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Old 06 December 2008, 18:27   #31
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I am not primarily in the nautical market, but I have to say I am very pessimistic about future prospects. In my business (survey) enquiries are down around 50% and margins are extremely tight. We have taken steps to minimise costs and made some redundancies, more are certain I fear.

I think anyone who relies on discretionary spending should plan for really lean times for about two years, followed by a slow recovery. My brother though, who is recession proof it seems, has just bought himself a large yacht at a stunningly low price. As usual, a recession is prime bargain territory for those with cash. Maybe he'll let me polish the new yacht if I beg? Bastard ;-)
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...My brother though, who is recession proof it seems, has just bought himself a large yacht at a stunningly low price...
What does your brother do for a living then? I'm looking for a recession-proof job myself, or at least a recession-proof employer who needs my skills
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What does your brother do for a living then? I'm looking for a recession-proof job myself, or at least a recession-proof employer who needs my skills
Traffic warden, arrive-alive police camera van, v.a.t inspectors or any other government run 'fine and tax job'
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