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In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 9:16:36 AM PDT
I know many people with similar stories - things were tough in 2008 and 2009 and going into 2010 they were staying tough. Over these past year and a half I have heard a lot more stories of people getting raises, increased hirings, etc.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 9:18:29 AM PDT
Oh, really?

http://www.miseryindex.us/indexbyyear.aspx

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 9:22:56 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 23, 2012 9:25:05 AM PDT
And falling by that metric.

http://www.miseryindex.us/

http://www.miseryindex.us/indexbymonth.aspx

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 9:25:08 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 9:27:39 AM PDT
I am asking for honest opinions.

Look at people you know who are unemployed, look at the stock market and your investments, look at how the industries you work with are growing or shrinking.

You can personally look at your life and the people around you and say hey things are getting better or things have gotten worse.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 9:29:05 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 9:30:35 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 23, 2012 9:31:03 AM PDT
As you see I published the month by month chart to show you the uptick is already happening.

I also do not think the year with no inflation is something to celebrate as things are GREAT!

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 9:32:55 AM PDT
Responding to your edit:

As I said above I do not think no inflation is a thing to celebrate as things are great!

And in December of 2009 using this metric the misery index was 12.62 today its 10.40

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 9:34:02 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 9:36:07 AM PDT
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http://www.people.hbs.edu/rditella/papers/AERHappyInflation.pdf

People would rather have inflation than unemployment.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 9:38:47 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 9:40:34 AM PDT
Yawns.

Well keep having fun - You have yet to give your personal experience. IS your life worse in in 2012 than it was in 2009?

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 9:42:35 AM PDT
Goooood

Seeing companies are hiring, people are getting raises, factories are employing people the MAJORITY of people are happier.

I do remember 2009 lots of people out of work or losing jobs, lots of spending and hiring freezes, no raises or bonuses, housing prices falling or stagnent, dow jones under 10k.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 9:45:40 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 9:47:07 AM PDT
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I simply posted the indexes you were hiding which showed things improving (by that one way of measuring things - as I have said no inflation with high unemployment is REALLY bad) - use that source all you want I just wanted to show that you were being a bit misleading.

Good day.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 9:56:13 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 9:57:55 AM PDT
Yawns.

I am actually glad to hear you are worse off - you seem to be relishing that fact.

Enjoy your misery.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 10:03:04 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 10:03:59 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 23, 2012 10:04:30 AM PDT
So you are doing better?

Its a simple question are you Mark Chapter Thirteen doing better now than you were in 2009?

Posted on May 23, 2012 10:13:30 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 23, 2012 10:15:09 AM PDT
No. My investments are worth less. My money doesn't go as far. My health insurance cost has more than tripled. And the industry I work in is shrinking.

Posted on May 23, 2012 10:21:09 AM PDT
I'm not, I got laid off, am working a temp job, cannot get individual health insurance strictly because I take anti-depressants (seems even the insurance companies hate the cost of meds), the cost of gas and food have both gone up. The vast majority of jobs in my industry (administrative) have dropped to early 90's levels.

I get a call about every day asking me if I want to work a high level position for $35K and often less. And yes, they want 7+ years experience, excellent skills in everything, and a long laundry list of other responsibilities - oh yes, and they definitely prefer someone with a BA. It's laughable. Many corporations have definitely used the excuse of 'bad economy' to stick it to a whole lot of us with this kind of nonsense.

I make $65K (not complaining) but don't live any sort of lavish lifestyle and I'm screwed if I fall off my bike or something. I have even less job security before so yeah, worse not better.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 11:20:31 AM PDT
Your investments are worth less than in 2009? You are certainly not part of the majority on that.

My health care cost rose the most in 2008 -2010 it has stablized a bit in the last few years.

You work for the government? they are the only main employer that is shedding jobs still.

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 11:29:12 AM PDT
I do understand that its still harder to get a job. I know the job I left they are hiring someone with more years of experience and a lower salary than I applied.

But in 2009 there was a freeze on hiring even if a person left the job.

So hiring over not hiring is movement in the positive direction.
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