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Old 02-09-2015, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Vegas does not have have a reputation for for being gruff or unfriendly. I can not understand where you heard that. The neighboring states of Arizona and California fit that bill, but not here.
Bear in mind, roughly, 1 out of 3 people you meet in this town have moved here from California! And were they the friendlier ones?
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Old 02-09-2015, 08:03 PM
 
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and yes it happens.. Venetian also… been going on for years.

guess its all in my head also….
And mine...
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Old 02-09-2015, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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Is it true that 50% of the people you meet are below average in intelligence?
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Old 02-09-2015, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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In this town I'd say 75% that box of rocks is pretty smart
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:35 PM
 
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So I guess new blood is needed?

We've been here since the end of October. No strip. No casinos except for shows and food. What I've seen so far is the same mix I've seen wherever I've lived. I suppose I need a list...

Born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. Lived in Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Omaha, Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and a few others, mostly small towns.

I find that people who work in stores, banks, etc are friendlier with some exceptions, which is to be expected. I agree that drivers are idiots, but drivers are idiots everywhere so that's a wash.

The general public seems to be a mix. Most are okay, but once in a while you get some self centered twit like the guy at Downtown Summerlin. He was apparently waiting for someone so he parked in the drive way, We pulled in and had to edge past him to get to a spot opposite the side he was parked on. When I got out of the SUV I realized someone was yelling and honking. The people on his other side wanted to back out of their spot and he was completely oblivious.

What a jerk. I suppose that's in the driver category, sort of.

We've met a number of neighbors, all nice. I've told them that when spring comes and our lives settle down that we expect them to come over when they see us sitting in the driveway in the afternoon or early evening. Bring some munchies and what you like to drink. Gabfest time!

We'll see how that works out...

Last week, I had (another) doctors appointment. On the way out I was talking with a man who was at the same doctor. We continued talking in the elevator and out to the parking lot. We came to a place where the side walk split and I asked him which way he was turning. He looked into the distance and said, "Over there where my bus is just pulling away." So I offered him a ride, which he took. Really nice guy. Went from Cheyenne and Teneya to Lake Mead and Yale. I saw parts of Las Vegas I hadn't seen yet. He was one of "those" who finds it in himself to help others even though he does not have much. He mentioned it seems to come back to him on occasion. Like me giving him a ride.
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Old 02-10-2015, 12:51 AM
 
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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
I don't disagree not one bit at all of your post. Corruption is honestly in every major business, especially if money is key to making a profit off others or an exchange just for a job. There's nothing wrong with saying "Asian People" because there's good and bad Asian people. I'm Asian myself. Your just really just pointing out the truth of it all and it's sad and sick to see the bad Asians make us Asians that do uphold integrity look bad. The truth hurts but it will set you free *thumbs up*
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Old 02-10-2015, 02:33 AM
 
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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
Oh be careful what you post here, the cheerleaders are not going to like it!

With regards to Asians working as dealers, figure these resorts want their clientele to be at ease when gambling and just FYI Asians LOVE to GAMBLE. Seeing a fellow Asian as a dealer will more likely make Asian gamblers feel at ease on the gaming tables and play longer.
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Old 02-12-2015, 11:47 AM
 
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You seem to be the only one commenting on it...
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Old 02-14-2015, 01:34 AM
 
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You seem to be the only one commenting on it...
Well you need to be more attentive and read more than just one post/thread!!
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Old 02-14-2015, 01:47 AM
 
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You seem to be the only one commenting on it...
You reside in Sun City Summerlin!! Enough said!!!

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Yes. Sun City Summerlin. Not gated. Laid back regarding HOA. Not to the point of letting it go to the dogs, but they cut people slack when it's needed. Patrolled 24/7.
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