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yotapower
September 22nd, 2008, 05:14 PM
Well the economy is starting to take its toll on me! I am an equipment operator and low boy driver and i do both for the company I work for and I cant beg a 40 hour week:eek: I have a motgage two car payments snowmobile payements and then all the norm power water ins bla bla. I make enough right now to pay the bills with almost zero left over. My wife makes good money but it isnt enough to cover what i am not bringing home right now and to top it all off we decided 6 monthes ago when i was hitting 45-55 hours a week to get pregnant with our first child well guess what now i will operate equipment and drive the transport truck by day and drive a tow truck by night to make all the ends meet. I drove a tow truck from 00-03 and it was one of my fav jobs but the hours sucked so i went back to my old boss and he was more than happy to help me out. Well enough with my probs just thought I would share about how bad the economy sucks right now!!!!

werty
September 22nd, 2008, 05:49 PM
I work a 40 hour work week, Jenn works a 40 hour week, then i come home and do auto repair for extra cash and we are surviving.

WBR775
September 22nd, 2008, 05:54 PM
yeha im with you i got laid off cause winter is coming:nono: last friday. so yeah this sucks. anyone know who is hiring mechanics diesel or gas i just need a job

Gizmatical Fuquad
September 22nd, 2008, 06:20 PM
I am a union plumber and I got laid off the 1st week of August. To my advantage though, is the fact that I have no car or toy payments ( I own everything I have, free and clear) and I have a very reasonable mortgage payment. I was the sole bread-winner for the family with my wife staying home with our 2 children (3 & 5) but now she is going back to work for the first time in almost 5 years.
Bottom line is you do what you gotta do, but remember to sock something away when times are good so you don't lose it all when times are bad.

Something I think that may turn out to be a major positive is the fact my wife's new job ( just got hired today) is in the service dept. of Reno Lithia Jeep, and I got 3 Jeeps! :thumbsup:

72 Virginians
September 22nd, 2008, 06:30 PM
I am a union plumber and I got laid off the 1st week of August. To my advantage though, is the fact that I have no car or toy payments ( I own everything I have, free and clear) and I have a very reasonable mortgage payment. I was the sole bread-winner for the family with my wife staying home with our 2 children (3 & 5) but now she is going back to work for the first time in almost 5 years.
Bottom line is you do what you gotta do, but remember to sock something away when times are good so you don't lose it all when times are bad.

Something I think that may turn out to be a major positive is the fact my wife's new job ( just got hired today) is in the service dept. of Reno Lithia Jeep, and I got 3 Jeeps! :thumbsup:

What will she be doing in service?

Gizmatical Fuquad
September 22nd, 2008, 06:38 PM
What will she be doing in service?

:shh: :listen: CIA :shh:

72 Virginians
September 22nd, 2008, 06:39 PM
:shh: :listen: CIA :shh:

Ah, she'll be closing out RO's.

Sierra Valley
September 22nd, 2008, 06:59 PM
The economy totally sucks right now. My pops just lost his job of 18 years due to the company folding. He was a plant manager in sparks where they manufactured cardboard boxes. He is two years away from retiring which pretty much blows. And to make it worse my moms company in Stead folded a year and a half ago and she hasnt been able to find a management position or any decent jobs that fits her credentials. She is 3 years away from retirement. They live in Loyalton so its not like they can settle for a low paying job and commute to Reno still. Luckily for them they have made a great living and invested wisely over the years so they are still looking great.

However, im a bit worried when I get out of school this winter. Going to have tons of debt and getting a city fire position isnt going to happen over night. I have a business degree but the way the economy is going by December nobody will be hiring.

Doesnt look good for the hard working americans. I think its time to reform this entire country and get rid off every single person in the government and start with a fresh group of younger individuals.

WILLD420
September 22nd, 2008, 07:30 PM
With times so hard, it's a wonder anybody has a job. Keep in mind that other states are doing a lot better than Nevada. You might have to move to get work. It sucks, but so does starving.

I moved from Arizona to here a long time ago because the jobs there sucked.

Scrub
September 22nd, 2008, 07:35 PM
Hey Steve, the Tow truck company that I work for is looking for a night time driver.....

Hit me up if you want info.

yotapower
September 22nd, 2008, 07:53 PM
Hey Steve, the Tow truck company that I work for is looking for a night time driver.....

Hit me up if you want info.

I think you work for miline i worked for dean for a little over a year for lakeside he is an awesome boss and guy! I actually am already hired at all points i worked there for two years and andy is working with me and my schedule remember i work for sommercal and you know how that schedule is!

Scrub
September 22nd, 2008, 07:59 PM
Actually I work for Silver state south reno AAA contractor.

I remember workin for timmy.....no thanks.

So did you go back to Sommercal from legacy?

yotapower
September 22nd, 2008, 08:11 PM
Actually I work for Silver state south reno AAA contractor.

I remember workin for timmy.....no thanks.

So did you go back to Sommercal from legacy?

