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Old 07-26-2011, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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I have a few questions. Firsto, is Boston even attractive? Is it a lot of Gay people in Boston? Is it expensive, and is it the oldest city in the United States?

 
Old 07-26-2011, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Where we enjoy all four seasons
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Here is the link for Boston that you can read Visitors | City of Boston as well as the buildings ~ http://www.greatbuildings.com/places/boston.htmlwell (broken link)


Does it really matter if there are are or are not "gay people"?
 
Old 07-28-2011, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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The reason why people drive so crazy in Boston is because they're trying to hurry up and make enough money to move far away.
Hahaha, that's what I'm trying to do, at least!

Good debates going on here, I like that people can handle the negativity in here. I'm sure there's a ton of people happy living here but I'm not for numerous reasons: professional, social, housing, commuting. Ah. I am trying to make it work but it's just not happening.
 
Old 07-28-2011, 12:49 PM
 
Location: a bar
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Hahaha, that's what I'm trying to do, at least!

Good debates going on here, I like that people can handle the negativity in here. I'm sure there's a ton of people happy living here but I'm not for numerous reasons: professional, social, housing, commuting. Ah. I am trying to make it work but it's just not happening.
I understand the social, housing and commuting complaints, but what have been the professional issues?

Just curious.
 
Old 07-28-2011, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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I understand the social, housing and commuting complaints, but what have been the professional issues?

Just curious.
I cannot find a job. I've been here a month, the North Shore for the year before that. Nothing, not even a crap minimum wage job serving ice cream or bussing tables so far. I have a college degree (graduated last year from a top liberal arts school -- heh, my mistake there -- liberal arts "in this economy", how was I to know when I started there in 2006?), 2 years of admin experience between the temp work I've been doing on and off since graduating & a local government internship, 1.5 years at a hospital doing psych work. Less professional: some restaurant work and a lot of customer service experience as well. I've done just about every kind of job save retail as I worked through college.

I'm thinking of moving back to Vermont and working at one of the long term residential programs they have up there for chronically mentally ill people. That's what I'm passionate about. I've had interviews with nonprofits around here and so far, nothing, but I'm content to do most anything right now. My resumes have been in review at several area hospitals for months now and I'm sick of it. I'm about to go broke if I don't get something soon. It's really stressful. Several interviews this week and another one tomorrow at a different temp agency.
 
Old 07-28-2011, 01:17 PM
 
Location: a bar
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I cannot find a job. I've been here a month, the North Shore for the year before that. Nothing, not even a crap minimum wage job serving ice cream or bussing tables so far. I have a college degree (graduated last year from a top liberal arts school -- heh, my mistake there -- liberal arts "in this economy", how was I to know when I started there in 2006?), 2 years of admin experience between the temp work I've been doing on and off since graduating & a local government internship, 1.5 years at a hospital doing psych work. Less professional: some restaurant work and a lot of customer service experience as well. I've done just about every kind of job save retail as I worked through college.

I'm thinking of moving back to Vermont and working at one of the long term residential programs they have up there for chronically mentally ill people. That's what I'm passionate about. I've had interviews with nonprofits around here and so far, nothing, but I'm content to do most anything right now. My resumes have been in review at several area hospitals for months now and I'm sick of it. I'm about to go broke if I don't get something soon. It's really stressful. Several interviews this week and another one tomorrow at a different temp agency.

I'm surprised since you have some prof experience, induding the medical field. Lack of prof experience was my biggest hurtle after I graduated. Carriage collector at the Star Market didn't cut it.

Hang in there and think positive. Good things will come.
 
Old 07-28-2011, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Rhody
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:52 AM
 
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Career oppurtunities are better here than the rest of the country at least.
 
Old 08-03-2011, 11:07 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Niandra View Post
I cannot find a job. I've been here a month, the North Shore for the year before that. Nothing, not even a crap minimum wage job serving ice cream or bussing tables so far. I have a college degree (graduated last year from a top liberal arts school -- heh, my mistake there -- liberal arts "in this economy", how was I to know when I started there in 2006?), 2 years of admin experience between the temp work I've been doing on and off since graduating & a local government internship, 1.5 years at a hospital doing psych work. Less professional: some restaurant work and a lot of customer service experience as well. I've done just about every kind of job save retail as I worked through college.

I'm thinking of moving back to Vermont and working at one of the long term residential programs they have up there for chronically mentally ill people. That's what I'm passionate about. I've had interviews with nonprofits around here and so far, nothing, but I'm content to do most anything right now. My resumes have been in review at several area hospitals for months now and I'm sick of it. I'm about to go broke if I don't get something soon. It's really stressful. Several interviews this week and another one tomorrow at a different temp agency.
Boston is home to a number of top notch Psych, Social Work, and MHC graduate programs. As a result, finding a good job in the mental health field with just a bachelors can be very challenging. Truthfully, it can be very challenging even with a graduate degree.
 
Old 08-03-2011, 02:56 PM
 
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Career oppurtunities are better here than the rest of the country at least.
They ARE??? I don't know what you do for a living but I don't find that to be true at all. Are you young and have a lot of degrees??
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