U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Utah > Salt Lake City area
 [Register]
Salt Lake City area Salt Lake County - Davis County - Weber County
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 04-20-2007, 08:45 PM
 
15 posts, read 57,640 times
Reputation: 17

Advertisements

I am moving to SLC or Provo from Vermont. I have a decent small pick-up truck that looks good and everything works and is safe, but the drivers door is welded shut and doesn't open due to an accident. It won't pass inspection in VT b/c of the door only, and a friend at a shop slapped a sticker on it anyway. Also I am coming with only $2,500 to get out there, find an apartment and have enough to live on until my wife and I get jobs. Is the a good move? There are no jobs in VT AT ALL! Can I get in big trouble in UT if I can't find work, or should I look to WY for a job in the oil industry? PLEASE HELP. My wife and I want to settle in a nice place and just get jobs and work hard. It took 2 years 2 save up $2,500 in Vermont!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-21-2007, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Slc
56 posts, read 195,834 times
Reputation: 26
Default I'm from maine

I moved here for the snow/climbing not to work alot, but I love it and theres plenty of work, I'm sure you'll be fine. As for your truck you'll have to get your door pried open and rigged before next years inspection.
Look at the Tribune's classifieds for jobs and places to live, if your not picky alot of condo/apts in communities offer free first month if you sign a year or two agreement (thats a commitment though).
I know alot of people that moved here from the east coast and didn't like it at first, so make sure you give it a chance if you start feeling that way. It's way different out here. I will never move back. If you move to SLC stay away from the west side of things and honestly unless your going to BYU or mormon I'd stay away from Provo (sorry everyone thats from there or lives there but I have many reasons why I say that).
Being from maine one BIG thing I still won't get use to is the pollution and the lack of enviornmental awareness out here.
If you want to chat more I'd love too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-23-2007, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
378 posts, read 1,725,345 times
Reputation: 237
There are jobs galore here in UT. We struggle just to hire sane people since the unemployment rate is currently so low. Check out kelly services and get some temp work going while you are looking for more permanent jobs. I used to live in Bennington VT so I know what you are talking about. Most of our neighbors worked at Wal-Mart. It was pretty depressing sometimes.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-28-2007, 11:57 AM
 
12 posts, read 57,745 times
Reputation: 14
Snowstorm, Thanks for mentioning the Environmental thing. I live in Tooele and took my kids out exploring the desert areas and was really saddened by all of the junk out there! I want to see if I can take my kids back and fill the bed of my truck with some of the garbage and take it to the County Landfill. But even that is a misnomer since the Tooele County Landfill sorts and recycles their trash. I was really impressed to see that happening. I hope that other agencies are doing the same.
Elder Shawn, Are they working at the Wal-Mart distribution center or the store? If you're looking for a better job check out jobs with EG&G Defense Materials out here in Stockton. Since the project is scheduled to be completed in 2012, and with the tight labor market, we have jobs that are not getting filled. If you know anyone with an electronics background, we have 2 Instrumentation and Calibration Technician positions that are open and pay $20/ hour to start and top out at $30/hour. If they go on shift they get shift differental and automatic over time and will make about $80,000 their first year. Not bad money for someone with a couple of quarters of electronics training.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-28-2007, 12:03 PM
 
12 posts, read 57,745 times
Reputation: 14
Derringer, I want to welcome you and your family to Utah. We moved here 2 years ago from Denver and I wouldn't go back. It's so much quieter here and the pace of life is slower.
As for your car, I don't know what it will take to get your vehicle throught the inspection. I live to Tooele and we do not have the emmissions test but we do have the safety inspection. My cars are both newer so the inspection wasn't a big deal.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-30-2007, 12:06 PM
 
34 posts, read 121,860 times
Reputation: 16
Utah has some of the most stringent Safety Inspections around next to California, If your doors are welded shut, you'll for sure fail. But that's only on the Metro/Wasatch Front, Tooele isn't too bad I don't think. Right now, the job economy in Utah is very hot, You'll have no problem finding a decent job, the pay rates here aren't as high as other places, and the cost of living is getting higher by the day. But it's still cheap compared to SoCal and Denver. I wouldn't recommend Utah Valley, It's where I live. It's getting pricey and you can't make decent wages here because of the cheap labor coming from college students from two Universities. I'd try Tooele.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-30-2007, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
378 posts, read 1,725,345 times
Reputation: 237
Quote:
Originally Posted by RadioDude View Post
Elder Shawn, Are they working at the Wal-Mart distribution center or the store? If you're looking for a better job check out jobs with EG&G Defense Materials out here in Stockton. Since the project is scheduled to be completed in 2012, and with the tight labor market, we have jobs that are not getting filled. If you know anyone with an electronics background, we have 2 Instrumentation and Calibration Technician positions that are open and pay $20/ hour to start and top out at $30/hour. If they go on shift they get shift differental and automatic over time and will make about $80,000 their first year. Not bad money for someone with a couple of quarters of electronics training.
I was refering to Vermont when I was talking about Wal-Mart. I'm in the Pharmaceuticals industry so we do very well.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-03-2007, 09:43 AM
 
3 posts, read 6,813 times
Reputation: 10
Default Utah Car Inspections are a racket

Car inspections are a racket in Utah, and unfortunantly one that hits the poor the hardest. To understand how they work check out this website Utah Safety Inspections-The Facts They Don't Want You To Know
Utah has lots of jobs but the cost of buying housing is high. You can rent pretty reasonably, though, because of all the investors hanging on to housing they need to keep rented. Rent from a private individual, though, if you can, a lot of apartment complexes have move in specials, then rope you into a years lease and hammer you constantly for extras and make it impossible to move out without a huge fee or lawsuit on your hands. Watch those, don't get roped into a years lease or know what will happen if you have to move sooner. Avoid all those rip off loan joints, such as title loans, payday loans, etc. They're everywhere. Utah has the most lax laws in the nation in loaning money- for example, my son's girlfriend borrowed a thousand dollars against her car from one of those places, and was paying $250 a month in interest-that didn't even touch the principal! Making it here is as easy or hard as anywhere else, but there are more opportunities here right now. You will do fine if you keep a low overhead, live near where you work to keep your transportation costs down, use only one car or even public transport if possible, don't use credit at all or very little if you must, and try to keep your vices to a minimum. That said these principles would give you success anywhere. There are plenty of people that have lived here for years and haven't been able to save $2500 so you are already ahead of the game. Good luck.

Last edited by decomm51; 07-03-2007 at 10:37 AM.. Reason: clarify
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Utah > Salt Lake City area
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:33 PM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top