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JoeyChuckles
02-19-2012, 09:28 PM
I want out of this town, and I want out soon.

I have been applying for jobs in KC, but haven't got even so much as an interview since the beginning of the year. How is the market there?

I do technical support, GIS, cartography, and banking (not all at one time). There's got to be something there. I am currently employed and not looking to pick up and move without a job in place.

lewdog
02-19-2012, 10:04 PM
What is wrong with Phoenix? I am looking to relocate there because it does not have winters and it has the 4 major sports.

I might have asked you this before but I cant remember so sorry if repost. :hmmm:

Inmem58
02-19-2012, 10:07 PM
Too bad KC doesn't have oil field work, I'd come that way too.


Cali is pretty boring. Been to SF 3 times, San Diego 7 times and Los Angeles too many. I'm ready for a new place myself.

Mr_Tomahawk
02-19-2012, 10:08 PM
No.

Baconeater
02-19-2012, 10:11 PM
What is wrong with Phoenix?
1) It's hot
2) It's a fucking wasteland. There's no trees, grass or anything green anywhere, just rocks and cactuses.
3) It's hot
4) It's hot
5-10) It's hot

Claynus
02-19-2012, 10:11 PM
Quarterback, RB2, RB3, RT

dj56dt58
02-19-2012, 10:14 PM
Quarterback, RB2, RB3, RT

GM?

lewdog
02-19-2012, 10:18 PM
1) It's hot
2) It's a ****ing wasteland. There's no trees, grass or anything green anywhere, just rocks and cactuses.
3) It's hot
4) It's hot
5-10) It's hot

Yea well I am sick of snow and cold 6 months of the year where I don't do shit!

BigMeatballDave
02-19-2012, 10:20 PM
1) It's hot
2) It's a fucking wasteland. There's no trees, grass or anything green anywhere, just rocks and cactuses.
3) It's hot
4) It's hot
5-10) It's hot

Its not cold. And rarely snows. <---that shit is far worse than the heat. Plus, its not humid.

Baconeater
02-19-2012, 10:23 PM
Yea well I am sick of snow and cold 6 months of the year where I don't do shit!
Well that's no good either. I spent a week in Phoenix in the winter one time and yes, it was nice, 70 and sunny every freaking day, but there's no way in hell I could live there year round.

Chocolate Hog
02-19-2012, 10:24 PM
1) It's hot
2) It's a ****ing wasteland. There's no trees, grass or anything green anywhere, just rocks and cactuses.
3) It's hot
4) It's hot
5-10) It's hot

Dude you live in Omaha.

Baconeater
02-19-2012, 10:28 PM
Dude you live in Omaha.
Yes. I am fully aware of that. And if Phoenix were my only other option I'd stay here.

JoeyChuckles
02-19-2012, 10:40 PM
What is wrong with Phoenix? I am looking to relocate there because it does not have winters and it has the 4 major sports.

I might have asked you this before but I cant remember so sorry if repost. :hmmm:

This is not a sports town at all. Everyone is from somewhere else, so nobody gets behind the sports. The All-Star game this past summer happened six miles from my place and nobody ever talked about it.

It does not get cold, but it does not rain. The heat is summer is worse than the coldest winter, and you really miss the thunderstorms after awhile. I even miss a snowflake or two.

Inmem58
02-19-2012, 10:42 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/c6e4dc9c-dd60-3599.jpg

lewdog
02-19-2012, 10:46 PM
This is not a sports town at all. Everyone is from somewhere else, so nobody gets behind the sports. The All-Star game this past summer happened six miles from my place and nobody ever talked about it.

It does not get cold, but it does not rain. The heat is summer is worse than the coldest winter, and you really miss the thunderstorms after awhile. I even miss a snowflake or two.

Yea I get the sports part for sure. I am sure the summers are unrelenting but after spending 25 years on this earth in Montana, I am sure I can handle 3 months of staying indoors during the summer heat over a winter that lasts for 6 months.

Good luck on looking in KC man. KC makes the short list for my choices as well for jobs. Hope all goes well for you.

AustinChief
02-19-2012, 10:49 PM
As always, I will recommend Austin. Decent weather, hot women, fun town and great job market. Downsides = hot summers and no pro sports.

Of course, if I wasn't here I'd probably look seriously at moving back to KC.

suzzer99
02-19-2012, 10:51 PM
Yeah move to KC where you get 80-90% of a Montana winter and 80-90% of a Phoenix summer (heat index-wise). Woo hoo.

Actually I love KC and miss the change of seasons a lot. But I don't miss it right now, nor in July.

JoeyChuckles
02-19-2012, 10:51 PM
Thanks for the good wishes and advice.

I guess it being 70 the past three weeks hasn't been horrible.

But severe weather season is coming up and I don't want to miss another one.

KC Tattoo
02-19-2012, 10:51 PM
1) It's hot
2) It's a ****ing wasteland. There's no trees, grass or anything green anywhere, just rocks and cactuses.
3) It's hot
4) It's hot
5-10) It's hot

You forgot to tell him it's HOT!

bevischief
02-20-2012, 05:44 AM
No jobs.

loochy
02-20-2012, 05:58 AM
Texas is doing OK. Look at DFW or Austin.

Gonzo
02-20-2012, 08:17 AM
I hear they're probably looking for a zoo-keeper.
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Dr. Facebook Fever
02-20-2012, 08:31 AM
There are down sides to living everywhere.

Jack
02-20-2012, 08:46 AM
Having lived in Europe, Asia and down under (NZ) at various times in the past 50 years, I found the PNW is the best.

It was mid August 1960 and I stopped by a friends house to pick him up for another day of adventure in the hay fields north of KC. His day had just put in a new AC. My buddy decided no to work that day. Couldn't fault him, feeling the cool air in his house. As I left, I remember that my roots were not deep enough to live there all my life.

Gonzo
02-20-2012, 10:22 AM
WTF is this guy talking about? His last post reads like a steinbeck opening monologue.
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lewdog
02-20-2012, 10:25 AM
Sorry Wiz, I derailed your thread by asking about living in Phoenix and what you did/did not like about it.

No idea about the job front in KC, maybe others can answer that.

Valiant
02-20-2012, 10:59 AM
Sorry, KC is really about knowing someone right now to even get to the interview process from what I have seen.

Dr. Gigglepants
02-20-2012, 11:03 AM
Cartography? I think people just use Mapquest now don't they?
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Munson
02-20-2012, 11:21 AM
http://www.garmin.com/us/company/careers/

prhom
02-20-2012, 11:24 AM
Cartography? I think people just use Mapquest now don't they?
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And Mapquest is just a magical machine that's runs itself right? Who do you think works at mapquest?

Dr. Gigglepants
02-20-2012, 11:30 AM
And Mapquest is just a magical machine that's runs itself right? Who do you think works at mapquest?

My first reaction to the thread was that Johnson County is the worldwide headquarters of Garmin. I know what cartographers do. I decided to try to make a bad joke instead. Wouldn't you think someone who lists cartography as a skill would know enough to know that Garmin is headquartered in the area he wants to relocate to.
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phisherman
02-20-2012, 11:43 AM
I used to work at Garmin. I wouldn't go back there. Unless you write code for them, Garmin is not a place you're ever going to get rich. Shoot, even if you write code, you're probably not going to get rich there either. It's a lot like Cerner is for health care software engineers, you work there a couple years to get your feet wet and learn, then you move on and make real money.