Yep legacy is no more so i got my cdl and drive the truck and dig

solja4jc
September 22nd, 2008, 08:18 PM
i weld day and night. Still looking for a possible welding job to replace the morning one. lol 52 hours work weeks and i got a baby on the way :eek:

Scrub
September 22nd, 2008, 08:49 PM
Yep legacy is no more so i got my cdl and drive the truck and dig
damn....I dident even know that legacy was no more...when did that happen?

what times are you gonna be working at All Points? I'll have to swing by and say hi.

Cheapscherokee
September 22nd, 2008, 09:49 PM
Working 2 jobs now myself, Toys R Us and now Kragen. And my wife works too at Walgreens.

MIGHTYRAM97
September 22nd, 2008, 10:04 PM
I'm lucky right now to just get 40 hrs in now, and $$$ is real tight, the wife does daycare (1 full time and 1 part time) and she doesn't really cover squat, but if it gets any worse..... I may have to look for a 2nd as well... The good times are gone... unless you're in an economy proof buisness (not many that exist) My line of work is the front line of the economy (LTL Carrier) If people don't buy customers don't ship, and if they don't ship I don't work...:(

and Kieth I agree with you... Washington and the old croonies and crooks need to go, we need a small government and bring back power to the people. We are now in a Socialist Country with the Pretesne of our freedom. Wake up and see how many laws rule our lives and how much we spend just in taxes... and are we truly free ?? We just have a tollerant government allowing us few freedoms now. And those can be taken away....

CashMoney
September 23rd, 2008, 01:54 AM
yeha im with you i got laid off cause winter is coming:nono: last friday. so yeah this sucks. anyone know who is hiring mechanics diesel or gas i just need a job

Tec equipment(the new Mack dealer) might be hiring, I think they are supposed to move into their new building across from alamo truck stop in Oct. TP&E (peterbilt) might be hiring also, most of the big shops are usually always looking for a good hand.

solja4jc
September 23rd, 2008, 05:18 AM
my friend is a comoddity right now. he is in short supply and gets paid verry well regardless of how the economy is. He is a geologist mainly searching for gold and silver

89jeepcpl
September 23rd, 2008, 06:06 AM
With times so hard, it's a wonder anybody has a job. Keep in mind that other states are doing a lot better than Nevada. You might have to move to get work. It sucks, but so does starving.

I moved from Arizona to here a long time ago because the jobs there sucked.

Your right other states are a lot better off then nevada, we are looking at traveling for the winter.

My wife has not had to work in 6yrs now she can't find a bartender or coctail waitress anywhere.

Phill Kenoyer
September 23rd, 2008, 09:05 AM
I'm working 60 to 80 hours a week right now. I'm so stinking busy I have no time for anything. And I have more jobs that I don't even think I can get to this year. If I knew any other computer programmers I would be giving jobs away (Ruby on Rails, PHP web applications). It's been like this for more than three years. I'm struggling just to keep up. I even raised my rates up to slow things down and I'm still getting jobs. I have my day job and my side projects. My side projects I charge from $65 to $150 per hour.

You guys should learn Ruby on Rails programming. ;-)

But previous to this I was living off my credit cards for about 5 years. So I have a lot of debt to pay off. Everything I make goes to credit card companies.

Shamus30
September 23rd, 2008, 09:10 AM
I'm working 60 to 80 hours a week right now. I'm so stinking busy I have no time for anything. And I have more jobs that I don't even think I can get to this year. If I knew any other computer programmers I would be giving jobs away (Ruby on Rails, PHP web applications). It's been like this for more than three years. I'm struggling just to keep up. I even raised my rates up to slow things down and I'm still getting jobs. I have my day job and my side projects. My side projects I charge from $65 to $150 per hour.

You guys should learn Ruby on Rails programming. ;-)

But previous to this I was living off my credit cards for about 5 years. So I have a lot of debt to pay off. Everything I make goes to credit card companies.

I know a great local RoR guy....I should put you in touch....

4X4BABE
September 23rd, 2008, 11:31 AM
Funny how this was brought up...My boyfriend just came to my office to have a "talk" with me. Apparently, his mom's good friend is looking for an IT guy in Minnesota, and based on what his mom told him, the guy said he'd be willing to pay for Brian to move out there, pay for him to fly out there for an interview, etc. etc.. So you figure, if a company is willing to do all that, they must not be hesitant to offer him a good sized salary. It's not set in stone yet, but the guy seems really serious about getting Brian over there quickly. I suppose if I was older and didn't have a great job myself, I would probably be excited as well, but I have my family here, and mostly my niece, niece-to-be, and brother are what's really making my decision very hard. I don't mean to sound selfish, but Brian is not going to take the job if I don't move there with him. He's been away from his family forever (they live in Minn.) so it's kind of hard for me to justify staying for my family, and not wanting to move across the country. I think it's different for everyone, but me personally, am very close to my family and would be miserable if I wasn't able to see them whenever I chose.
If the offer is amazing, I would also feel horrible forever if he didn't take it. I'd be willing for us to sacrafice our relationship by him going to Minn. and me staying here. It would be hard, but there's no way he'd get an opportunity like that here, or anywhere possibly for a long time. He, however, refuses to do it without me along for the ride.:(

Anyone else ever had to go through this?

