Print Story ATTN: Vancouver Infidels
Husi Stock
By MostlyHarmless (Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 09:32:03 PM EST) vusimeet, theboz, janra, mh, Vancouver (all tags)
and anyone else who happens to be nearby and want to meet theboz, janra and me.

proposition inside... [editor's note, by MostlyHarmless] now starting at ~7pm

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Print Story Five Days left
By BelatuCadros (Thu Aug 30, 2007 at 05:18:11 AM EST) work, vancouver, moving (all tags)
I have have five days left at work. Not that I'm keeping track or anything.

Other stuff inside.

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Print Story Ask HuSi: Is Vancouver's Gastown Safe At Night?
By MichaelCrawford (Wed Aug 23, 2006 at 07:04:15 PM EST) Vancouver, British Columbia, Gastown, Downtown Eastside (all tags)
        I am considering an opportunity that would involve working on-site as a software engineer at a company in the Gastown district of Vancouver, British Columbia.  The work would pay well enough to solve a lot of problems I have.

It is close to the Burrard Inlet waterfront, the Waterfront Station and Portside Park.  My question for HuSi is: would I feel safe walking in that neighborhood at night?

It's on the edge of the Downtown Eastside, the poorest neighborhood in Canada.  While efforts are underway to revitalize it, it is widely regarded as a dangerous place to be.  I will be quite close to West Hastings Street.  The East end of that street is vividly described in the above-linked page as a really scary place.  Downtown Eastside was once where a serial killer plied his trade.

I normally work from home.  I last worked on-site in the South of Market District of San Francisco in late 2000.  I had to walk about a mile to catch the Bay Area Rapid Transit Train at the Powell Station.  When I had to do so at night, it scared the living bejeezus out of me.  I swore never to do it again.

Poll: Should I take the job?

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