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Oerdin
01-12-2007, 05:54:43
Good, bad, in between, or wouldn't move there if you're life depended on it?

Koshko
01-12-2007, 07:06:00
Nice little farming community. My Aunt and Uncle and Cousins like living there.

Oh wait, you mean Manchester, England not Manchester, Michigan ...

*End Is Forever*
01-12-2007, 18:11:03
I thought Manchester was in New Hampshire.

TCO
01-12-2007, 18:15:12
Assuming you mean New Hampshire, not England, I've called on some customers there. It's kind of an old New England mill town, but there is a lot of new suburby type growth as well. It seems like the snow lasts longer there and you are closer to mountains (than Boston). Southwest flies in there, so there are cheap east coast flights.

Koshko
01-12-2007, 22:09:02
There's a Manchester in at least a half-dozen different states.

Greg W
02-12-2007, 00:40:10
There's a Manchester in Bolivia too, I thought he meant there. :cute:

According to Wiki:In the Commonwealth of Nations
Manchester, Jamaica
Manchester (see Alyth/Bonnybrook/Manchester, Calgary), a neighbourhood in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

In the United States
Manchester, California (a village near Point Arena, California)
Manchester, Connecticut
Manchester, Georgia
Manchester, Illinois
Manchester, Iowa
Manchester, Kansas
Manchester, Kentucky
Manchester, Maine
Manchester, Maryland
Manchester, Massachusetts
Manchester, Michigan
Manchester, Minnesota
Manchester, Missouri
Manchester, New Hampshire (the largest Manchester in the United States)
Manchester, New Jersey
Manchester, New York
Manchester, Ohio
Manchester, Oklahoma
Manchester, Pennsylvania
Manchester (Pittsburgh) a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Manchester, South Dakota
Manchester, Tennessee
Manchester, Texas (Houston area)
Manchester, Vermont
Manchester, Virginia (extinct independent city, now part of Richmond)
Manchester, Washington
Manchester, Green Lake County, Wisconsin
Manchester, Jackson County, Wisconsin
Manchester Township, Michigan
Manchester Township, New Jersey
Manchester Township, Pennsylvania
Manchester Center, Vermont

In Bolivia
Manchester, Bolivia

Cruddy
05-12-2007, 14:26:13
Manchester, UK - good people, shit weather, fucking terrible employers.

As my bank account is currently managed from there, I request posters not to pull any blags on my patch.

Or yer kneecaps get bust.

MattHiggs
05-12-2007, 16:07:55
Manchester, UK - I think this little link just about sums it up (happened yesterday - http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/1027050_gunmen_march_through_streets?rss=yes)

It's getting pretty damn shitty. I know of two people who have been stabbed in the last two weeks. One died: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/1024828_tributes_to_stab_man

TCO
05-12-2007, 23:44:03
hope the murderers are found and executed.

Nav
06-12-2007, 13:41:22
The later would only happen in Manchester, Texas.

Oerdin
06-12-2007, 13:44:21
Oh, well. Didn't get the job anyway so I guess Manchester doesn't matter.

MOBIUS
06-12-2007, 15:20:03
Which Manchester was it anyway?

Oerdin
06-12-2007, 15:23:21
UK. Applied more out of shits and giggles then anything else.

Lurker the Second
06-12-2007, 15:51:18
Did you lose your job or something?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
06-12-2007, 15:52:03
I thought shits and giggles is where he works?

Oerdin
06-12-2007, 16:23:15
Lost my job around 2 months ago. the company laid off all but 6 people and will likely be closing their doors as soon as they finish wrapping up their one remaining contract.

I'm kind of stuck in the unhappy middle ground. Not enough experience to get my professional registration (PG) and so can't be a manager but to experienced to be entry level. Seems hard to find a mid level position right now so when I saw a position in England I applied just to see what happened.

Provost Harrison
06-12-2007, 18:21:35
Originally posted by MattHiggs
Manchester, UK - I think this little link just about sums it up (happened yesterday - http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/1027050_gunmen_march_through_streets?rss=yes)

It's getting pretty damn shitty. I know of two people who have been stabbed in the last two weeks. One died: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/1024828_tributes_to_stab_man

Thanks Matt, I'm looking forward to my little visit to Manchester this weekend now ;)

MOBIUS
06-12-2007, 19:52:36
Says you coming from Eltham - you'll feel right at home...:D

MOBIUS
06-12-2007, 19:58:43
Originally posted by Oerdin
UK. Applied more out of shits and giggles then anything else.

Sorry to hear that. Was it an encouraging no? There's tons of multi-discipline environmental consultancies here. Maybe you could keep looking. Are you a straight geologist? A friend of mine works for a company based in Edinburgh prospecting for oil - they're always sending him out to places like Texas, Wyoming etc...

I keep meaning to get a job in one (not necessarily looking for oil!), but it would mean a big loss in income and benefits to do so at the entry level I'd need to start at.

I may consider doing so at the end of March when my current contract finishes...

TCO
07-12-2007, 03:35:21
Good luck Oerdin. I know a good MEP firm in Golden Triangle (used to work there) if that's helpful.

Provost Harrison
17-12-2007, 23:59:32
Originally posted by MOBIUS
Says you coming from Eltham - you'll feel right at home...:D

New Eltham I'll have you know...now New Cross - there's a warzone!