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Old 04-13-2012, 01:40 AM
Location: Austin
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Originally Posted by LadyAuke View Post
Medical people in general do not tend to have extraordinary difficulty finding jobs.
Yes, someone cold calling you and offering to pay your way to Alaska is a pipe dream. If you do work in medicine (and I don't see where the OP ever mentioned her career) and you are good at what you do, I can guarantee that there are a lot of recruiters who would love for you to call them.
In the lab I work at, it's hard to get permanent technical staff and about half our staff are temps that are hired from out of state, called "travelers." They do a year, six month, etc rotation and then move on, and we have to find someone else.
That would be my dream job in Alaska, to work there on rotation. I'm hoping that once my series sells, I can write there part time in the winter.

The ex-H actually did get called by Big Oil to take a position in upper level management in Anchorage I was the poor sap who had to hustle to get a job once we moved there. Ex-H for a reason you can probably guess.
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:51 PM
Location: interior Alaska
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Originally Posted by cherishedtiger View Post
My husband and I are dreaming (vividly) of moving. Getting the heck out of California and living how we want. We are both in our 30's here because, well this is where our parents are or were. We both have realized, this city life isn't for us. We have both lived in other areas, some even more suburban or even rural.
We both like rural, where winter is winter and summer is enjoyed and Spring and Fall actually exist.
Of course, it comes down to where... we have our list of dream places, the consist of (in no particular order):
Pretty much anyplace other than California.
Don't get me wrong, I love it here and I'm not saying a relocation to AK has to be prohibitively difficult. But I would say unless you have a reason to move to AK as opposed to other options, you should look at other options. Moving to Alaska is much more logistically difficult and requires making big lifestyle adjustments. Cost of living is higher compared to the other states on your list. Employment options are limited (outside of a specific few in-demand fields) outside of the cities, and you say you want to live rural. Also, springs and falls here are beautiful but very, very short.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:08 AM
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Boise is nice. Texas has more than one climate as Amarillo is north of Chattanooga, TN, though, yes, you can get south, as the tip is over 100 miles south of Orlando.

Wherever you go, rent first. Be an apartment nomad if you can afford it (or tolerate the lifestyle of working jobs you don't want for less money than you want.)

Alaska is far away. Remember that.
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