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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Farewell to Nova Scotia

Posted on Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Well, this is it, I'm outta here. I've carried two degrees for four years and failed to get any meaningful employment in this depressing province. The best I could get here, remotely related to my field, was temporary work. For shit pay. I was so determined to stay in NS because I knew I'd be home sick if I left. But I can't seem to obtain a job that pays any more than 11-12/hour, despite my education and the little experience I gained from these temp jobs. The companies here expect us to have 5+ years experience and a uni degree, for their 25-35K positions! After applying and applying and applying to positions in these dead end parts and getting an interview at best, I applied for jobs related to my field out in Calgary. I got a kick ass job, that pays three times as much, with just my education alone. A job that I could never get for four years in Halifax was handed to me from Calgary in a week! On top of that, the company is giving me financial assistance for relocating! This job starts in a few weeks, I move up there next week and I can't fucking wait! My bitch is that I wasted so much time trying to get a career here! Here's some advice for you people, some of my family and friends included, running yourself ragged trying to get a decent job here: Fuck this place. Go west. If you can't afford it and aren't as lucky as I was to get the company to pay for you to move, take the bum job till you save enough to get out! This place is a hole, I'm sorry. It's pretty to look at, but that's about it. There are no jobs. Get out or you'll be in debt for years to come. —Hello, Alberta

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