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13 years 2 months ago #17831 by hilldweller
I'm not sure if it's officially a recession yet, but whatever it is, I've been wondering how many on here are feeling its effects in their household?

I am :( , but there's a big silver lining too in that there's no shortage of work to be done around here and some of the things that otherwise just wouldn't happen due to lack of time are finally getting done :) . Soooo glad I'm not on a little section in the 'burbs :D

I'm going to see if I can figure out how to set up a poll....[:0]

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13 years 2 months ago #264865 by reggit
Our everyday spending is pretty tight regardless - the downside of that is that there is little wriggle space if we do need to cut back! :rolleyes:

I am in the opposite situation in that I have more work than I can shake a stick at and having to turn stuff down. But then I am pretty much a Jack of all trades within my work sphere which makes it easier. Having said that, I am certainly making hay while the sun shines as never know how long it will last...

HD, is it the nature of your work and cutbacks in that particular sector...? :(

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13 years 2 months ago #264868 by maggies mum
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Not affecting us!!! We live beyond our means all the time! lol ;)

Nah things getting a bit tight! I may even have to go back to work! Shock horror!

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13 years 2 months ago #264876 by moggy
Only effecting us positively, shops are having sales, trademe is going mad with people selling stuff, tradesmen looking for busines (lets forget the bad ones for now). And to annoy everyone here no mortgage, so we really only need enough money for the electricity and rates.

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13 years 2 months ago #264888 by Valmai
I have seen a reduction in work over the last 2 months as dairy farmers have been cancelling herd tests, but my winter job starts in a couple of weeks and that depends on what type of growing season he had. The cost of food (now that the vegie garden is finished for this season) has been worrying. Im another 'mortgage free zone' so even if it does get worse (and I think it will) I believe I will be a lot better off than a lot of other people as I am an expert in frugal living.

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13 years 2 months ago #264889 by sod
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Like Moggy but!!!!!!! dog food and a bit for us too:)

Having time is a measure of enthusiasm:rolleyes:

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13 years 2 months ago #264900 by ronnie
OH's seasonal work is finishing next Friday, which is about 2 months earlier than normal. This is due to both the recession (overseas orders being cancelled) and the huge growth in dairying causing the huge shortage of lamb numbers.

My seasonal job is also finishing at the end of May, but has nothing to do with the recession.

In our own business, things seem to be on a par with last year, which is good. This week has been very good sales wise, so can't complain.

We do have a mortgage and all the usual bills, so it is a bit of a worry.

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13 years 2 months ago #264902 by Clods
Yes, husband has been out of work for 2 months. But I still get phoned up with the shopping list, and have to cook dinner when I get home from work... Shame we don't have any money, as it would be a great time to get him to do all the fencing projects!

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13 years 2 months ago #264917 by terralee
So far not really ...like sod and moggy no mortgage ... and no kids at home ... hubby's job is safe but due to go into off season soon and I still do the relief milking for my friend:)..so in an OK position ... something to be said to getting old and nearing retirement :)
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13 years 2 months ago #264919 by sundaysbest
I lost my primo job at the beginning of this month, and Mr Man is now on a contract job after being made redundant in October... we have rent to pay, and a mortgage! Not overly cool! Things are tight, but trying to be positive about it!
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13 years 2 months ago #264944 by chooky
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No not really affecting us much . Hubby started a new job this week after voluntarily leaving his old one .He works in the vocational consultancy area and has sure noticed a bit downturn in the job market . My work at the university is safe as students will always have to sit exams (I hope !!) . I am a bit worried about our sons line of work as a lot of it is dependant on new houses being built in the rural areas . Our daughters job is mega safe as a theatre nurse in a public hospital [^]

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13 years 2 months ago #264948 by Telly
Things are ticking along here so far but we're trying to get rid of a couple of HPs fast and get a bit of a buffer in the bank. OH works in a sector that is affected by the downturn, work has slowed down but still ticking over at the moment. With our youngest a year off starting school I feel I can go back into more part-time work or even fulltime. I'm in education so that is a nice balance to my OH's industry. The only problem is if rolls drop because people are leaving town in great numbers.

Goats: 4 boers + 4 kids (all does[:D]), 1 saanen + 2 kids, 1 toggenburg.
Chickens: Barred Rock, Light Sussex, Araucana, pekins
Pigs now in the freezer

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13 years 2 months ago #264952 by The Kats Place
so far so good but being really carefull with the pennies:o.

MM - OH NO![:0][:0] :( :( ! not work! I'll come over next week with a bottle of wine to sort this out[}:)][;)]!

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13 years 2 months ago #264956 by Shropshire Blue
No not at all picked up 5 new customers in the last 10 days :D

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13 years 2 months ago #264963 by skyline_glenn
Yep, feeling it here in the roofing game. Haven't done a house roof in about 3 years, only commercial buildings, but the boss(dad) said there will be a few houses in the next 6 months. Hopefully being one of the only contractors(rest are on wages) I'll get most of the small commercial buildings. Last year I did 3 jobs over 2000sq/m one of which was over 4000sq/m plus about 2000sq/m of wall cladding. Dad is pricing heaps of new roofs and reroofs but not getting much, and also alot of renovations, it seems people are staying where they are and making what they have fit rather than building a new house. We are also seeing the smaller rollformers supply and fit which is almost impossable to compete against as they just employe roofers on labour only which doesn't do the industry any good

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