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Old 02-06-2015, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Hillsborough, NC
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Thank you. I agree I don't know how you could move without a job first.
I did it once, and it probably took a few years off my life...but the alternative was worse
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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I have cousins who live near Somerville in central Jersey. The cost of living, weather, and taxes should be three of the greatest advantages of living here over New Jersey. The only thing that Princeton has over Winston-Salem is the convenience of a drive to the rail station and the 45-50min ride to THE city in one direction, or the same amount of time driving to Bucks Co. in the opposite direction to antique. There is plenty to hold your interests in NW NC by way of recreation, pace of lifestyle, and cultural amenities.
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Old 02-07-2015, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Syracuse, NY
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I understand the importance of getting a job before you move. However, there are companies that do not keep their end of the bargain.
Over 20 years ago, I worked for Carrier in Syracuse, NY. I had 25 years in. My son and his family lived near Dallas, TX and Carrier had a plant in Tyler, TX, about 100 miles southeast of Dallas. I applied for a job in Tyler and had a phone interview with a person I had known for a long time. He hired me. Told me when to be there. I sold my condo, hired a moving truck, and headed south (right in the middle of March 1993 blizzard in northeast. When I got to Tyler, I called the Tyler plant, spoke with human resources who said job would start the following Monday and to make sure I got all my living in Tyler business done before I started as they did not want me to take time off to do stuff. So I did it all, insurances, driver's license, registration, etc. The Friday before I was to start my new job, I got a phone call. Your job is no longer available. Sorry.
Needless to say, I was shocked. I was told to call once a week in case "something changed." It did not. Came back a year later, went to Carrier in Syracuse, told I had nothing to offer them.
So, that is just one hopefully rare story of getting a job before moving. Never really saw that coming.
So, good luck to anyone who is seeking a job and then moving.
This time, I am retired and have a reasonable (tho not great) retirement income. Because of what Carrier did to me in Tyler, I was eventually "terminated" at the age of 53 which severely reduced my pension even with 25 years service.
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