June 25, 2010 at 5:26 am #171024
No and yes… out of work for a year and a half, but a few side landscape design jobs. Other than that, enjoying being Mr. Mom and spending time with my kids. Something I can say I would never be able to do, if I had a job! Its a blessing! We have had to cut out a lot of things, but we are close to our normal lives, at least as of yet, can’t say that in another six months though!!!!June 28, 2010 at 2:42 pm #171023
Yes! Just got a job. Hours may be variable from 20-50 depending upon work load. But, it’s real design work and I’m psyched to get this ball rolling.June 29, 2010 at 3:10 am #171022
Yes but not in a L.A. firm where I want to be employed. Is this a no? sorry for the editorializationAugust 18, 2010 at 8:43 pm #171021
Terry J. SmithParticipant
27 months out of work and still counting….jobless bennies exhausted some weeks ago. No real prospects in sight.August 18, 2010 at 11:55 pm #171020
Yes, but I only mow a few yardsAugust 19, 2010 at 2:19 am #171019
Yes. I am a recent grad.August 19, 2010 at 6:25 pm #171018
Please continue to state your employment status, outlook and general opinion about the state of the economy in your region of the country and the nation overall.August 19, 2010 at 9:15 pm #171017
Andrew Garulay, RLAParticipant
Still workingfull time, but there has definitely been a drop off in new work in the last month or two .
I’ve talked to several landscape contractors who are seeing very little ahead of them … more than one saying that all the work started before the crash is now drying up.
There is zero indication of anything picking up. I’m in an engineer’s office and I have not seen so little out in front of me as I am right now.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
There is no shortage of vacationers, though. Traffic almost seems heavier this year than in the past.
Real Estate is not moving. Realtors are telling me that they get some offers and acceptances but then the buyer can’t sell their other home and the deals die.August 19, 2010 at 9:49 pm #171016
Please continue to state your employment status, outlook and general opinion about the state of the economy in your region of the country and the nation overall.August 20, 2010 at 7:35 pm #171015
Please continue to state your employment status, outlook and general opinion about the state of the economy in your region of the country and the nation overall.August 20, 2010 at 7:38 pm #171014August 23, 2010 at 7:34 pm #171013August 23, 2010 at 8:19 pm #171012August 23, 2010 at 8:27 pm #171011
Update for me, My company is still at reduced hours (VERY reduced) but today I started an Adjunct Professor gig at Philadelphia University teaching Urban Design Studio! I could not have asked for a better gift! I hear that my company is about to pick back up maybe in September or October, finally some new jobs starting up and some dormant jobs seem to be coming back to life.
I have been pretty negative about the outlook here in the Delaware Valley, most firms are on reduced hours, lots of layoffs. My firm is down to 2 LA’s, but for the first time in 2 years it seems that we may start to rebound towards the end of 2010August 25, 2010 at 4:29 pm #171010
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