Slow Lately

Frost

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Been slow here of late.
I guess it is the time of year or something.

This economy sucks.
Seems like everyone I know is working harder than ever hoping to not become a statistic.
Layoffs have become common.

Yup the obamination is really doing his thing.
Perhaps next time instead of putting himself and by association us in a subservient position by bowing he should stand up and be a man.
I should have said American but he isn't one so that's not possible.
 

Schultz

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One Big Ass Mistake America And that's all I have to say about that!


Being semi retired has it's ups and downs, The plus is I've been busy finishing projects around here and also working on my 54. The down is I'd like to find a decent part time job but they seem to be eluding me at the moment. :roll:

On edit I did just recently finish putting a door in and open up part of a wall in the garage, Topped it off with a fresh coat of paint and now back to work on the 54.
 

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thebrasilian

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Self employed and had to take a part-time job. Luckily I found a part time job.

Just to share some information with everyone that I received.

I went to a vendor fair at one of my customers. they had a horrible 2009 and are starting up some new business this year. Their outlook is very positive. They expect to triple their production by 2012. This goes along with one of the large investment firms predictions (they were passing along that info).

I have been getting a lot of this kind of information from manufacturing industry people. Some are starting to purchase now for the foreseen growth. There is a lot of hope out there. Kinda funny how all the time-lines are 2012 though.
 

mcdaniel

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I haven't been on too much and have had no free time to do anything much worth talking about unless you want to know about work.

I work for a small business that is just out of startup phase and we travel and work all the time. This year we're on track to bill double of last year. So that takes a lot of time and travel to take care of customers.
 

kg4kpg

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Pretty much same story here. Fiscal year close-out so working a lot and I haven't been able to enjoy my little armory so not much to talk about. :( Sorry, I'll do better. :cry: On the brighter side, I'm going to upgrade my carbine to a flat top upper and maybe a new hand guard. Hopefully I'll benefit by not having a lot of rounds through the A2 upper and be able to get a good price when I go to sell it. I want to put a TA31 or TA55 ACOG on there so that upper will suplement what I've already got to go toward the optics. Still gonna be a while though. I had a TA31 in Iraq (Sorry Dave, told you the wrong one) and loved it.
So, that's my story and I'm stickin to it. Chris
 

Pops

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I hate to say it, but it's still more of the same here.
I work a full time job (TG) and I have an after hours small business doing computer support and repair.
It has been slower in both places. I try to keep the side work going so if something happens I'll be that much ahead of the game. I have a small list of good customers that keep a steady stream of business coming my way.
I've considered moving the office back to the house to save money.

On the other hand, As long as I can keep my energy up, get plenty of rest and shoot on a regular basis, what else is there? :shock:

My girl friend keeps telling me I'm going to have to work for the rest of my life, so I figure I may as well make the most of it.

:lol:
 

mcdaniel

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For all those that work:

I was traveling the week before last in Texas and this quote was framed, in all places, above the toilet in Pappas Bros. Steakhouse-

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." -Confucius

I was having a great trip, had made some good sales, met with some great vendors and was enjoying the best Ribeye I have ever had as the guest of my vendor. It really hit home and I am so thankful that I am able to work every day and do something that makes me happy.

Much better than "Confucius say, man who stand on toilet is high on pot."
 

Dave29461

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The health care field is busy. We are working harder and being reimbursed less. Instead of catching the cheaters our governing body decided to just cut reimbursements to make up for the stealing. God knows they wouldn't want to take money out their own pocket.
Luckily, I love my job. Physical Therapy is my on best possible job. I spent the first twenty years repairing wrecked automobiles in a family business in Charleston. Managed to slip four year of Zoology at Clemson in there, seven years teaching Auto Body repair, built cabinets and furniture for 6 years full time then went back to school to return to my first calling. It has been a great ride that I wouldn't trade for all the money in world.
 

Frost

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Construction is down.
People are bidding work they are not qualified for.
This is going to sink some companies.
We are also seeing way more companies bidding than ever before.
 

mcdaniel

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Frost said:
Construction is down.
People are bidding work they are not qualified for.
This is going to sink some companies.
We are also seeing way more companies bidding than ever before.
I sell into the construction industry. We are being squeezed from both ends, the suppliers are doing some (possibly illegal and defiantly unethical) things to push raw material prices up, while the end users are hurting and doing everything they can to get prices down.

It leads us to spend a lot of time the the lab to try to reformulate products for customers. I'm always trying to invent a better mousetrap.
 
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