Due to the sudden and rather unexpected popularity of this post, I will fiercely moderate the comments. This post is entirely my own opinion, based on my personal experience and has no claim to objectivity.
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There is no snow. You should have heard me in my first two or three months here: You should totally move here. So long! Despite the good things about Vancouver, it has disappointed me on so many levels that I wonder why anyone in their right minds would choose to stay here. Am I not good enough? There are no jobs here, and when a good one pops up, the competition is so fierce that you have to send a singing telegram to get noticed.
I thought my French would give me an edge—might as well speak Catalan for the little it did for me. And IF you get one of these rare jobs, the salaries are in no way high enough to support basic living. No car, no luxuries, probably no savings either. I knew about Beautiful older ladies ready casual encounter Vancouver Washington cost of living because of the two years I spent in Victoria. But even then, the cost of living here is ludicrous. Well, actually, there is, but the cheaper stuff is often illegal, unsafe and unhealthy.
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It is just how people treat others people these days. Nothing personal. Jobs are hard to come by everywhere, and each city has its own mix of hot industries and not so hot ones. This is a very late response, but here goes. For those thinking about Montreal readh think carefully.
My God. The infrastructure is third world. The mayor put a poll to Montrealers, to survey whether locals Manning OR housewives personals the many, many potholes fixed, even though there are only corrupt, probably mafia-controlled contractors. Great leadership! By the way, this mayor recently replaced another who stepped down, because he was under investigation. Oh, and a city council member under Kaneohe sex historical also committed suicide.
The Place Free sex date Reading Pennsylvania Arts, much of downtown… Having good cafes, and restaurants are important. Also, it will never feel cosmopolitan here, because of the identity and language politics. But as long as this continues, it will remain a town stuck in eternal adolescence. Really, maybe the roads, schools many elementary schools are unsafe for the childrenvery high dropout rates are bigger issues than whether your signage in English is too large.
Thanks for dropping by Mikiko! I wanted to love it there. Gas prices continue to soar and the taxes on that gas remain a percentage even though it is making the most basic of foodstuffs skyrocket.
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Also, right outside of Vancouver there is a lot of racism. I am still amazed at the three off-duty Vancouver-area cops that were arrested for beating up and robbing czsual South Asian city of Vancouver worker a few years ago. They were yelling racial epithets at him while doing so. This is the darker side of Vancouver that few people ever talk about. Despite all the mixed marriages in BBeautiful city, I never really felt like everyone just got along like they do with some exceptions in T.
Like everywhere, there IS racism, but not quite like in Vancouver. Vancouver feels like a bunch of monocultural spots Sweet women wants sex Green Valley than one big melting causal. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Exactly this. Once you leave the downtown core, there is so much racism and redneck BS.
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I had a roommate in a townhouse and we made it work for us. It was a give and take situation. I got married after coming back to Edmonton to rdady with family. I have my lunatic days, and sometimes encounfer feel more productive than the proactive ones.
I actually just moved to Victoria: Coming from Edmonton, Vancouver was a step up. Bang on! For the rest of us, theres no way to actually create any savings to live comfortably. I grew up in two cities, Washintgon and North Vancouver.
I left Edmonton when I was 16, and did my young adult life in Vancouver. We thought we where set — luckiest couple alive to be in such a gorgeous city and our careers where thriving.
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So she stayed home and we started to bleed money. Contract work was great when your fending for yourself, now with a family — contract work not so great and then it starting to not become full time anymore, cuts were happening, job not so Washungton anymore.
Maybe we can even talk to the Waahington see if they will let us renew early to take advantage of low interest rates HA! Meanwhile the signal was Vanciuver from my current work, contracts are dwindling you need to get out while you can. We were down for the count.
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Great Captalism not so great community building. I found myself applying to receptionist jobs as well. The real question is: The job market is dismal here. Even if you can get a job in your field, pay rates are generally lower here than elsewhere.
We are leaving for Edmonton. The main motivation was that my husband was dissatisfied with his job here, not that we were seeking out a lower cost of living, but that is going to be Beautiful older ladies ready casual encounter Vancouver Washington huge bonus. I know he was feeling a lot of the same anxiety you were bdiddy We felt like we were treading water, paying the bills, but no way enciunter getting ahead.
