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CB@ward in Albuquerque, New Mexico

21 months ago

Johnny in Albuquerque, New Mexico said: I just came out here from the Florida market. DO NOT MOVE OUT HERE! The people are horrible and there is no work worth your time unless you are like me, holding an MBA with a 18yr uper managment and sales background. You can get a job at IHop or min wage anywere. That is ot out here. I will do anything to get out of this God for saking town. TRUE ADVICE NO B*ULLS*HIT!

I have been looking for work for the past 8ms. I have many years in warehouse operations and have now been told by one job op I'm the wrong race. 1700 aplications later I'm realy begining to beleave it. So much for being white and working in Albuquerque New Mexico.

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CB@ward in Albuquerque, New Mexico

21 months ago

I have been looking for work for the past 8ms. I have many years in warehouse operations and have now been told by one job op I'm the wrong race. 1700 aplications later I'm realy begining to beleave it. So much for being white and working in Albuquerque New Mexico.

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Penny in West Sacramento, California

21 months ago

moving back west in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania said: I just finished my Masters in International Relations and after desperately trying to land a position in Philly and DC I've decided to move back to Albuquerque for the time being. Not only do I find the cost of living is cheaper, I also am an avid runner looking forward to using the opportunity to become a better marathoner. I'm a little uneasy about the job situation but after going from temp job to temp job in Philadelphia I don't think it will be any different, just cheaper. I'm wide open to options in the meantime, hoping to get settled soon enough so I can start my new life in Albuquerque. Any suggestions on what are the thriving businesses to work for. I currently am a temp Admin Asst with the HayGroup in Philadelphia, a Consulting firm.

You're right; the job situation is not much different, especially if you're used to being a career temp; life is just CHEAPER. And heck, that's like getting a RAISE. Spending less of your money on your RENT alone makes it worth it. Of course you have to beware of the $300-range/month apartments in Albuquerque because they will be in the War Zone or areas similar....

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Penny in West Sacramento, California

21 months ago

CB@ward in Albuquerque, New Mexico said: I have been looking for work for the past 8ms. I have many years in warehouse operations and have now been told by one job op I'm the wrong race. 1700 aplications later I'm realy begining to beleave it. So much for being white and working in Albuquerque New Mexico.

Well, not really. They're not really just "anti-White" per se, they're anti-anything-other-than-Hispanic. I'm Native American; you'd think it being "Indian Country" they wouldn't have been prejudiced against ME but there too I got called "ghetto" just for wearing a dress with my boots to go outside and shovel the snow off my own car (this was all under my knee-length "Upstate New York" parka) by some stupid Hispanic who had self-proclaimed himself as "they're all racist against me when they find out I'm Spanish." Yeah, what goes around comes around, stupid....anyway, white people need not take it as anti-White-alone. The Hispanics there do it to EVERYONE else. I know that after you've submitted over 1500 applications for jobs you're qualified for that doesn't make you feel any better, though.....

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Penny in West Sacramento, California

21 months ago

James in Honolulu, Hawaii said: My wife and I may be moving out there from Honolulu in a few months. I am retiring from the Army after 22 years and looking to buy a home there near the active duty military installation AF-Base. The prices are very attractive there; However, opportunities for employment seem a bit concerning. My background is in Military Police operations and security. Can anybody in the area give me a heads-up about possible opportunities?

Coming to the mainland and cheaper milk—yeah!!!....
James

New Mexico state government is always taking applications for everything in Law Enforcement, and also Bernalillo County...Sandoval County, too. Being civil service it can take a while, though. Heck, law enforcement jobs are about the ONLY things the New Mexico counties are always recruiting for these days. For some reason you have to submit your application online even though as a whole their government agencies are anything BUT computer literate...that and the Albuquerque Public Schools....we'll see how that works out in the next few years.....when I applied to teach Math in the Gallup public schools I downloaded their application off their website and snail-mailed it in along with copies of everything requested; that works better. Oh well.

