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Old 05-10-2020, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Fort Bend County
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So my husband has a job interview in Austin. While I am happy for him because he has been unemployed since August I am a little weary because our family is based in Houston & I am a schoolteacher & already signed my contract 2 weeks ago before he was informed of the interview.

It is a temporary job but if he is accepted he will have to relocate for 12 months. The job is in North Austin. I am not opposed to moving but I would prefer to move if he had something for sure salaried with benefits (this is an hourly, temporary job w/ a recruiter)

Can anyone tell me about N. Austin (Riata Vista is area name)?

We are based in Sugar Land, Fort Bend County outside of southwest Houston.

Edit: We are an interracial family-I'm black, he's white, & we have a 15 month old son.

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Old 05-10-2020, 01:01 PM
 
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Riata Vista = Apple?

Austin > Houston, by a mile!
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Old 05-10-2020, 01:02 PM
 
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So my husband has a job interview in Austin. While I am happy for him because he has been unemployed since August I am a little weary because our family is based in Houston & I am a schoolteacher & already signed my contract 2 weeks ago before he was informed of the interview.

It is a temporary job but if he is accepted he will have to relocate for 12 months. The job is in North Austin. I am not opposed to moving but I would prefer to move if he had something for sure salaried with benefits (this is an hourly, temporary job w/ a recruiter)

Can anyone tell me about N. Austin (Riata Vista is area name)?

We are based in Sugar Land, Fort Bend County outside of southwest Houston.
I personally wouldnt move to Austin (or anywhere) for a 12 mo contract. If you do, I would start off renting. What field is he in? If its IT, I personally receive plenty of contract requests from employers in Houston. If its just contract, there has to be something much closer that will require much less of an uprooting. I think moving may potentially hurt you more than help you despite his unemployment situation.
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Old 05-10-2020, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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Could he find a place for himself and come home on the weekends?
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Old 05-10-2020, 01:07 PM
 
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Don't move. He can get a cheap apartment and commute home on weekends. It may not be what you *want* but it may be for the best temporarily. It'll give him a chance to see how the job pans out and he'll have better odds getting another job while employed.
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Old 05-10-2020, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Fort Bend County
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Could he find a place for himself and come home on the weekends?
If he in fact gets the job then yes, this would be the plan.
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Old 05-10-2020, 01:24 PM
 
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I personally wouldnt move to Austin (or anywhere) for a 12 mo contract. If you do, I would start off renting. What field is he in? If its IT, I personally receive plenty of contract requests from employers in Houston. If its just contract, there has to be something much closer that will require much less of an uprooting. I think moving may potentially hurt you more than help you despite his unemployment situation.
I tend to think that as well, but we will see.
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Old 05-10-2020, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Fort Bend County
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Don't move. He can get a cheap apartment and commute home on weekends. It may not be what you *want* but it may be for the best temporarily. It'll give him a chance to see how the job pans out and he'll have better odds getting another job while employed.
Leaning towards that option should he get it. I'm hoping he does actually.
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Old 05-10-2020, 01:26 PM
 
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Riata Vista = Apple?

Austin > Houston, by a mile!
Yes, the contract is with Apple although he would be employed by the temp agency.

& yes I do have an affinity for Austin
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Old 05-10-2020, 03:05 PM
 
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Yes, the contract is with Apple although he would be employed by the temp agency.

& yes I do have an affinity for Austin
If by any chance its with Tata Consulting Services ... ... run ... I've heard horror stories about them.

Otherwise, make sure that its only for 12 mo's and that its not renewed every 12 mo's (many contracts here with Apple, Google, Dell, IBM, ect tend to renew every year.) If it renews it may not be a bad idea, if not I wouldn't bite.
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