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#195478 - 08/05/10 01:38 AM How are things going?
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Registered: 07/05/02
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Loc: SI,New Zealand
I realise that you guys from on the upper hemisphere are going through a bad summer.
What is going on with respect to electrical work in your part of the world?
Are you busy, are you doing enough to earn a wage?

This thread is also open to those of you from Australia, South Africa and anyone else that is not from the US.
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#195480 - 08/05/10 04:23 AM Re: How are things going? [Re: Trumpy]
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met a few French EC's recently

there's the economic 'moderation', but they also lamented the gov being on their backs a real chore

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#195481 - 08/05/10 06:08 AM Re: How are things going? [Re: sparky]
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Registered: 07/25/07
Posts: 265
Loc: Georgia USA
In a little bit of slow down right not, first time this
year, but we did a tearout of a 4000 amp switchgear a while back and part of the contract was cleanup of all scrap. Got several thousand pounds of copper scrap which will fill the gap until things get moving again. The phone has been ringing some this week with some weather related callouts, and we have a few irons getting warm in the fire so there is light at the end of the tunnel.
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#195500 - 08/06/10 12:02 PM Re: How are things going? [Re: wire_twister]
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Registered: 06/07/06
Posts: 614
Loc: Victoria, BC, Canada
The local economy has weathered this latest example of ecenomic collaps caused by insane financial policies and greed. Thankfully the Canadian Government has placed much stricter financial rules on the greedy.
That said the job market is bad and has been for 2 years so new construction has ebbed in the residential areas but renovations are up as well as conversions to higher densities IE making duplexes out of SFDs.
I think the bigger projects are a few years from restarting or even getting built. We have a few holes in the ground and a number of projects waiting for the next phase of development. Real estate speculation has hurt condo sales. Ie only people planning to live there are currently buying condos and the flippers are holding (good thing in my mind)
I think we are yet to feel the worst of this economy and the tourism dollars are definitely down.

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