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Old 11-04-2003, 11:38 PM   #26
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And it seems like people here aren't as good of friends as I've had back in Ohio or Connecticut. Not as loyal or trustworthy. Or maybe my criminal friends from back in the day are just more loyal than people on the straight and narrow. I'm a good guy now. Just had a rough high school and middle school time.
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Old 11-05-2003, 12:09 AM   #27
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Fun things like crazy club scene and a busy downtown night life. Huge malls, 24 screen stadium seating theaters (Lowe's serves beer also), 3 story arcades that serve alcohol of all kinds, indoors parachuting, 365 day/year haunted house, 2 dinner theaters, 3 go karting tracks, lots of bars, 80 lane bowling alley, several great pool halls, 24hr Super Walmart, huge car scene (lots of rice unfortunately), lots of putt-putt golf, of course lots of regular golf (but I don't golf), 3 theme parks, 300 foot tall swing (that thing is a rush), another thing that sling shots you way up in the air, drag race track that hosts several national events, Sebring is 2 hours away, HUGE outdoors superstore (too bad we have little to do outdoors except fish and hike through sand which is no fun), indoor skate park (though I don't skate anymore), Hot Import Rice (I mean Nights) comes through here, lots of performance shops, maybe 6-7 dyno's. I think that's it. I don't surf so that's not an issue.
lol, yeah I forgot you were in Orlando. Thats hard to beat of course (Orlando being a vacation spot) but we do have some of those things. There are no good theme parks here. We have Lagoon and its pathetic. I'm used to Disney World or Six Flags Great America in Chicago. We don't have something like a Dave & Busters here (huge arcade that serves liquor). I do miss stuff like that. Vegas is close though. There are a few good indoor go cart tracks. We do have a drag racing track, Rocky Mountain Raceway. There is also one in Wendover and of course Bonneville. We have huge outdoors superstores, not surprisingly. There are a couple REIs and a giant one in the Gateway Mall, can't remember the name but its quite huge and impressive (and fairly new). Its going to be hard to compare Orlando to anywhere in the country for activities in general. That city is all about tourism. So I guess it depends on what activities you want to be a part of. The way I see it is anywhere you move is going to be a compromise in some way. Just because you move to SLC doesn't mean you have to stay forever either. I'm not going to. I'm moving to Vegas in a couple years. But what you can do is come here and take the area for what its worth for a few years, enjoy it, and then move on... or maybe you'll love it and stay forever. It sounds like you're played on Orlando and want a change of scenery. My advice would be to come check out SLC, if you like it, maybe move on out here. Who knows what your attitude or interests will be in 5 years, ya know? As I've said, I have lived all over. Each place has its pluses and minuses. I am not sorry I moved to SLC, and I am comfortable here for now. Its "home", the scenery is spectacular and I love the proximity to the various incredible sites in the west.

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Old 11-05-2003, 12:39 AM   #28
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2003WRX you should change your occupation to be a toure(sp?) guide....you seem to be pritty good at it

o yeah utah has the worst beer in the world 3%
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Old 11-05-2003, 12:49 AM   #29
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I'll probably go to Cincinnati for a year or so and take a vacation out to SLC sometime to get a taste of what it has to offer. I also realise that Orlando has some things that almost no other city has due to the tourism and I'm willing to give up some of these things. My dad is in Cinci and is willing to help me out with relocating so that is a big plus. Other than that, I've already been to Cinci once and really liked it. Ohio in general sounds boring, I even grew up (1-15) in Columbus, but Cinci is a pretty cool city. It's a hilly area and pretty scenic, no majestic peaks in the distance of course. I went on a cruise for spring break and one of the girls I met lives in Dayton which is about 40-60 minutes away I think so I sort of know somebody there. I chat with her online, so we keep in touch.

Another plus of Orlando is being able to drive to ports to board cruise ships and we can do weekend cruises to the Bahamas.
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Old 11-05-2003, 12:50 AM   #30
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2003WRX you should change your occupation to be a toure(sp?) guide....you seem to be pritty good at it

o yeah utah has the worst beer in the world 3%
Please tell me they didn't outlaw the good, strong, dark beers.
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Old 11-05-2003, 12:55 AM   #31
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no you can get the strong beers. you just have to go to the liquor store instead of the super market.

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Old 11-05-2003, 01:01 AM   #32
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yeah a liqur store that doesnt open till like 4pm and closes at like 10pm.
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Old 11-05-2003, 01:08 AM   #33
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kiril aren't you underage???

Wait i am too dangit!!!!!!!

