10 of 65
BACKNEXT
Joseph Mathew: Job security fears
Joseph Mathew: Job security fears
Joseph with his wife, Anita, and sons, Rohan and Nikhil
Oracle applications database administrator, 45, Grafton, Wisc.

Both my wife and I have good paying jobs - and neither of us has noticed a slowdown in our workplace. In fact, I keep seeing new employees starting almost every Monday morning.

Even with (what I consider) good paying jobs, we still consider ourselves in the lower middle class in America. But gas prices are beginning to hit us - even with a very negligible commute. What used to take $30 to fill now takes about $50. We see construction all around us - and wonder how this construction can go on with the general state of the economy.

I can't but help wonder how far away we are from being unemployed or when the gas prices are going to hit us hard enough (as they are hitting so many others) so that we clamp down on travel/driving etc.

NEXT: Eric Butterfield: Fortunate, but worried
Last updated November 15 2009: 6:21 AM ET
Email | Print | Share  |  RSS
 
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close)
More Galleries
Want to buy -- and live in -- a piece of history? It's not that far out of reach. These historic homes are not only for sale, they are incredible bargains. More
5 ways retailers are tracking you If you think pesky salespeople are invading your personal space, check out these 5 technologies that are tracking your movements throughout a store. More
Moto X vs. Droid Turbo: Which Droid should you buy? Motorola has made the two best Android smartphones this year. Here's how they stack up. More

Special Offer

Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer.

Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved.

Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved.

Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. All content of the Dow Jones branded indices © S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 2014 and/or its affiliates.