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Old 05-28-2008, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Virginia ~ via Maine
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Question New England Workers

OK, I heard this in the past and now that I am going to be experience it for myself this fall, I am going to ask and maybe someone can tell me that it's a myth or it is realy true.

I've heard that employers (not just in the Richmond Va area) tend to favor applicants that may have come from the New England area over someone that may be local. The reasoning behind this is (just from what I've heard) that people from New England tend to have to work harder for what they have because of their surroundings. Like much of Maine is very rural. Maine's biggest city has somewhere around 300k ... about 1/4 of the entire state's population. Richmond has more people than the entire state of Maine (from what I've read). There just isn't alot in the state of Maine so people have to work hard to survive. Employers know this and know that someone from NE will be a good worker. Is this true or just an urban legend?

I'M NOT SAYING THAT NO ONE ELSE HAS TO WORK HARD TO SURVIVE. THIS IS JUST WHAT I HAVE HEARD. I'M NOT TRYING TO INSULT ANYONE.
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Old 05-29-2008, 04:37 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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I couldn't say if it's right or wrong, but it's interesting you suggest it because most people who complain about the hiring environment say that employers in Richmond favor locals, which again, I can't say if it's correct or not.
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:29 AM
 
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I grew up in New England and went to College and lived in Maine and have since lived and worked all over the country. The only bias I ever ran across, good or bad, was when I worked in Charleston SC and then they liked me despite being from New England.
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