Lamar

Economic crisis

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Fellow C&Gers,

Have you ever been so down-and-out that you can't even afford to go to work that day?

I'm having to call/write in today because I can't even put enough gas in the Pathfinder to drive to the train station to get to DC. Shame, because I really enjoy what I do... :(

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Not so much afford to go to work, but simply able to go to work (painful back injury), yes....

And that sucks....

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Sorry, man, that's terrible.

How far is your commute to the train station? Maybe a beater ten speed with saddle bags and a good lock would fit the bill as a commuter vehicle.

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Sorry, man, that's terrible.

How far is your commute to the train station? Maybe a beater ten speed with saddle bags and a good lock would fit the bill as a commuter vehicle.

13 miles, about 20 minutes. That's via Interstate.

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Dude, I hear ya.

Everything is going up-up-UP... except wages. <_<

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Dude, I hear ya.

Everything is going up-up-UP... except wages. <_<

Tell me about it.

Gas has actually dropped around here since the beginning of last month to the tune of about 40 cents/gallon. But still... to the people who are out buying SUVs due to the drop in gas prices, we're not out of the woods yet.

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But...the economy is doing great!

Sorry to hear about your problems Lamar. I don't think I've run into an issue getting to work yet, but having to fork over half a grand every month for insurance on two cars that aren't anywhere near new or expensive plus student loans is a real strain on the income I do make.

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But...the economy is doing great!

Sorry to hear about your problems Lamar. I don't think I've run into an issue getting to work yet, but having to fork over half a grand every month for insurance on two cars that aren't anywhere near new or expensive plus student loans is a real strain on the income I do make.

Yeah, I hear that. Fortunately I don't have to pay those back yet since I'm actually still in school.

I just got done exchanging emails with my department head... hopefully I'm not in too much trouble. :blush:

Is it possible that the insurance is high just because the cars are old? (Especially that Intrepid... how have you kept it going almost to 200 grand?)

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Lamar, yup, I feel for ya, too.
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But...the economy is doing great!

Sorry to hear about your problems Lamar. I don't think I've run into an issue getting to work yet, but having to fork over half a grand every month for insurance on two cars that aren't anywhere near new or expensive plus student loans is a real strain on the income I do make.

They plan to raise car insurance here too...

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