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Is Boston a good place to work for AmeriCorps?

No disrespect to anyone, but I'm not crazy about the East Coast. What I remember clearly from living back there was the hostility of the locals, the prissy mindset, and the lack of reciprocity towards outsiders. I lived in the New York Tri-State Area and in Philadelphia, though. I've filled out a second application for AmeriCorps, and I ruled out all the other major cities on the Eastern Seaboard. New York will bring back bad memories, and so will Philadelphia. I won't go anywhere near Baltimore because it has a high crime rate. That's the same reason I ruled out Washington and Miami. Cold weather doesn't bother me. I don't mind getting dirty or wet either, but what I DO mind is feeling like an outsider or having to watch my back. That's why I declared if I have to do either, that's a guaranteed deal breaker. Keep in mind this is AmeriCorps which means I won't be going to the most affluent part of town. The recruiter from Boston contacted me right away, and I sent her a cover letter and resume. I didn't expect to get this quick a response, so that's a good sign. This particular job is in Chelsea, Massachusetts. I'm a little familiar with the area because my mother lived in Brookline. I also have a cousin who lives in Cambridge. The five times I visited Boston, I liked it enough. It didn't seem as hostile as the other locales I mentioned. The fact that I know people there was what enticed me to nominate Boston as the one Atlantic city on my list. Maybe I just have a bad vision of it subconsciously because the few guys I met in the Coast Guard from there were complete asses. That's not a fair representation of that area I know, but I don't expect to relive that again. I'm not trying to bash Bean Town or anything, but I hope you understand this is a life-changing decision. My whole objective is to go somewhere I could potentially move and start over after I'm done with AmeriCorps. Knowing what I just divulged, would you consider Boston a good place to go? How is the job market there? What's the dating pool like? What kinds of cultural amenities are there besides professional sports? I'm intrigued

Asked By: Oggy Boggy - 6/23/2011
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Can't tell you much about bean town but I think the fact that you have family and are some what familiar might be good for you in your situation,being AS and all. if you really want a change of pace come visit me in Amish town, also in NY and NOTHING like the city.Starting over is always a challenge and the less... More
Answered By: Deborah - 6/25/2011
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yes i love the atmosphere in boston, there is a lot of great neighborhoods. i can tell u more about which neighborhoods specifically if u want. i just dont want to write a long paragraph if your not even interested. just give it feedback and i will comment with more..
Answered By: Lizard White - 6/24/2011
 
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