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Old 08-27-2014, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I loved Texas!!!!! I lived in San Antonio back in the 90s because my dad was an Army doctor based in SA. I love Texans they make so much pride in their state, their country and the military. Texan women are gorgeous.. I always had good experiences with Texans people in general but I was always taught to be polite and respectful of everything coming from a military background. I would love to move back to Texas again. States/places I am looking to move to after graduate school are Nashville, TN, Austin, TX, Denver, CO, Phoenix, AZ and Las Vegas, NV hopefully I can get a high paying job in that city. Have a blessed day.
Good luck and I hope you move back to Texas! As you know, Texans are a very welcoming bunch of folks generally speaking, and this is truly a "land of opportunity."

For instance, my son in law is about to go to work with a major oil and gas company. He has no prior oil and gas experience but he does have his CDL, HazMat and some other skilled industrial certifications (three years of college but no completed degree). If he sticks with this company and enjoys the work, he should be able to be making over $100,000 a year within a couple of years and if he follows this career path into consulting (as many people do) he could be making over $300,000 a year (or the equivalent, adjusted for inflation) within 8-10 years. Couple that with a low cost of living, no state income tax, and a very friendly populace and it's a pretty great place to live!
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:59 AM
 
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Texas appears to continue to boom for the job market, for all of you Northeasterners looking for greener pastures.
Or North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Utah, Minnesota, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Oklahoma. Hard to believe for some I'm sure, but the good fortunes of this country don't revolve around Texas. Of course it's pertinent fact that not all areas of the country are suitable for immediate employment and much of it is determined by skill set and experience. Of course one can drop into a low paying-no benefits job in Texas right away, but is that an improvement for most? Probably not.

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Old 08-27-2014, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Its anecdotal, but good friends of ours just moved here from LA with no jobs lined up. They both got higher paying jobs with full benefits within two weeks.
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Or North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Utah, Minnesota, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Oklahoma. Hard to believe for some I'm sure, but the good fortunes of this country don't revolve around Texas. Of course it's pertinent fact that not all areas of the country are suitable for immediate employment and much of it is determined by skill set and experience. Of course one can drop into a low paying-no benefits job in Texas right away, but is that an improvement for most? Probably not.

Unemployment Rates for Metropolitan Areas
Sure, a hard working person with a good skill set can be successful in any number of regions and states and cities across our nation - and I think that's great. The economic success of Texas, and Texas residents and businesses, doesn't do anything to "take away from" the success of other areas, and the success of other areas doesn't do anything to "take away from" the success of Texas and Texans.

It's quite possible to really admire and appreciate Texas without denigrating other areas, just as it's possible to be successful elsewhere without putting down Texas. SUCCESS FOR EVERYONE! PASS THE SUCCESS! YAY, US! U.S.A, U.S.A.!

That being said, Texas DOES offer a lot of opportunity for people seeking economic success and comfort, and those interested in building a strong career. Texas jobs aren't limited to "low paying, no benefits" jobs - not by a long shot.

My son in law is about to start his career in oil and gas - and should make well over $70,000 the first year and upward each year from there - and he doesn't even have a bachelor's degree. Within 8-10 years it is a reasonable plan for him to move into consulting, where he could make $800-$1500 a day. A DAY. Not shabby for someone under age 40, I'd say.

And he won't pay state income tax on that money either.

Could he succeed elsewhere? Of course he could - he's a smart guy and a hard worker. But Texas is a great place for him to build a life and a career. I'm glad he chose Texas.
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Its anecdotal, but good friends of ours just moved here from LA with no jobs lined up. They both got higher paying jobs with full benefits within two weeks.
Very believable.

My son in law got his CDL and HazMat certification and got offered two great jobs, both making over $60,000 a year, with full benefits for himself and his family, within two weeks of passing the test.
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:16 AM
 
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Sure, a hard working person with a good skill set can be successful in any number of regions and states and cities across our nation - and I think that's great. The economic success of Texas, and Texas residents and businesses, doesn't do anything to "take away from" the success of other areas, and the success of other areas doesn't do anything to "take away from" the success of Texas and Texans.
Given the trumpeting from so many from the Governor on down, it would seem like a noble attempt anyway.
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Yawn. Haters gonna hate.
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Did the OP say East Texas? No. TEXAS is brown, even if East Texas isn't brown. It's still not necessarily greener than places in the lush Northeast.
East Texas most certainly is as green as the lush Northeast.
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Old 08-27-2014, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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Yep, lure us down there and then complain about us when we get there.

No thanks.
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:38 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Did the OP say East Texas? No. TEXAS is brown, even if East Texas isn't brown. It's still not necessarily greener than places in the lush Northeast.
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East Texas most certainly is as green as the lush Northeast.
Exactly

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