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Old 09-14-2011, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Was it hard for you to do?

Aside from finding a job, which is challenging right now, we all know that - was it difficult to do?

I'm talking you you need a change of scenery/hate the weather where you are/whatever your reason.

How did you go about doing it? Just pack up and head out? Take off driving and just hope you can find a place to stay when you get there?
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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That's fine to do if you have no obligations. Also, a decent amount of savings to live on until you get situated and find a job. I'd do some research and narrow it down to a few places. Yes, I know sometimes you just need a change of scenery, weather and a fresh start.

Good luck!
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:08 AM
 
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I did that when I turned 19, had about $2000, was working and transferred with a grocery store chain to my new location so I already had a job, went to college.
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Yeah, I forgot to add that's just me, well and 2 cats. But no kids or spouse to worry about.

Without getting into any detail, things are not going as planned around here and I'm thinking I can not only resolve things in another state, but also save my sanity with a change of scenery, etc. Right now I am trying to estimate and save a nice cushion to live off of in case I don't find work.
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Old 09-14-2011, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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Yeah, I forgot to add that's just me, well and 2 cats. But no kids or spouse to worry about.

Without getting into any detail, things are not going as planned around here and I'm thinking I can not only resolve things in another state, but also save my sanity with a change of scenery, etc. Right now I am trying to estimate and save a nice cushion to live off of in case I don't find work.
What kind of work do you do? Different cities may lean more towards your profession and maybe a factor in choosing where to go.
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Old 09-14-2011, 10:43 AM
 
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I did it several times when I was much younger (18 - 25) , then joined the Marine Corps ......

It's hard to say if it's a good move for you without knowing your job prospects or the cost of living in the areas you are considering
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Old 09-14-2011, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I do general office work.

Also, I know job situations might make or break a decision, but if it makes sense - I am not leaning toward one area more than another. Warm weather, preferably, no heavy snowfall or frigid temps. However, I am not dead set on, say, CA and CA only, nor do I HAVE be near a major NYC type of city. Small town is just as good IMO. Know what I mean?
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Old 09-14-2011, 11:51 AM
 
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Well, when I moved I was a "temp" with a couple of nationwide agencies. Some of the places they sent me turned into FT work, some didn't - but I was always able to at least get something going as soon as I hit a new place. I was also a FT student at the time - or at least trying to finish my degree.
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Old 09-14-2011, 10:45 PM
 
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Yes.

And I'm about to, again. I'm not pleased here.
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Back in Boring Seattle
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No, but I wanted to. Many times. But various obligations related to work, school, friends, and family prevented me from doing so on a whim, instead my relocs required careful planning because of no car, and to spare the ordeal of a prolonged job search. I do as much as possible ahead of time related to research, employment contacts etc.
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