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tryfuhl 07-16-2009 04:53 PM

Any Detroit area people here?
 
Was thinking that we had at least a couple guys in school in MI; thinking about moving there.. have a job lined up, it's a shit job but I've been told that I'll be moving up as the positions open due to my qualifications.. and the guy that runs it is a very good friend's stepfather so I don't have much reason not to believe that.

The job is in the Center Line area and I'll probably get a place in Warren (friend is telling me somewhere above 10 mile). Any pointers/thoughts/tips on the area?

SmootSmack 07-16-2009 04:57 PM

Re: Any Detroit area people here?
 
In-laws are from just outside Detroit so I've been there up there quite a bit. It's downright depressing there. Cold in the winters, grey in the summers. Businesses shutting down left and right. Not much vegetation. Crime galore.

Maybe GusFrerotte (not the QB, the dude who posts here) will tell you otherwise but I can think of better things to do than leave Charlotte for Detroit.

Wasn't Obama in Warren today? or yesterday?

tryfuhl 07-22-2009 03:23 PM

Re: Any Detroit area people here?
 
I do like Charlotte but not having a job means that I can't enjoy it. If nothing else I have a good friend there; I can't imagine that I'll like it much more than some other places that I've lived (here in Charlotte, NoVA, etc) but it's gotta be southern/southwest VA.

Right now just my market/experience isn't hiring and Charlotte is actually top 3 unemployment in my pay range in the nation, top 3 state as well I think (mostly due to the financial jobs here in Charlotte due to BoA and Wach), but either way, I can't find anything here.

Still seeing if the money can be swung somehow, but basically if I can't get it, I'm on the mean streets of Charlotte in a week lol

GTripp0012 07-25-2009 04:27 AM

Re: Any Detroit area people here?
 
[quote=tryfuhl;568269]Was thinking that we had at least a couple guys in school in MI; thinking about moving there.. have a job lined up, it's a shit job but I've been told that I'll be moving up as the positions open due to my qualifications.. and the guy that runs it is a very good friend's stepfather so I don't have much reason not to believe that.

The job is in the Center Line area and I'll probably get a place in Warren (friend is telling me somewhere above 10 mile). Any pointers/thoughts/tips on the area?[/quote]Wait, did you say TO Detroit for a job?!

That whole area in the north suburbs of Detroit is pretty alright north of ten mile. It's one of those rare situations where the further you can live away from the city, the better off you will be. I can't think of any other major city where that would be true.

The trade off, of course, is that the individual cities have all the commerce, and all the stuff to do, so you can lead a full lifestyle without having to leave your locality.

As for Warren, specifically, I don't know much about it, other than the fact that it's huge.

FRPLG 07-25-2009 11:49 AM

Re: Any Detroit area people here?
 
[quote=GTripp0012;570001]Wait, did you say TO Detroit for a job?!

That whole area in the north suburbs of Detroit is pretty alright north of ten mile. It's one of those rare situations where the further you can live away from the city, the better off you will be. I can't think of any other major city where that would be true.[/quote]Cleveland perhaps.

tryfuhl 07-28-2009 10:55 PM

Re: Any Detroit area people here?
 
[quote=GTripp0012;570001]Wait, did you say TO Detroit for a job?!

That whole area in the north suburbs of Detroit is pretty alright north of ten mile. It's one of those rare situations where the further you can live away from the city, the better off you will be. I can't think of any other major city where that would be true.

The trade off, of course, is that the individual cities have all the commerce, and all the stuff to do, so you can lead a full lifestyle without having to leave your locality.

As for Warren, specifically, I don't know much about it, other than the fact that it's huge.[/quote]

I'm staying on 10 mile right now at the line between Warren and Center Line until I find something more long term. And you're right, there aren't many cities like that. The downtown area doesn't seem too bad though. It is kinda nice having shops around everywhere with this still being more like a city and less like the suburbs that I'm used to living in where you still have to go 5 miles to a convenience store. Here I can walk to a few grocery stores, there's a liquor store up the street (first time I've lived somewhere without government run liquor stores that closed at 9, beer and liquor can be sold in the same store, etc), etc. There are a lot of places open around 12 mile so I'll probably end up around there.

And yes, Detroit for a job, amazing huh? Detroit has a bit under 15pct unemployment rate, but a ton of people moving away. Charlotte (where I just left and couldn't find a job) has 12pct so it's not that much different, but people are STILL moving into Charlotte because it keeps getting listed as one of the best places to live. Anyways, just got in last night and start the work tomorrow morning, so that went quickly. I'll be doing grunt work and shifting around within the company while they figure out where to place me as positions open up. Plus I'll be learning their network, they have a small IT staff and only a few servers, etc.

