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Old 08-07-2017, 01:14 AM
 
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If you've been here since the 70s and don't like the way things have changed then you are just a grumpy old man/woman
Are you talking to the OP or Me? And if you are talking to me, you obviously didn't read in between the lines of my posts. I never said I've lived here since the 70's.
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:16 AM
 
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I will personally email the influx of millions of people that were about to move here just because of my comment and tell them not to come just because of your comment
You have to be honest with people on how things are in LV and not give false information. Anybody can easily say it's easy living in LV if your young or old. But the truth is that that's not the case with low paying jobs and our state being the hardest to find a full time job.
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Vienna
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Well those low paying jobs maybe keep LV affordable? If everyone would make more money prices of property and other goods would just move up?
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:42 AM
 
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You have to be honest with people on how things are in LV and not give false information. Anybody can easily say it's easy living in LV if your young or old. But the truth is that that's not the case with low paying jobs and our state being the hardest to find a full time job.
One of my sister's believes it is too hard to find good work in California. A brother thinks it's too hard to find good work in Georgia. A cousin says it is hard to find good work in Ohio. It depends on what you do in life, what the employer is looking for, etc. And then so many here insist that you have to know someone who knows someone who knows someone to get a job. That is not always true. But I am sure it helps in the casino business.

Look on the flip side of things: There are many employers that cannot find quality workers because they all fail drug tests. They may have the skills, but they will not hire them if they test positive for drugs, and probably marijuana is number 1.
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:45 AM
 
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Well those low paying jobs maybe keep LV affordable? If everyone would make more money prices of property and other goods would just move up?
I do believe in fair wages. It doesn't make any sense if an employer (small or large) says they can't give an employee a pay raise for their dedication and hard work but you see them driving a vehicle that's over 60K+.
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Old 08-07-2017, 06:47 AM
 
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I know people that grew up here and are in their 60's and 70's.

Some like the changes others don't. Just like the general population, some will some won't.
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:59 AM
 
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I have to agree with the general thread consensus: the OP's post says more about the OP than Las Vegas. The OP does point out some local issues, but the reality is those issues exist just about anywhere, and are not significantly worse than any other major metropolitan city. The pay scale is probably a real issue, but that is reflected in both the type of work and the cost of living. I'm really surprised that there aren't more higher tech jobs in Las Vegas though. I would think the lower overall cost of living, plus the huge entertainment opportunities, would be attractive to companies to relocate here.

We moved here almost two years ago, from a very similar climate. We traded about 6-8 degrees higher temps for a lot less wind. I'm not sure what the OP is complaining aobut with "wind", as other places have it much worse, on a much more consistent basis. I will say that april/may this year was ummm...excessive, compared to the year before, but only having two years of personal experience, I don't know which one was the extreme..

All in all, we are very happy here. It works for us, but know it's not for everybody. It's not perfect, but it's certainly no "worse" than where we spent the majority of our lives. I hope the OP finds a place where they can be happy, as life is very very short.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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LV sounds like a good place to get a job as a substance abuse counselor then.
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:16 AM
 
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The wind storms are terrible. Chicago??? It's nothing compared to Las Vegas....This part I agree with.
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:39 AM
 
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The wind storms are terrible. Chicago??? It's nothing compared to Las Vegas....This part I agree with.
Just not true. Chicago had a 72 mph gust last winter and had 50 mph plus all over town.

Average wind speed in Chicago, Boston, NYC all significantly higher than LV.

There simply are no high wind places on the left coast in comparison to the East and mid West.
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