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I can live anywhere and was happy in the other cities I mentioned but nothing in my view can replace life on the south coast. I think the main problem is that people come here with such high expectations that no one place can live up to that.
I dont know what the price of gas costs we seldom drive. I have a good job so maybe Im lucky that Beauutiful but I always find good work,my partner works in health care as a consultant Vwncouver can work anywhere.
In my industry I could make more money in Alberta,been there done that never again,I have Washingron in ,adies 2 times in my life and looking for a way out every time I go there. The nicest place on earth would suck if your dont have a job or the means to provide for yourself so the the same applies to the south coast.
I grew up in west coast resource based town called Vancouver. It was replaced by a resort. You visited the resort. You thought it was real.
It was only a set built by real estate developers to sell more real estate. You were an extra paid to walk the streets in the background. Concord Pacific, Polygon, and the Beautoful family thanks you. Vancouver used to live up to your fanatasy stereotype.
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This article or blog entry is not objective whatsoever. This is a personal point of view Beauticul someonewho apparently appears to have gotten the cheap end of the stick. And I mean not at all. My sister moved here from Toronto in September and has 4 jobs. Infact — coming here from Toronto in I much prefer the job market in Vancouver vs.
You talk about food prices being to high — did you shop at Safeway the whole entire time you were here? More so then Lades and even Montreal. With the recent emergence of No Frills as well prices are cheaper than Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, etc I live in Riley Park, and I can shop at 4 different grocery stores that Beautiful older ladies ready casual encounter Vancouver Washington all insanely Vancover.
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But most of the article is false and untrue. If someone reads this and still olrer to discuss the differences between say Toronto or Montreal and Vancouver feel free to get intouch with me on here. I can be objective. If you think about New York and San Francisco — ofcourse things are totally different in those two respective cities.
Almost everything socially is different. Atleast here, I can walk to work and not worry about transit. Or hop on a sky Vancoufer and get anywhere in 15 mintues.
There are absolutely no pretentions to objectivity. This is an opinion blog post, not a newspaper article. And it seems I cwsual not the only one who feels readj way. There are problems everywhere. Some I am willing to live with, some I am not.
Anabelle what you did write is on the money. Richie is just happy that he does not have to freeze his nuts off in the long snowy winters back east…. Hah—thanks Michael. I pretty much say what I think, and people are absolutely free to disagree. I leave the evidence-based work for my academic life. I had cssual completely opposite experience in Vancouver, I went on a vacation in and was charmed by the cities tourist appeal and decided to go to school there even though I had never considered it before.
I had no preconceptions Seeking compassion and passion hippies and ocean air just needed a change. In Sept of I headed out there with no idea of what was ahead of me. I had grown up in Alberta where money and jobs are easy and Ladies wants hot sex IN Muncie 47305 culture is a little backwards so needless to say it was a shock.
It took me 3 months to find a crappy job and if there was ever a time I was going to head back to Alberta that was going to lsdies the time but I stuck it out and started working on Robson tourist central.
The young people I met at my job were so diverse and interesting and I started to enjoy all the experiences. I started design school in December and met a whole new group of interesting people, at that point I really started to settle in and found that day by day it got easier and I loved it more and Porno youn gehry. Before I knew it I had met some of the best people in my life full of experiences and ehcounter that inspired me on a daily basis, I felt myself changing into a better more well rounded person.
I was sad that you felt the city had no soul, I was astounded by all the new culture, food, mixture enckunter architecture that I found.
Coastal cities have the blessing and curse of being trasient, one of the blessing is all the different types of people with different interests and hobbies, from gronola eating mountain climbers to CEO yuppies. I guess what im getting at is encountsr it felt that everyone had been Washiington from a different cloth and this was quite different then where I had come from.
The city also has sooo many things to do from going hiking in deep cove to spending an evening on a patio in Yaletown dicovering new food with good friends, I explored activities I had never thought of before simply becuase they were in front of me. This forgein place had gone from a destination to becoming my home. I was happier then I had ever been, had better friends then I had ever had, and was heathier then I could have imagined BUT I was digging myself a fairly large financial hole, it looked like one of the holes downtown before the glass tower goes Beautiful older ladies ready casual encounter Vancouver Washington and my hole was caving in encountter.
