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Windows 7: Its nothing new, been going on for years. Are we just brainwashed?

01 Jan 2012   #1

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Its nothing new, been going on for years. Are we just brainwashed?

High prices and getting higher. Smaller packages and getting smaller. Are we just use to it? Is there anything we can do? I really started to take notice when my half gallon of ice cream shrunk . Then the tuna fish .

Well, what next, you may ask.

Just before Thanksgiving I got very sick. Managed to get in one trip to the store for the big meal and bought, among other things, some cranberry sauce. Put it in the pantry next to the one already there. It was SMALLER, and it cost more .

Turns out one of the prescriptions I was taking was the reason I was so sick. Of course when I figured that out it was an easy fix, just stop taking the stuff. Can't stop buying food...........

I just opened a box of Kleenex and guess what, the sheets are smaller . HAVE you checked your toilet paper? Are we screwed or what?

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01 Jan 2012   #2

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You are right mate. Costs for everything has been rising and rising and rising. All essential commodities prices like food, petrol. etc. are going high like anything. But my salary isn't going as high as it should be. Infact, its stagnant since last 2-3 yrs. but as you rightly said, "Cant stop buying food".

I believe things are better in developed countries. Its only becoming worse in developing countries like India. Thanks to our corrupt politicians.
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01 Jan 2012   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jd50ae View Post
High prices and getting higher. Smaller packages and getting smaller. Are we just use to it? Is there anything we can do? I really started to take notice when my half gallon of ice cream shrunk . Then the tuna fish .

Well, what next, you may ask.

Just before Thanksgiving I got very sick. Managed to get in one trip to the store for the big meal and bought, among other things, some cranberry sauce. Put it in the pantry next to the one already there. It was SMALLER, and it cost more .

Turns out one of the prescriptions I was taking was the reason I was so sick. Of course when I figured that out it was an easy fix, just stop taking the stuff. Can't stop buying food...........

I just opened a box of Kleenex and guess what, the sheets are smaller . HAVE you checked your toilet paper? Are we screwed or what?

Quit using toilet paper years ago as I substituted corn cobs....
Just got a new bushel for stocking up and noticed the corn cobs are even getting smaller May have to resort to recycling them.
THW
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01 Jan 2012   #4

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That's exactly why I won't shop at the grocery store that is a half mile up the road from me. I'll make the 15 mile trip to the next town to go to Woodmans.
Simple bag of chips - $4.79 vs $3.00
Box of cereal - $4.29 vs $3.59
the list goes on. I do the same thing with gas, if it's cheaper somewhere, I will stop there when it's convenient even though I live right down the road from 3 gas stations.
Gotta dig for the deals.


Toilet paper is overrated btw.....leaves and corn cobs for the win.
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01 Jan 2012   #5

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Dinesh, while our circumstances may not be exactly the same, I do believe they parallel one another. Prices here also rise faster than my income. I guess I'm just glad to be working. And at the risk of raising hackles with the powers-that-be on the board, I would include stubbornness and incompetence when describing our politicians.

Best to you, friend
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01 Jan 2012   #6

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Yeah, having job security has been nice over the last few troubling years. That part I can't complain about, but it is getting harder and harder to do much for said self. With the price of everything going up constantly, it is really tough deciding what I can do for myself. Working just to pay bills and nothing else is not what I call living.
Not being able to do much outside of work and sitting around because of trying to save as much money as possible is getting really stressful. There needs to be some "me" time for everyone, but that's tough to come by for a lot of people these days, and I've seen some people that aren't handling it really well. People having to do more work, for the same pay, with longer hours. Some people where I work have been working 12 hour days, driving for roughly an hour per day to get to work and back, leaving no time to do much else except sleep. (I know 12 hours doesn't sound like a lot to some, but this is in a plastic injection molding plant, running machines and such. People can lose limbs or even life with these machines, so being tired or wore out is not safe, yet no one seems to care).
People are starting to get burned out since they just won't hire anyone to help and relieve some of the stress, and the more tired/burned out they become, quality suffers, words get said, then people get pissed. I see no changes coming anytime soon, and they're going to be in for a surprise when people start leaving for other jobs because mentally and physically they just can't do it anymore, me included.

This can only go on for so long before all hell breaks loose.
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01 Jan 2012   #7

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More work for the same pay would be good. How about more work for less pay? In my company, there used to be 3 times as many support people. So all the remaining do at least the job that 3 people were doing. We techs work longer for less money. I drive 5+ hours a day myself. It's better then unemployment, but not by leaps and bounds. A Guy
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01 Jan 2012   #8

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That's kind of what I was getting at...now our people do twice as much work, but still getting paid what they were in 2008 when they were doing the "normal" amount of work.
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01 Jan 2012   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MWRed View Post
That's kind of what I was getting at...now our people do twice as much work, but still getting paid what they were in 2008 when they were doing the "normal" amount of work.
MWRed,
To make things even worse.....The lawmaker's, both State and Federal, just gave themselves a nice pay raise.
They are really thinking of us aren't they. Like to choke all of them.
THW
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01 Jan 2012   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MWRed View Post
That's kind of what I was getting at...now our people do twice as much work, but still getting paid what they were in 2008 when they were doing the "normal" amount of work.
MWRed,
To make things even worse.....The lawmaker's, both State and Federal, just gave themselves a nice pay raise.
They are really thinking of us aren't they. Like to choke all of them.
THW
there's a lot of people i'd like to choke,lol.
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