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Old 01-11-2007, 06:30 PM
 
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Kd
Congrats on your job offer but I would seriously consider another city. I have lived here since 1978 and have really given up on this city. I am a home owner(in one of the new hipster neighborhoods) and a business owner as well, so I analyze the city from many different angles. It has steadily declined for decades. Yes, there are pretty sections with good restaurants and culture but that doesnot alone make for a successful city. This is by far one of the filthiest places I have ever seen in the entire world. We are taxed beyond belief, the schools are terrible, crime is out of control, housing is overpriced,and the streets are paved in glass and garbage. I'm making my plans to get out of here in a few years. Can't take it anymore.-
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Old 01-11-2007, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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This is by far one of the filthiest places I have ever seen in the entire world. We are taxed beyond belief, the schools are terrible, crime is out of control, housing is overpriced,and the streets are paved in glass and garbage. I'm making my plans to get out of here in a few years. Can't take it anymore.-
Is that you PhilaForNow?

What hipster hood do you live you in that the streets are full of garbage?

This is getting ridiculous.
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Old 01-11-2007, 06:49 PM
 
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Your job should not be as dangerous just as an Interpreter. But I can’t see them Employing someone from California when this city has many bilingual resident. Are you certain the job is long term? You would be in luck this city needs Interpreter in the business sector.

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Old 01-11-2007, 07:09 PM
 
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Is that you PhilaForNow?

What hipster hood do you live you in that the streets are full of garbage?

This is getting ridiculous.
RAINROCK IF YOU LOVE THIS HOLE HOLE CITY PAY PHILADELPHIA TAX

OLD CITY IS NOT A HOOD
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:17 PM
 
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Kd
Congrats on your job offer but I would seriously consider another city. I have lived here since 1978 and have really given up on this city. I am a home owner(in one of the new hipster neighborhoods) and a business owner as well, so I analyze the city from many different angles. It has steadily declined for decades. Yes, there are pretty sections with good restaurants and culture but that doesnot alone make for a successful city. This is by far one of the filthiest places I have ever seen in the entire world. We are taxed beyond belief, the schools are terrible, crime is out of control, housing is overpriced,and the streets are paved in glass and garbage. I'm making my plans to get out of here in a few years. Can't take it anymore.-
I think Rainrock is from Norristown why not live in PHILADELPHIA
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:40 PM
 
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Well, being an interpreter takes a lot more than just being bilingual. They had an exam and apparently nobody else passed it. I wonder about that too if they mean to keep me after the 6 months probation period.
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Old 01-11-2007, 09:40 PM
 
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Talking Francisco

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The only place on the west coast that could compare to center City Philly is probably San Francisco.

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I know there was something not straight about this person. Thatís another good reason not to move into center city Philadelphia It is to much like San Francisco
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Old 01-11-2007, 09:58 PM
 
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Well, being an interpreter takes a lot more than just being bilingual. They had an exam and apparently nobody else passed it. I wonder about that too if they mean to keep me after the 6 months probation period.
Thereís a Unfurnished apartment in the Roxborough part of the city for $700. I will P/M the information good lock
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Old 01-12-2007, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Finally escaped from Philly ;-}
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What hipster hood do you live you in that the streets are full of garbage?
I live in the Manayunk/Roxborough area. Tilemaker could've been describing my neighborhood.
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Old 01-15-2007, 03:11 AM
 
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There are no major cities in California with a lower cost of living than Philadelphia, especially when it comes to rent.

If you don't hang out w/ drug dealers, Philadelphia isn't that dangerous.
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