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  • Who is NOT asking for a bailout?

    During all this talk of gloom and doom I just noticed there are companies and industries that are NOT asking for a bailout, like the phone companies for example, and the cable companies. Exxon is rolling in the dough, Microsoft is definitely not hurting either.

    Who else doesn't need a bailout these days?

    post em here......

  • #2
    I want a bailout


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    • #3
      Microsoft not hurting??? they just had their first mass layoff in their history 5000 people
      http://tech.yahoo.com/news/ap/200901...arns_microsoft

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      • #4
        Oil and gas is still moving along. We're not booming anymore but we're still making money. My employer had their best year ever in 2008 and Q4 results were 61% higher than Q4 in 2007, which was our second best year ever.

        However, we did lay off a few people (2% of our workforce) in January. Previously, EVERYONE in the shop was putting in overtime but with demand dropping, we don't need three full shifts any more.

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        • #5
          Uhm... S2KCA would like a bailout.
          Im sure everyone on the Board of Directors wouldnt mind a pay cut.... or have the President have a lowered income of 0....

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          • #6
            put me on the list.

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            • #7
              Aerospace isn't looking for a bailout. We just keep trimming the fat and pushing projects out.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by kevos2k View Post
                Microsoft not hurting??? they just had their first mass layoff in their history 5000 people
                http://tech.yahoo.com/news/ap/200901...arns_microsoft
                What? Microsoft makes 4 billion in profit every year. So their profits are down 11%. That means they'll ONLY make 3.56 billion in profit now. Boo hoo? Whatever.....

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                • #9
                  My employer's profits are down, and there are mass layoffs, but we're still solidly profitable and have a strong, cash-rich balance sheet. No bailout needed here, ex. perhaps for the unlucky folks who've recently gotten axed.
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                  • #10
                    I think what I am trying to convey in this thread is a counter to the media hype that paints a picture of financial "Armageddon" for the country. The list of "solvent" corporations far exceed the list of failed enterprises.....

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Doctor Mugen View Post
                      I want a bailout
                      Ditto, except I am serious.
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                      • #12
                        My employer, the biggest food company in the country, is doing just fine. We've had layoff's the last 5 year and now we are right-sized and ready to move forward.
                        Deleted signature for the safety of my cars.....

                        Please note that my posts are not personal attacks - they are my observations/opinions - your opinions may vary.

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                        • #13
                          As of Jan 8, 2009, net sales for the 48-week period ending Jan 2, 2009 was $370.5 billion, up 6.5% from the previous year's results.
                          that would be?

                          Walmart.

                          no layoffs here.....

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                          • #14
                            No layoffs at RIM knock on wood. I'd like to think I'd be fine even if there were

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bimdub View Post
                              that would be?

                              Walmart.

                              no layoffs here.....
                              Maybe not at your store, but....

                              http://blog.pennlive.com/business/20...s_layoffs.html

                              http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/30/bu...rssnyt&emc=rss

                              http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/39550302.html
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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by kraemer007 View Post
                                I think what I am trying to convey in this thread is a counter to the media hype that paints a picture of financial "Armageddon" for the country. The list of "solvent" corporations far exceed the list of failed enterprises.....
                                OK, but if even say 5-10% of companies go under, their former employees won't spend (leading to layoffs at solvent companies), they'll lose their homes/retirement savings, the govt. will bail them out, etc.

                                I don't think comparing the # of solvent vs. insolvent companies is an effective benchmark to measure the strength of the economy.
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                                • #17
                                  key words......Not Economic Related.

                                  we are shifting our focus....and restructuring to better suit the customers needs.

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                                  • #18
                                    We are the largest Ziebart franchise in the United States.

                                    www.ziebart.com

                                    Our business grew last year by 2%...

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Chris S View Post
                                      OK, but if even say 5-10% of companies go under, their former employees won't spend (leading to layoffs at solvent companies), they'll lose their homes/retirement savings, the govt. will bail them out, etc.

                                      I don't think comparing the # of solvent vs. insolvent companies is an effective benchmark to measure the strength of the economy.
                                      The "reality" of the economy is based on the "perception" of its citizens. Lets all change the perception.

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                                      • #20
                                        thought i'd add one but it is for a bailout to change things up...

                                        Porn industry seeks $5 billion federal bailout

                                        By KEVIN MODESTI

                                        LA DAILY NEWS

                                        Thursday, January 08, 2009

                                        LOS ANGELES — In an announcement that launched a thousand unprintable puns, adult-entertainment moguls Larry Flynt and Joe Francis said Wednesday that they are asking Washington for a $5 billion federal bailout, claiming that the porn business is suffering from the soft economy.

                                        Francis insisted in a phone interview that this is no joke or publicity stunt, though his tone suggested otherwise

                                        Larry Flynt, Hustler magazine publisher, speaks during a news conference in 1998.
                                        Who will ask for a bailout next?
                                        The self-help industry
                                        The Thrashers
                                        The Real Housewives of Atlanta
                                        The bail bondsman


                                        "the government’s handing out money to the auto industry,” Francis, producer of the “Girls Gone Wild” video series, said on the phone from his Santa Monica office. “Why shouldn’t it hand some to an industry the nation could not live without?”

                                        The request, Francis said, was being made in a letter to Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass, and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. The $5 billion figure, he said, reflects the decline in U.S. adult-entertainment- industry revenue from $18 billion three years ago.

                                        http://www.fox40.com/pages/landing_local_headlines/?Porn-Industry-Moguls-Ask-Congress-For-Ba=1&blockID=179523&feedID=190

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