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Old 08-05-2012, 02:50 PM
 
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If you took away the govt jobs in Washington DC what careers would you have?

If you took away the entertainment jobs and all the ensuing jobs that trickle down from it in California, what careers would you have?

If you took away the gambling jobs and entertainment jobs out of Las Vegas, what careers would you have?

If you took the fishing job away from all the coastal cities in the country, what careers would you have?

So if teaching and medical and civil service and the top grocery store in the country are part of the base foundation of the jobs in Rochester, how is this a bad thing?

We all can't be NYC or Boston or Miami or San Diego or Raleigh...

But nor do a lot of people want to be those places...

And that's what makes Rochester what it is....

And with all the ugliness going on in the country and world as a whole, having a place like Rochester with all the natural beauty surrounding it as a haven from a world that beats people up as they clamor for more, more, more is very soothing to many.....

Again, I wish you well but someday, you may find Rochester was always happy being the tortoise in the race through life.....

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Old 08-05-2012, 05:32 PM
 
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You sound like a really nice person so please do not take this the wrong way.We are not talking about any place but Rochester. If the majority of college graduates in Rochester are not in any of the fields listed then they move away. Once again Rochester loses. maybe it would be better stated if you are well established in life and have a great paying job Rochester is a great place to live. If you are on of many working temp jobs and low wages it is your fault anyway and stay on the west side. maybe that is why people do move back later in life with their familys because they are far better off that they have left Rochester and became established . If they never had left they would not have been in the place they are now. Rochester is not for the young starting a life most of the time you find your self in dead end jobs with no pay and they don't care about family life.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:30 AM
 
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You sound like a really nice person so please do not take this the wrong way.We are not talking about any place but Rochester. If the majority of college graduates in Rochester are not in any of the fields listed then they move away. Once again Rochester loses. maybe it would be better stated if you are well established in life and have a great paying job Rochester is a great place to live. If you are on of many working temp jobs and low wages it is your fault anyway and stay on the west side. maybe that is why people do move back later in life with their familys because they are far better off that they have left Rochester and became established . If they never had left they would not have been in the place they are now. Rochester is not for the young starting a life most of the time you find your self in dead end jobs with no pay and they don't care about family life.
This is just false. Many of my friends were able to find jobs in various fields(not just those you mentioned). I hang out with many young engineers and IT people. Finding a job in a place like DC or Boston would be easier, but they were all able to find jobs here after college graduation with some searching.
If you think that young people only work temp jobs, you don't know too many young people.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:21 PM
 
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There are a select number of people who are Rochester cheerleaders on this message board. They will defend Rochester and spin all to the positive.
The reality is that Rochester, NY is in economic decline, there are very limited professional career opportunities. There is a decline in the population under 30 years old. Young people graduate from college and find jobs out of the Rochester area. Most of them don't return to Rochester because there are limited career opportunities in Rochester.
Any good real estate agent will tell you that you need first time home buyers to keep a good housing stock and for price appreciation. Rochester house prices will consistently decline. Within 15 years Rochester will be a ghost-town.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:24 AM
 
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Psst....got a clue for you. There is a growing segment of America that is in decline. We have peaked and now sliding backwards. Our infrastructures are dissolving, our jobs are disappearing, the differential between the have/have nots is escalating.....

There are segments of the country that are booming as a result of the ship-jumping following the non- depression economy of 2008 and beyond but ask anyone who lived there prior. Those areas are saturated, unstructured, confused camps of disillusions as people discover nice weather is not insulation to rising taxes, undeveloped services, overburdened social services like schools and medical care etc.

So back to Rochester.

Yes, it has it's drawbacks of being a conservative, slow moving city with pockets of decay that are bone deep. But there are fabulous museums/cultural events, top-notch schools/colleges, top-notch medical services, gorgeous natural resources including the future golden cash cow; fresh water and plenty of it. We have hills and valleys galore that are stunning and a days drive from the largest most vibrant cities on earth. And the winter snow and cloudiness is depressing for many although recent treads show a change for the better with snow amounts diminishing over the last few decades considerably.

Would I love to live somewhere else? Yeah. Let me twitch my nose and let me land on a tropical island. But the grand kids would grow up with a grandmother they never knew and my kids would become distant relatives. And in the end, when you look around, it's not the weather or the pretty houses, or the fancy bistros where all the cool people hang....or at least for many of us. It's the personally relationships that keep us here.

For the foot loose and fancy free, this is hard to wrap their heads around.

So they disparage our living here on the sinking ship they call Rochester.

Funny how often they come back from their new found paradises to knock Rochester in any way they can.... Makes me wonder if deep down, they really miss it themselves.....
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:08 AM
 
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Former NYC made an excellent point. WOW the point is proven NYC never mentioned the weather you Zinnia had to remark about warm weather can't shield you.
once again the people who left and went south are stupid and Rochester is the best place to live.
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:17 AM
 
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I am sorry that everybody outside of the Rochester area misse out on life had bad schools and no culture .
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:17 PM
 
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Looks like the hater(s) are back.

The fact is, Rochester is a great place to live, raise a family and grow a business. Rochester has consistanty grown over the years. Obviously more people like living here than like leaving. And job growth is up 9400 over last year. Jobs were up about 10,000 last year too, for a 2 year gain of about 20,000 jobs.
Rochester region continues to add jobs | Rochester Business Journal New York business news and information

Where is this sinking ship?
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:43 PM
 
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10,000 jobs wow any job over 8.50 hr went to all transplants who moved to the area . How many of the doctors and high paying careers are filled by locals? why is it a fact that all the people that moved back are in their 40s and are established in their careers that they had to leave after high school or.college or they would have never been what they are today. Now.that's facts.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:08 PM
 
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10,000 jobs wow any job over 8.50 hr went to all transplants who moved to the area . How many of the doctors and high paying careers are filled by locals? why is it a fact that all the people that moved back are in their 40s and are established in their careers that they had to leave after high school or.college or they would have never been what they are today. Now.that's facts.
Because that's not a fact
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