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Old 12-01-2011, 02:28 PM
 
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I do not want to hijack this or get OT, or sound like a travel agent. People, experience your state. ALL of it. I am very grateful that I could. NYS is very "diverse" and you can have and experience just about everything possible. You can see skycrapers/highrisers, to beaches, seaports and lighthouses, to mountains, farms, lakes, waterfalls, etc. Don't just live in your own little world. Go out and appreciate all your state has to offer. You will not regret it. When I was a young woman, born, growing up, and living in Manhattan, I simply had no idea what NYS had to offer. I am very, very grateful for my life's experiences, to have gotten the opportunity to have had to chance to see ALL of NYS. THIS is why I will defend MY state of NY; ALL of it.
You should run for governor...
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:40 PM
 
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I do not want to hijack this or get OT, or sound like a travel agent. People, experience your state. ALL of it. I am very grateful that I could. NYS is very "diverse" and you can have and experience just about everything possible. You can see skycrapers/highrisers, to beaches, seaports and lighthouses, to mountains, farms, lakes, waterfalls, etc. Don't just live in your own little world. Go out and appreciate all your state has to offer. You will not regret it. When I was a young woman, born, growing up, and living in Manhattan, I simply had no idea what NYS had to offer. I am very, very grateful for my life's experiences, to have gotten the opportunity to have had to chance to see ALL of NYS. THIS is why I will defend MY state of NY; ALL of it.
NY is a beautiful state minus the run down industrial cities like Buffalo. Unfortunately many people are leaving because of sky rocket taxes, overcrowding of the NYC metro area, and poor upstate economy for decades (but then again in 2011, no where has a good economy).

If you ever seen the landscape out west it'll blow your mind compared to NY, nevertheless NY does have any beautiful landscapes.
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:44 PM
 
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The taxes are horrible, but I like LI. I think my quality of life is pretty good.
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:41 PM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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The taxes are horrible, but I like LI. I think my quality of life is pretty good.
You get what you pay for .... to a degree.
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:18 PM
 
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The taxes are horrible, but I like LI. I think my quality of life is pretty good.

Here's what I've found (and this will drop a few jaws--or maybe not), but I while I don't love LI, I do find that I enjoy it a lot more when I'm not part of the office culture here. Most of the people I met here whom I absolutely could not stand were people I've worked with or who worked in offices I've done business with. I just don't like the way people here operate in that one regard. In my experience, they cross too many boundaries or aren't quite as current as city workers in terms of acceptable behavior at work.

Okay, and there is one neighbor who gets on my last nerve.

But the people in my community, the locals I see every day (shop owners, pharmacist, check-out people, people in the rental office, the new neighbors who crack me up, etc.), my other half's family and coworkers, and people I've gone hiking with in a hiking group, are all fine, good people. It's just the office culture. I don't fit in with it. City offices, yes, so maybe that's more a comment on suburban offices vs urban ones. But there it is.
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Old 12-01-2011, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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I'll tell you that Syracuse and most of upstate NY would never defend LI. From my experience living up there, they make fun of us more than we make fun of them. I think they'd rather just see LI become its own state.
Just visit the CD upstate forums to see how much they loathe us. They've met a few bad apples so they assume we're all awful.
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:29 PM
 
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Here's what I've found (and this will drop a few jaws--or maybe not), but I while I don't love LI, I do find that I enjoy it a lot more when I'm not part of the office culture here. Most of the people I met here whom I absolutely could not stand were people I've worked with or who worked in offices I've done business with. I just don't like the way people here operate in that one regard. In my experience, they cross too many boundaries or aren't quite as current as city workers in terms of acceptable behavior at work.

Okay, and there is one neighbor who gets on my last nerve.

But the people in my community, the locals I see every day (shop owners, pharmacist, check-out people, people in the rental office, the new neighbors who crack me up, etc.), my other half's family and coworkers, and people I've gone hiking with in a hiking group, are all fine, good people. It's just the office culture. I don't fit in with it. City offices, yes, so maybe that's more a comment on suburban offices vs urban ones. But there it is.
What office culture? Oh that's right there's no jobs these days since the economic crisis.
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:46 PM
 
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Here's what I've found (and this will drop a few jaws--or maybe not), but I while I don't love LI, I do find that I enjoy it a lot more when I'm not part of the office culture here. Most of the people I met here whom I absolutely could not stand were people I've worked with or who worked in offices I've done business with. I just don't like the way people here operate in that one regard. In my experience, they cross too many boundaries or aren't quite as current as city workers in terms of acceptable behavior at work.

Okay, and there is one neighbor who gets on my last nerve.

But the people in my community, the locals I see every day (shop owners, pharmacist, check-out people, people in the rental office, the new neighbors who crack me up, etc.), my other half's family and coworkers, and people I've gone hiking with in a hiking group, are all fine, good people. It's just the office culture. I don't fit in with it. City offices, yes, so maybe that's more a comment on suburban offices vs urban ones. But there it is.
I haven't been part of the "office culture" since the late 70s when I worked in Manhattan for a Fortune 500. You couldn't pay me a million dollars to go back to that. I find working with disabled children and adults worth more than money. A lot of people would not understand that, but I feel I am giving back to society for what my own children received. I have no regrets leaving the for profit business world.
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Union County
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Just visit the CD upstate forums to see how much they loathe us. They've met a few bad apples so they assume we're all awful.
LIers (even the ex-pats) are generally jaded, impatient, loud, sarcastic, and generally crass by nature. I went to school upstate and dealt with plenty of townies - it's not a "few" bad apples. Most times we don't even realize we're being awful.
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Old 12-01-2011, 06:00 PM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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Just visit the CD upstate forums to see how much they loathe us. They've met a few bad apples so they assume we're all awful.
That's insulting considering that WE fund the rest of the state. New York would be poorer than Puerto Rico if it wasent for Long Island.
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