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Old 06-07-2011, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Smile Best zip codes & Is it really that hard finding a DECENT job?

Young, married couple moving to Vegas.... yes we've both been like 5 times and my sister lives there. We don't have any children..... yet. We do have two cats though that I'm a little nervous bringing across the country and wondering how they'll adjust, they are like ourchildren though so I'm not just sending them off with strangers. We plan on having PODS transport our belongings and then driving ourselves and cats... stpping at various points on our way- hopefully at some cat friendly hotels. We are mostly curious about the job market though.... I will be going to schoool full time while the husband works. He works in property management (mostly corporate communities). Any advice? My sis says 89074... which is great but hows North Las Vegas? Is it ghetto?

Thank you!

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Old 06-07-2011, 05:42 PM
 
Location: The Brightest City On Earth
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Young, married couple moving to Vegas.... yes we've both been like 5 times and my sister lives there. We don't have any children..... yet. We do have two cats though that I'm a little nervous bringing across the country and wondering how they'll adjust, they are like ourchildren though so I'm not just sending them off with strangers. We plan on having PODS transport our belongings and then driving ourselves and cats... stpping at various points on our way- hopefully at some cat friendly hotels. We are mostly curious about the job market though.... I will be going to schoool full time while the husband works. He works in property management (mostly corporate communities). Any advice? My sis says 89074... which is great but hows North Las Vegas? Is it ghetto? We are all about diversity but safety definitely comes first! He'sblack and I'm white so I really am not up for anymore ignorance, coming from Maine and all, thats suprisingly tough to avoid here.

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The job market just plain stinks. That is the best I can tell you. Any job is hard to find and when there is a job, 20 other people are trying to get it too. I would not come here unless you have a job in hand when you arrive. Most of North Las Vegas is not good. I would recommend Summerlin or Henderson over North Las Vegas. As for the race thing, nobody here cares if you are black, white, gay, whatever. This is probably the most tolerant place on earth.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:32 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle, originally from SF Bay Area
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I was down there in April for a business conference, and was shocked to see how bad the economy has treated Las Vegas. New commercial construction that stopped and got fenced off before completion, casinos with no one in them, hundreds of cabs sitting around with no fares. And in the residential areas lots of vacant houses. Quite a change from last time I was there.
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Yes, it's that hard to find a DECENT job. You can get a part time job with no benefits for around $10 per hour. Maybe multiple part time jobs.... It's bad here. Don't count on being the exception.
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Indecent jobs are the ones that pay the most here!

And many of those working indecent jobs here would never undermine their job security with a decent job.

I have a decent job, but insecurity has always driven me to have an indecent job as well.
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I was down there in April for a business conference, and was shocked to see how bad the economy has treated Las Vegas. New commercial construction that stopped and got fenced off before completion, casinos with no one in them, hundreds of cabs sitting around with no fares. And in the residential areas lots of vacant houses. Quite a change from last time I was there.
I agree with you about some commercial adventures started and not finished, but casinos with no one in them and hundreds of cabs sitting around with no fares?

Oh please do tell where you were, what casino and where the HUNDREDS of empty cabs were parked with no fares and lots of vacant homes...that boils down to NO PEOPLE AROUND and I'd love to experience that once in my lifetime living here in LV before I die and my ashes get spread throughout the Spring Mountains..lol...too funny...

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Old 06-07-2011, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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I was down there in April for a business conference, and was shocked to see how bad the economy has treated Las Vegas. New commercial construction that stopped and got fenced off before completion, casinos with no one in them, hundreds of cabs sitting around with no fares. And in the residential areas lots of vacant houses. Quite a change from last time I was there.
I call BS
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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dyn he is absolutely correct...When he was at the business conference in April, he saw all these issues.. However, he was in Las Vegas, New Mexico.
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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I stand corrected......but i bet he got better new mesican food then we do
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:43 PM
 
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People still dreaming of coming in on a wing and a prayer when they know the odds are against them.

I say roll the dice!!
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