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Penny in West Sacramento, California

21 months ago

NewGal05 in Albuquerque, New Mexico said: Page,
your missing the point. I used to have a commercial license years ago but just didnt renew it. And when I was on the job, I did not even think of drinking on the job or before hand. My DUI was in my own personal vehicle and yes it was a mistake and lesson learned. I just wanted to warn others upon moving here to NM if they have a DUI previous to moving here. Even if your DUI is from 10 or 20 years ago, you still get punished again, which is sort of a Double Jeopardy ruling if you ask me. The MVD and the state are just doing their part pinching pockets! I would have fought it, but then the lawyers want a retainer of $3,000 to fight the case. Its a viscious circle!

No I didn't "miss the point." From New Mexico MVD's point of view you shouldn't have an unrestricted driving license at first if you've had a DUI anywhere ever.

On a similar note, one could warn people that if they move to Arizona and try to get a driver's license there the Arizona DMV checks your CREDIT.

I didn't miss the point. It's not the end of the world if you have a driver's license that for the first year is restricted to that ignition-lock device thing. Once you live there any length of time and witness first-hand all the drunk-driving-related deaths to innocent bystanders, you'll see that I didn't "miss the point" at all.

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Penny in West Sacramento, California

21 months ago

defending the duke city in Albuquerque, New Mexico said: Albuquerque is beautiful we do have a city life but we have beautiful scenery that you cannot find any where. We do not have best public transportation but we do have beautiful bike trails that with a little more effort can get you any where in the city. Jobs are not hard to come by just got to put a little effort rather then driving around buildings looking for now hiring signs (that's how that one blogger found IHOP was hiring). I know this because well my highest education is a GED and have had no problems finding a job that pays real well with benefits. I am a Technical Analyst . With all the positive things about Albuquerque it never hurts any one to do a little research...Forgot to mention the people here are really nice, true we do have some bad eggs like every where else but those bad eggs are the people like the first blogger who move out here make the worst of life and spread it to everyone around them. Welcome to the Duke City!!!

Actually every time I try to "live" in Albuquerque I find that the "bad eggs" are the "native" Hispanics/Spanish/whatever they want to call themselves. And as Native American being treated "like Black" I have more problems in Albuquerque than a state with such a small population should have. You're right; the STATE is beautiful and the ENTIRE STATE isn't all as crappy as where I seem to wind up. It colors my opinion a bit of the state's largest city that everywhere I try to live I wind up right next to some racist scumbag drug addict drunkard....but I know the whole STATE isn't like that. Santa Fe isn't, and actually Gallup felt hella BETTER than that. So did Taos. I'll feel much better living/teaching Math in either Gallup, Santa Fe or Taos and only having to be in Albuquerque to shop.

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Judy in Mahwah, New Jersey

20 months ago

Johnny in Albuquerque, New Mexico said: I just came out here from the Florida market. DO NOT MOVE OUT HERE! The people are horrible and there is no work worth your time unless you are like me, holding an MBA with a 18yr uper managment and sales background. You can get a job at IHop or min wage anywere. That is ot out here. I will do anything to get out of this God for saking town. TRUE ADVICE NO B*ULLS*HIT!

The only 'horrible' people here are the ones who moved in from out of state. Sorry, been here my whole life and true New Mexican's are polite, down to earth, honest, caring people. Everything changed when the New Yorkers and Californian's flooded in back in the 80's. They brought the drugs, the attitude, the greed and the selfishness. As for work, maybe you should research the area you're moving to and actually land a job before making the move. That's what I'd do anyway.

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Judy in Mahwah, New Jersey

20 months ago

lisa in Rio Rancho, New Mexico said: you said it....wish i never moved to this place...

Hopefully, you've moved away by now then. Why would someone move to a place they've never spent time in and was sure they would like the place?

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Judy in Mahwah, New Jersey

20 months ago

CB@ward in Albuquerque, New Mexico said: I have been looking for work for the past 8ms. I have many years in warehouse operations and have now been told by one job op I'm the wrong race. 1700 aplications later I'm realy begining to beleave it. So much for being white and working in Albuquerque New Mexico.

Odd, I work for the largest supply chain company in the world, I'm white. Our warehouse is needing an employee without a criminal background who can pass a TSA background check and is willing to work. Finding warehouse jobs in Albuq is not difficult. I know of several at this writing, including my place of business. As a side note, my income exceeds $50,000 a year so I'm not talking minimum wage.

