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Old 10-28-2010, 01:31 PM
 
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Okay, so I'm 27, and I live in Ireland and I think I need a change of scenery!

I've got this idea in my head, as I sat in the rain at a bus stop in Dublin, that I need to live somewhere different. Now I'm going entirely from what I've heard from other people, but is California really a great place to live?

I'll (hopefully) have no problem finding a job and all that as I have a great CV, and I'm very hard working, but essentially, all I want to do is move over there and see what happens?

Would anyone recommend California as a place to live, and if so, whereabouts, as I have no idea on the geography of the area, and where's good to live and all that?

Any help, much appreciated.,
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Why would you think you could get a job if you're not a permanent resident or citizen? You'll need to get in line behind several million others who want to come here for a better life.
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:18 PM
 
Location: LA
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all the leaves are brown and the sky is gray...
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:25 PM
 
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Why would you think you could get a job if you're not a permanent resident or citizen? You'll need to get in line behind several million others who want to come here for a better life.
Well Best Buy have told me they'd give me a job if I venture over, as I work as a store manager for a company they part own over here. Like I said, the job thing isn't that big an issue, it's more the quality of life I'm inquiring about.
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Here&There
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Then move here and see what happens. I would suggest San Diego.
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:47 PM
 
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I'll (hopefully) have no problem finding a job and all that as I have a great CV, and I'm very hard working
A few million unemployed Americans can say the same thing.

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Like I said, the job thing isn't that big an issue, it's more the quality of life I'm inquiring about.
The "job thing" IS a big issue. Without a good paying one (or very low expectations) your quality of life won't be that great.
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Old 10-28-2010, 04:12 PM
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What you're proposing is a vacation. Bring lots of money if you want your vacation to last a while, because you're not going to get a job here (really, anywhere in the U.S. but especially in California). You're not mexican so you wouldn't even be able to get an illegal job.
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Old 10-28-2010, 04:31 PM
 
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A few million unemployed Americans can say the same thing.



The "job thing" IS a big issue. Without a good paying one (or very low expectations) your quality of life won't be that great.
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What you're proposing is a vacation. Bring lots of money if you want your vacation to last a while, because you're not going to get a job here (really, anywhere in the U.S. but especially in California). You're not mexican so you wouldn't even be able to get an illegal job.
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Well Best Buy have told me they'd give me a job if I venture over, as I work as a store manager for a company they part own over here. Like I said, the job thing isn't that big an issue, it's more the quality of life I'm inquiring about.

Like I said, I have a job sorted if I want it....

The question is entirely based on, is California a good place to live?
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:16 PM
 
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Like I said, I have a job sorted if I want it....

The question is entirely based on, is California a good place to live?
What's the job pay and what kind of life do you expect?
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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What everyone is trying to say is that it is very expensive here. But yes, it is nice here.
You can always share a flat, it can be more reasonable to just rent a room. Taxes are big here, my friends that jumped the pond years ago to escape the taxes in Ireland say we surpassed that years ago. Probably the only thing cheaper here is gasoline, $3 a gallon.
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