Originally Posted by jarude
HR but i am not sure i want to stick with the field. i've been looking into a few sales positions lately and might go back to school again. i havent been around waterloo much, but i've done some deliveries and other business in kitchener and i didn't really like what i saw, lol. i spent a summer in ottawa doing ceremonial guard and i loved the city, so if you're coming from there and enjoying waterloo then that's a good sign. i should look a little more into the k-dub area, but i assumed when RIM started tanking then things would be on a bit of a downward spiral around there. whats your business there?
i kinda like london, i used to really hate it growing up here and going to western then fanshawe but after working in hamilton and leamington i've come to appreciate it a hell of a lot more. its pretty boring and white and there is literally nothing to do unless you're one of those pajama-clad students (lol western). there's a brutal unemployment rate - i got laid off a few months back - and our mayor is one rcmp investigation away from being an actual criminal, but otherwise its not too bad. i like being 2 hours from everything, but im getting worried that i'll end up getting rooted here with my gf's small business. its a decent city and everything, but getting stuck here...
I work for one of the big three telcos, there's a ton of work in the area though. Even with RIM not what it once was (it's still a huge presence) there's lots of insurance and other tech that sprung up around RIM (Google, Opentext, lots of startups), plus there are two universities and at least one college (UW, WLU, Conestoga) which keep a pretty steady flow of people and money coming into the tri-city. More and more people are commuting to TO as well, but that would be a slog, I work out of sheppard and the DVP once or twice a month and even with the 407 the commute is not fun. Kitchener is okay, my office and gym are right on weber and king, it's just a lot more blue collar--reminds me of Hamilton in a lot of ways.
That was how I felt about London when we were there; not much to do, really student oriented, really cut off from everywhere else. Might have been because we were staying in a dumpy condo on huron & highbury but I was working out of our office at one london place and it still seemed like there was not much doing.Edited by Towers - 6/15/13 at 5:33pm