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Old 04-04-2012, 12:53 PM
 
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Anybody else notice the different lifestyles between the two...I mean it may be me...but just came back from 2 business trips from California and New Mexico. Currently in Charlotte, NC. , but if you have ever been to Charlotte, it seems the whole city "lives to work"....I mean the majority of people here, eat, breathe, and sleep their job. As opposed to Albequerque, and San Jose natives, who actually know how to cut off the job at 5pm and go out and have some fun. In other words, its not all about the job to people out west...I mean our work teammates were so, so, so much more laid back and in "chill" mode compared to the 'stuff-shirts" whom i work with in Charlotte. I work in Corporate America and I expect "stuffiness" to an extent, but it just seem like out west, people were so much more relaxed.....Now I could be wrong about this...but this was just my observation.....Anybody else agree
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:37 PM
 
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I absolutely agree and I have never even been to the west. I've just heard story after story about this same thing regarding business etiquette and attire. All across the east coast is very formal and conservative in attire and practice. It's especially evident in NYC where you will see a handful of business men and women employees dressed to the nines in suits and ties getting to work. Whereas in the west, employees may come to work in shorts and flip-flops. Amazing. Personally, I'm done with the east coast and it's stuffiness.

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Old 04-04-2012, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and wherever planes fly
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Yes this is not uncommon. I've heard this from others too, and it's something that is felt and observed upon traveling to cities in the east and western united states, but yes, the west coast tends to put more emphasis on "Living" Life verses the "Daily Grind" both have there place that's for sure. When compared to the rest of the world the Western mindset is probably more in line. Eupopean nations far and away get more vacation time than Americans do. And in the Island nations of the carribean and into central and south america everyone knows that at sometime in the afternoon is it (2:00 pm) That most people kinda break out and take a few moments out of there day to just chillax!!
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:18 PM
 
Location: LBC
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I absolutely agree and I have never even been to the west. I've just heard story after story about this same thing regarding business etiquette and attire. All across the east coast is very formal and conservative in attire and practice. It's especially evident in NYC where you will see a handful of business men and women employees dressed to the nines in suits and ties getting to work. Whereas in the west, employees may come to work in shorts and flip-flops. Amazing. Personally, I'm done with the east coast and it's stuffiness. People work to live here. To me, there are not enough cons to justify it. Not even for NYC. This is one of the major reasons why I'm moving to Southern California later this year. I'm done with the rudeness, low quality of life, weather (awful humidity), animals (f-ing critters everywhere in FL), and the people.
You might want to research that one further.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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You might want to research that one further.
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Only thing left is a hawaiian shirt. lol

Its all a beach party out here dontchaknow?
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:30 PM
 
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I think it depends on the line of work and where you live on both coasts. That may just be me though.
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Isn't this the Eastern vs. Western Living thread all over again?
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:24 AM
 
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I don't think there is really such a big difference. I've lived on both coasts, and there are type-A people everywhere, along with people only interested in working enough to cover their needs. Both places have jobs requiring suits and jobs allowing a much more casual look. Although I think it's only the rarest company that encourages shorts and sandals.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Yes, Charlotte is a banking town... I mean certainly that isn't the main industry but the fact that it is, is quite telling. And they have a lot to prove, so maybe they are overcompensating.

I think Florida is pretty care free though compared to the rest of the East Coast...

I was also just living in the SF Bay Area... so, it certainly isn't like that, just in a different way.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:33 PM
 
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Anybody else notice the different lifestyles between the two...I mean it may be me...but just came back from 2 business trips from California and New Mexico. Currently in Charlotte, NC. , but if you have ever been to Charlotte, it seems the whole city "lives to work"....I mean the majority of people here, eat, breathe, and sleep their job. As opposed to Albequerque, and San Jose natives, who actually know how to cut off the job at 5pm and go out and have some fun. In other words, its not all about the job to people out west...I mean our work teammates were so, so, so much more laid back and in "chill" mode compared to the 'stuff-shirts" whom i work with in Charlotte. I work in Corporate America and I expect "stuffiness" to an extent, but it just seem like out west, people were so much more relaxed.....Now I could be wrong about this...but this was just my observation.....Anybody else agree
West coast is a bit more 'flakey' or 'relaxed' depending on your POV.
But, they both have more in common with each other than they do with Flyover Country.
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