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3CK in Indianapolis, Indiana

20 months ago

Hello NM! We are trying to move to NM within the year. We have been there several times in the past few years and feel the same energy each time. This is a big move as we live out East currently and financials are extremely tight.

Career - I have professional experience in higher education with a focus in multimedia, web design, web development.

Residency - Prefer home rental or rent-to-buy option.

We would like to stay in the North Central region (Northern ABQ, Santa Fe, Taos, Los Alamos, Rio Rancho, Corrales).

Any feedback you have is greatly appreciated. Thank you and can't wait! Every day gets harder not being there.

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Eve in Texas

14 months ago

Johnny in Albuquerque, New Mexico said: I just came out here from the Florida market. DO NOT MOVE OUT HERE! The people are horrible and there is no work worth your time unless you are like me, holding an MBA with a 18yr uper managment and sales background. You can get a job at IHop or min wage anywere. That is ot out here. I will do anything to get out of this God for saking town. TRUE ADVICE NO B*ULLS*HIT!

Holding an MBA and can't spell. Hhhhmmm

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Paige in Espanola, New Mexico

14 months ago

Nancy TX in Rio Rancho, New Mexico said: Although it is beautiful here, in its own way, the truth is that unemployment is high - it might be in the single-digits but that's relative considering how small this place is. Yes, Lowe's is opening up a call center and hiring 250 people, but it's a phone bank that will pay minimum-wage. People are as nice here as they are anywhere else, but talking to friendly people in the library doesn't pay your bills. Winters are freezing. You can pound the pavement hauling your resume' around from dawn to dusk and you won't hear anything back from potential employers. Even if you know people, jobs are scarce and competition for them is absolutely cut-throat. I am going home to Texas ASAP.

Lowe's also checks credit for their call-center employees. That's technically illegal in New Mexico, for jobs that don't require direct cash-handling, but you know how lax law enforcement is in this state. It would be up to the people denied employment because of their credit to prove it and file the lawsuit.

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Paige in Espanola, New Mexico

14 months ago

Judy in Mahwah, New Jersey said: The only 'horrible' people here are the ones who moved in from out of state. Sorry, been here my whole life and true New Mexican's are polite, down to earth, honest, caring people. Everything changed when the New Yorkers and Californian's flooded in back in the 80's. They brought the drugs, the attitude, the greed and the selfishness. As for work, maybe you should research the area you're moving to and actually land a job before making the move. That's what I'd do anyway.

I'm sorry, how do you tell somebody to get a job here when they're not HERE already, since most employers ignore any applications they receive online or in the mail? You have to BE HERE in person to get a job.

And the New York expats are the smartest people in this state.

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Elizabeth in Albuquerque, New Mexico

13 months ago

I find that there are many jobs here for unskilled/uneducated workers, but the only jobs (and salaries) for educated workers are for engineers and nurses. Does anyone know of any positions available for people with non-engineering/nursing roles for people with Bachelor's Degrees?

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gloaming in Albuquerque, New Mexico

13 months ago

I'm a master's level accountant here in Albuquerque and can't find a job to save my life. With five years experience in accounting (including management and business-ownership experience), you'd think it would be a piece of cake. Unfortunately, I've been out of work for three months now, and after a desperate three months of constant searching, have decided to move out of state to find a job.

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bad badger in Albuquerque, New Mexico

10 months ago

reynaldo in Kansas City, Missouri said: I was hopping to work at a Hotel or Casino I do have a lot of experience it those job realated fields what would be your advice for New Mexico looking for work?????

If you apply for a job at Eclipse make sure to have a cover letter and if you're called for a interview
and your a male wear a suit, they are very picky about interview appearance.

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bad badger in Albuquerque, New Mexico

10 months ago

CB@ward in Albuquerque, New Mexico said: I have been looking for work for the past 8ms. I have many years in warehouse operations and have now been told by one job op I'm the wrong race. 1700 aplications later I'm realy begining to beleave it. So much for being white and working in Albuquerque New Mexico.

I completely agree with you, finding work here in the land of entrapment is difficult.
Seems the way it works here is if Jose needs a job his cousin JoseB can get him one.
And the pay here is horrific, I try to remind people this is New mexico, not OLD mexico.
I doubt seriously if you'll find many places where the born and raised population is so ignorant
and mistake street smarts for intelligence.

