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Old 03-03-2019, 08:19 PM
 
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Hi everyone, I lived in Vegas for 10 years and left in 2010 for a job in NY. It's a union job and I make around 50k. But I have been considering quiting and moving back because I have all my family there and miss them a lot. Only problem is I am not sure how the job market is, I am currently a hotel cleaner and I want to get into a new job field. I am just worried about quitting a secure job and making a big mistake and moving back and making minimum wage and struggling (I have been a cleaner since I graduated high school and have never done anything else) Can any of you guys give me some advice and guidance? I'm am 30 and if I move back I will have to live by myself because my family has no room for me to stay with them. I also have 30k saved.
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Old 03-04-2019, 04:28 AM
 
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Start applying for jobs now. Use your families address on your resume. Be ready to hop on a flight when the time comes for an in person interview.

Definitely would try to secure work before you make the move back.

Best wishes.
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Old 03-04-2019, 08:12 AM
 
Location: North Las Vegas, NV
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Hi everyone, I lived in Vegas for 10 years and left in 2010 for a job in NY. It's a union job and I make around 50k. But I have been considering quiting and moving back because I have all my family there and miss them a lot. Only problem is I am not sure how the job market is, I am currently a hotel cleaner and I want to get into a new job field. I am just worried about quitting a secure job and making a big mistake and moving back and making minimum wage and struggling (I have been a cleaner since I graduated high school and have never done anything else) Can any of you guys give me some advice and guidance? I'm am 30 and if I move back I will have to live by myself because my family has no room for me to stay with them. I also have 30k saved.
What sort of job field are you wanting to switch to? Longer term residents can correct me if I'm wrong, but you won't be making 50K here as a housekeeper.
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Old 03-04-2019, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Bicoastal - Tampa Bay & Vegas
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First things first.

First, determine how much you will make in Vegas as a cleaner. Why? Because getting a new job in a new city is 1000% easier and quicker if you stay in your field. You have experience and you MUST leverage that to get a new job.

Use glassdoor and similar sites to compare salaries between cities. Again, SAME JOB.

I assume you are in NYC and not upstate. NYC has a higher cost of living than LV.

Soo, now use one of many Salary & COL Comparison sites, where you plug in your current salary and city, then put your NEW salary in the NEW city. It will compare the COL and your new salary. That will determine if you can maintain your style of living.

For instance, 50K in NYC might be equal to 38K in LV.

DO NOT attempt a new city and a new field at the same time. Get a job as a cleaner FIRST, then move to LV and stay at that job for 1-year for stability purposes, and then AND ONLY THEN start looking for a new field, or attend school, etc.

Good luck.

-von
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Old 03-04-2019, 11:50 AM
 
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Economy tanks in LV run to NY
Economy thriving in LV leave NY
Economy tanks back to NY
No wonder this great City is transient
Lol
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Old 03-04-2019, 06:16 PM
 
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What sort of job field are you wanting to switch to? Longer term residents can correct me if I'm wrong, but you won't be making 50K here as a housekeeper.
Not sure what field just don't want to be a cleaner anymore. Ya I know cleaners probably make nothing in LV that's why I am open to a change. Are temp jobs a good option?
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Old 03-04-2019, 06:17 PM
 
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Start applying for jobs now. Use your families address on your resume. Be ready to hop on a flight when the time comes for an in person interview.

Definitely would try to secure work before you make the move back.

Best wishes.
Is it hard to get a job if I just move there without one lined up?
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Old 03-04-2019, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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Is it hard to get a job if I just move there without one lined up?
Yes
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Old Yesterday, 12:11 AM
 
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How long do you think in your opinion it would take to secure some kind of employment? Are temp agency's popular in LV?
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Old Yesterday, 12:30 PM
 
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Is it hard to get a job if I just move there without one lined up?



Just don't do it...get a job before you come out here. Las Vegas can be a very tough town if you have limited resources.
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