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View Poll Results: Was Portland difficult to find a career level job?
YES 50 64.94%
NO 27 35.06%
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Old 12-15-2015, 03:28 PM
 
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Vehicle remarketing, the base salary is around 35k and bonuses are anywhere between 10-25k a year. I guess Portlanders thought is was too good to be true.
So, a used car sales person?
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Old 12-15-2015, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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So, a used car sales person?
I am guessing this is what it is.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_remarketing
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Old 12-15-2015, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Taking this question totally at face, yes, Portland is vastly overrated, generally by people who have never lived here.
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Old 12-15-2015, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Portland Metro
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Taking this question totally at face, yes, Portland is vastly overrated, generally by people who have never lived here.
This is the most honest statement in this thread. This is the effect of Portlandia--so many people see the show in [pick a city] and decide that the whole city is filled with people like Fred and Carrie. Portlanders know that hipsters exist here, but so do yuppies, junkies, Mexican families, homeless people, students... in other words, it's a city with people that are just trying to make a living--just like every other city in the US. It's as unique as Des Moines or Salt Lake City, but not objectively more special than any other city.

Most residents see Portland for what it is, warts and all. Some love it, some tolerate it, some hate it. And I think we're all waiting for the rest of the country to get over it.
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Old 12-15-2015, 07:24 PM
 
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So, a used car sales person?
Nah, its hard to explain, but theres's no sales and its based out of an Auction
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Old 12-16-2015, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Nah, its hard to explain, but theres's no sales and its based out of an Auction
So, even you don't know what it is you do, but reasonable people should jump on the phone when they read your classified ad... ... alrighty then...
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Old 12-16-2015, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Just outside of Portland
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And I think we're all waiting for the rest of the country to get over it.
Amen!
And when they do, I hope Portland's population reduces by about 20%.

I believe Portland has finally hit a plateau.
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Old 12-16-2015, 11:38 AM
 
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I am hoping this rain helps a few people to decide to leave or not move here. Some slowing would be nice, or at least pushing out those that don't like this weather would be a plus. As I always say, I love it when it rains in Portland because it always helps a Californian (or anyone who wants a lot of sunlight) a reason to leave.
It's funny, a couple of Portland natives and a couple of long term transplants (me being one of the long term transplants) had this same conversation a couple of days ago. All our businesses are benefiting from the crazy growth the last couple of years and still we're all hoping the recent weather will discourage and push out a bunch of the less hardy new transplants.

The weather been entirely too nice the last couple of years - the winters too dry/sunny and the summers too warm/sunny. The new transplants need to be treated to some reality of what Oregon weather is really normally like.

What would really be nice is if people only moved here if they had jobs already lined up. We already have way more people than we need to fill all the no-skill minimum wage jobs. People who want to move here need to have skills that are in demand in the Portland job market and that pay well enough for them to be able to afford the high housing costs.
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Old 12-16-2015, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Amen!
And when they do, I hope Portland's population reduces by about 20%.

I believe Portland has finally hit a plateau.
I don't know, I think we still have a lot more population growing to go before Portland starts to plateau.
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Old 12-16-2015, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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A massage therapist poster wanting to move here took exception when I wrote that s/he likely couldn't make a living with that occupation in Portland. Oh well.
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