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This is a question The Credit Crunch

Did you score a bargain in Woolworths?
Meet someone nice in the queue to withdraw your 10p from Northern Rock?
Get made redundant from the job you hated enough to spend all day on b3ta?

How has the credit crunch affected you?

(, Thu 22 Jan 2009, 12:19)
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Watching it from the safe side
It's pretty horrible being where I am some days. I work doing people's pensions, and most of this hangs off the values of their money invested in the stock market...

Most of the time I get questions like "Why's my pension so small?" and "What's happened to all the money I put in it?" It doesn't really help when you can't explain to people (more like it's not accepted) that everyone else is in the same mess and someone up on high has cost us all a lot of money.

The worst thing is dealing with the people who've been made redundant. You see so many people who've lost their jobs because there's just not the money left to save them. And when they have gone and are over a certain age, they ask for a pension, and there's not enough money to provide anything decent.

Sorry for the seriousness, but there's not much to cheer about when people who work honestly all their life are driven into enforced poverty. Trouble is ahead for us.
(, Sun 25 Jan 2009, 21:30, Reply)

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