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Old 07-29-2009, 08:35 PM
 
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......Why am I noticing that a lot of the Tucson haters from Michigan?...Strange...
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Oro Valley AZ.
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Hello everyone! My husband and I are in our 30s and a bit tired of the ridiculous, fast pace of the East Coast. We are seriously entertaining the idea of moving to a new place and starting fresh. Tucson is very high on our list for the obvious reasons: gorgeous desert, dry weather, outdoor activities, decent colleges... But, why else? We know -with proper planning- we'd have no problems in finding new jobs (we are both in the IT field) and we'd like to start having children in a place that is not insane! Any ideas on why or why not Tucson? Totally open to brutal honesty.
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Tucson Lightninghttp://science.nationalgeographic.com/staticfiles/NGS/Shared/StaticFiles/Science/Images/Content/tucson-lightning-a0e722-ga.jpg

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Old 07-29-2009, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ - The mountains are free here.
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......Why am I noticing that a lot of the Tucson haters from Michigan?...Strange...

They don't like us because we put ketchup on our hot dogs...

http://urbandude.com/uploads/badketchup.png (broken link)
http://urbandude.com/uploads/badketchup.png (broken link)



Wait, that's Chicago.

Otherwise, it sounds magical according to this link: What's so great about Michigan? Who DOESN'T want to ride a snow mobile to get a drink after work - NOT ME.
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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......Why am I noticing that a lot of the Tucson haters from Michigan?...Strange...
Guess they liked their state and resented having to leave it because of unemployment. I can relate to that on a different (country) level…
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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They don't like us because we put ketchup on our hot dogs...

http://urbandude.com/uploads/badketchup.png (broken link)
http://urbandude.com/uploads/badketchup.png (broken link)



Wait, that's Chicago.
Yea, you're right! It's a problem for me too because I dispise mustard. I love ketchup on my hot dogs. Everyone here thinks I'm strange. Well....maybe that's not just the ketchup though.
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:50 PM
 
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Ya, have fun with that 15% unemployment rate
Yep, that sounds about right. Don't believe the 8.2% unemployment rate you see or hear in the news. It only accounts for people who are "collecting" unemployment. I have been pounding the streets of Tucson looking for a job, and NO ONE and I MEAN NO ONE IS HIRING, PERIOD! However if you are retired, and don't have to worry about a job, then come on down. But if you do have a job that pays you over $10 an hours, then for god's sake DO NOT MOVE HERE! you will be lucky to get a job that pays $8.50 per hour.
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Oro Valley AZ.
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[quote=ihatetucson;10028714]Yep, that sounds about right. Don't believe the 8.2% unemployment rate you see or hear in the news. It only accounts for people who are "collecting" unemployment. I have been pounding the streets of Tucson looking for a job, and NO ONE and I MEAN NO ONE IS HIRING, PERIOD! However if you are retired, and don't have to worry about a job, then come on down. But if you do have a job that pays you over $10 an hours, then for god's sake DO NOT MOVE HERE! you will be lucky to get a job that pays $8.50 per hour.[/quote]

Guess we all have a differerent opinion of what "pounding the streets"
might mean. Quote from I Hate Tucson, 5-10-2009

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I don't have much free time either (except for the weekend). I live with my parents so I help them with the chores such as cleaning the house, taking the trash out, yard work, and laundry. I spend about an hour a day looking for work while the rest of the time is spent walking at the mall, watching TV or using the computer. I don't have a car anymore, so I take the bus. Taking the bus is much less stressful than driving, and with the ballooning costs in auto insurance, taking the bus is a BARGAIN!
Too funny,

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Old 07-30-2009, 10:54 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Just me in Oro Valley -

Oh, that's just rich!
LOL

Well, I guess we know how much credence there is in ihatetucson's posts now don't we?


Ken
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Old 07-31-2009, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Yep, that sounds about right. Don't believe the 8.2% unemployment rate you see or hear in the news. It only accounts for people who are "collecting" unemployment. I have been pounding the streets of Tucson looking for a job, and NO ONE and I MEAN NO ONE IS HIRING, PERIOD! However if you are retired, and don't have to worry about a job, then come on down. But if you do have a job that pays you over $10 an hours, then for god's sake DO NOT MOVE HERE! you will be lucky to get a job that pays $8.50 per hour.
NO! NO! NO! I was referring to the unemployment rate in Michigan, NOT TUCSON. I was responding to the AZ hater from Michigan

Why the heck would I be slamming a place that I am moving to in October?
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Old 07-31-2009, 08:38 AM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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[quote=Just me in Oro Valley;10030142]
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Originally Posted by ihatetucson View Post
Yep, that sounds about right. Don't believe the 8.2% unemployment rate you see or hear in the news. It only accounts for people who are "collecting" unemployment. I have been pounding the streets of Tucson looking for a job, and NO ONE and I MEAN NO ONE IS HIRING, PERIOD! However if you are retired, and don't have to worry about a job, then come on down. But if you do have a job that pays you over $10 an hours, then for god's sake DO NOT MOVE HERE! you will be lucky to get a job that pays $8.50 per hour.[/quote]

Guess we all have a differerent opinion of what "pounding the streets"
might mean. Quote from I Hate Tucson, 5-10-2009

Too funny,
Sounds like he's one of the funemployed:

YouTube - funemployment

Ken
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