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Cant believe it....

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by andyhawkx3, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. andyhawkx3

    andyhawkx3 Major Poster

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    There must be some work out there me mate that's got the Evo, just pulled up out side my house, in a brand new Range Rover sport....£40,000 worth:eek:, I asked him if he had chopped in his Astra van and Evo, he calmly said no, still got them....Coggy get out and learn to be a spark (electrician)...wow
     
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    any trade is pretty good
     
  3. Buzz

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    Sorry a1 but that's not true at the moment. You have to be in a trade people can't do without and being an Electrician is one of those right now. With all the new legislation making it compulsory to have electrical work done by a registered Electrician is the best thing that's ever happened for them.
    I'm fortunate, I work for a company that people can't do without, we make surgical blades and I design and make machines that pack the sterile blades for surgeons. In fact it's 99% certain that the surgical blades used for Andyhawkx operation were made by my company and packed on a machine I designed and made.
    It's the trades people can do without that are suffering. Building trades are worst hit right now, but DIY shops are seeing a 50% increase in sales because people can't afford to get in the professionals.
     
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    Sorry if my post seems a little insensitive to the guys that do not have any work right now, but it was such a shock, the guy is only 28 years old and still lives at home with his Mom & Dad, if you cant have these things when your young, you not going to have them when you are married, with a house, an kids...He's not told his Dad yet, and if I know Steve, he is going to hit the roof :eek:
     
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    the crunch isnt forever buzz but yes i do know that at the moment trades arent dooing quite as well as they should
     
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    there not mate i can voutch for that . am getting dribbs and drabs of shal we say ("private work lol ") but there is not manny sites that aret doing very well up here at the moment , the only people who are building at the minute are the council and there doin pretty well . with there not bin much work about they are getting to pay all the subbies less and they wont argue because there is nothing els about .

    av got a few fiddle jobs for people i no but nothing specal at the min
     
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    Matt, its only just begun...everything you shoot ie, pigeons, rabbits, anything edible will be twice the price soon...stick it in the freezer, poaching will be rife farmer stock will be at risk :( I am not joking, for once, wish I was:tsk::tsk::tsk:
     
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    well im a credit crunch virgin so i have no idea whats going on:confused:

    im pretty muched screwed before i even start arent i:rolleyes:
     
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    Most people who have these Range rovers are leasing them, there about £400 a month.
     
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    Lots of carpentry contractors being laid off down here, we do a lot of crane work for carpentry contractors with roof trusses etc and our work has dropped off because the house building has slowed and lots of the carpenters are being laid off, houses are being left unfinished.
     
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    Trades are a good place to be, if you're either an electrician, plumber, or carpenter. Just not at the moment!

    I think the media are playing a big part in the "credit crunch" because they're scaring everyone. No wonder people won't put their money in the bank if the news is on about how everything is collapsing!

    Right now you want to be a property investor. Prices are very low at the moment, so if you have the money, buy a house and sell it in a few years. You don't even need to do anything ;)
     
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    If you're sat on a sugar mountain and want to get rid of it, just spread the word that there's gonna be a shortage.....it'll be gone in a week. same with the credit crunch, tell everyone there's gonna be a recession, people will stop spending and cause one.
     
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    everyone they are stoping the production of air quick breathe real fast:eek::rolleyes::D
     
  14. andyhawkx3

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    Me buddy's has just been round mine again, I asked him, If the car was on a lease, he said, he was buying it has a company car, its 8 months old, he has no base/office, just two lap tops + 2 mobiles, a fax machine at his partners home, 16 blokes on his books paying him £2.00 a hour, for the work he got for them, for the duration of there jobs, + him & his partner working full time as electricians, They are clearing £3,500 a week, the rover will be there mobile office....much cheaper than, renting premises, I have just got a picture of it, but the lights not very good
    View attachment 1085
    Will try and get a daylight pic, soon....but just goes to show, what can be done, when a few guys put there heads together:D
     

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