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Old 11-03-2016, 02:13 PM
 
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Our family all moved to New Braunfels TX from Temecula CA. We moved for many good reasons; most of all, family here in the SA area, for a more gentle lifestyle (which we enjoy here), tax advantages, and what we were under the impression of: a strong job market.
Also, we were able to sell two homes in Temecula, and pay off two homes in New Braunfels; one for us, and one for our married daughter and her husband and children. (Early inheritance and peace of mind for us).
My son in law was able to transfer with his company, a blessing. My daughter, on the othe hand, has excellent qualifications and job experience, and has been on an exhaustive job search. She has been on several interviews, and no job offer. Each time the interviewer mentions the fact that we are from California. Could it be that employers here in Texas are hesitant to hire recently transplanted Californians? We fully embrace Texas, but we're not feeling the love.
Any insight?
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Old 11-03-2016, 02:35 PM
 
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Our family all moved to New Braunfels TX from Temecula CA. We moved for many good reasons; most of all, family here in the SA area, for a more gentle lifestyle (which we enjoy here), tax advantages, and what we were under the impression of: a strong job market.
Also, we were able to sell two homes in Temecula, and pay off two homes in New Braunfels; one for us, and one for our married daughter and her husband and children. (Early inheritance and peace of mind for us).
My son in law was able to transfer with his company, a blessing. My daughter, on the othe hand, has excellent qualifications and job experience, and has been on an exhaustive job search. She has been on several interviews, and no job offer. Each time the interviewer mentions the fact that we are from California. Could it be that employers here in Texas are hesitant to hire recently transplanted Californians? We fully embrace Texas, but we're not feeling the love.
Any insight?
Your daughter may be looking in a profession that is over-saturated by other qualified transplants moving here if not already saturated by qualified native Texans.

Enjoy that gentle lifestyle and the tax advantages while you can, it is not going to last long with the growing numbers of transplants.
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Old 11-03-2016, 04:12 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Is she looking for jobs only in New Braunfels or also in the city of San Antonio?

What industry is she in?
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Old 11-03-2016, 05:17 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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First, welcome to New Braunfels!

Part of the issue MIGHT be that many employers have found that CA natives tend to be somewhat overly-expectant in pay, and somewhat tend to look down their noses at the "Texas hicks". However, that should be a small minority. I suspect it may be something else - perhaps in her eagerness to look like a "good catch", is she over-emphasizing how things were done at a previous employer? Suggest that she play up her eagerness to acclimate and adopt her new home state - and how she's looking forward to seeing another way of doing things.

Let us know what she's looking for - maybe we know someone looking! Best of luck!

PS - if hubby's a "gun nut", tell him to give me a holler......there's quite a few of us here in town!
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Old 11-03-2016, 05:51 PM
 
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Our family all moved to New Braunfels TX from Temecula CA. We moved for many good reasons; most of all, family here in the SA area, for a more gentle lifestyle (which we enjoy here), tax advantages, and what we were under the impression of: a strong job market.
Also, we were able to sell two homes in Temecula, and pay off two homes in New Braunfels; one for us, and one for our married daughter and her husband and children. (Early inheritance and peace of mind for us).
My son in law was able to transfer with his company, a blessing. My daughter, on the othe hand, has excellent qualifications and job experience, and has been on an exhaustive job search. She has been on several interviews, and no job offer. Each time the interviewer mentions the fact that we are from California. Could it be that employers here in Texas are hesitant to hire recently transplanted Californians? We fully embrace Texas, but we're not feeling the love.
Any insight?
With no mortgage, tell her to stay home with those grandchildren of yours. She can work later.
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Old 11-05-2016, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA to San Antonio, TX
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What industry does she work in? Depending on the industry, she may have to look into Austin or San Antonio for job postings. Welcome to New Braunfels. I moved from Orange County myself. Y'all will enjoy it here!
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Old 11-06-2016, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Stone Oak, San Antonio
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My advice is to start networking. There are plenty of networking events on Meetup. The one group network after work throws tremendous events. You pay $15 go have appetizers and drink at a great bar, get a color coded name badge for your industry and your job status and boom, meet new people. The Alamo chapter of the PMI group is also the same way. Very active group.
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Old 11-12-2016, 11:07 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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With no mortgage, tell her to stay home with those grandchildren of yours. She can work later.


Good idea! no better time than while they are HOME! (We homeschooled, so the kids were home til age 16, when they started FT college), it was not NEARLY long enough.

Consider partnering with DD and Mentoring / apprenticing the kids in skills that Grandparents and some parents have, but few kids these days will ever get!

I appreciate my Grandparents, cuz they raised me from 500 miles away (parents were much too busy with jobs, grandparents were only FT farmers! (Perfect)).

we learned: (And VERY popular / ez in TX)
Music
Dance
Heritage (NB can help with that!)
Woodworking (it's November, so don't miss this!!!~Texas Furniture Makers Show | Kerr Arts and Cultural Center)
canning / preserving / drying (Food)
sewing
4H (animals and crafts)
gardening
Flowers
Orcharding
repair (home / auto / farm)
welding
Cooking, GREAT cooking
BBQ / Smoking
Fishing
Hunting
Trapping
furniture restoration (I still have a chair in my LR that I restored with my grandmother when I was age 9)
Travel
cement work
building houses (and barns)
restoring old cars
Upholstery
fixing tires
changing oil
veterinary (patching broken legs on lambs + giving cows HUGE shots and pills!), jabbing bloated sheep or cows was quite a 'lesson'
landscaping (building rock waterfalls / fireplaces)

after the kids are gone...


What is DD skill set / focus?

We can offer LOTS of suggestions of great places to w-o-r-k
(there will be plenty of time for that!)

TX is great for small business, form a business with your Grandkids! (something that will provide income for them while they are in college!)

Also it is soon Dec. Take the Grandkids on the TX Hil Country Lighting trail (FREE / towns that are lit)

Be sure to visit EmilyAnn Tribute in Wimberley! (with your family!!!!)
http://www.emilyann.org/trailoflights.html

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Old 11-13-2016, 07:46 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I stumbled across a Facebook post of one of our Republican leaders here in Texas (I can't remember who it was, it could have been the governor or lieutenant gov.) a few days ago. I can't remember what the post was about but the comments section was filled with Texans complaining about Californian transplants. The vitriol in those comments about Californians moving here was very strong and hate filled. OP's family may be feeling the backlash against California transplants.
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Old 11-13-2016, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Yeah, the "hate" is real in most industries. Hate is probably a pretty strong word though. I've worked with a few transplants from Kalifornia and no, I won't do it again if I can help it. They're a bunch of spoiled whinny babies. They show up for work when they want to, most often don't know their job even though they are in management positions, and whine like a bad bearing on a new Cadillac. The last one I worked with was in field management and had zero clue about what he was doing although he supposedly had 20 years experience. As I told him, "If I have to hold your hand for you to do your job, you best be wearing a dress". Yeah, they're like that and it seems like their morals are about that of a guppy. That doesn't work for most Texans.
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