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bad badger in Albuquerque, New Mexico

10 months ago

3CK in Indianapolis, Indiana said: Hello NM! We are trying to move to NM within the year. We have been there several times in the past few years and feel the same energy each time. This is a big move as we live out East currently and financials are extremely tight.

Career - I have professional experience in higher education with a focus in multimedia, web design , web development .

Residency - Prefer home rental or rent-to-buy option.

We would like to stay in the North Central region (Northern ABQ, Santa Fe, Taos, Los Alamos, Rio Rancho, Corrales).

Any feedback you have is greatly appreciated. Thank you and can't wait! Every day gets harder not being there.

I wouldn't suggest Rio Rancho, nor the Westside or Los Alamos. Rio Rancho and the Westside are very over crowded, Los Alamos is a dead zone and most people living there do because many work at the Lab there.
The only part of ABQ to live in is the NE Heights, lower crime rate and a better class of people than other areas of the city. Taos is nice if you have the money.
I worked in a industry that supplied Intel with products, Intel has reduced their output here in NM for some time, I have a friend that just retired from there. The company has been offering early retirement to lower the work force for ages, the rumor in the industry is that Intel will pull out in the near future, most new people in NM may not realize but Intel built Rio Rancho.

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bad badger in Albuquerque, New Mexico

10 months ago

NewGal05 in Albuquerque, New Mexico said: Page,
your missing the point. I used to have a commercial license years ago but just didnt renew it. And when I was on the job, I did not even think of drinking on the job or before hand. My DUI was in my own personal vehicle and yes it was a mistake and lesson learned. I just wanted to warn others upon moving here to NM if they have a DUI previous to moving here. Even if your DUI is from 10 or 20 years ago, you still get punished again, which is sort of a Double Jeopardy ruling if you ask me. The MVD and the state are just doing their part pinching pockets! I would have fought it, but then the lawyers want a retainer of $3,000 to fight the case. Its a viscious circle!

What kills me living here is the number of repeat offenders of dui or dwi's, watching the news here you'll see offender after offender with multiple dui's.
Google the percentage of high school grads here in this state, it's very low and the kids that do graduate doesn't ensure they are A students.
One problem here is that many young girls think it's ok to have a child when they are young so it has begun a cycle, you have idiots raising future idiots and it continues on and on.

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Torrential Rain in Gulfport, Mississippi

5 months ago

I am in an application and post interview state at the moment for the ABQ area. Yeah the area is hard to find quality work, but if you have a mediocre to very respectable resume with experience in an area of need, then you should be able to find a job. Obviously the government sector, professional services that support the government sector, or even working for the government for that matter are youre best bets to finding quality work in the area. I would really love to move to NM, as its so beautiful and there is so much to do. I miss the wide open spaces and being able to get lost from society. I want to take on my frontiersman spirit! I have heard all of the rants and raves about how latinos are racist against whites, Indians feel like you owe them something, albuquerque is nothing but a scene off of gangland but its going to be what you make it. If you meet latinos in the middle on speaking Spanish, then you will get more respect. It is new mexico after all, and Spanish is the official language of the state and in the constitution so just try to learn it; I plan to make a solid effort on that front. Also, just showing people respect will go a long way. Just because people talk or look different than you, doesn't mean that you cant be courteous and friendly. Sure there are bad people there, but tell me a large city that doesn't have bad people? While you're sitting in your house angry at the world with your misconceptions, i'll be out there on my dirtbike with some latino and indian friends that I picked up along the way; that are alleged to hate me because I'm white! I refuse to believe that the world is that shallow, and that if you make an effort that you cant win hearts and minds!

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Victor NJ in Passaic, New Jersey

3 months ago

Are you still in.ABQ?
I visited loved it.

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Victor NJ in Passaic, New Jersey

3 months ago

Judy in Mahwah, New Jersey said: Odd, I work for the largest supply chain company in the world, I'm white. Our warehouse is needing an employee without a criminal background who can pass a TSA background check and is willing to work. Finding warehouse jobs in Albuq is not difficult. I know of several at this writing, including my place of business . As a side note, my income exceeds $50,000 a year so I'm not talking minimum wage.

Are you still in ABQ?

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