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The economy sucks, I'm out there biking more than usual. There's also a lot of other people on a weekday afternoon on the trails.
 

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The economy sucks, I'm out there biking more than usual. There's also a lot of other people on a weekday afternoon on the trails.
When I had more work than I could get to, time on the dirt was a welcome relief. When times are slow, instead of enjoying the ride I feel guilty about not trying to scare up more work. Like my time could be spend better than riding! Well, riding doesn't pay the bills.
 

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We had another week added to our holiday shutdown. So two weeks off is not normally a bad thing, but this is usually our busy time of year. A little scary right now. :confused:
 

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I'm on involuntary vacation because I got injured at work. I've been at home for a week and a half, and may have to sit out another week. Last week I went riding every day but one or two, and this week may be the same if my shoulder is feeling better.
 

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I was on involuntary vacation for the first 5 months of this year.......however, I didn't get to ride my bike......breaking my leg kinda got in the way.
 

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I left my perfectly good job in the south of England because there was no good mountainbiking there. I'm now a bum in North Scotland with trails on my doorstep and quite happy, albeit skint.
 

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I had been unemployed for one year plus thirteen (13) days, when my former employer had me come back for a six-week contract… which unfortunately just ended two weeks ago. Yep, lots of riding time.
 

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I wish I were un-employed. We are so frickin busy at work (aerospace) right now it's insane !
 

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I wish I were un-employed. We are so frickin busy at work (aerospace) right now it's insane !
LOL that is kicking peeps while they are down.

however i work in the supply of electronics to the Aerospace industry.

Which company do you work for?

Without some new clients i am joining the mid-day biking club soon =-9
 

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I left my perfectly good job in the south of England because there was no good mountainbiking there. I'm now a bum in North Scotland with trails on my doorstep and quite happy, albeit skint.
Here in good old 'merica, people graduate from college with an average debt of $21,000. Then you gotta buy health insurance, because frankly, biking without it is plain stupid. Otherwise, being a biking bum sounds good. :)
 

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I've just been laid off for the 3rd time this recession. I think I've been laid off, furloughed, downsized, or forced to take unpaid leave for right around 3 of the last 5 years, though broken up into chunks.
 

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I was on furloughed for 6 months during the winter...I got burnt out of snowboarding so quickly as I had no body to hit the back country with.

I wish my 6 month time off was summer time off, as there are many more solo things I can do. I was searching for other work the entire time. I ended up finding a new job the week after they officially laid me off...I think I got pretty lucky.
 

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Just got word that I'll be working 3 days a week instead of 4 days. I thought THAT was hard getting by... :(
 

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Gonz said:
I wish I were un-employed. We are so frickin busy at work (aerospace) right now it's insane !
Call in sick if you need a break, but be thankful you have a job.
 

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Here in good old 'merica, people graduate from college with an average debt of $21,000. Then you gotta buy health insurance, because frankly, biking without it is plain stupid. Otherwise, being a biking bum sounds good. :)
Yeah, then some of us decide to get advanced degrees and that number jumps a little.
 

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im on vacation too, thanz guys for not buying any volvos. hehe. though i started to go to school again about a month ago, but i already have summer brake.. yuppie a lot of riding done now when its summertime...
 
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