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Old 01-23-2011, 10:55 AM
 
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I too am looking to relocate back to NC, and had chosen Charlotte. I have years of experience with non-profits (development). But reading some of the comments here is forcing me to reconsider the move.

Eh.
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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If a internet message board makes you reconsider any lifestyle choice you should step away from the computer.

Seriously, message boards generally bring out negativity. Most people don't get online to say how great things are.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:00 AM
 
Location: NC
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Ok???
No one is making you do anything.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Union County
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Thanks for the update.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:08 AM
 
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Oh wow...lol

I would never allow a message board to determine my future plans. lol All I was trying to say is that if the posters are living in CLT now and they are the ones telling outsiders how bad it is today...LOL

I'm a newbie, thanks for the warm welcome.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:30 AM
 
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Hi again. *extends hand out to shake*

I was advised that I should explain that it was just surprising to read here how tough some things are given that articles, newspapers, word of mouth, etc. don't report on that (not that I'm naive and don't know better than to think that everything is peachy) and make it sound like all is well here.

Saw-ry.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I too am looking to relocate back to NC, and had chosen Charlotte. I have years of experience with non-profits (development). But reading some of the comments here is forcing me to reconsider the move.
So, one source "you've read" contradicts another source" you've read? Where did you read the other info? Specifically, what might be the motivations behind it? Chamber of Commerce stuff is going to be universally positive, as will any other source that is trying to convince you to move somewhere. Look for unbiased sources, and make sure they are current. Many, many people are swarming to NC by the thousands because of old "best place" rankings that were written before the recession made the job situation here MUCH different, and of course all of those new residents only add even more to the competition and unemployment rate if they didn't bring jobs with them. Other social factors such as traffic etc have gotten a lot worse with the enormous growth rate in recent years, too fast for the infrastructure to catch up.

But no amount of reading is going to replace actually coming to visit an area--I can't fathom in a millions years "deciding" to move somewhere I had not spent a lot of time in seeing for myself. It utterly blows my mind, the number of people who will move to a place they've never been, just because of something they read (I'm not saying you would do this, but many do)!
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:43 AM
 
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My brother lives there. My parents are two hrs north. I have visited the area several times.
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Well, the job market is pretty tough here. My son has been unemployed for more than 2 years with 1 interview during that time. Non profits here have all suffered because of a scam that was found at the United Way. I would really be surprised if any was hiring. Good luck to you! But, if you have a job where ever you are now...don't give it up unless you have a firm offer here.
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Don't let the negativity scare you away. We moved here just about a year ago and Charlotte and the surrounding area are great! We've found almost everyone we meet is warm and welcoming - that goes for my husband, myself and both of my kids - they made friends really quickly which helped so much!! I think this board is just a place where people don't feel the need to censor themselves and if they are negative (or feeling negative at the moment) - it just comes out bad.
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