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Old 09-29-2009, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Daytona beach, FL
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I am looking at moving to Las Vegas within a month from Daytona Beach, FL with a friend of mine and two dogs.....I don't have concerns about schools as I do not have kids. I'm a 28yr old male and single. The majority of my job experience is in the Sales and Hospitality industry. Ive always done okay income wise in FL...Between Miami, Clearwater and Daytona Beach, I've probly averaged about $700/wk.

Ive read and heard alot of different things regarding Vegas. It always seems to be a high positive or high negative remark.....I like the idea that its roughly 3hrs to LA and Ive never been to the West Coast, seems to have alot to do for a single person thought I read somewhere that there is an estimated 30,000 more single men than women in the area...That number is horrid !

Point being, its a helluva change as Ive always lived in Florida right near a beach, and am trying to gather as much information and opinions as possible before going thru with it
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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Hope you have alot saved. Jobs are scarce and take alot of interviewing, drug test, etc
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:45 PM
 
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Almost no humidity here and no afternoon thunder and lighting storms.

There is plenty to do in Vegas for young and old and everyone in between.
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Daytona beach, FL
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I have work I can do from home for some income until I find something worth doing full-time...Have a friend out there who seems to think finding a sales related job shouldnt be too difficult given Ive been doing it for about 10years mixed w/restuarant work....Drug tests wont be an issue

Mostly concerned with what you touched on though, availability of jobs and the hype surrounding living there ( things to do, good singles area, ect.. )
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Daytona beach, FL
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** Additionally, would appreciate any recommendations of a decent area to live...of course ( not truly knowing the area ) would assume something close to where most jobs and things to do would be preffered...same as most though, dont want to be in a crappy area....something middle of the road I guess....not ghetto but not high brow
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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I have work I can do from home for some income until I find something worth doing full-time...Have a friend out there who seems to think finding a sales related job shouldnt be too difficult given Ive been doing it for about 10years mixed w/restuarant work....Drug tests wont be an issue

Mostly concerned with what you touched on though, availability of jobs and the hype surrounding living there ( things to do, good singles area, ect.. )
hate to burst your bubble, but i've got over 20yrs, and i've been looking for over 2 months...
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:40 PM
 
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Default Don't a FOOL!!!!

There are 0 jobs in Vegas. People are moving out of Vegas to find jobs.
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:54 PM
 
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There a jobs in Vegas, might not be what you are looking for. You can't expect to start at the top.
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I am looking at moving to Las Vegas within a month from Daytona Beach, FL with a friend of mine and two dogs.....I don't have concerns about schools as I do not have kids. I'm a 28yr old male and single. The majority of my job experience is in the Sales and Hospitality industry. Ive always done okay income wise in FL...Between Miami, Clearwater and Daytona Beach, I've probly averaged about $700/wk.

Ive read and heard alot of different things regarding Vegas. It always seems to be a high positive or high negative remark.....I like the idea that its roughly 3hrs to LA and Ive never been to the West Coast, seems to have alot to do for a single person thought I read somewhere that there is an estimated 30,000 more single men than women in the area...That number is horrid !

Point being, its a helluva change as Ive always lived in Florida right near a beach, and am trying to gather as much information and opinions as possible before going thru with it
Las Vegas is the complete opposite of Florida. If you're used to the beach/ocean environment, you'll NEVER find it here. It's the Mohave Desert and there ain't no beach around for miles...well, with the exception of the Mandalay Bay Resort Hotel/Casino beach. They trucked in tons and tons of California beach sand for that one! LOL!!

Seriously though, jobs are hard to find now, even menial ones and lots of folks are moving here still with the opening of City Center in December making jobs even more scarce than they were before.

Summerlin, Green Valley, Henderson, Aliante (in North Las Vegas), Rhodes Ranch (southwest part of the valley), Stallion Mountain (more northeast part of the valley), and tons of nice areas in between would suit you.

I'd first research the employment scene if I were you, sales jobs here are often part time and you have to work yourself up the ladder to get full time. And well, Las Vegas is built on gaming and hospitality, I don't know what kind of hospitality experience you have but be sure to list whatever it is on your resume/applications if applying for employment here in town.

Other than the stumbling block of securing a decent paying job, I'd say move here. You'll have more fun, meet plenty of different people and there's tons of wonderful things to do and explore if your single.

Also, if you have friends here, wouldn't they be the best source of info to you? You should visit first, before you consider moving here at all. The landscape of the desert is quite the opposite from tropical Florida! Find out if you like what you see first! And what "hype" of living here? It's like any other place, you get up, take a shower go to work, come home eat your supper, pay the bills, go grocery shopping, do your errands. The big difference comes from if you have any disposable income whatsoever, you have plenty of fun things to do and places to go see, living here in Las Vegas. Ask your friends how they like living here...

Much good luck in whatever you decide to do!

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Old 09-29-2009, 11:20 PM
 
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I have work I can do from home for some income until I find something worth doing full-time...Have a friend out there who seems to think finding a sales related job shouldnt be too difficult given Ive been doing it for about 10years mixed w/restuarant work....Drug tests wont be an issue

Mostly concerned with what you touched on though, availability of jobs and the hype surrounding living there ( things to do, good singles area, ect.. )
The only problem with the "sales" thing is that you will need someone to "sell" it to.....depending on the product....that might be tougher than you think. Sales on commission seem quite common...no buyer = no commission.

If you have a friend in Vegas, doesn't it seem logical to buy a plane ticket and visit first ?

Things are a bit different in the desert these days.....and unless you are hell bent on relocating to the desert....visit first.
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