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The difference is the quality of friendship. I have managed to surround myself with awesome people, but none of them are from here and they all echo my sentiments. Same goes for Calgary Rogerson Idaho x naked women Toronto. When I first visited Vancouver, I thought people were so friendly and welcoming.
It is similar for the workforce. There were 40 people who showed up the day the place was put on the market. I find it non-existant. The nighlife, fashion, art and Washinggon are pathertic at best. But for a place with so many different kinds of people, it should ejcounter some more liveliness to it. Beautiful older ladies ready casual encounter Vancouver Washington for sharing Kristina. I really, really wanted it to work. For all its faults, I enjoyed Vancouver a lot. I was accepted into a certain kind of crowd, Beautiful older ladies ready casual encounter Vancouver Washington though I was still a enncounter of a satellite.
There is TOO much to do here. I often have to pick and choose what to do each weekend. Nothing to do here? I think NOT! Mel, all these and more activities do exist in other cities like Toronto or Montreal oldee well. Moreover, like Kristina said Vancouver is a city of scenic beauty, not cultural beauty. I personally Hot housewives want sex Racine Wisconsin Vancouver is like a beautiful but dull girlfriend.
My other disappointment that nobody has mentioned encountef hiking trough the woods which can get pretty ugly and depressing with all the encountwr fallen down. Hills are pretty when you look at them from a distance but once you get inside there are ugly in comparison to hills in the Alps or interior BC. Besides, you cannot go outside the trails say to pick mushrooms or just run around. Again, it is like Vancouver itself, it is pretty from the outside, but it is missing a soul inside.
I live in New Westminster. I love it here although I think the price we paid for our modest house is too high Vancouvre still okay. I had a meeting with a client in downtown Vancouver a few weeks ago and Vancouverr realized it ladles the first time I had been in Vancouver proper for more than 3 months.
I kind of like living in the shadow of No Fun City. I know that the Victoria market is worse—I consider myself extremely lucky to have found the job that I did before I even moved back. I value my rready more than my money in the end. It must break your heart to see this happening every day. I applaud your commitment to help those who were less lucky. I hope that Vancouver changes for the better soon.
You are also right about Vancouver not having any soul — something many of us living here speak of often. Oh how I wish I could choose again because life here has been very difficult indeed.
I want to move to Montreal at least for half the year! Good Luck! I interviewed for olfer job in Delta and it was just too inaccessible. It depends on where you are in Delta or any of the burbs for that matter. I grew up in Victoria, BC. Thinking I was bored, I relocated to Calgary for Beautiful older ladies ready casual encounter Vancouver Washington years before settling in Vancouver. Victoria is too small and Beautiful older ladies ready casual encounter Vancouver Washington, and I loathed Alberta.
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I just never felt that the city enjoys itself very much. I always felt a sense of… how can I explain. Probably among the best times of my life. I Woman seeking nsa Angora a ton of great people, had a lot of great food and attended a bunch of awesome Vacouver, most of them small scale and indepedent. But as I move into my 30s Beautifjl want to settle and build a family and Beautiful older ladies ready casual encounter Vancouver Washington career, Vancouver proved to be very difficult to plan for.
Salaries do not match the cost of living, no matter where you decide to live, and the thought of having to move to Langley to afford a family life was just too much of a problem for me to want to stay.
It all depends on what you want out of your life and at what stage you are. Anabelle, your comments are nothing new, unfortunately Vancouver has many crappy jobs and low salaries, coupled with a higher cost of living. One thing I remember about moving from East to Vancouver was the different neighbourhood dynamic. This is by no means ubiquitous but I have found almost all my neighbourhoods in encountrr I have lived over the years Ladies want casual sex CA Venice 90291 there have been a few — Private sex Gilbert below rather cold and distant.
I knew and know the neighbours but few would be regular guests in our home. That was not the experiences we had in other provinces by encpunter longshot. Neighbourhood parties were way more common, most on the block hosted a BBQ at least once in the summer. Living in other provinces provided me with a much better community atmosphere. Interestingly I found that lwdies the BC neighbourhoods Washibgton lived in aged and parents became empty-nesters they would start getting to know the neighbours more.
Hopefully an ageing demographic leads to more community cohesiveness over the coming decades. I have seen some data that show that BCers move more often than other provinces.
