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Old 01-29-2013, 11:22 AM
 
Location: CT
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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It's a good system to motivate you to recommend quality people that you can vouch for. Works for me
Every company I have ever worked for has had at least 6,000 employees and the vast majority of new hires were hired through recruitment agencies or direct applications; not through simply "knowing" someone. Sure, they had incentive and referral programs, but those were rarely actually used. For example, when I worked for Delotte (a major company with over 120,000 employees), the vast majority of their workforce was obtained through recruitment agencies or direct applications. A company of that massive size simply cannot sustain its business and hope for its own employees to find other employees. Sure, it happens often, after interacting with clients, etc, but it's the exception to the rule. Besides, I would feel stupid, and possibly insulted if I was hired somewhere simply because someone there knew who I was. Personally, I would like to be hired because I have an impressive background with excellent qualifications. Anyway, that's at least how it works most of the time in the accounting profession. Like 80% of the time. And all of my accounting friends, as well as myself have always gotten their jobs through direct application or recruitment; not networking. That's the god honest truth.
 
Old 01-29-2013, 07:07 PM
 
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Ignore the haters, nep. You'll do fine.
 
Old 01-29-2013, 09:54 PM
 
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Since I've been one those getting on your case about making a decision, I'm glad you picked a city. Good luck with your move.

Look only at the good things now. Climate more to your liking, possibility of owning a home not too far down the road ( look in SC- lower taxes than NC ), new friends, maybe a job where you feel more comfortable. Pay no attention to all this " damned if you and damned if you don't" stuff going on.

Focus now on moving and less on all of our ramblings on internet boards. Stay positive
 
Old 01-29-2013, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Since I've been one those getting on your case about making a decision, I'm glad you picked a city. Good luck with your move.

Look only at the good things now. Climate more to your liking, possibility of owning a home not too far down the road ( look in SC- lower taxes than NC ), new friends, maybe a job where you feel more comfortable. Pay no attention to all this " damned if you and damned if you don't" stuff going on.

Focus now on moving and less on all of our ramblings on internet boards. Stay positive
Good advice.
 
Old 01-29-2013, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Since I've been one those getting on your case about making a decision, I'm glad you picked a city. Good luck with your move.

Look only at the good things now. Climate more to your liking, possibility of owning a home not too far down the road ( look in SC- lower taxes than NC ), new friends, maybe a job where you feel more comfortable. Pay no attention to all this " damned if you and damned if you don't" stuff going on.

Focus now on moving and less on all of our ramblings on internet boards. Stay positive
Lol thanks. Yeah, I'm going to give it an honest trial in February, renting in this guy's house. If it's that bad of a place (Charlotte metro), I could always leave later on. I won't be tied to a lease.
 
Old 01-30-2013, 05:26 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Lol thanks. Yeah, I'm going to give it an honest trial in February, renting in this guy's house. If it's that bad of a place (Charlotte metro), I could always leave later on. I won't be tied to a lease.
Charlotte is not that bad of a place - I know people who moved there and love it. You will just have to learn to adapt to their way of life, and leave your bias behind.
 
Old 01-30-2013, 07:32 AM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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Good luck, Nep! It's hot down there-- so remember: Perspire, don't sweat
 
Old 01-30-2013, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Good luck, Nep! It's hot down there-- so remember: Perspire, don't sweat
Yeah I almost decided to go to Orlando instead, but ultimately decided against it. I couldn't imagine having 100% warm weather all year round, even though I prefer heat. And it seemed too touristy. Also, the crime rate in Charlotte is not nearly as high as Orlando. And there are actually mountains nearby so that I can go for a hike. Also, much of the gay community in Orlando seems to be uneducated Disney boys who mainly care more about partying, tanning and smoking pot. Charlotte seemed more practical and business minded to me.
 
Old 01-30-2013, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Lol thanks. Yeah, I'm going to give it an honest trial in February, renting in this guy's house. If it's that bad of a place (Charlotte metro), I could always leave later on. I won't be tied to a lease.
nep - go get them. Wishing you the best on your move. Jay
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