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Old 10-23-2009, 12:38 PM
 
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I've seen charts that say New Orleans is fairing better than alot of other areas and big cities in terms of employment, but is it really true? How good is the economy there? Is it easy to find a job (especially in comparison to other places)? I'm living in Chicago, can't find a job to save the life of me (literally). After I visited the following places, I was thinking about moving to NYC (where jobs have gotten back to me saying I've been shortlisted, but nothing solid yet) or Miami (despite it's terrible economy, there have been some job offers that also said I was being considered, but again, nothing solid yet), and New Orleans is another option that has opened up because I have my aunt there, but I have not looked for jobs yet. I'm visiting on the 28th and will do so then. So in short, how does it compare to other places? Can I get a job there easily (with no college education right now) and survive alright? If I can get a job there, is it worth living there (lifestyle, work compensation vs. cost of living, etc.), or should I still continue looking in other places? I haven't been there since 2003 before Katrina, and have fond memories. How is the city nowadays? Thanks for any info. Appreciate it.
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:43 PM
 
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Wow, really guys, no one can help with this? I'll give rep points, just respond or do something.
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:24 AM
 
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Economy is better here than other places because of the infux of federal money from Katrina. Jobs available, but a lot of people are moving here because of this and so there are now more people in line for the jobs than there once were. More competitive than it used to be, but monetary compensation not going up. So, more people fighting for low paying jobs...although rents have doubled even tripled. With all the negatives it is still doing a lot better than most cities around the country. It also depends on what type career you will be persuing.
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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I am a firm believer that everyone needs to live in New Orleans at some point in their life. Just because. There is a place for everyone in the city. If you can find a decent paying position, by all means try it out for a little while. You'll love it or hate it.
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:11 PM
 
Location: City of Central
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I am a firm believer that everyone needs to live in New Orleans at some point in their life. Just because. There is a place for everyone in the city. If you can find a decent paying position, by all means try it out for a little while. You'll love it or hate it.
Not in this lifetime . My Mother is from N.O. , and my Father grew up there till the war . I have tons of family there still . I have spent more than enough time there to know that I would NEVER , EVER , want to live there . Sorry . But I can't stand to even visit there . It is most definitely not for everyone .
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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Not in this lifetime . My Mother is from N.O. , and my Father grew up there till the war . I have tons of family there still . I have spent more than enough time there to know that I would NEVER , EVER , want to live there . Sorry . But I can't stand to even visit there . It is most definitely not for everyone .
Did you read my entire post. You will love it or hate it. But it is an experience unlike any other.
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:32 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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That I can definitely agree with. You either get New Orleans or you don't.
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:12 PM
 
Location: City of Central
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Did you read my entire post. You will love it or hate it. But it is an experience unlike any other.
Yes , I read your post . You said that everybody needs to live there at some point in their life , and I disagreed . What part of that do I need to explain again ?
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:15 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Yes , I read your post . You said that everybody needs to live there at some point in their life , and I disagreed . What part of that do I need to explain again ?
What is it about the place that makes you sick to visit? There are places I feel the same way about, but I'm just curious.
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:44 PM
 
Location: City of Central
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What is it about the place that makes you sick to visit? There are places I feel the same way about, but I'm just curious.
I really can't put it into words . I am just not comfortable with New Orleans . I have a large number of family members there and have spent time in their homes , in different parts of the city . NONE of the neighborhoods felt like somewhere I would want to call home . Add to that , the traffic , crime , corruption , etc . Nope . Just don't like it .
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