I see some new ads in the paper for commercial(not brand names of course) and craptsman type stuff for sale in the paper. I think some of the newbies are realizing there are only so many pieces in a pie. If I am not getting any calls for new cuts I know they are not even with their senior discounts, lowest prices in town, lowballing ads. Either that or they finding no profits working so cheap with the price of gas as high as it is. So I am waiting like a cat to pounce LOL. I had a high turnover the past couple of years and not many new calls for business. And no wonder! Saw a mini van pulling a trailor yesterday and a guy in a pick up loaded with equipment in the bed and they are just everywhere with all the layoffs around here. The stress of it all has me scanning the ads for a parttime job myself. I dont have the patients of a cat and dont really like speculating on whether the calls will start coming when the heat is on. I called the local paper about the lack of calls and she said their just too many ads. WELL DUH!! We definitly need more industry in our area to keep these people busy and all we are getting right now is service type jobs. And we got people fighting new industry that wants to come in. If some of you guys think this cant happen to you that is what I thought a few years back. All I was worried about was whether it rained. I am not going broke but the biz is nothing like it use to be.