Are you affected by the global financial crisis?

Philippines
June 11, 2009 4:34am CST
The global financial meltdown, which originated in the US subprime mortgage market, is already widespread. Are you one of those unfortunate people who have been affected by the crisis? In what way? Personally, i am not yet feeling the effect that much.But i have seen that job posts have declined dramatically and credit card companies have been stricter.
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5 responses
@daliaj (5689)
• India
22 Jun 09
Yes, I am affected by global financial crisis. I have been working with the same company for lst 1 and half years, but I didn't get a salary hike yet. I am supposed to get it every year. The company says they are affected by financial crisis that is why there is a dealy in apprisal process. They didn't even pay my bounus for a single year. Because of this situation I am thinking to shift my job and get a hike in my salary, but I don't think it is easily possible. There are very few opportunities open and there is a good competition. So, I am affected by financial crisis.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
22 Jun 09
Thanks for your response to my discussion.
• Philippines
22 Jun 09
Its very sad that it happened to you...yearly bonuses and salary increase are motivations to us to work harder...but because of the global crisis, companies have a valid reason not to give us those benefits.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
22 Jun 09
Yes, every company is usign the reason 'global crisis' unless the fact that they are affected or not. Even if I manage to get a new job they won't offer me a good pay saying it is the time of 'global crisis'. It is very sad.
@hanah87 (1846)
• Malaysia
19 Jun 09
Yes,i also affested by global financial crisis.Before this,i can buy goods in cheap price but now i need to wait big sale for get the cheap thing.Oil price also arise and need to control the using of it.I always use motorcyle to my college and use a small money to pay for the oil but now it arise and i need to pay more than before.Now,i dont use motorcylce anymore and prefer to use the bus.Thank you.
• Philippines
20 Jun 09
Yes, when things get harder, we want to save as much as we can. It is absolutely cheaper to commute than to bring your own vehicle because of the very high price of fuel... When, i hope we can get out of this mess soon. thanks for responding.
@3orabi (540)
• Jordan
11 Jun 09
No I'm not affected cause I'm student and nothing changed on my ... my parents still pay for my all my budget ...
• Philippines
12 Jun 09
Haha! Yeah, as a student you dont feel the pinch of the global crisis so much because i think your allowance have not changed. LOL
@freerr (667)
• China
11 Jun 09
I am not be affected very much but I can't disaffirm that it have affacted me to some extent. I work at a Europe company and I get a 90 percent salary at whole 2009 years. It is not very huge hurt to me. In addition, my house bought by me not long ago, but without a price increasing in this period of time. But there are also some advantages to me such as many goods decrease their price, I can spend less money to buy them.
• Philippines
12 Jun 09
If we based it from commodity prices, yes, to some extent, we benefit from lower prices. the value of our money increases. because of the global financial crisis, prices have been reduced dramatically to encourage consumers to spend.
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
I believe we are all affected by the Global financial crisis in one way or another. It may not necessarily directly impacts us but the effect it has on things around us will affect us as well.