How is the financial crisis affecting you? How are you coping?

Guyana
October 20, 2010 7:23am CST
Are you one of those out of work or are you underemployed but holding on for dear life so as to provide for your family? How are my fellow mylotters coping with the financial crisis?
5 responses
@NX1999 (5)
• China
20 Oct 10
I'm still out of work,but I'm sure it will become better day by day.Now I'm trying my best to start my own business.We must keep active and confident during the financial crisis.
• Guyana
20 Oct 10
Well here are some positive effects, some of us are making a spin on things by stating our own businnesses.
@thanks1961 (7046)
• India
20 Oct 10
Hi dear, It was a time of hard to think of such situations in many countries and it hit very badly in various countries. Even though the impact hit our country to an extent and improved a lot comparatively for the last one year. Personally speaking, it didn’t directly affected me. My job is secure and salary positions not changed and even got an increment of 7.5% at the worst time. But compared to other things, all the prices gone up for all things as the basic price of petrol got increased. However, as I was already had certain financial issues, I am got affected the overall changes in the society. As people have a scary approach on this issue, all are too much aware of things happening around and prepared to take appropriate measures in such situations. But those who lost job and demoted, terminated, suspended etc had to face severe problems due to the same reason. Regards, Thank-s
• Guyana
20 Oct 10
Well you know not all of us will loose jobs but as you said there are the side effects of the price of goods going up.
@maezee (32554)
• United States
20 Oct 10
It isn't really affecting me, and really hasn't been with the company I work in. I've actually just gotten a new position where I am working about 40 hours a week, and getting paid more, so it's essentially all good with me! I know two different people in my close family circle who are currently unemployed, but they are somehow surviving and looking for jobs.
• Guyana
20 Oct 10
Well you are one of the lucky ones. Hope things continue to work in your favor. Have a blessed day.
• United States
20 Oct 10
I am living paycheck to paycheck right now and it is hard to provide for my family. My wife also works but it is hard on us. I almost always drive with my cars need gas light on. I often wonder if I am going to run out of gas when I have my kids in the car with me and if so what will I do. I am trying to look for a second job but its hard to find one.
• United States
20 Oct 10
Well since my family are living paycheck to paycheck it is affecting our life alot. There are alot of times that I have to go driving around town to take my kids some where and my gas light is on. I often wonder if this is going to be the day when my car runs out of gas and I have my kids in the car. What will I do then. Is there going to be someone I can call to get us. I am looking for a second job but there are not alot out there right now that fits into my schedule.