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Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by Flagtown Taco, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Oct 21, 2011 at 2:48 PM
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    Flagtown Taco

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    Any WV members on the site? :confused:

    AZ native here and I'm looking at taking a job in Huntington, WV in May 2012 and checked it out on google maps. Area looks pretty nice as far as hills and open spaces go! Anybody here familiar with the area/from there/live there? Never lived outta state before so it's gonna be pretty nuts to just pick up and move :(

    Post if you've got any input folks!
     
  2. Nov 2, 2011 at 2:32 PM
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  3. Nov 3, 2011 at 3:17 AM
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    NO!!! I mean a job in Huntington is fine.. (where are you going to work at if you don't mind me asking?)
    But do NOT live in Huntington. VERY few places left that are worth a crap. You wouldn't think WV would be that bad about being ghetto but huntington is bad. At LEAST one shooting/stabbing a week. Having a major issue with people from MI moving down and dealing/moving drugs.

    Now outside of Huntington is nice. Barboursville is very nice and quiet... Milton is a bit more country but still good.. on the other side you have kenova and ceredo which are small but quiet and cheap.
     
  4. Nov 3, 2011 at 3:43 AM
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    ^^ What he said. Wv is a beautiful place to live. The people are friendly and it feels generally safe. Then there is Huntington... Just find a house 20 to 30 minutes outside of the city and you will be good to go. I may be going to Hunting area with my wife in 2013 so that she can get her masters degree at Marshall.
     
  5. Nov 3, 2011 at 3:52 AM
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    If you want a major f-ing headache go to Marshall.. otherwise WVU is where it's at!
    I wasn't the only one with issues with MU. Seems they can't keep their student loans/grants in order. I was suppose to have a full grant... it came time to finish classes up and I get a thing in the mail stating I wouldn't "graduate" if I didn't pay $2,400 for my summer classes.. wtf?! THEN I had to call 3 million people to find out wtf went wrong and where i'd have to pay. They "forgot" to file the paperwork to cover my summer classes. :mad:

    They screwed up my friend's student loans... she had to drop one class and just about got screwed on her entire program.

    Another friend's class sched got really screwed up..

    I'm just not impressed.

    I worked in EMS in Huntington and wow there are some INTERESTING creatures out there! lol
     
  6. Nov 7, 2011 at 11:54 AM
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    The job is a hybrid steel mill. Its going to be somewhere on the Ohio River with a major construction company that I just hired on with. Huntington isn't where the job is, its just the closest city i guess.

    I appreciate the info! I was on city-data.com and you'd never think of anything that you said just going off statistics. Glad I posted to TW! I looked at Barboursville too and it looked pretty nice. But I could definitely do small and quiet like Kenova/Ceredo. Hard thing is trying to find a good place to rent in the area.

    Just by looking at maps, it looks like there's some decent wheeling/hunting/fishing up there. True story or no?
     
  7. Nov 7, 2011 at 11:55 AM
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    Speaking of interesting creatures..something like 43% of their population is obese I hear?!
     
  8. Nov 7, 2011 at 11:56 AM
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    Definitely not opposed to commuting if it means no dealing with crime and low-lifes on a daily basis. Speaking of which, what are your gun laws like? :cool:
     
  9. Nov 7, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    Huntington is pretty horrible. Honestly I hate that town.
     
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    if you're looking for a nice small town with low crime (other than high schoolers smoking pot) then go for Teays Valley, quiet not much going on ever. I lived there.
     
  11. Nov 7, 2011 at 7:59 PM
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    Huntington was the fattest city in America a few years ago.. while I was working EMS... which is why I have back problems.. lol "Oh honey you're so little you can't lift me!" Ok.. then walk to the ambulance! "oh.. uh I can't do that now.." Ok then shut up and lay down... hah

    Hurricane/teays Valley would be a good drive to Ohio.. at least 35-40 min. I'd stick to kenova/ceredo/b-ville. Look on craigslist huntington for rentals. It's normally cheaper out that way than here in putnam county where i'm at (I'm paying $800 a freakin' month for an itty bitty damn house. If I could find cheaper that would let me have my pets and not be a town house/apt i'd be there!!! Or if I could only find a room mate who is never home.. hah)


    Gun laws are just like everywhere else. For your concealed you just take a class and pay for the class plus $75 for permit. Just have to keep that permit with you. As far as not concealing as long as it's visible.. although cops will take you out of the vehicle if they see it. Which is to be expected... But there are MANY out here with their concealed! I know.. I run backgrounds for them every damn week :( And that's just for putnam county...

    Wheeling and fishing.. yes.. just have to find those who do it to show you the roads. I only know Lincoln county since that's where my ex was from.
     
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    WV is an awesome place to live but the Huntington area is the worst part of the state.....Stay away from Huntington.....I would recommend living closer to Charelston....Miles of woods and trails for riding, 4wheeling, and hunting....Good Luck and Welcome to Almost Heaven!!!!
     
  14. Dec 30, 2011 at 9:14 PM
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    You make a move yet OP?
     
  15. Dec 31, 2011 at 1:36 AM
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    Yep - Good advice from everyone here! I'm from Morgantown, originally. Huntington (and Marshall) suuuuucks.
     
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    off topic, but does anyone know of a good reliable shop in the Morgantown area to get a lift installed??
     
  17. Jan 24, 2012 at 9:09 AM
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    I hate to say it, but everybody here is right. Huntington is the worst. I was there for 4 years. It was terrible. 29th street is aweful. Hal Greer is terrible.

    30 min drive and you can literally be out by yourself in the country somewhere.

    WV is awesome. But in huntington, everything is 45 mins away if you want wheelin and outdoor type stuff.
     
  18. Jan 27, 2012 at 12:22 PM
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    I know exactley the steel mill you are going to be working on....The engineering company that i used to do the work for, we did the site grading design/layout/stormwater design/etc...Huntington is a crap hole...move outside of town like everyone else said and you are good.
     
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