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Old 08-26-2017, 02:42 PM
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Finishing a degree first. I'm more or less "stuck" at my job, without risking a considerable pay cut to leave (whether for a new job, or out of the area entirely), but I start senior coursework in a month, so hopefully some new doors open up next Spring/early Summer when I'm supposed to finish.

I'm debating what's next, but I'm considering using a new job, and/or grad school as an excuse to move. Based in Seattle now, thinking of going to California (Love the Bay Area, despite it's brutal COL. Still need to check out LA and SD), or possibly the east coast for awhile. I'm a lifelong PNW-er that just needs a change is all .
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Old 08-27-2017, 06:13 PM
Location: Big Bayou
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Originally Posted by logybogy View Post
Economists are noticing that the US Economy is not as dynamic as in the past because people are moving at half the rate they did in the 1980's. Why haven't you pulled the trigger to move to where the economy is better? Is it family considerations? Leaving friends behind? Financial? Scared of change/new environment/culture?

Why are so many Americans staying put in dying towns with bad job prospects?

The main thing keeping me from moving to a new situation is how good my situation is where I am. Very few places in the country offer what Tampa Bay does at the cost of living that Tampa Bay has. I had a great job offer in Seattle recently, but I can't deal with the gloomy weather. Southern California is nice, but a 1 bedroom apartment costs what my 3 bedroom house by the beach currently does. Basically, I would be open to a move, but finding a better place than here is not easy.
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Old 08-27-2017, 09:02 PM
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Money. Home. Deep roots.

I would not be happy living in flat land, even if I had more money.

In fact, I know it first hand. When I lived in Louisiana I did have more money, but I was not happy there. I'm scraping by back here in NY, but I am much happier here in the mountains than I was in the swamp.
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Old 08-28-2017, 07:05 PM
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I agree that my unstable work history is the sole/primary reason, especially since I'm having trouble even landing an interview locally. Sadly, I will probably have to resort to temping, which means I'll probably be temping for the rest of my life. I just don't see how temping is ever going to result in permanent employment ever again.

I did it in a different industry for 1 year. Temping has its place. It helped pay bills and I had a place to go to everyday. I did not look for work during that time.
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