The work is becoming slim pickings the fighting and arguing is starting with the excavation contractors. I was talking to one contractor I had to walk away the guy was bad mouthing one of the other guys I know who is working honestly. Everybody is after the same job. A friend that is in the dump truck business parked his truck and found a different job he said there isn't any money left in it even with the hourly rate at 100 dollars per hour. He owes nothing on his truck so he parked it. The cost of fuel is sky high currently at 5.40 a gallon and the dirt hauling work dried up. Another contractor friend is really struggling to keep enough work to make the 8 grand a month equipment payments supposidly he is at the point now he doesn't care. The other contractors are doing low or non paying jobs to keep the guys busy. A contractor from Vancouver Island I know said he is finished for the rest of the year the municipalities have cut back on their budgets and said no more spending and canceled most of the contracts. He wasn't happy when I talked to him he said in the 15 years he has been in business he has never had this happen. With forestry being the largest employer on Vancouver Island and tourism being slow moral on Vancouver Island is pretty low. B.C. keeps exporting jobs to China. I hope the local contractors in my area can hold out I hate to see these guys laying off the employees and the contractors fighting with each other. The work is drier than a pop corn fart with the realestate market stalled. When realtors that been in the biz for 30 years saying its bad it must be. You guys say that I'am gloom and doom I'am not the only one it is all over now with the unemployment rate rising. The excavation contractors are a little worried now the equipment payments never stop when the work stops.