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Old 10-24-2008, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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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.
Congratulations. Be happy.

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Old 10-24-2008, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Florida's Beaches
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Originally Posted by barryhussein View Post
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.
Your bragging about 12.51 an hour in NOVA with it's 2.4 million metro compared to our 100,000...LOL...LOL.... Your right YOU couldn't make it here.

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Old 10-24-2008, 09:25 AM
 
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You can by a townhouse here for 50,000. Not real nice, but better than being in a single wide. I shop at Trader Joe's; prices are very similar to the TJ's in Phoenix. Gas is 2.49 per gallon here. I let you know about the Christmas Tamales; I' m sure those are cheaper in LC, with all the cheap labor.

BTW, DC metro is more like 4.5 million. Just the Virginia side of the river is over 2 million.
 
Old 10-24-2008, 09:27 AM
 
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Ohhhhh.... twelve dollars an hour.......can the Beemer and the Luxe Condo be far behind?!?!?
Good luck, wherever you end up, BH. I can hear the cheering in the streets that you've scratched LC from your list, again. Please write again about this next year..make it three in a row. LOL
 
Old 10-24-2008, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Florida's Beaches
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You can by a townhouse here for 50,000. Not real nice, but better than being in a single wide. I shop at Trader Joe's; prices are very similar to the TJ's in Phoenix. Gas is 2.49 per gallon here. I let you know about the Christmas Tamales; I' m sure those are cheaper in LC, with all the cheap labor.

BTW, DC metro is more like 4.5 million. Just the Virginia side of the river is over 2 million.
I know what you mean about trailers .......kinda like the whole Western side of Appalachia Virginia. But hey you'd fit in better where i used to work in and that's Portsmouth, Virginia as it's as Ghetto as i've ever seen in this country when i worked at Norfolk Naval Shipyards in the Norfolk Metro area. Nothing but Beggers and Wino's on street after street corner holding the ''will work for food'' sign types. Yeap i really believe you'll fit in and be really happy in an Urban Ghetto.

You sure sound like a WEAK and FEMINIZED male to me. Poor thiing i bet your always getting your feelings hurt .

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Old 10-24-2008, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Metro Milwaukee, WI
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Since this thread has just disintegrated into people arguing and calling each other names, I think its time to close it.

A few observations quickly though before doing so kind of more back on track to where the OP was coming from:

-Yes, wages are in general lower in the smaller Las Cruces market. However, the cost of living indexes in LC are significantly lower than the other areas the OP noted, as nice as many of them are.

So it is that eternal CD Forum argument: higher wages in areas but also higher costs of living, versus lower wages in areas but with lower costs of living. Usually this is kind of a wash, and just depends upon where one can find a job with the best rate for employment.

As a general rule, the NoVa / Washington DC area is extremely pricey to live. However, it seems the OP found a solution that worked for him, so that works. I would personally prefer Las Cruces over NoVa due to size, weather, culture, lack of congestion and traffic and the like, but NoVa is very nice for what it is too. Surely plentiful jobs comparatively.

In an ironic twist, my inlaws currently live in Chiang Mai, Thailand too (just like the OP's), so maybe I have a soft spot for him via that!

All of the OP's potential spots to me seemed like winners, but I am partial to Las Cruces, tougher job market and all.
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