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Unemployment on the rise again.

Old Aug 12th 2011, 8:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Bix
Unemployed?

Monneypenny20
Sillyoldbag
Turban Explorer
Deadvim

just a few that come to mind.........but they are just internet personas.
And me. got made redundant week before Xmas and took months to find work and I'm skilled and I know others in same line of work also out of work and equally found it hard despite being highly skilled.

Now working thank God - but feel for people out of work cos it's shite out there unless you're in engineering / mining / construction

Good luck to yous guys who are looking

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Old Aug 12th 2011, 9:25 pm
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Default Re: Unemployment on the rise again.

Originally Posted by moneypenny20
Yes, me. Got 'let go' last week. Absolutely **** all out there that I could even begin to apply for.
Murphys Law has struck me as well. Just getting over our special friday meeting news (It probably does contain a silver lining) No more Night Shift for mail sorting at Aus post. Means I have to transfer within the system,. or get a package. So I may become one of the first posties on an Electric Bike, either that or Parcel Area. I knew they wouldn't pay 30pct penalties for much longer. All over by the end of the financial year... June 2012. At least they are obliged to offer me at least 2 jobs within post before a package.


Would be great normally except I'm in the middle of a very expensive reno. Bang straight out of my Comfort zone. I've been moaning about night shift for years so guess I wont have to soon. LOL. Damn goodbye 2nd easiest job I've ever had.... 7 mins up the road and Ipod listening to music all night...all with the backdrop of comedic acts by my workmates every night.

Dont know whether to be worried or glad.

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Old Aug 12th 2011, 10:06 pm
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Yes I don't think many people actually out there in the real world believe those numbers for a second.

Originally Posted by steve`o
5.1% for australia

i thought the idea would be that if your going to make figures up, at least make them realistic ?
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Old Aug 12th 2011, 10:22 pm
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Default Re: Unemployment on the rise again.

Originally Posted by moggsa01
that is average % given the South figures. Yorkshire has got 9% and North west/ east/ scotland are up at 11%
Nope, you just made that up.

The unemployment rate in Scotland is bang on the UK average in the 7s%
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Old Aug 12th 2011, 10:23 pm
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Default Re: Unemployment on the rise again.

I thought those figures seemed high. I know in the SW it is (officially) 4 or 5%.

Originally Posted by bcworld
Nope, you just made that up.

The unemployment rate in Scotland is bang on the UK average in the 7s%
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Old Aug 12th 2011, 10:26 pm
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Originally Posted by chris955
I thought those figures seemed high. I know in the SW it is (officially) 4 or 5%.
It may be true for some of those regions, but certainly isn't for Scotland.
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Old Aug 12th 2011, 10:35 pm
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Originally Posted by sonlymewalter
And me. got made redundant week before Xmas and took months to find work and I'm skilled and I know others in same line of work also out of work and equally found it hard despite being highly skilled.

Now working thank God - but feel for people out of work cos it's shite out there unless you're in engineering / mining / construction

Good luck to yous guys who are looking
My OH left Borders a year ago.

They have casual work but finding something more like the role they left is proving impossible. Unless you fancy store manager in the $30k's - the casual job pays better.

But, retail - it's ******!
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I'm reminded of one particular troll on another forum who spends his time telling all and sundry how our economy is booming and everyone has a great job and a swimming pool etc. He doesn't actually live here though
Yes retail is in a very bad way indeed.
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Old Aug 12th 2011, 10:46 pm
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Default Re: Unemployment on the rise again.

Originally Posted by chris955
I'm reminded of one particular troll on another forum who spends his time telling all and sundry how our economy is booming and everyone has a great job and a swimming pool etc. He doesn't actually live here though
Is that where Mohogony went?
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I'm not sure who that is but I assume he/she was the same ? You were often left wondering where this mythical land was
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Old Aug 12th 2011, 11:06 pm
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So, is there a difference between a troll telling everyone how good it is in Aus and not living here and someone else telling us how good it is in the UK but not living there?

Because the latter are not in short supply on here.
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http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/n...d/2257071.aspx

Looking like the third largest city in NSW is about to have its heart ripped out.
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Old Aug 12th 2011, 11:35 pm
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Default Re: Unemployment on the rise again.

Originally Posted by Rambi
So, is there a difference between a troll telling everyone how good it is in Aus and not living here and someone else telling us how good it is in the UK but not living there?

Because the latter are not in short supply on here.
Of course there isn't, don't be bloody ridiculous!
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Old Aug 12th 2011, 11:39 pm
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Originally Posted by iamthecreaturefromuranus
http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/n...d/2257071.aspx

Looking like the third largest city in NSW is about to have its heart ripped out.
Ouch!
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Default Re: Unemployment on the rise again.

Originally Posted by iamthecreaturefromuranus
http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/n...d/2257071.aspx

Looking like the third largest city in NSW is about to have its heart ripped out.
Unfortunately Bluescope hasn't recovered from the GFC. Not sure what they got wrong but the company has been limping along for the last 3 years.
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