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Old 09-13-2010, 12:19 PM
 
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Both arguments are complete generalizations. Some neighborhoods have a disproportionate amount of friendlier people and some do not. Once again, stress levels and income playing a large role. But ultimately it's all a crap shoot. The next day you might walk into a store and have a guy cuss you out for nothing.
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Old 09-13-2010, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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People here have always been kind to me.

My theory is that most here came from somewhere else and left their old social circles/relatives. That makes them more approachable because they know what it's like to be 'alone'.
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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There are more people on the Strip on a busy Saturday night than in the whole state of Alaska. It might just be big city versus rural, where in rural you have to depend more on each other for survival; or at least you get more lonesome. Maybe it has to do with abundance...people neglecting what they have too much of or something.
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:03 PM
 
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Overall, I've found the city to be friendly, maybe even a little too friendly bordering on inappropriate. But I'm not complaining, I'm a people person. The most obnoxious folks, however, were tourists from England and Scotland. I'll say it again - some people can't handle their alcohol!
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Old 02-09-2015, 04:10 PM
 
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Default Unfortunately It's Not True - People Are Not Friendly in LV :-(

I've lived in many states: NY, PA, FL, CA, OR, NV and although with time things change, I have to say Las Vegas has.

When I first moved here in 2010, I felt the people here were really nice. I live in Summerlin (very west of Vegas) and found the area quite lovely. But I have to say, the past 3-4 years, there has definitely been some kind of change. I really feel, when you put everything aside, that people are not happy in the Las Vegas area. It's very hard to get to know your neighbors and there really isn't much of a 'community' here.

They drive without regard for others - I can't tell you how many times I see people have run right through stop signs and I've had a few close ones. Pedestrians have the right of way and drivers don't care. For example today a lady in a shopping parking lot was driving very aggressive and had no intentions of stopping at the stop sign until she saw me. I said to her "Stop sign. There's a stop sign and you need to stop." What did she do? Flip me off - which happens A LOT here. No manners. No "oops I'm sorry, I'm in a rush but I'm sorry". Just people being mean and unpleasant. And then the person behind her drove past me and started screaming at me - which I never had any interaction with them and had no idea what they were doing. VERY typical.

Another time we were by Red Rock Canyon visiting a horse there. I was trying to pull over to the side of the road (you have to be careful because of the rocks) and this one lady coming down the road just started laying on her horn that I was in her way. So I sped up to her and asked "what was that all about"? She tried to ignore me. So I followed her to the next light and asked her "why are you so angry? I know you can't be angry at me because I don't even know you!" She refused to even look at me.

I have so many stories I cannot even list them all here. Needless to say, I know people are under a lot of stress. But guess what WE ALL ARE! And you know what will help? If we were nicer to each other. Being mean to each other just makes life HARDER and life is hard enough!

I have to say though, it really seems the people are MISERABLE here. It really reminds me of New York, but on a smaller scale. The people here act like they live in SoCal with Millions and Millions of people they have to deal with and they don't. They really just don't handle things well.

There are better places to live if you ask me. Vegas is a very tough town. There is still a lot of corruption here and you have to know people to get jobs in the Casinos - especially good paying jobs. Many hotels even have 'underground' hiring rings (for lack of a better term) where people pay up to $10,000 for jobs. Where you ask? For example Wynn and Encore (and these aren't the only ones). Dealers that want jobs pay up to $10,000 for jobs there. And guess who's paying them? The Asians (nothing derogatory here, just facts). If you want into the Wynn or Encore the majority of people working there are Asians. The money gets split between the pit boss, a person in HR and a couple other people. They all get a cut. But the dealers at the Wynn / Encore can make $125,000+ a year. This practice has been going on for years and is happening at many of the hotels. The hotels know about this, but turn their heads. It's illegal, and it happens every day here. So not only are jobs being lost to China, but the Chinese are now coming here and taking jobs away as well, and the majority of Asians who are here are supporting their families back home by sending them money, so the money doesn't even stay in the US... I digress...

There is a lot of crime here. Like I said I live in Summerlin - near Downtown Summerlin and Red Rock Canyon. There are home break in's every month. In my neighborhood, there has been a home break-in every month for the last 4 months. My neighbor 3 houses down they smashed her sliding glass door from the back of the house. She said this was the 2nd time she's been robbed and she has a security system (they are usually only in the house a couple of minutes so the cops never get here in time). Then another neighbor 4 houses down the other direction had his house robbed the day after Christmas. Everything was stolen - money, jewelry, electronics, etc. One night I was home and someone rang my doorbell. I got up and asked "who is it" and no one answered. When I looked through the peep-hole, there was a man standing there and he had someone with him off to the side that I could not see. I ran to look out my front window to see if someone was in my driveway (like a friend stopping by) and no one was there. When I went back to my front door, they were gone. They were scoping out my house. This was the Saturday after Thanksgiving...

