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Old 12-20-2013, 08:23 AM
 
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My nephew tells a story about looking for work in North Carolina. His wife is an MD so they were in North Carolina for her residency. My nephew was born in New York State. He and his family moved to Alabama when he was 5 years old. He works in IT and interviewed with a company in North Carolina. He says he was rejected as a candidate because he was not really from the south (The employer said this to him). He was a Yankee.

Is this attitude still prevalent in North Carolina? How likely is it to find How difficult is it for a non-local person to become assimilated with the local community?

I'm asking because I'm interviewing with a company in the Greensboro area.

Thank you
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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I don't think that's a prevalent attitude anywhere. NC has a high percentage of people moving from the northeast to NC as well as folks moving to NC from California and elsewhere in the country and internationally. Sorry the folks at that company were jerks to your nephew, but no, it's not a prevalent attitude in NC. You will find some splashback in regards to folks who move to NC and then complain about how things were so much better where they came from, but if folks are friendly and good workers and good neighbors then I think they are welcomed by most North Carolinians.
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:14 AM
 
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Thousands of people have relocated to NC from the "Yankee" states. That fact alone would suggest that either your nephew is pulling your leg, or he happened to encounter an extremely rare instance of discrimination by an idiot.

You should have no problems at all living in the Greensboro area.
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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I haven't seen any "NYNA" signs in store windows.

I'm originally from New York, but I don't think have the stereotypical New Yorker demeanor - few know I'm from there. It has been 30 years since I lived in NY anyway; I moved to the west coast at 18, moved to NC at 40. I rarely (if ever) come across anything like this here in the Triad. I would expect to this anti-"Yankee" attitude to be more common in the more rural areas. We did encounter it some in Greenville, NC and surrounding areas, and heard from other "Yankees" that came across this type of attitude on occasion in and around Greenville. In general, I think if you're not obnoxious and don't act like you think you're better than locals, you'll be fine.
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Old 12-20-2013, 12:20 PM
 
Location: NC High Country
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My nephew tells a story about looking for work in North Carolina. .... He works in IT and interviewed with a company in North Carolina. He says he was rejected as a candidate because he was not really from the south (The employer said this to him). He was a Yankee.
Wouldn't that be illegal?
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Old 12-20-2013, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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Wouldn't that be illegal?
I don't think "Yankees" are a protected class.

My wife interviewed for a job in southern Utah several years ago. They asked if she was Mormon. When she told them she wasn't, they told her they don't hire non-Mormons. While illegal, how are you going to prove in court that the person said that?
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Old 12-20-2013, 02:24 PM
 
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It's hard to believe this actually happened. A 1/3 of the population is probably from the north east.
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Old 12-20-2013, 04:55 PM
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In my experience as a retired Yankee in NC. I have applied for many part time low pay jobs in my area. I only applied for jobs that are low skill no stress(I am retired) but the only job offer I got was from an interviewer who was also a relocated Yankee. I stayed at that job until I was laid off because of seasonal slowdowns.
All the other jobs I applied for the interview was from a local.

I retired from my business making over six figures but In NC I can barely get an interview. I only apply for these jobs to get out of the house for a few hrs a day and I don't need the money so IMO many of these companies are losing out on an educated person willing to work for peanuts. So it's their loss not mine.

Bottom line IMO yes there is some discrimination of Yankees and or age discrimination. I am past 65 now.
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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In my experience as a retired Yankee in NC. I have applied for many part time low pay jobs in my area. I only applied for jobs that are low skill no stress(I am retired) but the only job offer I got was from an interviewer who was also a relocated Yankee. I stayed at that job until I was laid off because of seasonal slowdowns.
All the other jobs I applied for the interview was from a local.

I retired from my business making over six figures but In NC I can barely get an interview. I only apply for these jobs to get out of the house for a few hrs a day and I don't need the money so IMO many of these companies are losing out on an educated person willing to work for peanuts. So it's their loss not mine.

Bottom line IMO yes there is some discrimination of Yankees and or age discrimination. I am past 65 now.
Off topic, but I'm sure there are a ton of volunteer opportunities if your goal is to get out of the house for a few hours a day.
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Old 12-21-2013, 07:12 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Bottom line IMO yes there is some discrimination of Yankees and or age discrimination.
I am past 65 now.
This is known as an anecdote.

I'll submit that other universal to any location reasons for not hiring you (in particular)
need to be eliminated before throwing out the Yankee Discrimination card.

The most obvious of these being the over qualified for the MW job making a former executive or owner type A) likely to leave quickly B) will make management problems with expert type observations.
You can call that age discrimination but it really isn't.

Then of course there's the preference to hire someone who needs the job to support themselves.
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