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Old 06-07-2011, 01:53 PM
 
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i'm considering packing my things and moving to oc by metrolink on the 1st. i own 'ocpro.com' a rare 1999 business brandable, do freelance work, and have done several interviews with recruiters in OC. However, I'm not overly familiar with OC. have no car, so public transit is essential. My gripe about sd is after 2 years of freelance, networking via linkedIn, and developing my resume I still don't have salary and real money coming to me or my experience, skill and qualifications. There's tons of illegals here too. Since I need $$$ to pay off debt, afford colege, and vehicle finance, I want to move somewhere where my skills are as valuable as posible. I noticed OC's unemployment rate is lower (according to Google Public Data records). I'm thinking at the end of my 30 days notice here in crappy Nort County SD I am going to pack everything I own(a big rubbermaid tub and my backpack) and make my exodus to OC, which area? Irvine? I will put $600 in a money order as a 'ren ticket' and have to sleep outside for a few nights, but I'm doing this so I can grow into who I am suppose to b, and for better opportunity. The uestion is would you leave SD for OC, like drop everything and go, especially owning the 1999 premium ocpro.com for your administration business? a few nighs under the stars or a job/salary/career o better freelance income doesn't bother me, I feel like I'm wasting my time & life being in SD. pardon the typos im on a crappy android phone ...would you do it?
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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i'm considering packing my things and moving to oc by metrolink on the 1st. i own 'ocpro.com' a rare 1999 business brandable, do freelance work, and have done several interviews with recruiters in OC. However, I'm not overly familiar with OC. have no car, so public transit is essential. My gripe about sd is after 2 years of freelance, networking via linkedIn, and developing my resume I still don't have salary and real money coming to me or my experience, skill and qualifications. [Irrelevant: What counts is demand for your services.] There's tons of illegals here too. Since I need $$$ to pay off debt, afford colege, and vehicle finance, I want to move somewhere where my skills are as valuable as posible. I noticed OC's unemployment rate is lower (according to Google Public Data records). I'm thinking at the end of my 30 days notice here in crappy Nort County SD I am going to pack everything I own(a big rubbermaid tub and my backpack) and make my exodus to OC, which area? Irvine? I will put $600 in a money order as a 'ren ticket' and have to sleep outside for a few nights, but I'm doing this so I can grow into who I am suppose to b, and for better opportunity. The uestion is would you leave SD for OC, like drop everything and go, especially owning the 1999 premium ocpro.com for your administration business? a few nighs under the stars or a job/salary/career o better freelance income doesn't bother me, I feel like I'm wasting my time & life being in SD. pardon the typos im on a crappy android phone ...would you do it?
From my casual observations:

North SD County = South Orange County
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Monterey County, CA
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I would do it if it meant more opportunities to grow professionally, definately.

I think SD has a larger pool of unemployed, especially young college grads. My sister-in-law just finished her degree from UCSD in business and can't find a job there either. And that's with many contacts, being from the area and having graduated from a top UC school. It's tough out there right now, especially when you are trying to get things started up. I also interviewed a young guy with his engineering degree from SD and he was having a hard time finding work. That was after being layed off from BAE.

Sometimes you simply have to follow the work and hold off on the dream locations for a season. If that means going somewhere else like OC, LA or even possibly out of state, then so be it.

Derek
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Old 06-09-2011, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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I would do it if it meant more opportunities to grow professionally, definately.

I think SD has a larger pool of unemployed, especially young college grads. My sister-in-law just finished her degree from UCSD in business and can't find a job there either. And that's with many contacts, being from the area and having graduated from a top UC school. It's tough out there right now, especially when you are trying to get things started up. I also interviewed a young guy with his engineering degree from SD and he was having a hard time finding work. That was after being layed off from BAE.

Sometimes you simply have to follow the work and hold off on the dream locations for a season. If that means going somewhere else like OC, LA or even possibly out of state, then so be it.

Derek
This might have something to do with what a neighbor (moved from San Diego area) calls the "sunshine discount" - wages in the area don't really reflect the high cost of living there because you have a fairly substantial pool of workers who are competing for jobs and willing to take less because of the pleasant environment. I'd concur that it may be wise to find work elsewhere if necessary.
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