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#233001 - 12/05/08 06:02 PM OUCH!!
fredk Offline
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Its been a nasty day for the manufacturing sector in Canada today, automotive and non-automotive alike.

It got personal for me today, but not as bad as for some. I have an extra two weeks off for christmas this year as even sales of smaller vehicles like the Corolla/matirix fall (I work for a Toyota seating supplier).

I hope thats as bad as it gets, but who knows at this point.

It will be a lot rougher for the 3rd shift at GM in Oshawa Ontario as they will be on indefinate layoff soon.

Hopefully others on this board are doing OK.
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#233018 - 12/05/08 06:50 PM Re: OUCH!! [Re: fredk]
DaveG Offline
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Hi Fred, sorry to hear that the worlds economic woes have become personal for you.
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#233019 - 12/05/08 06:54 PM Re: OUCH!! [Re: fredk]
SatKartr Offline
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Sorry to hear that Fred, hope the economy begins to turn around soon. \:\(
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#233021 - 12/05/08 07:01 PM Re: OUCH!! [Re: fredk]
BrenR Offline
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 Originally Posted By: fredk
It got personal for me today.
Sorry to hear, hope things swing the other way pretty soon.

Funny, though... the salesman I'm trying to buy a car from (to replace the one I just had written off by a driver attempting to "beat a red") keeps insisting that he can't give me my price on a car since it's a seller's market right now... in an economic downturn... 20 days before Christmas. Riiiiight.

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#233035 - 12/05/08 07:53 PM Re: OUCH!! [Re: BrenR]
St_PatGuy Offline
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Seller's market? Is he kidding?

That's the funniest thing I've read all day!
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#233054 - 12/05/08 09:16 PM Re: OUCH!! [Re: St_PatGuy]
fredk Offline
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Thanks guys. If this is as bad as it gets, I will be happy. Now I need to figure out what to do with the first week of January.

Bren. Thats funny! He must have learned how to spin from our politicians.
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#233068 - 12/05/08 10:09 PM Re: OUCH!! [Re: fredk]
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Very sorry to hear that Fred, but like you said, it could be worse, at least it gives some more time to enjoy the Axioms and play around with your sound treatments etc.
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#233071 - 12/05/08 10:18 PM Re: OUCH!! [Re: jakewash]
SirQuack Offline
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We don't want to see one of the Big 3 go down either. Sorry to hear Toyota is having issues as well that are affecting you Fred.
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#233076 - 12/05/08 10:25 PM Re: OUCH!! [Re: SirQuack]
merchman Offline
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Hang in there Fred. We are all hoping things get better.....real soon.
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#233107 - 12/05/08 11:36 PM Re: OUCH!! [Re: SirQuack]
fredk Offline
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 Originally Posted By: sirquack
We don't want to see one of the Big 3 go down either.

Nope, sure don't.
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