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

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  1. NetChemica

    NetChemica OT Supporter

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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?
     
  2. thekinggovernor

    thekinggovernor OT Supporter

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    no such thing in the government, let alone the military.
     
  3. flipflop

    flipflop flippity flop flippity flop

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    ummm i still get my paycheck on the 1st....
     
  4. NEp8ntballer

    NEp8ntballer New Member

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    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.
     
  5. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    This has happened in the past.
     
  6. nsxrebel

    nsxrebel New Member

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    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.
     
  7. Maffy29

    Maffy29 Active Member

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    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.
     
  8. Bounty15

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    Budget doesn't get approved, military doesn't get paid, it's happened before
     
  9. TRN

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    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:
     
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    no affect on me at all
     
  11. tunes

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    My IRA is tanking but other than that, not really
     
  12. nsxrebel

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    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.
     
  13. whitecouch

    whitecouch spendin' our golden years in OT Supporter

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    What's going on with the economy?:hsughno:
     
  14. TRN

    TRN Well-Known Member

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    Unit only has 1 duty van and it's usually out with the supply folks or mail call. :greddy:

    I'm not about to flak and kevlar up just to take the hmmwv

    As for traffic...there is no way around it at Lejeune without living in the barracks.

    Hopefully they put another gate in soon. :run:
     
  15. nsxrebel

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    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.
     
  16. PresidentJames

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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.
     
  17. mikdavi84

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    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.
     
  18. themacstallion

    themacstallion The electric sheep are dreaming up your fate

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    we can probably say bye to the new gi bill
     
  19. mikdavi84

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    fuck that crap, the new gi bill is awesome
     
  20. NisAznMonk

    NisAznMonk New Member

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    Its like most other gov't jobs maybe with a different name attached to it.



    Why did you make that move?
     
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    gas for my cherokee is cheaper
     
  22. c.a

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    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
     
  23. thekinggovernor

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    so many problems with that statement :hs:
     
  24. NisAznMonk

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    I always thought they told us to make sure we had 8 months of emergency cash savings?
     
  25. Bounty15

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    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.
     

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