It's been dead since xmas for me and I haven't know it this bad for a long time. Started applying for full time gigs and hearing nothing back. The only industry that doesn't go backwards is the property market. RBA looks set to drop interest rates again to prop that bubble up. Meanwhile unemployment is going up, retail is down. How bad do things get before we start using the R word?
Hmm at the moment, I'm the busiest I've been since being getting back to Aus in like last september. I'm actually flat out at the moment, offered a few full-time gigs plus a few freelance gigs plus working on my own stuff as well.
I don't know if thats because I'm in Brisbane but I can't really complain right now.
Our family business is doing ok, could be better, could be worse (just like the overall economy I guess). But having lived in Europe as an exchange student a few years back, I really got a sense of what a real recession looks like. Oz may have ups and downs, but compared to pretty much any other country we're still doing very well