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Old 03-19-2012, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Keystone State
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East Coast--Volusia County/Daytona Beach Area...

It is nerve-racking to just pick up and go...maybe you can pick a location, drive out there for a week or two, scope it out and apply for jobs, see if anything pans out...I know this may cost a pretty penny and money you can't really spare...maybe check out the local job/company websites in your prime location and start submitting applications, resumes, etc. maybe you'll get lucky...if I remember correctly you are currently living with your mom, so I'm assuming she is a good support system if you need to come back...

Check out Volunteer, work, intern, organize, hire and connect. Change the world - idealist.org or AmeriCorps for non-profit jobs (doesn't pay as well, but the experience is worth it)

I'm going to be leaving Florida in May or June when my lease ends (I keep pushing the date further out, wanted out this month ) I'm nervous, but the thought of living through another summer here and the sub-standard pay makes me more nervous!


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What part of FL do you live in?

Trust me, I want to run! I just can't decide where. I left Dallas back in January to give Las Vegas another round and the economy is still horrible out there. So, I returned here to work and save.

I ended up ending my contract assignment in corporate hell here due to harassment, but the unemployment claims doesn't care about your well-being, just that I quit. (Like I said, it's been a nightmare since I crossed state lines.)

I am nervous to run again and not find a job, but I'm not sure how much more positivity I can muster up after this debacle and continue to look for work here.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:27 PM
 
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Keep us posted as to your decisions?
There are laboratory/tech headquarters and all around Albuquerque, so I think there's some "corporate" places there, less so in Tucson, I think. Some people have found NM an odd place to be an outside Anglo female, and other people love the whole state. If I were moving to NM to work, I would certainly consider Albuquerque and no other place (due to work).
If I had to go somewhere, I'd go to Denver, but then, cold dry weather suits me perfectly. I'd also go somewhere where I felt I could afford a reasonably safe place to live and, as OP said, there'd be some reasonable amount of culture and educated people.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Quick bio: born in Chicago, lived in Evergreen, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Denver CO, Las Vegas, SW FL, Milan, Italy and Dallas, TX. I'm 32, female, single, no pets, no kids, no boyfriend, some bills, living with my mom.

I was laid off last week, further adding to my Dallas nightmare. I want to make a run for it on $3,100 and plenty of credit. I'm not sure exactly where to go. I want to live in a sunny, snowless climate, fun nightlife, health conscious and educated people.

1.) Denver - I have friends back there and a few possible job leads. However, I HATE snow and cold weather. I left Denver for many reasons and aren't fond of thought of returning. But after 8 months of hell in Dallas, most places look fantastic when compared to this place.

2.) Phoenix - unsure about the job market and if it would have enough going on as far as nightlife or educated people. Love the weather.

3.) San Diego - have a friend who submitted my resume for a job paying around $40k in La Jolla. Unsure of the job market down there and if my finances or that job would even be feasible?!

Suggestions, comments or thoughts appreciated.
Austin. You're close so it would be a low cost move. Young, quirky, and educated for the most part. Some snow- every 2-5 years maybe?
6th st for nightlife......... Job market better than many places.

Take a weekend trip and see if you like it.
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:22 PM
 
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You are going to make a run for it on $3100?? Looks to me you've been running all your life, maybe instead of changing your location its time to change your perspective and try to make it in one place for once,i'm sure there are plenty of people living around Dallas who are very happy,what are they doing what you arent.
You could write a book entitled How i Became Homeless with $3100.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:10 PM
 
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Looking for jobs in Daytona? LMAOROTFL!!!! The whole "Space Coast" is depressed right now. Everyone is looking for work in that area, due to NASA downsizing, Boening losing contracrts. Forget that area. Miami, Fort Lauderdale is just as bad. I don't know what your skills or education are, but lots of well qualified folks have a tough time now getting jobs. It took me two years to get my last job, and I was employed while looking...

Now is not the time to just throw a dart on the wall, and jump into moving some place without a job.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Keystone State
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Looking for jobs in Daytona? LMAOROTFL!!!! The whole "Space Coast" is depressed right now. Everyone is looking for work in that area, due to NASA downsizing, Boening losing contracrts. Forget that area. Miami, Fort Lauderdale is just as bad. I don't know what your skills or education are, but lots of well qualified folks have a tough time now getting jobs. It took me two years to get my last job, and I was employed while looking...

Now is not the time to just throw a dart on the wall, and jump into moving some place without a job.
You misunderstood the OP is not looking for a job in Daytona Beach (I was answering a different question) and BTW Daytona Beach (Volusia County) is not part of "Space Coast" that's in Brevard County 72 miles south...

You are right about the job situation in Volusia County, it has one of the highest unemployment rates in the state...

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Old 03-21-2012, 10:04 AM
 
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You are going to make a run for it on $3100?? Looks to me you've been running all your life, maybe instead of changing your location its time to change your perspective and try to make it in one place for once,i'm sure there are plenty of people living around Dallas who are very happy,what are they doing what you arent.
You could write a book entitled How i Became Homeless with $3100.
Ha! Good idea. Although we are each on our own path of life and have our own unique set of challenges. Your judgement reflects what is going or not going on in your own life. You do not know me or certain experiences I've had from health, layoffs to relationships. But thank you for your opinion. I did ask.

Secondly,

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i'm sure there are plenty of people living around Dallas who are very happy,what are they doing what you arent.
I'm sure there are happy people here. That is their decision. What is your point? This statement makes no sense.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:07 AM
 
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You are going to make a run for it on $3100?? Looks to me you've been running all your life, maybe instead of changing your location its time to change your perspective and try to make it in one place for once,i'm sure there are plenty of people living around Dallas who are very happy,what are they doing what you arent.
You could write a book entitled How i Became Homeless with $3100.
Instead of the sarcastic criticism, how much money do you suggest relocating to a new city with?



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Looking for jobs in Daytona? LMAOROTFL!!!! The whole "Space Coast" is depressed right now. Everyone is looking for work in that area, due to NASA downsizing, Boening losing contracrts. Forget that area. Miami, Fort Lauderdale is just as bad. I don't know what your skills or education are, but lots of well qualified folks have a tough time now getting jobs. It took me two years to get my last job, and I was employed while looking...
No sir, I am not seeking employment in the state of Florida WHATSOEVER! I am considering Arizona.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:08 AM
 
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Austin. You're close so it would be a low cost move. Young, quirky, and educated for the most part. Some snow- every 2-5 years maybe?
6th st for nightlife......... Job market better than many places.
Thank you for your thoughts. I've been to Austin a few times, but I'd really like out of the state of Texas altogether.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Keystone State
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Instead of the sarcastic criticism, how much money do you suggest relocating to a new city with?
It's really too bad that people are so quick to judge and criticize...but as you said it does speak more of what may be going on in their own lives...

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No sir, I am not seeking employment in the state of Florida WHATSOEVER! I am considering Arizona.
Jasper12 responded to my post without reading it through...with guns a blazin'
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