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Old 08-10-2008, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Memphis, TN
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I live in Memphis now and have posed these ?'s before, but its getting closer to crunch time i've heard both sides of the story so I have some direct and non direct ?'s.

How safe do you feel. crime rating hasn't been updated for 2yrs on this site so i know Memphis is way higher now but in 06 cha was 600 something and we were 998.5 so i think the comparison is needed but not in the same field.

Can i get a job. i know thats hard to say but i know pc's and hvac- appliance parts. I think i can be ok maybe not what i want but something to get started on anyway. Or is it hopeless to find a job right now no matter what.

And finally in general do you like living here or are you dying to get out like me ?

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Old 08-10-2008, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I live in Memphis now and have posed these ?'s before, but its getting closer to crunch time i've heard both sides of the story so I have some direct and non direct ?'s.

How safe do you feel. crime rating hasn't been updated for 2yrs on this site so i know Memphis is way higher now but in 06 cha was 600 something and we were 998.5 so i think the comparison is needed but not in the same field.

Can i get a job. i know thats hard to say but i know pc's and hvac- appliance parts. I think i can be ok maybe not what i want but something to get started on anyway. Or is it hopeless to find a job right now no matter what.

And finally in general do you like living here or are you dying to get out like me ?

Thanks
Good idea to start your own thread, your questions will be better seen that way

In general, the vast majority of folks seem to love living here - it really is a nice city with plenty of things to do and great areas to live. I think the overall attitude of the city is pretty positive.

Like I said on my dm, crime is mostly property crime - random murder and violence is not the norm. Long as you aren't involved in buying/selling drugs or involved with some domestic abuser, you will 99% of the time live a long life in Charlotte. Though I should add, our property crime has gone thru the roof and has ticked many of us off. We have a new police chief who looks to bring many positive changes.
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Old 08-10-2008, 09:33 PM
 
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I'm originally from Memphis and let me assure you crime in Charlotte is nowhere near as bad as Memphis. So no worries there.

As for liking Charlotte, there is a lot to do, the city is clean and well kept (compared to Memphis) and I just love Uptown.

Now as for a job, that's probably going to be tough. There is a lot of competition in the area for work. I would strongly consider finding a job first before moving here.
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Old 08-10-2008, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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I've been here for a week and I've yet to be murdered.
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Old 08-10-2008, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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Charlotte is way safer than Memphis. I used to live in Oxford and went to Memphis most weekends.
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Old 08-11-2008, 06:22 AM
 
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I feel WAY safer in Charlotte than in Memphis (my family is orig. from there).
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Old 08-11-2008, 07:13 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Seems other people have weighed in one crime. Might I suggest - as far as a job- that you take off from work for a week - or for as long as you can (several days plus weekend) and apply for jobs here. I would make up my list of possibilities b/f I came - check out the big guys and contractors - make some contacts - see if you can work it out to speak with people, regardless of whether they are advertising or not. If you can find a job during that time, or feel you have good leads for possibilities . . . then you can decide whether to move or not. Just a thought.
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Old 08-11-2008, 11:44 AM
 
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I'd be looking at Raleigh - better roads, better schools, more diversified industry, and lower crime.
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