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Old 04-06-2019, 06:47 PM
Location: Nashville, TN
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Right now, I commute 45 minutes to Downtown Nashville and work a job I love for about $20 per hour. Not bad, but rent is so high around Nashville right now that it would take two weeks take home pay instead of one, which is what has me looking for something better.

I live at my brother's house for now, but want to get out on my own.

I was living in Phoenix for a few years, and paying almost 2 weeks take home pay for rent, when I took on a truck payment, thinking I could make the numbers work, but I was seriously wrong.

I work in broadcasting and know how to do everything related, so I'm looking around here in TN and in Texas where I lived briefly twice before. I liked living in Texas a lot, but TN is also good.

So I'm looking for the same pay (or more) but a much shorter commute and lower rent (and cost for a house eventually.)

I also am getting old and working at night and overnights is starting to be to hard on me, which is why I've been looking for a more administrative position with regular hours. I thought about working on a morning show, but getting up at 2AM would still cause me the same problems, I'm afraid.

A medium size town, or one close to a big city would be ideal.

Anyone ever do something similar so you could be independent and solvent? For the past 15 years or so, every time I went elsewhere to support myself, I always ended up bankrupt. This will be my third bankruptcy since 1996.
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Old 04-09-2019, 05:10 PM
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Teach ESL in a 2nd world country....

Broadcasting sucks. Admin jobs pay sh**

Rise up the ranks in Japan or Thailand learn the local language and become a Teacher supervisor you can make 55-65k with low housing costs. You will never go bankrupt again.

3 times has got to be a record though....How old are you? My Pops is 55 and only went bankrupt twice
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Old 04-09-2019, 08:15 PM
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You're looking to make a career change or are you just looking to relocate to a better job market for your existing field?

If you decide to do a career change, remember that you are likely to have to start over at the bottom - entry level - and there are no entry level jobs, except sales or Mcjobs that require no experience. Employers won't count your previous experience in your old roles.

If you do a relocation, do research on the rents. Figure out what the cost to move would be fore you. You can ask an employer to fund your relocation costs but most employers don't want to do that.
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Old 04-11-2019, 01:49 PM
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NYC is great for broadcasting.

Pro - they pay very well.
Con - it's expensive to live.

On the whole, I find the people working in media here do pretty well for themselves.
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Old 04-12-2019, 07:01 AM
Location: Tennessee
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I would try other mid-sized metros throughout the South or Midwest. Nashville has become prohibitively expensive for many people over the last several years, and wages in Tennessee tend to be lower than in similar states.
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