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Old 12-13-2010, 12:01 AM
 
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First some background:

I recently moved to a big city (my first ever) to do something new with my life and because I'm a VERY timid person. I resigned my decent job and moved with what i had saved up (quite a bit). Anyway I was picky at first and applied lots of places and had interviews, but eventually I could only find one decent part-time job and another part-time job in the food industry, but I work a lot and am tired (45-50hrs a week, no benefits). The other day I left my house at 10:30am and didn't get home until 2:15am (so when I have 2job days they are damn long and busy.

Well here it is almost a year now and I still do not know anyone, yes its pathetic i know. I lived in this state the majority of my life (military family), but most of my relatives live in another state (although my siblings all live in states far away). The only relatives I have in this state are my parents (in the small city I originally moved from).

Anyway I was thinking of moving to the biggest city in the state my family is originally from, since at least I have relatives there. But I don't know them that well, because once my grandmother died we didn't go back really. However in the last 3yrs I have been there about 1-3 times a year.

I'm just not sure if I should move or not. I guess this is more about my personal issues, than job/etc, which is why I most people relocate.
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:38 AM
 
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So, what are you looking for? What state are you in now?
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:47 PM
 
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I'm not sure what I'm looking for really, like my name applies, I'm just drifting along.
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Old 12-15-2010, 06:52 AM
 
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First some background:

I recently moved to a big city (my first ever) to do something new with my life and because I'm a VERY timid person. I resigned my decent job and moved with what i had saved up (quite a bit). Anyway I was picky at first and applied lots of places and had interviews, but eventually I could only find one decent part-time job and another part-time job in the food industry, but I work a lot and am tired (45-50hrs a week, no benefits). The other day I left my house at 10:30am and didn't get home until 2:15am (so when I have 2job days they are damn long and busy.

Well here it is almost a year now and I still do not know anyone, yes its pathetic i know. I lived in this state the majority of my life (military family), but most of my relatives live in another state (although my siblings all live in states far away). The only relatives I have in this state are my parents (in the small city I originally moved from).

Anyway I was thinking of moving to the biggest city in the state my family is originally from, since at least I have relatives there. But I don't know them that well, because once my grandmother died we didn't go back really. However in the last 3yrs I have been there about 1-3 times a year.

I'm just not sure if I should move or not. I guess this is more about my personal issues, than job/etc, which is why I most people relocate.

It sounds like you need to put on the big-boy pants and move someplace where you can find full-time work versus worrying about being close to your family. Having no idea of where you are, some bigger cities with low unemployment rates (and subsequently jobs to be had) are Washington DC (5.8%), Minneapolis-St Paul (6.5%), Boston (7.0%), Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (7.1%), Baltimore (7.4%), Richmond, VA (7.4%) and Pittsburgh (7.6%). Bear in mind the current national unemployment rate is 9.8%.

Good luck!
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