U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Celebrating Memorial Day!
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Michigan
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)
Reply Start New Thread
Old 07-08-2009, 09:15 PM
11 posts, read 55,948 times
Reputation: 13


I looked in other states for job - but lets face it - it's not like other states are really prospering and hiring. I just wanted to stay in Michigan, just because the cost of living isn't that high and I really want to save up for grad school. Plus, my family all live in southeast michigan.

My job is ok - it'll do for an entry level. There hasn't really been any incidents, but its just sad to see such a rundown city (Saginaw). I just make sure that I'm out of there right at five so I'm never left alone in the building.

Living in Bay City is ok - not really exciting. That just maybe cause I don't really know anyone though. Plus, I'm use to bigger cities. The whole living on my own is definitely an adjustment. I'm plan on finding another apartment somewhere in Bay City when my lease end in September. My rent is kinda high for a one bedroom.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 07-09-2009, 05:56 PM
Location: Southeast Michigan
2,852 posts, read 2,126,838 times
Reputation: 4539
Many years ago, I used to work in a really bad area of Pontiac, in the heart of Mexican gang land. The company parking lot was secure, but we were warned to not stray outside the gates.

Based on what I saw there, I'd forget about mace, especially if you're a girl. Get a Concealed Weapon permit, buy a gun and learn to use it; make sure you're always on the alert (so you don't ever have to use it); and get the hell out the first chance you get. Working in these areas is like sitting on a fused bomb - it only has to blow up one time.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-10-2009, 11:51 AM
Location: Midwest
1,005 posts, read 2,672,969 times
Reputation: 252
Originally Posted by sweetiris03 View Post
I just got a job offer in Saginaw and I've been hearing some scary things about Saginaw. The job will require a lot of travel in the city. I want to know if the city is safe enough for a 22 year old female on her own. Any information on Saginaw will be helpful - the more detailed the better.

No, I wouldn't reside in Saginaw... You may want to look into Mt. Pleasant, Midland, or Bay City.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-10-2009, 05:38 PM
1 posts, read 1,841 times
Reputation: 10
I have lived in the saginaw, bridgeport area for forty years, and yes it can and sometimes is scary especially for someone new to the area with no friends and family but what city isn't. only ask for directions from gas stations, or just get a map of the area,or google it, never pick up hitch hikers, meet people from work, or acquaintances, always lock your doors; house, car. just take precautions you should be just fine and hey if your job dont work out can you go back where you came from,SO ENJOY & LIVE YOUR LIFE ! JUST DONT FORGET NOT EVERYONE IS NICE!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-31-2010, 10:08 PM
6 posts, read 15,530 times
Reputation: 11
I grew up in Sag, u say u have grown up pretty sheltered, I would think hard, street smarts can not be taught, it must be lived, yes pepper spray(mace), never leave doors unlocked(that means car, house,windows) always know your surroundings, eyeball any street before leaving any building or house, these small things just come natural to us city kids, u may be a duck outta water, Sag township, and out skirts are better, but truely the ghetto just keeps growing and people just keep moving out farther and farther,,,,it will eventually be in your backyard if you plan on staying for long
Rate this post positively 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.

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

Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

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 > Michigan
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2023, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - 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, 36, 37 - Top