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Old 07-04-2011, 12:35 AM
 
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Default considering moving to las vegas

I am considering moving to las vegas I'm 26 and have a fiance'. I am in the dairy delivery and sales industry and I did apply to Meadow Gold which I am currently employed by. I am just looking for a change and am tired of podunk wyoming. If anyone could tell me whys and why not's I would greatly appreciate it! Thank You
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas / GV
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i am a vegas transplant and i think i used to live next to you (podunk wyoming) ok small joke.

i love Vegas. there is always something to do. its fun. the people are a little different then a small town. i mean your neighbors never come over just to BS. it takes a little bit to meet people as i think people are so used to people coming and going they dont let their guard down as easy.

i mean dont get me wrong people are not rude or mean just no one is brining you pies to welcome you to the neighborhood or showing up at 11pm cause they couldnt sleep so they thought they would see what you were up to.

which has its perks but like i said it takes a bit to mean people. but i would not trade vegas for the world i love it. anything your heart could desire is there. if you want quiet there are beautiful views from red rock and a small hiking trail by the lake... and if you want life and craziness well the strip is not far and there is always something going on.

you want a concert well pick one of the 50 that are going at all times. you want to see a show... there are a million. the biggest draw back is figuring what to do because there are so many options it can be a bit overwhelming...

a lot of people will say the job market is a down side but there are always jobs to make money it might not be the job you want but it pays the rent... if you have plans to get her and be president of a company well then you wont find a job but if you dont mind a cruddy job to get by till you find something you like well then you will be fine. the longest i have been out of work in vegas is 7 days. and i do data administration and secretary stuff (the latter only if i have to) i prefer to work with data.
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:59 AM
 
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thanks for the reply! all I've been seeing is all the horror stories about crime and no jobs but not really a whole lot of good things. kinda nice to hear somethin good. we are gonna go down there in a couple weeks and check it out and talk to some people as well. I am a truck driver but I would definitely drive a cab or somethin like that I did see a lot were hiring.
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Henderson
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The horror stories usually come from the same group of people who paint a doom picture for Las Vegas. Some moved there and just do not like it and all they can do is bash it on a non-stop scale. We moved away and are returning as it is home and the kids really like it more than anywhere else we have been. The parks are nice and there is never a shortage of things to do. There are plenty of stores-gas-groceries in almost any direction you go from where you live; there are many sports leagues for adults to participate in and there is always the games you can attend for fairly cheap(51's, Wranglers, UNLV) Grofica hit the nail on the head about shows and there is never a time when you do not know where you can go eat relatively cheap also.
I do not know about Wyoming, but coming from Ohio our bills were about the same each month with only car insurance being a killer and we had a pool in Las Vegas. Crime is no worse in Vegas than most places as you can live there for years and never be affected and jobs are there just ot ones you may see yourself doing for a career. Vegas will be slowly on the rebound as when I was there the casinos and strip were full and there were lines at most restuarants and for show tix. Luxor was at capacity the entire 7 days I was there and my buddy who runs Ggrasnd Canyon excursions was booked solid for a couple of weeks. People are not as nice as they are in other places until they know you are staying and we have made many friends that are there for us more than the people in Ohio we grew up with.
What is your fav sports(pro) team? They more than likely have a bar in Vegas for that team and on game days will be filled with peole cheering and drinking for you to hang with. It is a good idea to go for a while and check things out first hand as you may stay for awhile and decide this is not for me. Traffic is going to be a little weird for you to adapt too, but you will get used to it and find other routes around to make it easier. Also it will be weird to go by parks in the middle of the afternoon and see them full of people playing volleyball-basketball-frisbee when it is 110 out, which it gets that hot but not for as long as many have you believe.
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Henderson
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We've been here a month from chicago & the thing I am still amazed by is how nice everyone is. Every restaurant, fast good place, grocery store, clothing store... None of the I'm too good for this attitude or I don't have time for you attitude. People smile & talk to you. When I take walks people say good morning even when I don't say it first. I love chicago but a lot of people there have some serious attitude in their customer service jobs!

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Old 07-04-2011, 12:55 PM
 
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Where in Wyoming? I'm from Cheyenne. This place is definitely different but I love it. I do miss the rain and thunderstorms.
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Old 07-04-2011, 01:50 PM
 
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to answer ant1999e's question im in riverton wyoming the coolest thing we have to do here is walk around wal mart sounds redneck but i'm not a redneck at all in fact i don't fit in here whatsoever even though i have lived in this county for 14 years anyway thanks for the positive replies everybody! my fiance' was worried about crime down there and what not but u guys pretty much answered that question we are definitly going to come check it out now!
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:13 PM
 
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We've been here a month from chicago & the thing I am still amazed by is how nice everyone is. Every restaurant, fast good place, grocery store, clothing store... None of the I'm too good for this attitude or I don't have time for you attitude. People smile & talk to you. When I take walks people say good morning even when I don't say it first. I love chicago but a lot of people there have some serious attitude in their customer service jobs!

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That's so funny you say that. I am originally from Chicago and live in LA. Most of my friends moved from Chicago to either LA or Las Vegas. Chicago is definitely the meanest/most rude city I've experienced.
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:29 PM
 
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Vegas is awesome... but you need to have a job. it's that simple.

bring more podunk girls with you when you come...
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:21 PM
 
Location: H-Town... "A place to call home"
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Think about where you want to be in 5 years, then structure your life accordingly. The human will is a powerful tool.

GOOD LUCK!
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