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Old 09-04-2008, 07:34 AM
 
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Why would you want winter if you don't get snow? That's the one bright spot in winter, is snow to cover all the dead grass and leafless trees, IMO.

I'm pretty sure the previous poster is from the SE area. If that is the case I agree. We are crowded with 7 busy highways in the area. Snow gets dirty and looks horrible after a few hours and frankly the mess on the roads isn't worth the commuting stress it can cause.

Our household loves the snow and we are as active as we can be in it for our area; however I can see the point that it can really be a pain down here. Too many cars + too many highways + snow = Disaster !
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Old 09-04-2008, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Old west side, Ann Arbor, MI
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I mean REALLY...it can't be as bad as everyone makes it out to be, right?

And how bad are the winters there?

How bad is it?
Look at this just released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it shows the unemployment trends for the last 10 years in Michigan, we now have almost 500,000 unemployed Michiganders.....OUCH

Bureau of Labor Statistics Data

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Old 09-05-2008, 06:40 AM
 
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Take an egg and fry it on the hot pavement, then drive a few Caterpillars over it and let about 500 union shovel stewards walk on it. Next, dump a bucket of water on it followed by an even larger bucket of slushee ice. Let it sit for six months, then melt it all at once. Let about 100,000 people leaving the state drive over it. Let a weed or three grow up through the crack in the sidewalk and through it. Then, tear up the sidewalk with a Caterpillar and then leave the mess to stew until fall. Find the egg. That is Michigan's economy.
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Michissippi
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How bad is it?
Look at this just released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it shows the unemployment trends for the last 10 years in Michigan, we now have almost 500,000 unemployed Michiganders.....OUCH
I just hope that those people have the wherewithall to flee the state. The message to anyone graduating from high school or college should be--run for your lives!
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:08 AM
 
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cjhsa.........don't quite know what to make of that post



Anyway I relocated from MI about 18 months ago when I got laid off of my contract job. I'd had a enough, of the cold, and the job thing was just the icing on the cake.
I still get regular job postings emailed to me from MI and AZ where I live, I'd get 10-15 AZ jobs and usually 1 or 2 MI jobs with one usually being the Navy. Now I DON'T GET ANY from michigan!! Sad part is I still own my home in Ypsilanti, MI which is worth 25% less than what I owe.
Can anyone tell me the laws surrounding people walking away from their Mortgage? Do they usually come after you (ie. garnish your wages, go after assests) to recover their debt?
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Old west side, Ann Arbor, MI
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Depending on your history with the lender.....I would recommend just seeing of the bank would buy the property from you, of course you would loose money but your credit would be preserved.
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Take an egg and fry it on the hot pavement, then drive a few Caterpillars over it and let about 500 union shovel stewards walk on it. Next, dump a bucket of water on it followed by an even larger bucket of slushee ice. Let it sit for six months, then melt it all at once. Let about 100,000 people leaving the state drive over it. Let a weed or three grow up through the crack in the sidewalk and through it. Then, tear up the sidewalk with a Caterpillar and then leave the mess to stew until fall. Find the egg. That is Michigan's economy.
WTH?

Put down the bottle and just walk away man, just walk away.
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:18 PM
 
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I just hope that those people have the wherewithall to flee the state. The message to anyone graduating from high school or college should be--run for your lives!
If someone graduates from high school or college and doesn't find a job in a short time then they certainly should be looking out of state or down state or where-ever.

Many people leave home to start a career, the only new in that is the numbers that must and the many more jobs require a move. The best thing for an individual is to accept the facts and just get on with it. You do what you have to do, but sitting around thinking everything is just going to get better overnight would be a wrong course of inaction.
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Old 09-09-2008, 07:41 PM
 
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Depends on where you look. I happen to be in an area where the housing is very reasonable and the jobs pay pretty well.
And that area is????
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:04 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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And that area is????
Right up in the header with the post count and that stuff. West Michigan, Ludington area to be exact. Once you get outside of Ludington itself, the houses are much more reasonable, and compared to where we were before coming home to this area, the jobs are WAY better for pay scale. (Me Electrician, wife is a RN)
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