I'm self employed (I have a small welding shop).
Most of my commercial sub work is for medical companies, computer companies, & the auto industry.
In Oct of 08' I was working 70+ hours a week, & making great $$.
In Nov 08' I made $395.00 for the month..
In Dec, 08' I made $350 for the month & got a shitty job, for shitty $$..
I was there for almost 2 years, until I discovered craig's list & built up a new customer base. (I bought a portable welder & took it on the road).
Since then my commercial customers have gotten busier, but there are a lot of our monthly contract jobs that have been put on hold this month until Jan 2013.
I'll let ya know how next month plays out