March jobs report: Jobs gain, unemployment falls - Apr. 1, 2011
Job reports are fantastic.
On a personal level my entire company is so busy at all 9 locations that we have set multiple all time sales records in Parts departments including my location. In fact we are opening up 2 new locations.
My sales backlog that has just been atrocious since 2007 is filled to the absolute brim now w/ a solid stream of income earning trucks.
The Kenworth factory that was building trucks in 3-4 weeks at the height of the recession now has the nearest build dates almost 5 months away indicating the entire nation is ordering trucks.
I'm getting calls for guys just dying to get new trucks from all over. The Midwest, CA, NJ, KS, etc... At first it was just in the oil industry but everyone is busy now.
Over the last 2 years I have sold things, rented out rooms, canceled subscriptions to everything, walked to buy groceries, quit eating out entirely, ate home cooked left over everyday, let the temp in my house be 55 degrees every night, chopped wood for heat, let it be 85 degrees during the summer indoors, charged my gf rent and made her buy lots of stuff, etc... I fully expect to continue managing my money well but also be able to enjoy life a bit more and to contribute to the economy by spending a bit as well. I wish everyone a prosperous year!