GUN Military cruu, how's the economy affecting you?

NetChemica

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Aug 31, 2003
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Do the active duty members on here feel any kind of hit from the piss poor economy?

Right now business is coming to a crawl at our dealership, and we just laid off 600 people nation wide :(.

Any odd cutbacks in your branch?
 

NEp8ntballer

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Mar 22, 2006
2,186
I get my stipend on the 15th...

fortunately unless the .gov goes bankrupt there's no way that they can't pay us. especially when the military has all the major firepower.
 

nsxrebel

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May 22, 2006
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Do the active duty members on here feel any kind of hit from the piss poor economy?

Right now business is coming to a crawl at our stealership, and we just laid off 600 people nation wide :(.

Any odd cutbacks in your branch?

What brand? Weren't American car companies already hurting? Even with their "employee discount" which really wasn't much of a discount from what I hear. :mamoru:

We all know the downfall of American cars is the UAW.


As for Mil members, those paydays still come on the 1st and 15th.
 

Maffy29

Well-Known Member
Jan 5, 2004
7,996
Pittsburgh, PA
I'm only losing money because I was getting paid more at my technician job.

Big drop from GS-11 to E4.

By the way, tons of technician openings for IT folks in PA. Lots of GS-9 and GS-11 positions.
 

nsxrebel

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May 22, 2006
3,113
Going broke paying for gas to get to work and drive young Marines to where they need to be.
:dunno:

Other than that, just down 6k in my 401k now too. :wtc:

Why the fuck are you going broke? Has you no gov'i? Why are you using your POV to drive Marines around? You should be using the unit's vehicle or request one from your unit.

As for going broke because you commute, well that's sorta your fault. Live closer to base, spend more on rent/mortgage, spend less on commuting, don't deal with as much traffic. Live farther away, spend less on rent/mortgage, more on gas, and you have to deal with all that traffic and waste more time.
 

nsxrebel

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May 22, 2006
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The base he is at, he could be 2 minutes from a gate and still over 30 minutes away from his work. That's when there is NO traffic.

And I can't tell you the number of times my husband has used his own POV to help out someone from the command; sometimes it's just the right thing to do.

True, I know how that can go sometimes, but he refuses to drive a HMMWV because he does not want to wear a kevlar helmet and flak jacket. I'd rather do that than spend my own monies on gas and cause more wear and tear on my POV.
 

PresidentJames

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Sep 28, 2008
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ask me later.
no such thing in the government, let alone the military.

dude the military have soo good benefits it's unreal.

n the government isn't getting bailed out, the assholes on wall street are.
the government is DOING the bail out, n if they can shell out 700 billion i think they're in good shape.

join the military if u want stability, our country puts a strong emphasis on it.
 

mikdavi84

Well-Known Member
Nov 13, 2003
56,283
Kandahar, Afghanistan
as long as i'm getting paid, i don't care.

the second they stop paying me is the second I stop working. I don't give a shit how many people think that because I signed a contract I'm "government property". I'm not. I'm under contract. You don't pay me, contract is motherfucking up, son. I'm outie.
 

c.a

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Jan 24, 2006
1,093
it affected me cause i listened to all those damn personal finance briefings and dumped all my savings into mutual funds and now i have like half of what i did 2 months ago
 

thekinggovernor

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Aug 11, 2003
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dude the military have soo good benefits it's unreal.

n the government isn't getting bailed out, the assholes on wall street are.
the government is DOING the bail out, n if they can shell out 700 billion i think they're in good shape.

join the military if u want stability, our country puts a strong emphasis on it.
so many problems with that statement :hs:
 

NisAznMonk

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Dec 1, 2001
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Houston, Tx
it affected me cause i listened to all those damn personal finance briefings and dumped all my savings into mutual funds and now i have like half of what i did 2 months ago


I always thought they told us to make sure we had 8 months of emergency cash savings?
 

Bounty15

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Jan 6, 2005
164
8 Months is WAY too much. Usually 2-3 months pay is plenty, then invest the rest. You'd have to run into some MAJOR financial troubles to need 8 months pay in cash for an emergency.

Also, those mutual funds will go back up in the future. Unless you plan on retiring (as in no more work ever) within the next 5 years, I would highly suggest you keep that money in those mutual funds. It will pay off in the long run.
 

Bounty15

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Jan 6, 2005
164
dude the military have soo good benefits it's unreal.

n the government isn't getting bailed out, the assholes on wall street are.
the government is DOING the bail out, n if they can shell out 700 billion i think they're in good shape.

join the military if u want stability, our country puts a strong emphasis on it.

Sooooo far off on this...
 

c.a

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Jan 24, 2006
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I always thought they told us to make sure we had 8 months of emergency cash savings?


I've always thought that was for civilians who could lose their job, but i dont plan on getting fired anytime soon
 

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