soaring prices;stagnating wages causing misery
May 30, 2008 12:54am CST
"Everything is so bloody expensive", a man was overheard bemoaning while having a drink woth friends at a coffee-shop in downtown.Just about everything is costing a lot more these days; both essentials and non-essentials.How the people are coping and they think should be done to improve the situation?
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• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
31 May 08
I am a family man with six kids. I don't own a house yet and I still rent. I have a motorcycle. I also have two jobs, one in the government and the other, as my sideline, in a courier company. But still, I am affected the current situation in our country. I really really don't know what to do. My wife always, almost everyday, says that, "OMG, what can we do? All the prices are now up. What is going on? Will the government has something to do with this situation?" I am just so blessed that I still have this sideline. If I loose this one, I don't know what will happen to me and my family?
31 May 08
Well my friend, we can't do anything about it. The best thing we can do is to go with the flow. This past months, I have been practical. We are used to eating rice for breakfast but when the price of rice in the market went out. I just serve bread.
30 May 08
Firstly, thanks for adding me as a friend, I agree with the response above, you are very cute mayang123! Now coming to your discussion, true, prices are running riot everywhere, I live in Uganda and I just cant help looking on helplessly as prices go up against my static salary-I have wondered loudly several times what is causing this and they tell me, fuel prices are the cause of this very stressful phenomenon-I was talking to my boss this morning after a meeting, and he joked that the content of his plastic bag is gettng smaller and smaller everytime he goes to the market-6 months ago,with 10,000 Uganda Shillings we could buy plenty of food, not now, so the idea is to go for substitutes that are not only cheap but also less in quality and quantity-experts tell us it is going t be getting worse, so lets fasten our belts for rough economic times, God should help us! I than you for this topical issue you have raised here!