Shamus30
September 23rd, 2008, 11:45 AM
Funny how this was brought up...My boyfriend just came to my office to have a "talk" with me. Apparently, his mom's good friend is looking for an IT guy in Minnesota, and based on what his mom told him, the guy said he'd be willing to pay for Brian to move out there, pay for him to fly out there for an interview, etc. etc.. So you figure, if a company is willing to do all that, they must not be hesitant to offer him a good sized salary. It's not set in stone yet, but the guy seems really serious about getting Brian over there quickly. I suppose if I was older and didn't have a great job myself, I would probably be excited as well, but I have my family here, and mostly my niece, niece-to-be, and brother are what's really making my decision very hard. I don't mean to sound selfish, but Brian is not going to take the job if I don't move there with him. He's been away from his family forever (they live in Minn.) so it's kind of hard for me to justify staying for my family, and not wanting to move across the country. I think it's different for everyone, but me personally, am very close to my family and would be miserable if I wasn't able to see them whenever I chose.
If the offer is amazing, I would also feel horrible forever if he didn't take it. I'd be willing for us to sacrafice our relationship by him going to Minn. and me staying here. It would be hard, but there's no way he'd get an opportunity like that here, or anywhere possibly for a long time. He, however, refuses to do it without me along for the ride.:(

Anyone else ever had to go through this?

Yes, it is a double edged sword no matter how you look at it.

If he stays here, he will always wonder where the job could have taken him especially if it is truly better than what job he currently has. If for some reason things get worse for him here he could potentially hold it against you (being the reason why he stayed).

If he goes, he could be miserable without you and regret it no matter how much better the job and family network is. (but if he really makes enough money there might be enough booze and strippers to help him get by.......JUST KIDDING :) )

I have been in this situation a few times and there is no one right or wrong answer here. Either way one or both of you are going to suffer some how.

I will say that really good IT jobs in Reno are few and far between (although it is much better now than it was 10 years ago). Minnesota of all places has been booming for IT for many years, and it is difficult for them to attract and keep good talent because of the cold winters. So investing in someone from the area who has roots there is a better gamble for them than some guy who spent his whole life in California or other places.

4X4BABE
September 23rd, 2008, 11:50 AM
Yes, it is a double edged sword no matter how you look at it.

If he stays here, he will always wonder where the job could have taken him especially if it is truly better than what job he currently has. If for some reason things get worse for him here he could potentially hold it against you (being the reason why he stayed).

If he goes, he could be miserable without you and regret it no matter how much better the job and family network is. (but if he really makes enough money there might be enough booze and strippers to help him get by.......JUST KIDDING :) )

I have been in this situation a few times and there is no one right or wrong answer here. Either way one or both of you are going to suffer some how.

I will say that really good IT jobs in Reno are few and far between (although it is much better now than it was 10 years ago). Minnesota of all places has been booming for IT for many years, and it is difficult for them to attract and keep good talent because of the cold winters. So investing in someone from the area who has roots there is a better gamble for them than some guy who spent his whole life in California or other places.

hmm, didn't know that about the booming of IT jobs in Minn.. I agree that it would be hard for either one of us, I know that if my family were in Minnesota and I got offered a phenomenal position, I'd probably take it. Again, that sounds selfish and/or like I don't love him...but I think your career and financial well-being should be top priority, and a possible split-up between the two of us might not be as sharp as choosing either side of the double edged sword. Then again what do I know. Thanks for your input.

yotapower
September 23rd, 2008, 02:55 PM
damn....I dident even know that legacy was no more...when did that happen?

what times are you gonna be working at All Points? I'll have to swing by and say hi.

The economy happened!!!! It is taking out small buisneses 1 at a time!
I will be working at all points from around 4pm until the afternoon rush is over. and a couple weekends here and there.

69cj5
September 23rd, 2008, 03:09 PM
I'm working 60 to 80 hours a week right now. I'm so stinking busy I have no time for anything. And I have more jobs that I don't even think I can get to this year. If I knew any other computer programmers I would be giving jobs away (Ruby on Rails, PHP web applications). It's been like this for more than three years. I'm struggling just to keep up. I even raised my rates up to slow things down and I'm still getting jobs. I have my day job and my side projects. My side projects I charge from $65 to $150 per hour.

You guys should learn Ruby on Rails programming. ;-)

But previous to this I was living off my credit cards for about 5 years. So I have a lot of debt to pay off. Everything I make goes to credit card companies.

Do you need a secretary? My wife is looking for a job right now. She has over 20 years of experience doing everything from answering phones to management of an entire office.

Twiztedaxles
September 23rd, 2008, 03:25 PM
yeha im with you i got laid off cause winter is coming:nono: last friday. so yeah this sucks. anyone know who is hiring mechanics diesel or gas i just need a job


did u work for snc??