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    I know this has been asked on more than one occasion, however, with the thread below about ‘who’s doing well’, it seems some of us are feeling the squeeze, but ticking along and others are doing well.

    And in the interest of being able to see which industries are doing ok, and those which aren’t, I thought it’d be interesting!

    Me? running my business (home automation/home cinema/lighting/security) in conjuction with IT contracting, but now i’ve got rid of my debts/pretty much all of my responsibilities, i’ll be making the move to full-time self employment when BT kick me out of the door in a few months (got to earn as much as i can!)

    jt ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Acquisition for one of the Mobile phone Companies..

    I_Ache
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    Plant Supervisor for a company that owns rents out and washes plastic trays and pallets for the food industry. Because of the credit crunch firms are consolidating factories and outsourcing their washing so we are doing ok just had to put on another shift to cope with demand.

    Everybody needs to eat. So go and have some chicken for tea because the chances are you will be helping me buy my next bike. ๐Ÿ˜€

    grynch
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    me, I work as an examiner of the patent section of (the pretentious sounding ) World Intellectual Property Org. so keep those inventions coming.

    Conor
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    GIS/GPS stuff. For now anyway.

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    Sell eco-building materials and do some sustainable building consultancy, and run the companies web sites.

    Hairychested
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    National Standard Cycle Trainer – BikeAbility-like training for children and adults.

    Surfr
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    Senior Software Engineer in a national cultural institution.

    samuri
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    IT Security. Touch wood it all seems to be fairly busy at the moment but to be frank, I don’t find it very engaging any more and would find redundancy quite acceptable as a kick to push me into a different career.

    Which would probably be along the lines of guest house/cafe in the Lakes interspersed with contracting to keep enough money coming in.

    IanMunro
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    Nothing, if no ones looking.

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    Project Engineer for a manufacturer of pneumatic valves, fittings, cylinders etc. Our catalogue products, especially fittings to the HGV industry, have been very badly hit. Been here 14yrs & I’ve never seen it this bad. Became apparent yesterday when walking through one the machine shops. Those particular machines normally work 24-7, but were eerily quiet yesterday. Probably the first time in 14yrs I’ve seen them stood idle, & there is serious talk of going to a 4-day week.
    Luckily we changed tack somewhat a few years ago & began to focus heavily on customer specific solutions that utilise our catalogue products where possible. This side of the business is doing very well, especially the semi-conductor (gas abatement) & medical sectors that I work in.

    RooleyMoor
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    Pre-Sales Consultant for an IT Solutions company.. Fairly busy at the moment, which is promising.

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    I Manage the telephone systems for a FTSE100 company. We might find out this week if we are going to be outsourced :o(

    julianwilson
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    Deputy nurse manager of a child and adolescent mental health inpatient unit. Not sure how many teenagers are going to be gravely troubled by the credit crunch but generally never any shortage of business here…

    aleigh
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    I’m a manager in a large financial institution ๐Ÿ™‚

    Strategic Hydraulic Modelling Engineer…

    And i’m piss bored with it, happily go work on the folks farm if there was any money in it any more.

    Archaic
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    I work as a patent and trade mark representative and we seem to be keeping grynch busy enough ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Reluctant
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    Retail manager, Bracknell Cycles in Berkshire – 10 mins from Swinley forest, which is the in place to be! Business is ok….just not hitting the projected growth. Always on hand to help with good deals for STW members though!

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    gets ready for the ensuing tirade of abuse…………..

    police officer,not persecuting motorists, doing my best to catch thieves and burglars

    glupton
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    with a name like easygirl you may have been forgiven for being on the other side of the law…

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    just because im easy dosent mean im cheap

    epo-aholic
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    i’m in RETAIL, specifically in the electronics sector – we have it bad at the mo!

    Junkyard
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    Youth worker/Adult Teacher – always young people about always people who need teaching something – doing ok but will be a dificult year I suspect as I have a rolling annual contract(April – April).
    On the plus side I (can) teach employability skills — might be a growth industry there!!!

    matt.bee
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    Paintball and airsoft site manager. Actually pretty booked up for Jan through April, so far our business seems to be surviving well.

    grynch
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    archaic, interesting.. I never thought I’d run into someone familiar with the PCT *here*

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    Journalist. Now running my own company specialising in celebrity and reality TV content for online media.

    Business is good, there’s a trend toward outsourcing in the industry – but it’s a very fast-changing business.

    ken_shields
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    National QA Manager for a mahoosive UK wide constuction and building maintenance company. Only been here a month after leaving Millbrook Proving Ground (part of GM) and enjoying it.

    Beats working for a living that’s for sure ;o)

    pantsonfire
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    Office manager for a private hire taxi and limousine company. Christmas was busy but looking at the spreadsheets for last year work was 10% down on Xmas 07.

    Last weekend was dead I called into the control room saturday night around 8pm, the phones were hardly ringing and we had drivers waiting 20 minutes for a job which is unheard of at that time of the night.

    Mattie_H
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    University lecturer / historian–bringing modern British history to assorted 18-22 year olds. With varying degrees of success, as it were…

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    Winemaker

    bigsi
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    Independent Mortgage Advisor,,,,,,, don’t even go there ๐Ÿ™„

    wildrnes
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    I am an analyst for a massive Gas and Power company, that no one in the uk has really heard of,

    as an asside have you noticed how many people are analysts these days.
    there are loads in this office (but only 4 in the analyst team)

    stonemonkey
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    Mature student, check it!! Msc Commercial building surveying , future job prospects poor!

    Is Glupton back??

    Smee
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    glupton is a tosser.

    Budgie
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    I run a Gunshop, business is good, you can never have too many Guns!

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    Environmental Sustainability MSc mature student. Job prospects should be good if companies start realising how to really save money (and the planet).

    Budgie, d’you do proper sporting guns, old chap? If so, always good to know in case you can do me a good deal in cartidges….!

    IHN
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    Systems Analyst for a major Business Process Outsourcing company. Living the dream…

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