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Old 10-21-2008, 11:43 AM
 
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Well....given the deliberate moniker he chose, he struck me as a troll from the outset.
Good observation Cathy...........once he mentioned the ''polyester uniform at 7.50 per hour'' as that caught my eye like we are all poor and impoverish here as that made me wonder? Also how can Las Cruces compare to Northern VA, Phoenix and Oakland as these are all over several million in metro population. Even Reno is 3 times larger than Las Cruces.

Lastly he said he's willing to ''work for a fair wage but not to hard'' (His words) ......well that's the 7.50 per hour ''mentality'' spoken right out of his mouth that he accuses Las Cruces of. I wouldn't hire him at my company with that attitude.

 
Old 10-21-2008, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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Well....given the deliberate moniker he chose, he struck me as a troll from the outset.
I was thinking exactly the same thing
 
Old 10-23-2008, 01:20 AM
 
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Believe it or not, LC is in the same country as NoVa, Phoenix, and Reno. The same Federal labor laws apply to everyone. There are certain things I really like about LC. However, I am leary of the job situation. The above posters give me good reason for this. While making snide remarks about trollism, they never stated the type of job they had, or the pay they make. It seems like I struck a nerve with the polyester uniform. That's too bad. It must be partly true. I remember speaking with a RE Agent about 8 years ago. I said, these prices seem kind of high for NM; what kind of work is there? She said, "well, there's a new Lowe's."............Basically, I was trying to determine if LC is more a nice place, or more like a border town (ie. Nogales), where the locals act like they are not part of the USA. The only people making good money are the people in illegal border activities, and the Federal Agents that are suppose to be catching them.
 
Old 10-23-2008, 06:51 AM
 
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It's very easy to do a little internet research about the Las Cruces economy. The major employers are WSMR, NMSU, LCPS, City of LC, NASA, DAC, the hospitals, Allied Signals Aerospace.
You have not indicated what you are qualified to do. I think this will be a bigger factor. You may be comfortable in polyester.
 
Old 10-23-2008, 07:52 AM
 
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Believe it or not, LC is in the same country as NoVa, Phoenix, and Reno. The same Federal labor laws apply to everyone. There are certain things I really like about LC. However, I am leary of the job situation. The above posters give me good reason for this. While making snide remarks about trollism, they never stated the type of job they had, or the pay they make. It seems like I struck a nerve with the polyester uniform. That's too bad. It must be partly true. I remember speaking with a RE Agent about 8 years ago. I said, these prices seem kind of high for NM; what kind of work is there? She said, "well, there's a new Lowe's."............Basically, I was trying to determine if LC is more a nice place, or more like a border town (ie. Nogales), where the locals act like they are not part of the USA. The only people making good money are the people in illegal border activities, and the Federal Agents that are suppose to be catching them.
Again you cannot compare Las Cruces with the metro's you mentioned as Las Cruces is only 100,000 people and those metro's are a million plus so the opportunities will be vastly greater in them especially if you do not have a trade or skill in a smaller city. People do make money in Las Cruces and they are not all federal employees or ''people in illegal border activities'' as you stated.

I've been in the trades industry for over the last 20 years working different fields i.e. Appliance Repair, Construction, Apartment Industry, Pool and Spa Repair and House Painting (My own business) and i do well here. Other's who do well are Plumbers, Electricians, Auto Mechanics, HVAC Techs, Diesel Mechanics, Nurses, Computer Techs, Carpet and Flooring Installation etc..etc..Saying we in these industries are all making 7.50 per hour isn't speaking truthful. However at only 100,000 people the job opportunities are vastly less than Phoenix or NoVa metro's that you listed ....so again if your unskilled in the trades industry as it sounds like then i'd look elsewhere to the ''large'' metro's as that would probably be your best choice unless your willing to train for a skill to live in a '''small'' metro market.

And we have a great Community College for that which is the Dona Ana Community College here in Las Cruces which teaches trades to make a good living.
http://dabcc.nmsu.edu/
 
Old 10-23-2008, 05:15 PM
 
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As I haven't read anything about what BH says he's actually qualified to do (and why post a question about the job market without doing so?), I think ol' Barry would do just fine in this "border town" with one simple phrase: "Quieres Papas Fritas con su Hamburguesa?"
 
Old 10-23-2008, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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Believe it or not, LC is in the same country as NoVa, Phoenix, and Reno. The same Federal labor laws apply to everyone. There are certain things I really like about LC. However, I am leary of the job situation. The above posters give me good reason for this. While making snide remarks about trollism, they never stated the type of job they had, or the pay they make. It seems like I struck a nerve with the polyester uniform. That's too bad. It must be partly true. I remember speaking with a RE Agent about 8 years ago. I said, these prices seem kind of high for NM; what kind of work is there? She said, "well, there's a new Lowe's."............Basically, I was trying to determine if LC is more a nice place, or more like a border town (ie. Nogales), where the locals act like they are not part of the USA. The only people making good money are the people in illegal border activities, and the Federal Agents that are suppose to be catching them.
I do hope that you employ a spell-checker before you fill out any applications....."leary?" LOL!!

Seriously, why in the world would you expect other posters to tell you what their jobs are or what they make?

I don't work in NM, and never have. I retired to NM from Texas.

Every post you've made indicates that you came here to stir up trouble, rather than looking for honest information.

So.....scratch off NM....Phoenix might suit you well <VBEG>!

 
Old 10-23-2008, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Raton NM
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Default Leisure Suit Larry

DOH ! ! " I don't want or expect the World, but I'm not going to parade around in a polyester uniform for 7.50 per hour"....

Sometimes we have to fall beneath what we feel we are worth.... you may not like making $7.50 again, but if you have to, it sure beats standing in line at the end of the month waiting with your hand out. I think your other choices (No.VA) would be better suited to your needs.
 
Old 10-24-2008, 02:15 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I remember speaking with a RE Agent about 8 years ago. I said, these prices seem kind of high for NM; what kind of work is there? She said, "well, there's a new Lowe's."............
I knew I'd heard this story before.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/albuq...es#post2354834

You must really have a pathetic life.
 
Old 10-24-2008, 04:11 AM
 
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If you all had read my original post, you would have noticed that I stated I possessed a CDL B, with a perfectly clean record, also have a BBA from a school four steps better than NMS, also am a Lucent Certified Cabling Specialist. That means nearly 20 per hour in NoVa.
Moderator cut: linking to competitors sites is not allowed 23,100 per year median household income, and 31.2% below the poverty line. Sounds like a real boom town. I bet a nice single wide would last 60 years out there in the desert.

BTW, I flew back to NoVa Tuesday afternoon, Emailed about a job on Thursday, was callled back in an hour and told to come in with a void check for Direct Deposit. It's only part time, but I'll be getting 12.51 per hour, and that will give me a chance to find something better. I'm sure there are many in LC that would give their first born,(or at least their fifth, sixth, and seventh) to make 12.51 per hour in LC.

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