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Old 12-11-2011, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Declezville, CA
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Went to college in North Carolina
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Worked in tv news for about 12 years
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then joined Corporate America as an administrative professional
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What I want to do is sell my house
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With my background....do u think I could make it.....
You haven't shared that background with us.
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Old 12-11-2011, 02:41 PM
 
Location: East Fallowfield, PA
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Okay Westcoastbabe, you may have to take some of these folks with a grain of salt. Because you've posted on the San Diego threads, we are familiar with your situation.
Los Angeles is my home town and two of my sons live there (North Hollywood/Valley Village) area. Both work in the Entertainment industry, one's a dancer and the other works behind the camera. The one working behind the camera supplements his salary with Warehouse work.
If you want to go back into TV, it will be tough, needless to say there are a lot of folks who come there with the same idea in mind and let's be real, they may be younger and cheaper than you and me. If you are sticking with the Administrative jobs, again tough, but here experience actually may help. It seems there are jobs as paralegals, is that in your bailiwick?
Los Angeles salaries actually aren't too bad, depending on your career path, the salaries in LA are more than San Diego, but again with a little luck and a lot of networking, you should be able to find work. My son that does the warehouse work, got the job before he returned to LA and that ties him over between the other job.
Is it possibe to get hired on with a National Company in Charlotte and then transfer out to LA? Is it necessary for you to sell your home first, or could you rent it out and still come out to California. I only ask, because of my previous comment about getting a job with a National Company. If you have to wait, then you will be accruing time with that Company.
I know you've been planning this move for a while and I hope it happens. It looks like we will finally make our move in June. Still vacillating between coming home (Los Angeles) or moving to San Diego.
Good to see, you're getting those finances ready for the big move! Good on ya with the credit cards!
Leanna
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Old 12-11-2011, 03:05 PM
 
Location: California
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I wouldn't move to Los Angeles unless I had to for my job. There are so many places to live where you can have a better quality of life so unless you really want to be connected to the entertainment industry in some capacity you should consider other places too. Focus on what you actually like to then look for a place to do it.
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:10 PM
 
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BA in Mass Communications/Minor - Business Administration
Worked in Graphics Department making Graphics
Went to banking as an Analyst
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Yes, you can do it. You may get a slightly higher salary (for same type of job) but that will not make up for the higher cost of living (esp. the housing market be rental or for sale). That has to be something you consider. Perhaps the benefits will still be enough for you. For others it may not.
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:03 AM
 
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Why LA? There are no jobs there and the cost of living is ridiculous. There are PLENTY of other cities that will give you a change of scenery and a better quality of life.
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:40 AM
 
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I read somewhere that Charlotte, NC has one of the highest standards of living in America and is considered one of the best places to live for family? But of course it doesn't have the flash and glamour that LA has which is I guess what the OP wants in the first place, a little excitement, a little danger, a little flash in her life, so can't says I blame her. You can't stand in line at the Oscars and see Tom Hanks and Angelina Jolie in Charlotte
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:48 AM
 
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But thats the thing.....Born and bred Charlottean here....Sick of it...Personally can't stand the place..yeah the cost of living is affordable and it's great for families....but like the previous poster said..no flair and no flash...
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:17 PM
 
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I hear what you're saying about desiring more exciting city than Charlotte... LA is exactly that. But it had very unhealthy, polluted environment that left me with health problems (asthma)--it's not a healthy place to live if you care about yourself, so if you reached the point where you have to move.. you might think of a compromise--like moving to San Diego area and traveling to LA for entertainment/partying.
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