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Old 02-18-2009, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Agreed and thus the need to analyze the numbers within the numbers before using a broad based number to decide to or not to relocate. Still a good time for some and not others. The state wide number is insufficient for good decsion making. Read the first 5-6 post and if you read them as I did they are making some sweeping generalizations. It is not just enough to have a college degree you need to have one that is marketable across economic conditions. Look at how many people major in History, Political Science, Sociology and English. Other then getting teaching certification the job prospects are? Oh yeah History teachers almost always are a dime a dozen. Thus many college graduates sold themselve short by not doing a good enough job looking at the employment numbers for their field. Might I add Graphic Design. Of course those fields are hurting.
TuborgP You're kinda preaching to the choir. In each thread there is an unspoken "YMMV". General statements are made on this board because it is the NC forum. It's not region, city or industry specific. The statistic the OP referred to is about NC. A state with 100 counties, 48,711 square miles and over 8 million people.

I think you misunderstood the comments up thread.

For years people on city-data have said "Make sure you do your research" when it comes to job hunting. Of course every industry is different. We're talking about two different types of newcomers.

The "don't come without a job" are directed at those with nothing more than a desire to move. No plans, no ideas, just dream to escape their current location. That's different from the I am in ________, I have researched NC and see that cities x, y, z have a good prospects. or "What can you tell me about the working in ______ in x, y, z.

Regardless, people answer honestly. "That's a great demanding field". "There have been layoffs". "The market is getting tighter, lots of competition" etc. Either way we get called either Pollyanna's of unwelcoming. It gets frustrating. You can't win for losing. That's why you see the "Aw shucks, come on down" responses.
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:34 AM
 
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NCGirl is absolutely right! YMMV!

And if I might add -- things may change in a particular industry as well. Previously, education was wide open (as far as job opportunities). Now, Wake County has a hiring freeze. Wake Tech is considering a short work week in the summer. Things change.

Healthcare is wide open, too, but certainly there has to be some effect if jobs are lost, health insurance is lost, and people can't pay their health care bills? Or they are avoiding going to the doctor because they can't afford it? Avoiding procedures? There has to be some kind of effect, but I hope it's small.
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:23 PM
 
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Go to CNN dot com and see the article: "Wanted: Lousy job, low pay" posted today.

It reflects the reality everywhere.

It IS the reality in NC as we've been discussing in this thread.


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Old 02-24-2009, 07:49 AM
 
Location: The Queen City
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One anecdotal story does not a data base make. No it doesn't answer anything other then did you ever have a teacher you didn't like.
Even though we were the same race and the same sex, she still discriminated me cause i am a native. Live with that!
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:14 PM
 
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Even though we were the same race and the same sex, she still discriminated me cause i am a native. Live with that!
Ok and the significant impact of it is?
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:59 AM
 
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Default Whatever

The market here is no worse than anywhere else. If anything it is better because of cheap cost of living especially now with the market being down a bit.



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Old 03-01-2009, 09:51 PM
 
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Last sememster I had a freaking N.C. racist translpant for a teacher!!!
I'd rather it be a Hispanic. At least they are nicer!!!!!
Complaining about racism and then saying something racist all in one breath. Gee there's something new.




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The market here is no worse than anywhere else.
Yes, actually, it is. Suggest re-reading the OP.
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:38 PM
 
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The cost of living isn't cheaper. Real estate taxes are cheaper. That's about it. And you get taxed every year for your car, too.

And we are the state with the 8th highest unemployment rate in the COUNTRY. So there are 42 states that are in better shape.

I don't know why people don't understand this.


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The market here is no worse than anywhere else. If anything it is better because of cheap cost of living especially now with the market being down a bit.


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Old 03-02-2009, 09:39 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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North Carolina is ranked number one place to not live in my book! I hated living in Jacksonville!
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:55 PM
 
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The market here is no worse than anywhere else. If anything it is better because of cheap cost of living especially now with the market being down a bit.


That's definitely one of those "naive comments" that a previous poster was talking about. The cost of living is definitely not "cheap". It is more affordable than major cities like NYC, LA, SF, Boston, Chicago, etc. Most cities with the same population as Raleigh have similar or lower costs of living. I lived in Raleigh for 13 years. I moved there from Rochester NY in the mid 90's when the cost of living was about the same in both areas. Since then it has gotten much more expensive to live in Raleigh and the surrounding area and it is now (even with high property taxes) more affordable to live here (I moved back to NY in 2007) than in Raleigh.
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