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Old 04-01-2008, 10:29 AM
 
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Naw man, it's not like that. I don't know when you were doing work full time while working at Safeway (judging by your attitude and your posts, I'd say you did all this back in the 1950s)
Try late 90's early 2000's.

And yes the economy is in the tank. Get used to it. Education helps you weather economic hard times, that is why I worked for it. This happened in the late 70's/early 80's as well.

Also, please stop lecturing people with your Marxist/Leninist economic theories. Yes, I can see them through your post. They don't hold up to any scrutiny, and whoever schooled you on them did you a great disservice.

It sounds to me like you have been working dead end jobs for a while and want to blame that on somebody or something, like exploitive corporations or evil managers. (hey you took the job, you can walk away from it) Seriously, get back into school and get a degree. It only takes 2 years to get an AA/AS degree, and at TMCC you can do it cheaply.
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Old 04-01-2008, 10:33 AM
 
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My wife and I moved hee from Cali., she is from the Bay area, myself from San Diego. We were looking forward to moving here and are happy here, but there is a lot of crime here, and I have been downsized due to the economy since we moved here, Its been 3 months and I havent been able to find a job. There is not a sign or wall in this town that has not been "tagged" by some piece of crap punk, and my wife has had her identity stolen by a local woman and the lazy police have done nothing yet. However, the people are nice and we like the weather...tagging should be a felony!

.... So go work to clean it up. Get involved with kids and help them make better choices when they are young as their parents cannot even help themselves. Call the local DA's and politicians and DEMAND they make penalties harsh for crimes, rather than plea-bargaining them all. DO SOMETHING. Making tagging a felony does nothing to stop it. Punish those doing the crime, and make it harsh. The crime will stop.

The entire Bay Area is covered in tagging
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:36 AM
 
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My wife and I moved hee from Cali., she is from the Bay area, myself from San Diego. We were looking forward to moving here and are happy here, but there is a lot of crime here, and I have been downsized due to the economy since we moved here, Its been 3 months and I havent been able to find a job. There is not a sign or wall in this town that has not been "tagged" by some piece of crap punk, and my wife has had her identity stolen by a local woman and the lazy police have done nothing yet. However, the people are nice and we like the weather...tagging should be a felony!
I agree about the tagging making it a felony would be great! I personally think the amount of graffiti is a reflection of not only the crime/gangs but the city's unwillingness to address it.
And what takes the city so long to clean up the tags especially on the highway signs, nothing like letting the criminals take over.

I also notice that every few weeks I hear about a bank or gas station that was robbed, some during the day. This place isn't some huge city so I am curios to know what attracts the criminals? I can't imagine it all being a result of the gambling atmosphere ???
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:13 PM
 
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I agree about the tagging making it a felony would be great! I personally think the amount of graffiti is a reflection of not only the crime/gangs but the city's unwillingness to address it.
And what takes the city so long to clean up the tags especially on the highway signs, nothing like letting the criminals take over.

I also notice that every few weeks I hear about a bank or gas station that was robbed, some during the day. This place isn't some huge city so I am curios to know what attracts the criminals? I can't imagine it all being a result of the gambling atmosphere ???

Nevada's biggest problem is that is has a very large transient population. Now, that does NOT mean homeless per say. What it means is that many people come and go within 5 years or less, thus some of these problems are magnified. The situation in the schools is one of them. 33% of the students in this state come in and leave before they graduate, so the stats show low graduation rates as the state makes no distinction stats wise. The fact that Reno lies one of the three major transit/shipping corridors in the nation guarantees this as well. Gambling in Reno is small potatoes. Vegas is the gaming city, hands down. They attract the degenerate types more than Reno. We get the "gypsies" so to speak. Drifters and passer-throughs.
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Old 04-01-2008, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Clarksville, TN
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Unskilled jobs and labor only pay well if you are in a union.

Why hire union laborers when you can get help cheaper? Also....saw a story on the local news out of Reno not too long ago about the new sporting goods/outdoor store being built in Sparks (I'm am going to spell this wrong, weird name) Sheils...? The painters were brought in from out of state. The local painters union was none too happy about that.
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Old 04-01-2008, 11:01 PM
 
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(reminder: it's great to have a spirited debate but we can't go and attack one another on a personal level. Each of us has the right to express their opinions and the way they feel about any subject and just because we may disagree with what they are saying doesn't give us the liberty to call them names or make disparaging remarks towards them.

There's an art to attacking an idea and having a meaningful debate and not attacking a member on a personal level. Let's all try to master that technique so further posts won't have to be deleted. Thanks.)
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Old 05-04-2008, 06:18 PM
 
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Hello everyone!

I'm an Exchange Student from Europe and am arriving in Reno in the first week of June. I was supposed to work in one of the casinos, however, that offer was cancelled, and I was left stuck with plane ticket to Reno too expensive to change and hope that I'll be able to find another entry-level job. I see there are many locals here, so I need to know about entry-level jobs situation in Reno... because I'm getting increasingly worried if I'll be able to find a job.
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:32 PM
 
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Well, like schizrade, I too went back to school, at the age of 31, and worked full time delivering pizzas in the evening, I went through a surgical tech program in Houston, I am 36 now, so I know you can go back to school to learn a job skill that is in demand, Reno is one of the cities I am thinking of moving to, Grand Junction, CO. and Lakeland, Fl are two others, yes the job markets in those cities is tight as well, but if you identify a job skill that is in demand in a particular market then it should be no problem to find good paying job, I live and work in Midland Tx right now, if you move to a location that you haven't taken the time to learn the demographics of then you have no one to blame but yourself. So for the people who are having trouble finding a job, take a menial job while going back to school, it may suck for a year or two, but then you get out and have a very marketable skill, I have hospital recruiters calling me all the time from hospitals all over the country. You just have to have the mindset that you are going to just do it. Eric.
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Old 05-08-2008, 10:47 AM
 
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Everyone's situation is unique. Not everyone has a formal education or could afford one. Some of us have years of working experience.

To the person who was judging 'redwhiteblue and 'what!', please don't judge those who are out of work as lazy, just because good fortune has been bestowed upon yourself...at the moment.

In 2001, I had been laid-off from a decent paying job in California's Silicon Valley. At the same time, my rent increased tremendously, due to the sale of the 4-plex I was in. I moved to Reno in the hopes of finding employment and wanted to be nearer to California, as I'm sure many people forced to leave that state had done. I looked long and hard for 4 months for an office position and also went through the temp agencies.

I can't tell others not to try it, but it didn't work out for me.

Also, if you are a Californian thinking of leaving the state, keep in mind that you may want to go back one day, but may not be able to afford to buy a house there again. That happened to me once. I didn't think I'd miss CA so much...but I did!

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Old 05-12-2008, 07:12 AM
 
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I lived in Reno 7 yrs.. I have to agree with all the negatives..I moved to Vegas in 92 and made a very good living till 2006...Since then I've traveled thru the U.S.A... The answer is sort of simple..Living in any resort type area carries the high and likely risk of low paying jobs...Also small towns have the same problem..Reno has both situations so thats one major reason for the employment dilemma...Plus add in gambling, unskilled rednecks and hold ur hand on ur ass brother, cause ur in for a hell of a ride...God has quite a strange sense of humor...No utopia on earth for the working man.... Lets all marry Kennedys...
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