors offer me jobs out of the blue. Both are part time and one can be done from home. I was a SAHM at the time, but the nature of the schedules and the work enabled me to fit both jobs into my life fairly easily (so much so that except for close friends, most don't realize that I even work). When my youngest goes to school FT a year and a half from now, I'll ramp up the hours of the job I do outside the home so that I'm working at least 20-30 hrs a week.

Dh changed jobs this summer. He wasn't even looking for work. His roommate from college had been "talking him up" to a business associate who is pres of a local company. When that company was looking to hire someone, the president of the comp. had the HR director call dh and ask for his resume. After much contemplation about whether it was the right opportunity, dh took the risk and left the company where he was fairly secure and comfortable for the last 9 years. I wouldn't call it "luck" b/c dh has worked incredibly hard for the skills and reputation he has. But it was a "who you know" thing as this company wouldn't have known about dh had it not been for dh's friend.

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