Anyway, Las Vegas is not really a good town. People are very, very unhappy here...
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” ― Plato

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Old 02-09-2015, 04:39 PM
 
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It’s just you. I think overall las Vegas is a very friendly city.
Reading your post, I have a feeling you are subscribed to conspiracy theories type. Underground hiring ring??? Sure, corruption, nepotism exists, but $10,000 to get jobs as dealers; and dealers make $125,000+ a year? It’s all in your head. cuckoo, cuckoo… one brick short of a full load.
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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I've lived in many states: NY, PA, FL, CA, OR, NV and although with time things change, I have to say Las Vegas has.

When I first moved here in 2010, I felt the people here were really nice. I live in Summerlin (very west of Vegas) and found the area quite lovely. But I have to say, the past 3-4 years, there has definitely been some kind of change. I really feel, when you put everything aside, that people are not happy in the Las Vegas area. It's very hard to get to know your neighbors and there really isn't much of a 'community' here.

They drive without regard for others - I can't tell you how many times I see people have run right through stop signs and I've had a few close ones. Pedestrians have the right of way and drivers don't care. For example today a lady in a shopping parking lot was driving very aggressive and had no intentions of stopping at the stop sign until she saw me. I said to her "Stop sign. There's a stop sign and you need to stop." What did she do? Flip me off - which happens A LOT here. No manners. No "oops I'm sorry, I'm in a rush but I'm sorry". Just people being mean and unpleasant. And then the person behind her drove past me and started screaming at me - which I never had any interaction with them and had no idea what they were doing. VERY typical.

Another time we were by Red Rock Canyon visiting a horse there. I was trying to pull over to the side of the road (you have to be careful because of the rocks) and this one lady coming down the road just started laying on her horn that I was in her way. So I sped up to her and asked "what was that all about"? She tried to ignore me. So I followed her to the next light and asked her "why are you so angry? I know you can't be angry at me because I don't even know you!" She refused to even look at me.

I have so many stories I cannot even list them all here. Needless to say, I know people are under a lot of stress. But guess what WE ALL ARE! And you know what will help? If we were nicer to each other. Being mean to each other just makes life HARDER and life is hard enough!

I have to say though, it really seems the people are MISERABLE here. It really reminds me of New York, but on a smaller scale. The people here act like they live in SoCal with Millions and Millions of people they have to deal with and they don't. They really just don't handle things well.

There are better places to live if you ask me. Vegas is a very tough town. There is still a lot of corruption here and you have to know people to get jobs in the Casinos - especially good paying jobs. Many hotels even have 'underground' hiring rings (for lack of a better term) where people pay up to $10,000 for jobs. Where you ask? For example Wynn and Encore (and these aren't the only ones). Dealers that want jobs pay up to $10,000 for jobs there. And guess who's paying them? The Asians (nothing derogatory here, just facts). If you want into the Wynn or Encore the majority of people working there are Asians. The money gets split between the pit boss, a person in HR and a couple other people. They all get a cut. But the dealers at the Wynn / Encore can make $125,000+ a year. This practice has been going on for years and is happening at many of the hotels. The hotels know about this, but turn their heads. It's illegal, and it happens every day here. So not only are jobs being lost to China, but the Chinese are now coming here and taking jobs away as well, and the majority of Asians who are here are supporting their families back home by sending them money, so the money doesn't even stay in the US... I digress...

There is a lot of crime here. Like I said I live in Summerlin - near Downtown Summerlin and Red Rock Canyon. There are home break in's every month. In my neighborhood, there has been a home break-in every month for the last 4 months. My neighbor 3 houses down they smashed her sliding glass door from the back of the house. She said this was the 2nd time she's been robbed and she has a security system (they are usually only in the house a couple of minutes so the cops never get here in time). Then another neighbor 4 houses down the other direction had his house robbed the day after Christmas. Everything was stolen - money, jewelry, electronics, etc. One night I was home and someone rang my doorbell. I got up and asked "who is it" and no one answered. When I looked through the peep-hole, there was a man standing there and he had someone with him off to the side that I could not see. I ran to look out my front window to see if someone was in my driveway (like a friend stopping by) and no one was there. When I went back to my front door, they were gone. They were scoping out my house. This was the Saturday after Thanksgiving...

Anyway, Las Vegas is not really a good town. People are very, very unhappy here...
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” ― Plato
You get what you give. I find the people here to be friendlier than anywhere I've lived (CA, WA, MA, NH, ME, VT, RI, KY, IL, FL, GA, TN, PR, Kuwait). If you are friendly to others, they will be friendly to you.
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:57 PM
 
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cko64 - Nope, just facts. One of my good friends here, his girlfriend works at the Wynn and told him this (she is Asian). She knows of people that organize this at the Wynn. And she is a Dealer there and yes, that is what she makes. And what I wrote isn't new news. And your post is case and point on how lovely people are here in Las Vegas. I bet you're just this pleasant on the road too...

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Old 02-09-2015, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Old 02-09-2015, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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It’s just you. I think overall las Vegas is a very friendly city. I disagree also
Reading your post, I have a feeling you are subscribed to conspiracy theories type. Underground hiring ring??? Sure, corruption, nepotism exists, but $10,000 to get jobs as dealers; and dealers make $125,000+ a year? It’s all in your head. cuckoo, cuckoo… one brick short of a full load.
and yes it happens.. Venetian also… been going on for years.

guess its all in my head also….
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