Open Thread Mondays: It’s The Economy, Stupid

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m really getting tired of the current economic crisis. Like many other Americans, it’s had major effects on my life. And that doesn’t look like it’s going to change soon.

However, I’m surprised by how few people I know that have been seriously trod upon by the downturn. With such high numbers of un- and underemployed in New York City, and the sheer magnitude of the problem, I’d imagine there are more people in my life burned by it. But no.

How about you? Is the economy affecting you? How?

And for those of you without work, why don’t you tell us about how you lost your job (or don’t), and also give us a brief description of your skill set. Maybe a couple of us with complementary skills can band together and reinvigorate our careers… and our bank accounts.