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Old 07-16-2013, 08:49 AM
 
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American Cities Where Wages Are Soaring

This should be a wake up call to a lot of people ... where to look for work.


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Old 07-17-2013, 10:23 AM
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The person who moves to Midland or Odessa, Texas chasing a new job is going to find housing to be extremely scarce and relatively expensive. Wages have had to increase to account for the fact that it's become an expensive place to live.
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:25 AM
 
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same with san francisco - i'm not sure if it's currently THE most expensive city in the country but it's certainly up there.
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:38 AM
 
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The wages seem like a lot until you see the rent and average COL.
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:45 PM
 
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Wage increases mean nothing without factoring in the cost of living, as well as the cost of living increases. When all your raise is eaten by inflation and higher taxes, it really doesn't amount to anything.

The real place to look for work is wherever the jobs are - cliche and meaningless in today's Great Recession job market - since chances of employment matter more than chances of getting a raise if you're out of work, IMHO.
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:55 PM
 
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American Cities Where Wages Are Soaring

This should be a wake up call to a lot of people ... where to look for work.


American Cities Where Wages Are Soaring - Yahoo! Finance
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several issues with that list

1.) in SF / Oakland if you look at what supposedly the average weekly wage is you're talking about the average yearly income being 90k. is that possible? certainly but for how many and in what industries? plus how far does 90k get you in SF? Oakland it'll get ya lots of places haha

2.) most of the places on the list are NOT places anyone would wanna chose outside of being on the brink of absolutely having to move to find work. Odessa, TX? come on now. Midland maybe but both are still out in the middle of nowhere. In fact most of the top 10 are out in the middle of BFE.

3.) Elkhart - Goshen is a horrible addition to the list because the list assumes that Elk / Go made it through their rough spot 2 years ago and now only has smooth sailing ahead of it. economic depression happened their once and it'll happen again.
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Old 07-17-2013, 03:11 PM
 
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Most of you people say all that because you don't need a job or want work.
But someone will take those jobs and like them.
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:32 PM
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Most of you people say all that because you don't need a job or want work.
But someone will take those jobs and like them.
Here are some articles that discuss what life is like in America's "new boomtowns." You can look through these and decide for yourself whether the wages from these jobs offset the drawbacks of living in these places.

FRACKED UP!: Hollywood,Interrupted Visits America

No Kids, No Booze, No Pets: Inside North Dakota

North Dakota Town Wants To Ban “Man Camps” | StateImpact Pennsylvania

Life in a man camp: Elbow to elbow along the Eagle Ford shale play | kens5.com San Antonio
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:51 PM
 
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Here are some articles that discuss what life is like in America's "new boomtowns." You can look through these and decide for yourself whether the wages from these jobs offset the drawbacks of living in these places.

FRACKED UP!: Hollywood,Interrupted Visits America

No Kids, No Booze, No Pets: Inside North Dakota

North Dakota Town Wants To Ban “Man Camps” | StateImpact Pennsylvania

Life in a man camp: Elbow to elbow along the Eagle Ford shale play | kens5.com San Antonio
Nice reality check rep'd
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:11 PM
 
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The person who moves to Midland or Odessa, Texas chasing a new job is going to find housing to be extremely scarce and relatively expensive. Wages have had to increase to account for the fact that it's become an expensive place to live.
I just spoke with someone who took a 30k raise to move to Odessa and regrets the decision, and is trying to get out of the decision, and Odessa. Apparently they have to pay people more to work there.
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