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Old 08-24-2007, 03:58 PM
Location: Denver, CO
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I've been going to ASU for several years now and I am thinking about where I want to live after I graduate. I've been down to Tucson several times to check it out-- including last weekend, and I have to say, I love it! The scenery is so much more beautiful than Phoenix, the climate is cooler, more rain, and much more livable, IMO. I've walked and bicycled around some of the neighborhoods surrounding UA, and I love the feel of the city. I also love Mexican food! I see that Pima county has almost one million people-- which is a solid medium sized metropolitan area in my book. I'm currently getting a liberal arts degree, but I've considered doing a graduate program at UA at the Eller business school-- a one year MS in Finance program. I'm wondering though, beyond going to school there, could Tucson be a viable place to live and have a career? I don't know exactly what it is I want to do when I graduate, other than that I want a job that requires a college degree for entry and that offers an opportunity to build a career. I have an interest in real estate development, but I'm not limiting myself to that industry-- I'd be open to many different kinds of industries-- whatever I am qualified for.

Are there any noteworthy companies, even small, local companies, that are headquartered in Tucson? Any particular industries that are growing there? Any "big league" employers? Is there a lot of entrepreneurship in Tucson, a lot of start ups? Or am I looking at the wrong place entirely?
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Old 08-24-2007, 06:53 PM
Location: Tucson
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He-he, Long Realty may not be such a wonderful idea at this time.

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Old 04-30-2008, 02:08 PM
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If you want to earn a good living, sorry this is NOT the place. if you love it here, fine, but be warned: Arizona is called a "right to work" state, which means although workers may organize, they may not strike.

Arizona employers pay poor salaries and require your presence for longer hours. (Public school sessions are longer too.)

Have you ever heard of a "Nine to Five" job? It's quite common around the country, but in Arizona, it's 8-5! A forty-five hour work week for forty hours pay. Insane!
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Old 04-30-2008, 02:29 PM
Location: Tucson, AZ
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This post is a bit old (eight months to be exact) to be brought up for a double post.

And doesn't an 8-5 schedule take into account an hour lunch?

The Arizona school system is sorely lacking though, I definitely agree with you there.
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