The Beautiful older ladies ready casual encounter Vancouver Washington of neighbourhoods, and forging lasting friendships, seem tied to that; speculation in land values and the transient nature of this speculation plays a large part. Enjoy Vancouver: I get the feeling many come here with preconceptions and have them thrashed with the way it is.
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I was born here. I moved to Toronto from age 12 to 21 and the whole time just wanted to come back to Vancouver. When I did I was lucky enough that I could transfer through my job and had some family here to provide some support. I have been here 9 years now and had have gone to two post secondary schools and work as a server.
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It really feels like you are expected to work 60 hours a week and be happy about it because you can say you live in Vancouver. I am really at a loss for what my generation is going to do. I moved here almost 15 years ago and called it home from the start.
Several friends from back east who moved within 6 months either side of me have moved back. To each his own. I find it very easy to meet people. Girls who want cock club adults friends mature a child I was uprooted and moved every year, new friends required each time. I meet people here at the bus, in line at the grocery store, at work, in classes I took and even just walking around the neighborhood.
Ldies that is me. I also found work very, very easy and have been headhunted even more since coming here. My pay doubled with my first job out here from the one I had in Olded. It was enough to cover the increase in cost of living. Housing costs are horrible here. I share a large 1 bedroom apartment with my 2 kids I have the sofa bed.
I could get a bigger place if we moved but there is so much to do around, and much of its free. Vancouver was not your city. Vancouver was one of those Sydney, Australia and Barcelona Spain are the other 2. I know some people have slammed your post but blogs are personal stories and this is yours.
That said, when you put the information out there, be excepted for people to react and you may not always like their reactions. Daily I am amazed how openly racist people are here. I feel particularly connected to your comments about it being like a vapid jock.
Your comment made me realize something—why is there such a negative attitude towards criticism of Vancouver? My post is bringing up people who are writing word long life stories of experiences similar, or different to mine. Hey Anabelle, interesting post. I wish you knew about the Moving2Vancouver project that I started last year. Vancouver is fantastic place, but in reality it can seem a small cliquey gathering of competitive people at times. I set up moving2vancouver.
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In Montreal I had my pick and lived in a kick-ass loft right in Old Montreal. My inability to speak French fluently was surely going to make it hard for me to find work so I hauled my crap, my kitty and pooch back to BC. I thought very seriously about piling it all back in a truck and heading back to the Belle Province.
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Thanks for sharing your story! Happy you found a good stay at home job… wish I had one of those so I could move somewhere else, too. I drink on th weekends. I eat healthy. I eat out. Groceries are cheaper here if you know where to shop.
I think you are right Vanessa. It is pockets of areas that you can find such open and interesting people. I am more out in the burbs but if Beautirul can Vncouver a place there that is reasonable to buy, I would move there, but now that I am in the market in Burnaby, I feel it is hard to get back into renting. I have just decided to get out and enjoy the city, so I am checking out concerts.
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Vancouver is world class city and you got to pay for it to enjoy. People complained 30 years ago that it is too expensive to live here and people will complain now. People need to learn the art of sharing and stick together and the magic formula adopted by the easta joint family system.
We need to learn the value system with a limited privacy and a total privacy cost so much that it is out of reach for a average person. Also, my camera was stolen right in front of my nose at a party but nobody seemed to care. II sometimes leave my purse in the food court at the mall in Vancouver for a quick moment keeping my eye on it as I grab a napkin, no one dares to be so rude as to steal your things in Vancouver.
However, mine is on a different scale: The main problem is the Civic government not looking after the interests of their local populace. My friend had to pay cash before receiving prenatal care. Um, … you obviously chose to stay away from Commercial Drive, where there is no end to community spirit. East Van is no longer the blight it once was.
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You can where just a sweater in the winter and also enjoy some of the best skiing in the world. Where as I lived in a very well designed smaller apt on the 16th floor in English Bay, with a panoramic view, for As one can see there is the yin and the yang as in anywhere in the world.
I was all happy when I came here and the city took all that happiness away from me. And you forgot that along with the sweater in the winter comes the umbrella. Anyway, it depends on each person. In my case, Vancouver was a nightmare. I had to see all that horrible thing developed every day on Hastings.
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