Posted: November 19, 2008 in life, ma7alli, news, people, thoughts

this morbidly obese economy is experiencing a minor heart attack.. or is it a major one?

what bothers me most, besides that our jobs are at stake and everything is so uncertain. is that no one wants to tell you what’s going on honestly & clearly! either the decision makers in Dubai are in complete oblivion of what the risks and consequences are, or they just want to calm the panicked masses. either way, its not calming anyone. its only adding to the stress..

hiring is frozen, hundreds of thousands of jobs are hanging by a very thin line, loans, mortgages, cars, cards, expenses, installments, rents! it is said that when a person is in a near death situation their whole life flashes infront of their eyes.. so when a job is about to expire, all the bills of one’s life flash before them too!!

  1. kinziblogs says:

    VA, hang in there, God is still on the throne, (I am allowed to say that with you, right?) ask for His peace, trust in His plan. It is a time of turmoil, so keep your mind straight as you may need it!

  2. Verbal Alchemy says:

    Kinzi: *hug* lovely to c u here in my box : )

    of course ur allowed : ) im very spiritual and i believe God works in mysterious ways and everything that happens usually has good in it. however badly disguised it may be. Inshalla all goes well. im just terrified i guess thats normal when all you hear is banks laying off staff..

  3. Simply Me says:

    It’s a very scary thing… especially for someone who will start looking for a job soon! I keep hoping that maybe things will get better.. but now that Im going to Jordan carrying my AUDs with me looks disastrous with the currency rates going down!!

    Good luck sweetie.. I hope things will change soon! Or at least start to look more secure and safer.

  4. asoom says:

    Too many people were being irresponsible, too many banks allowing it, and now we all suffer

  5. Yeah! It’s bad. I am hearing nothing but negative, negative and more negative news …
    My advice, brace for impact, things are much worse than they appear. EVERYTHING ELSE can wait…

  6. Marvin says:

    Dima, I think we’re all holding our breath… I just don’t know how long I can hold it. I think I’ll need to work on becoming solar powered, so I don’t need to eat anymore. That would solve a lot of problems. 😉

    In the end, though, I know we’ll all be fine. Everything will turn out as it is meant to be.

  7. Verbal Alchemy says:

    Dima: I hope all goes well with u too, it is scary, especially that i work for a bank! im trying to stay positive. but truth be told, its unpredictable, and its scary.

  8. Verbal Alchemy says:

    asoom: yes i fully agree!

  9. Verbal Alchemy says:

    Qwaider: the worst part is, i thought working or a global american bank wud look gr8 on my CV! i dont regret anything i do, but im worried i cant deny it..

  10. Verbal Alchemy says:

    Marvin: lol @ solar powered. we shud learn that too since we have more sun than anything else in this country!

    thanks Marv, hope all turns out to the very best.

  11. kinziblogs says:

    Oh, VA, now I know YOU ARE IN BANKING…much, much more empathy.

    My hubby says: “So ask her if she has an incompetent male over her just because it just wouldn’t do to have a woman as CFO?”

  12. Verbal Alchemy says:

    Kinzi: thanks hun *hug*
    well im in equity research, they’re ALL incompetent males! very male dominated field it is.. and yes, no one here wants a woman to grow. damn the complexes!

  13. kinziblogs says:

    Oh wow, yes, I will pray for you all the more. :O and a big auntie-like hug back, poor dear.

  14. KJ says:

    I hear ya. But I am used to it because I have been a subcontractor for 2.5 years now… so am always at risk anyway!

  15. Verbal Alchemy says:

    KJ: and how can u live with all that risk related stress!? willa tamsa7et? 😕

  16. Princess N says:

    you are right its very scary, we dont know when will it end and IF we’ll get out of it any time soon… You hear numbers that you did not know exist, you see once promising projects go down the drain… BANKS are announcing bankruptcy!! isnt their job holding the money !! 🙂
    Allah Yustor..

  17. Verbal Alchemy says:

    ma im a banker princess, and thats why im insanely stressed out, not to mention i work for a troubled american bank :la6em: lol allah yel6of feena 🙂

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