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Old 07-10-2013, 03:14 PM
 
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Hello,
After reading many posts about Houston, Austin, legal markets etc., I've decided that 1) Austin seems to ne a better fit than Houston for a liberal, quirky loving person like myself and 2) It is quite difficult to find a job on Austin with benefits, making $40,000 or more a year unless you work in tech. So, I came up with an idea. I could move to Houston first, get a job, stay for a year, then after that, start looking for a job in Austin. Then, once I land the job that pause enough, I could move to Austin. Would this work better than just moving to Austin, working temp jobs at law firms until something perm and decent shows up? Which plan is the better one? Note, I'm living in Oregon but would be living with my patents 3 hrs from Houstom, in Louisiana, while Houston job searching.
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:15 PM
 
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Please forgive my typos. I'm typing on my phone. The thread should be bad idea or good idea. Can someone direct me on how to correct a thread title? Thanks!

Last edited by Chris1917; 07-10-2013 at 03:29 PM..
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Buda, TX. Just outside weird
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If you enjoy rain, forget about it. If you like scorching desert heat, COME ON DOWN!!!
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:16 PM
 
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I can handle either. I was born and raised in southern Louisiana. We get extreme amounts of both! Hehe
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:42 PM
 
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No jobs in Lousiana?

Personally, Houston might have a boatload more job options to pick from.

What type of work do you do?
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:11 PM
 
Location: The Lone Star State
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A quirky person can fit in quite well in Houston; it's an old dumb stereotype that Houston is conformist. But this is mainly in the Loop (610). They have really good amenities too. But, if you really enjoy hiking, rock climbing and such, Austin is better for that. And yes, your previous job is usually a stepping stone for the next, which sometimes involves moving to another city.
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:12 PM
 
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There are pockets of liberalism in Houston. I think the urban core went blue in the last elections. Personally I love Austin but really like Houston. The arts, the food
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Your plan is a solid one. You might even find you like Houston enough to stay! There is a lot to the city, it's complex, international and loaded with opportunity.

And if you can make it there and improve your career experience and skills -- then move to Austin as a lifestyle choice -- you'll be in a financially and professionally better situation to do so.
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:42 PM
 
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Thanks everyone! All of your posts have been really insightful!

I do legal admin work in patent prosecution. There's not much of that in Louisiana. I think there are many more opportunities to be had in TX. Most of the good jobs in Louisiana are jobs for men who work offshore in the oil industry. I'm female so that's not an option for me.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Pensacola, FL
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From what I've heard, your title is correct (in regard to Houston). ;P I've never been, though.
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