Is your job secure?
August 7, 2008 4:41pm CST
In today's economy, everyone is effected by the high prices of gas. Transporting goods have increased the prices of groceries and air fares. Utility bills have increased. Some banks are closing because of the housing market boom/crash. Businesses are shutting down. Minimum wage (which is a joke in itself) isn't being increased. People are cutting back (some don't have anything more to cutback on). Most people are feeling it hard. My question is, how secure are you feeling about your job? I felt secure until last week when 2 supervisors got the can without notice. I think that maybe I need to apply for some part time work just to fall back on. At this point in time, having more than 1 iron in the fire will give me something to fall back on if the close or lay off. Not only should I keep in mind my job, but the job of my spouse. If one of us should get laid off, one will have to carry the load until employment is restored. We tried to downsize or home having it on the market for over a year. I finally just took it off the market. It would have been smart for me to sell when my neighbors were selling, but I didn't listen to my husband. Now property taxes are up, insurance has increased and so has the mortgage. I think we can make it as long as we have a steady income. If either is laid off...it would be a hot mess to keep up. Anyone else concerned? SOUND OFF!!
• United States
14 Aug 08
I guess it depends on hoe competitive your type of work is. The company I work for just closed the whole office and eliminated several positions. Made the nurses in the field a bit nervous. I love my job, and hope the need will always be there. You just never know because everyone is crying 'budget cuts'. Thanks for your response.