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Old 03-27-2009, 03:20 PM
 
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"In its annual Best Places for Business and Careers rankings, Forbes said no metro area in the U.S. can compare to Raleigh. It was the third year in a row that Raleigh topped the list."
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:49 PM
 
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Then it must be really horrible elsewhere, if Raleigh is topping their list, because things aren't so great here in my opinion.
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Old 03-27-2009, 05:04 PM
 
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Then it must be really horrible elsewhere, if Raleigh is topping their list, because things aren't so great here in my opinion.
Yeah. I've been out of work for 6 months with only 3 interviews in my field. We've been talking about having to pack up and move back to Dallas
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Old 03-27-2009, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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neat. ive said it before and ill say it again. the economy is bad everywhere, but i'd rather ride it out in Raleigh.
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:11 PM
 
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Yeah. I've been out of work for 6 months with only 3 interviews in my field. We've been talking about having to pack up and move back to Dallas
I wish you the best, whatever you decide you need to do.
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:33 PM
 
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I wish you the best, whatever you decide you need to do.
We're expecting our second child at the end of next month. That makes it all the more difficult.
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:41 PM
 
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I've been laid off for a year now, luckily I found a job in Fayetteville, but I really feel for all the people who are still looking for work around here. Hope things get better soon.
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:49 PM
 
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I've been laid off for a year now, luckily I found a job in Fayetteville, but I really feel for all the people who are still looking for work around here. Hope things get better soon.
Do you live in the Raleigh area and travel to Fayetteville? That's got to be a haul.
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:13 PM
 
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Do you live in the Raleigh area and travel to Fayetteville? That's got to be a haul.
I'm actually moving to Holly Springs, its' still a drive, but I can't bring myself to live anywhere near F-ville, can't stand the place
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:27 PM
 
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It is tightening here for sure. All my neighbors around me have lost their jobs and most have been looking for months with little success. But if you think it is bad here, please travel elsewhere. Try So. California where people are living in tent cities and their cars, Nevada where entire neighborhoods and condo complexes are literal ghost towns and getting a job for $8 per hour takes over 6 months, even with a PhD.

Remember in ANY recession, jobs are always the very last area to recover. Usually 12-24 months behind other indicators, before a notable uptick in hiring. So, basically higher unemployment numbers here and everywhere else are fixed in. And that is only if you think we are at the bottom. I happen to believe the fun has just begun.
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