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Old 06-23-2009, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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who doesn't know that the national economy is in trouble and that california is in a whole heap of it economically?
i was just saying, in this regard, that not everyone bases their decisions on work, money and the economy.
and who knows, he could be retired, financially fit and wanting to live his dream.
The OP who wants to move from Massi to Cali requested "tips and advice", but on what? The OP's posting is way too vague. Does the OP have a specific place in California to move to or any other specific questions?
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Old 06-23-2009, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Ya know, I have to say, I find it quite disheartening what SOME people have to say. The first guy, with the first "tip" to not call it Cali and that being something outsiders say, well let's see...I AM an outsider. So, looks like all's well with the world. I'm sorry if it bothers you that much, that you had to take time out of your day to correct me on it. But I know plenty of people who actually are here in Boston, from California and they refer to it as "Cali"...not sure why such a big deal was made out of this. But thanks?
Also, I'm well aware that it's going to be expensive and it's probably going to down right suck for a while til I get settled and what not, but I wasn't looking to be given a hard time or challenged as it was said up above. I was just looking for advice, considering it would be a big change and a big move. I plan on saving and I don't plan on not thinking this through. I am starting to do my research now and I know it's going to be a lengthy process, but you have to start somewhere right? I just wanted some input and to start networking.
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Old 06-23-2009, 04:53 PM
 
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Well lets start positively then...where do you want to move and what do you want to do when you get there?
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Old 06-23-2009, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Ya know, I have to say, I find it quite disheartening what SOME people have to say. The first guy, with the first "tip" to not call it Cali and that being something outsiders say, well let's see...I AM an outsider. So, looks like all's well with the world. I'm sorry if it bothers you that much, that you had to take time out of your day to correct me on it. But I know plenty of people who actually are here in Boston, from California and they refer to it as "Cali"...not sure why such a big deal was made out of this. But thanks?
Also, I'm well aware that it's going to be expensive and it's probably going to down right suck for a while til I get settled and what not, but I wasn't looking to be given a hard time or challenged as it was said up above. I was just looking for advice, considering it would be a big change and a big move. I plan on saving and I don't plan on not thinking this through. I am starting to do my research now and I know it's going to be a lengthy process, but you have to start somewhere right? I just wanted some input and to start networking.
Good idea, think this through and remember CA has 11.5% unemployment, so it would be a good idea to have a job lined up before you get here. CA also has one of the highest state income taxes and sales taxes in the country and that is not even enough as the state is almost bankrupt.

Living in coastal cities will be expensive, however living inland will be a little cheaper, but you will still be within an hour or two of the beaches. Gives us an idea where in CA you want to live. Good luck to you.
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Old 06-23-2009, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Mojave Desert, Southern California
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Why does everyone insist on generalizing things with the state unemployment percentage? I realize its the ez-mode way of telling someone something, but its not exactly helpful

You make it sound like it will be impossible to find a job in the entire state of california when in fact that is not true at all. As with any areas of the country, it all depends on the town you live in, not just the state.

Im in a town right now that is hiring like crazy engineers and scientists. Unemployment is around 4% and cost of living is below the national average. California has jobs you just need to do your research.
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Old 06-23-2009, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Thank you...refreshing.
I actually work for TJX right now in the east coast corporate office. We have an office in LA and I have just started looking into job openings they might have because afterall a transfer would be the best/easiest option. So as of now there isn't a job for me but I am keeping in touch with them. In the mean time, I'm going to continue to work out here and save as much as I can. If I can get a transfer through TJX I will go whenever I can. If not, I plan on saving for about 6 months then heading on out anyway. I have a friend in LA, a friend in San Diego and one further north that are all originally from MA so I am using them as resources as well. I would most likely look in the LA or San Diego area initially and go from there. I've visited CA once before but it was a while ago so I also plan on taking a trip out there again in the fall. We will see Thanks for the positive input thus far!
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:41 PM
 
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Sounds like a good plan so far. Just a question...why California? Any particulair reason or you just want to be as far from Ma as possible.
I made a move from the west coast to the east coast as well about 5 yrs ago and I transferred out with my company...I left like 3 weeks later because I hated it but it got me out here.
Are you moving for career opportunities? or just a change?
Have you considered other parts of the country? not sure how old you are or what stage of your life your in but I have to say Chicago is an AMAZING city. So is Phoenix and Las Vegas. But again if your married with kids or retired maybe Cali (can I say that since I'm not from there) is where you should go.
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:04 PM
 
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one last thing...Craigslist is the best to find roomates or places to live. No need to sign up for those other apt finders that you need to pay for. Craigslist is where its at.
Good luck!
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Baywood Park
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Your friend north of L.A., where are they? Don't get discouraged, a lot of that is overblown IMO. Ya know. I didn't hear you say you are planning to move here to buy a house overlooking the ocean. I can't afford one of those either. But I sure could rent one and I'm middle class. See what I'm saying. This doom and gloom talk is way too excessive. There is truth in it, but it gets taken to a point to where it's so negative that I believe it no longer is based in reality.
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Old 06-24-2009, 04:36 PM
 
Location: here
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Why does everyone insist on generalizing things with the state unemployment percentage? I realize its the ez-mode way of telling someone something, but its not exactly helpful

You make it sound like it will be impossible to find a job in the entire state of california when in fact that is not true at all. As with any areas of the country, it all depends on the town you live in, not just the state.

Im in a town right now that is hiring like crazy engineers and scientists. Unemployment is around 4% and cost of living is below the national average. California has jobs you just need to do your research.
Ask a general question, get a general answer.
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