I'm having a hell of a time finding info on a Redskins Bar up here, have a small lead that maybe Tom's Oyster Bar in Downtown might play the games, but didn't find much info.

We actually play the Lions in the 3rd game and I've found tickets lower level near the 30 on the visitor's side from like 75-100 bucks, so that's nice.

GTripp0012 07-29-2009 12:40 AM

Re: Any Detroit area people here?
 
[quote=tryfuhl;570724]I'm staying on 10 mile right now at the line between Warren and Center Line until I find something more long term. And you're right, there aren't many cities like that. The downtown area doesn't seem too bad though. It is kinda nice having shops around everywhere with this still being more like a city and less like the suburbs that I'm used to living in where you still have to go 5 miles to a convenience store. Here I can walk to a few grocery stores, there's a liquor store up the street (first time I've lived somewhere without government run liquor stores that closed at 9, beer and liquor can be sold in the same store, etc), etc. There are a lot of places open around 12 mile so I'll probably end up around there.

And yes, Detroit for a job, amazing huh? Detroit has a bit under 15pct unemployment rate, but a ton of people moving away. Charlotte (where I just left and couldn't find a job) has 12pct so it's not that much different, but people are STILL moving into Charlotte because it keeps getting listed as one of the best places to live. Anyways, just got in last night and start the work tomorrow morning, so that went quickly. I'll be doing grunt work and shifting around within the company while they figure out where to place me as positions open up. Plus I'll be learning their network, they have a small IT staff and only a few servers, etc.

I'm having a hell of a time finding info on a Redskins Bar up here, have a small lead that maybe Tom's Oyster Bar in Downtown might play the games, but didn't find much info.

We actually play the Lions in the 3rd game and I've found tickets lower level near the 30 on the visitor's side from like 75-100 bucks, so that's nice.[/quote]Downtown Detroit, where Ford Field and Comerica Park are, is actually very nice, but of course getting there is always a hassle, and you have to drive, and thusly no one ever goes down there unless they have tickets to something. It's very unlike Chicago in that aspect.

Because the Lions suck, they have some mainstream sports bars (like Champps) that give you all the games at once. I prefer to just watch at home, but actually, I went to a bar near my house two years ago for Campbell's first start, and it was pretty nice.

You'll be surprised just how many Skins fans will make that day trip to Ford Field.. I may join them again, but it depends how my finances break down over the next month and a half. Don't be shocked if the Lions and Redskins are both 2-0 heading into that game. You'll look like a freakin genius for buying the tix when you did.

tryfuhl 07-29-2009 03:48 PM

Re: Any Detroit area people here?
 
[quote=GTripp0012;570743]Downtown Detroit, where Ford Field and Comerica Park are, is actually very nice, but of course getting there is always a hassle, and you have to drive, and thusly no one ever goes down there unless they have tickets to something. It's very unlike Chicago in that aspect.

Because the Lions suck, they have some mainstream sports bars (like Champps) that give you all the games at once. I prefer to just watch at home, but actually, I went to a bar near my house two years ago for Campbell's first start, and it was pretty nice.

You'll be surprised just how many Skins fans will make that day trip to Ford Field.. I may join them again, but it depends how my finances break down over the next month and a half. Don't be shocked if the Lions and Redskins are both 2-0 heading into that game. You'll look like a freakin genius for buying the tix when you did.[/quote]

Yeah; it wasn't even worth bringing my car up here (not to mention I have fines to pay off before I can drive again) so I guess if I went down there I'd have to ride with a friend or take the bus. I'm really only like 11 miles away and don't even have to hit 75 or 94 so when I get my bike I can ride too, I would ride from South Charlotte to Midtown and Uptown at least once a week and that was 17 miles each way, so 11 will be easy, especially since it's relatively flat here.

I'll probably be buying the tickets as soon as I can afford them. I don't know how walk-up sales are or scalping.. and paying 100 bucks for a lower level ticket is a great damn deal in my opinion. If you make it to the game we should do some tailgating. I don't know how far out you are or what obligations you have but I'll leave my couch open if Grand Rapids is a bit out.

Might go see the O's when they're in town at the beginning of August.

Trample the Elderly 07-29-2009 05:41 PM

Re: Any Detroit area people here?
 
I heard it was a shit-hole. What good is more money if someone shoots you for it?


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