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Old 03-04-2008, 06:47 PM
 
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I think this can help with my interviewing...I am rather intense and high strung when i comes to my work ethic.

DOes the slower pace of the South translate into work too?

For example...myself and my boss often coomunicate by cell, use our PDAs in meetings, stay at work later...etc

is this the norm in CLT also? I am asking you guys speficially because you can speak to the differences if any

TIA
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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Yes and we have electricity too!

Seriously though, you have to remember that Charlotte is the number 2 banking capital in the world. So I think that's makes us pretty much on top of things.
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:59 PM
 
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carolina guy- you are being funny...you knwo what I mean...

another example...I saw folks leaving work at 3 and 4 from Uptown and saw MANY men with just button down shirts and slacks/khakis on outside of Wachovia.

My boss and his boss wear suit and tie daily.

There may be a distinct diference or not...I just wanted to know :-)
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Here's a thread that may answer some of your questions.

Work Culture in the South (CLT) - What Should I be aware of?
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:14 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I worked for this company that had me staying over a month training new employees for their new stores. There is a definite difference in work ethics in different parts of this country.
Charlotte use to be all buisness ties and suits in the 90's but that has changed in 21st century.

The work ethic is more relax than lets say in Michigan who are more driven.
Not as relax as in Georgia which I had to pull my hair out to get them to do their tasks or hope they would show up for work.

If you come from a strong work ethic area you will do just fine just dont push any buttons that should not be pressed.
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Old 03-05-2008, 06:25 AM
 
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I think this can help with my interviewing...I am rather intense and high strung when i comes to my work ethic.

DOes the slower pace of the South translate into work too?

For example...myself and my boss often coomunicate by cell, use our PDAs in meetings, stay at work later...etc

is this the norm in CLT also? I am asking you guys speficially because you can speak to the differences if any

TIA
I am afraid that you have been caught up in stereotypes. According to the U.S. Department of Lobor (2000), when summerizing production output per worker in "like" industry, out of the "Big Ten" industrial states, North Carolina led, followed by Texas and Georgia. Most other southern states output was higher than all northern industral states. Michigan was at the bottom of the list. The only northern state that was close to southern production was New Jersey. Don't let the slower mannerisms and speech fool you. It has nothing to do with work ethic. If you like, I can be more specific in my data.
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:51 AM
 
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I am afraid that you have been caught up in stereotypes. According to the U.S. Department of Lobor (2000), when summerizing production output per worker in "like" industry, out of the "Big Ten" industrial states, North Carolina led, followed by Texas and Georgia. Most other southern states output was higher than all northern industral states. Michigan was at the bottom of the list. The only northern state that was close to southern production was New Jersey. Don't let the slower mannerisms and speech fool you. It has nothing to do with work ethic. If you like, I can be more specific in my data.
thanks for your info but I wasn't referring to "stereotypes". Organizational culture is studied in management classes. Every organization has a culture. For example, a whole seperate office that works down the hall from me comes an go on theior own schedule, wears jeans and often has pot lucks whereas my dept dresses up to sit in their office and rarely shares personal info.

that is what i was speaking about
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:00 AM
 
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Here's a thread that may answer some of your questions.

Work Culture in the South (CLT) - What Should I be aware of?
thank you very mcuh...I remembered this thread but couldn't remember what the title was to search for it...i might have even responded to it

thanks again
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:36 AM
 
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carolina guy- you are being funny...you knwo what I mean...

another example...I saw folks leaving work at 3 and 4 from Uptown and saw MANY men with just button down shirts and slacks/khakis on outside of Wachovia.

My boss and his boss wear suit and tie daily.

There may be a distinct diference or not...I just wanted to know :-)
They were probably going to lunch. I thought I knew what workaholics were in NYC until I went to work for Bank of America.
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Old 03-05-2008, 11:07 AM
 
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thanks for your info but I wasn't referring to "stereotypes". Organizational culture is studied in management classes. Every organization has a culture. For example, a whole seperate office that works down the hall from me comes an go on theior own schedule, wears jeans and often has pot lucks whereas my dept dresses up to sit in their office and rarely shares personal info.

that is what i was speaking about
You mentioned slow southerners. I consider this a stereotype. You also mentioned that you were high strung and intense and was questioning whether people were as hard working as you. Your question had nothing to do with people down the hall wearing different clothes than your office wears, pot lucks, or wearing jeans as you are now referencing. I'm completely confused. Would you pleas clarify so I can respond to precisely what you are wondering. Thanks for any clarification.
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