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Old 01-28-2010, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Parker, CO
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The Avaya building in Westminster is HUGE. Like Suzco said any chance he could transfer with them or apply for any openings with them.
Well actually, I misspoke. My husband works with the Town of Gilbert in AZ and their phone system is Avaya. My husband is aware of the Avaya company in Westminster as he has attended training at another Avaya facility in Highlands Ranch. Unfortunately he has not seen any openings with Avaya, but we'll continue to be on the lookout. Thank you.
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Old 03-17-2010, 02:20 AM
 
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We are on our way to moving to Denver in the next two weeks and we already have a mailbox we got at The UPS Store. All we needed to do was fax 2 forms of ID. We now have a street address with a suite number. NOT a PO BOX number.
Don't listen to 80skeys. Sounds of a bit like Debbie Downer to me.
OF COURSE you know the pro's and con's of moving and such... but I think sometimes you need to take a leap of faith and be positive that it works out. You don't ever want to say to yourself "I wish we had moved to Colorado..."
Good luck!
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:59 AM
 
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This parallels my personal experience. I was unemployed for a year. I lost a job because I was ordered to move to the East Coast by my previous company. With a bad economy, they even went as far as to tell me that they would look unkindly on me if I kept my house here in Colorado. I moved here during a boom time - 1995. The management in the previous company went as far as to tell me that living in Colorado is a privilege, not a right. I took the layoff and the severance package thinking I could get another job quickly. Nope.

If I did it over, I would have sucked it up and moved to the East Coast but done things in a way to keep the house and minimally moved there with the idea to come back. The house would been my "vacation" property. But the company was very insistent the house be sold.

I once again employed but looking at the job market here, it is very awful even in high tech. The bottom literally fell out in the tech market. If I had to look for work, I would have to seriously consider leaving the state.

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I will be harshly criticized (no doubt) for this statement, but Colorado is going to become a state in which even many of its current residents may find it very difficult to be able to make a living. In that environment, it will hardly be welcoming to people moving here--people without local connections, local friends or families, or a job in hand. This place will get real brutal for those people--and, in some areas of the state, already is.
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Don't listen to 80skeys. Sounds of a bit like Debbie Downer to me.
I'm just being realistic.
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:15 AM
 
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We are on our way to moving to Denver in the next two weeks and we already have a mailbox we got at The UPS Store. All we needed to do was fax 2 forms of ID. We now have a street address with a suite number. NOT a PO BOX number.
Don't listen to 80skeys. Sounds of a bit like Debbie Downer to me.
OF COURSE you know the pro's and con's of moving and such... but I think sometimes you need to take a leap of faith and be positive that it works out. You don't ever want to say to yourself "I wish we had moved to Colorado..."
Good luck!
I think this is the best advice! At least, I tell myself this as we take this leap of faith.

Good luck!
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:30 AM
 
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I think this is the best advice! At least, I tell myself this as we take this leap of faith.

Good luck!
Yeah, well I have a different philosophy: If you are going to jump off of a pier, it's a good idea to see if there is any water underneath it.

OR

"A failure to plan is a plan to fail."
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Old 03-17-2010, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Where there is a will, there's a way. My fiance and I moved out here from Michigan in July of 2007. I had a job already, he did not. I should add I got a teaching job in Douglas County -- with a MI address and a pending CO teaching license. Hired over the phone. We left with our house unsold on the market. (the real estate mess started much earlier in MI then the rest of the country)

We took a risk because we knew eventually, after lots of hard work and struggling, it would work out. It took the house back in MI until Feb. of '08 to sell. Luckily we had saved enough to pay for rent and a mortgage. My fiance was out of work until November of '07, but we made it work.

If you want it bad enough, it can be done. You just need to plan ahead.
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Old 03-17-2010, 05:27 PM
 
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I'm all for taking risks and pursuing goals and such, but I think the main thing to plan for, besides employment and housing, is what to do when your exciting CO lifestyle becomes just another humdrum routine.
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:19 PM
 
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I'm all for taking risks and pursuing goals and such, but I think the main thing to plan for, besides employment and housing, is what to do when your exciting CO lifestyle becomes just another humdrum routine.
Not having a job and trying to survive can be pretty exciting actually. Not fun, but exciting.
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Wherabouts Unknown!
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azfam wrote:
I think this is the best advice! At least, I tell myself this as we take this leap of faith.

HighlandsGal wrote:
Where there is a will, there's a way.
treedonkey wrote:
I'm all for taking risks and pursuing goals
jazzlover wrote:
Yeah, well I have a different philosophy: If you are going to jump off of a pier, it's a good idea to see if there is any water underneath it.
For most of my 60 years on this planet I have been an advocte of the sentiment expressed by azfam, HighlandsGal. and treedonkey. That kind of thinking has propelled me into some really good experiences and adventures. BUT, and this is a significant BUT...economic conditions were never as severe as they are now. So make extra sure you are jumping into the water and not onto a pile of rocks.
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