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Old 02-06-2009, 05:35 AM
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I was working from home yesterday and got word late last night, I work in IT server support and Procurement for a large Pharma Company in RTP. We just cut 250 (and counting) heads out of 10,000 in the US, Europe I do knot know yet. My Wife works at a bigger Pharma company and they are looking at 6000 heads, mostly in sales and marketing.
I just hope for all the "head/positions" that were cut that there will be a better outlook soon, it is a shame that we have come to this.
Sorry, I got to run and "terminate" some network and telephony accounts.
Best of luck to all those out there looking for work today!

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Old 02-06-2009, 05:38 AM
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Sorry to hear that - good luck!


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Old 02-06-2009, 11:31 PM
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I kno the feeling Rick. Chin up and fists forward
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Old 02-07-2009, 12:37 AM
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To hear it around you is one thing, but to feel it swooping by you is another. You and the Admiral are probably best served to be stashing away some pennies encase the guillotine slices deeper. Best of luck.
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Old 02-07-2009, 09:39 AM
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Its scary. Every day I lose another couple of collegues. When I get those "its been fantastic working you" emails it breaks my heart .... and then puts yet another round of fear in me. I'm saving just about every penny I can right now; I do that with mixed emotions ... self preservation vs "helping the economy". Hunkering down and not spending is what is making this economic meltdown so much worse, but at an individual level it feels like the right, the ONLY, thing to do - our individual spending is a area where we have alot of control.

I'm looking for the silver lining to this cloud .... right now there's too much fog to see it. The best I can come up with is that we'll be more attuned to buying American products and less greedy as we learn to live within our means.
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Old 02-07-2009, 11:10 AM
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LittleMrs - 2/8/2009 1:39 AM

I'm saving just about every penny I can right now; I do that with mixed emotions ... self preservation vs "helping the economy". Hunkering down and not spending is what is making this economic meltdown so much worse...

... we'll be more attuned to buying American products and less greedy as we learn to live within our means.
I take exception to your use of the word "greed". The only place greed appears in any of this is with the financial institutions. At the govt level, it is a shift in assets, not greed. At the individual level, it is excess only if compared to the rest of the world, but not greed. And I am not entirely comfortable with the use of "excess". The people of the United States live comfortable, but hell, it is damn appropriate considering the history of what we have been through and the sacrifices we have made to carry damn near every other free country in the world.

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE NOT GREEDY! OUR GENEROSITY IS CHALLENGED ONLY BY THAT OF THE AUSTRALIANS.

You can take comfort in saving every coin your get your hands on. Individual saving, not spending, has 100% of nothing to do with the economic fiasco the world is dealing with, the United States is dealing with, your state is dealing with, and more locally, your county and city are dealing with. Again, it is a shifting of assets that you are witnessing. Assets are being revalued and transferred, or not, to support political posturing.


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Old 02-07-2009, 12:16 PM
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greed
Pronunciation: \'gred\
Function: noun
Etymology: back-formation from greedy
Date: 1609
: a selfish and excessive desire for more of something (as money) than is needed

More house, more bonus, more profit, more boat, more television screen size --- all GREED. Too many people spent beyond their means - too many people just HAD TO HAVE the thingamawajy, with the only way to pay it was over time on a credit card. You can't sit there and tell me that's not greed. Yep - the bankers, and governments were / are guilty of greed also; I never said they were without blame.

Your point of view is interesting --- according to you we're entitled to our standard of living .... yet in the bilge when "entitlements" are discussed you nearly blow a gasket.


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Eyeball - 2/7/2009 11:10 AM

LittleMrs - 2/8/2009 1:39 AM

I'm saving just about every penny I can right now; I do that with mixed emotions ... self preservation vs "helping the economy". Hunkering down and not spending is what is making this economic meltdown so much worse...

... we'll be more attuned to buying American products and less greedy as we learn to live within our means.
I take exception to your use of the word "greed". The only place greed appears in any of this is with the financial institutions. At the govt level, it is a shift in assets, not greed. At the individual level, it is excess only if compared to the rest of the world, but not greed. And I am not entirely comfortable with the use of "excess". The people of the United States live comfortable, but hell, it is damn appropriate considering the history of what we have been through and the sacrifices we have made to carry damn near every other free country in the world.

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE NOT GREEDY! OUR GENEROSITY IS CHALLENGED ONLY BY THAT OF THE AUSTRALIANS.

You can take comfort in saving every coin your get your hands on. Individual saving, not spending, has 100% of nothing to do with the economic fiasco the world is dealing with, the United States is dealing with, your state is dealing with, and more locally, your county and city are dealing with. Again, it is a shifting of assets that you are witnessing. Assets are being revalued and transferred, or not, to support political posturing.

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