U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > West Virginia > Huntington
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 05-24-2007, 06:13 AM
 
2 posts, read 7,496 times
Reputation: 11

Advertisements

I have been a Huntington resident since 1974 and due to the deplorable economy and lack of meaningful employment opportunities, my family and I have decided to re-locate to the Baltimore-Washington-area.

Of course, we will miss the positive aspects of West Virginia: the abundance of outdoor activities, friendly people, relatively mild Winters, comparitively low crime-rate and cost-of-living. All of that is overshadowed, though, by the fact that Huntington remains mired in a perpetual-state of economic depression, in spite of downtown revitalization with the Pullman Square project and the explosive growth of Marshall University during the past 20 years. Steel, Railroad, Manufacturing, and Coal jobs have all gone the way of the dinosaur. Now, all that remains are $8-$10 per hour opportunities in a plethora of Call Centers spawned in the wake of continuous economic downturn. The sad part is, that's all Huntington seems to attract - companies whose first priority is to exploit a 'cheap' and desperate workforce...then, bail-out when State tax incentives and breaks make it no longer possible to operate at an inflated profit-margin. Applied Card Systems was a prime-example.

Koholznik
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-24-2007, 04:25 PM
 
12 posts, read 34,239 times
Reputation: 14
Sorry to hear you go....I don't blame you though. My parents live in between Huntington and Charleston and so I get up there very often. I've always thought Huntington was a neat little city with lots of potential. I think all of West Virginia will have its day in the not too distant future. It is very beautiful...I love the summers. Those green hills...those friendly people...those hollers with lightening bugs fluttering around. Needless to say, I have a soft spot for WV....but I know there are not many good jobs...and I have on more than one occasion thought about moving there.

Anyway, good luck Koholznik!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-27-2007, 06:10 AM
 
Location: USA
396 posts, read 809,851 times
Reputation: 124
Koholznik- looks like you made a spelling mistake in your nickname. It should be Kolhoznik- derivative from kolhoz(soviet collective farm)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-27-2007, 09:52 PM
 
2 posts, read 7,496 times
Reputation: 11
Gee, I didn't realize Spelling class was in-session? Thanks. If you don't mind, though, I'll spell MY name any way I darn-well-please!

One other place to avoid at all costs: U-Haul on Hal Greer and 9th Avenue. Cripes! I made a reservation 10 days ago to get a truck and an auto-transport for today, the 27th. Obviously, the truck and auto-transport I reserved was nowhere to be found. U-Haul said the soonest they could get one was May 29th - and that I would have to drive 20 miles, to Lavalette, to pick-up the auto-transport myself at Mountaineer Feed N' Seed. When I cancelled the reservation, the punk behind the counter started dropping 'F-bombs' in front of me, my wife, and a crowded store of customers. We were shocked! My advice is to call Budget - not only were they $80 less than U-Haul but, they also guarantee their reservations to BE THERE as promised!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-06-2007, 04:53 PM
 
Location: USA
396 posts, read 809,851 times
Reputation: 124
Spelling class is always in-session, buddy.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-09-2007, 10:39 AM
Yac
 
5,874 posts, read 6,290,826 times
Keep on topic class should be in session too it seems.
Yac.
__________________
Forum Rules
City-Data.com homepage
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > West Virginia > Huntington
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top