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It seems like every company is laying people off. This is such a vicious cycle. Companies lay people off, people don’t have money to buy, since nobody spends companies go out of business and lay off more people, and so on. Vault.com has a long list of companies that have laid people off. When will this stop? On one hand excesses will be reined in, but at what cost! I feel the need to save on cab fare and walk back from work in the freezing -14 degrees centigrade. Its not that bad actually – I am getting used to the cold weather. Its kind of nice to just walk by myself, keeping an eye out for the slippery dry ice on the road. Traffic is much less nowadays going to Lincoln Tunnel. A friend who’s husband works in real estate was telling me that people are leaving the city. Figures. The city is so much quieter – in my 6 years here I have never seen it so quiet. I like the hustle and bustle of the city, especially during holiday season. Jan & Feb are so dead, till summer comes and people are out and about.

I spent the entire long weekend at home watching movies. It snowed all day long. Beautiful, but cold.

I think of and pray for all those who are unemployed and have to find ways to make both ends meet, and I am grateful to just be employed at the same salary. I cannot believe that affiliates had the budget for the West coast summit – aren’t they feeling the pinch of the economy? I was looking forward to the CJ conference this year, but I won’t be able to go due to budget limitations.

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