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Old 11-05-2003, 01:54 AM   #34
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Well, I lived in Chicago for many years. I am very familiar with the midwest and I hate it. Its pretty much he!! for someone that enjoys scenery and the outdoors. It gets frigid cold too. Thats not to say that the midwest is all bad, but I will never go back unless I have to for some strange reason I cant think of. Chicago had some great museams, etc Cinci is pretty cool from a city point of view. I dunno, I love it out west. Maybe cause I grew up an east coast and midwest person...
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Old 11-05-2003, 01:56 AM   #35
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Yes, SLC has some beautiful scenery, but the valley traps smog like an SOB, at least during the frequent winter inversions.

They have plenty of nice movie theaters. They even play films you can't see in any other part of the country (produced by LDS)

But as it was said earlier, the Mormon culture doesn't really affect non-Mormons. Sure, there are LDS churches on almost every corner and the church is mentioned on almost every newscast, but it's not a big deal.

I want to ski Alta. And Solitude. And Snowbird. And Brighton.

That's all.
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Old 11-05-2003, 02:06 AM   #36
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Yeah any valley city traps smog pretty easily. Phoenix was usually even worse than SLC in the winter. You can avoid that by moving to certain areas like Park City or South Mountain in Draper. This is a pic I took of my previous daily driver taken 10 minutes from home/the valley.... and this is why I moved here.

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Old 11-05-2003, 08:43 AM   #37
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I love how its all the under age kids giving advise on drinking and the club scene....you guys crack me up

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Old 11-05-2003, 09:54 AM   #38
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Ok, if I were to plan a trip out there during Thanksgiving (27-30) would it be worth my time? I mean is everything going to be closed down due to T-giving? I need to decide where I'm going after graduation. My mom is giving me a decent amount of cash that is going to pay my relocating expenses and what not after graduation so I only have a limited amount of money for this trip and possibly the move.

Help me out here guys. I need to cram as much into this stay as possible to get an overall personal exposure to the city. I can find plane tickets, but I don't know what a good hotel choice would be and hopefully some of you will have time off from work and the family to show be around.
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Old 11-05-2003, 10:13 AM   #39
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Nevermind. My mom is insisting that I have an interview setup so the trip isn't just for fun and that I can write off the expense on my taxes next year. Makes sense, but makes it tougher to plan the trip now that I have to have an interview setup.

Is there a local head hunter, job paper, or even just a list of larger companies for me to send my resume to? Does anybody work at a larger company that could help me get a foot in the door? I'm majoring in finance, but any business job will do.

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Old 11-05-2003, 05:17 PM   #40
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Here is a list of companies:
http://jobs.utah.gov/jobseeker/Links/Employer.asp

The job market is tough these days most anywhere you go. If you tell us what type of job you are looking for, like accounting or whatever we may be able to help a bit more... just any old office job will do? You probably want to try the usual monster.com, etc. One of the local newspapers is the Tribune (www.sltrib.com).
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Old 11-05-2003, 05:41 PM   #41
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Thanks for the links. Right now I just need a job that pays well enough to pay my bills and nothing more. I would prefer something in investments, but not a stock broker. Do you have any large banks that have a large office in SLC?
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Old 11-05-2003, 08:09 PM   #42
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Not sure about bank headquarters. There may be something downtown... American Express has a large building here. Zions Bank is pretty prominent, and there are a bunch of Wells Fargo branches, Washington Mutual and Key Bank...
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Old 11-05-2003, 09:09 PM   #43
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Thanks for the links. Right now I just need a job that pays well enough to pay my bills and nothing more. I would prefer something in investments, but not a stock broker. Do you have any large banks that have a large office in SLC?
Yeah, Wells Fargo put their regional headquarters in what used to be the American Stores building. The second biggest building in the city. American Express has some extensive offices down on the southern end of I-215. I forget where, but that bad that I foget, since I really shoudl talk to my financial adviser more often.
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Old 11-06-2003, 10:20 PM   #44
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Discover has a fairly large presence in SLC, but it may just be a call center and payment processing center.
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Old 09-03-2004, 04:44 PM   #45
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So to revive an old thread... I'm thinkin' of moving there too...
I'm coming to check it out this weekend. What's public transportation like there? I'm debating renting a car or just going with pub. trans....
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Old 09-04-2004, 02:12 AM   #46
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Rent a car. Public transportation here is sad. Plus you'll want to drive up Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood canyons and up to Park City, etc. I'd offer to show you around a bit, but I will be in Yellowstone this weekend. Some of the other guys might be willing though...
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