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Old 05-13-2007, 09:56 AM
 
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It can be different for anyone at any time. We sold our house in N.E. and moved down without jobs. We bought a house for less, in a great area. My wife was in the healthcare field and found employment in 2 weeks. She is now making more than in N.E. I was in inventory control/warehousing. I found the perfect job in 4 months and I am making much more. We won in every aspect moving here.
It is different for everyone. You have to decide what is most important to you and how much of a risk you want to take. We only get one shot at life. Best of luck to everyone thinking about it.

Last edited by Southpoint; 05-13-2007 at 10:52 AM.. Reason: Typo after typo
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Old 05-13-2007, 10:12 AM
 
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I think the OP made some good points and observations. It's good to see all 'sides' of something, from all kinds of folks.

In me and dh's situation, we will transfer with our employer with no change in salary-which is a great situation. But, the downside is us having to wait so long for these transfers, which is keeping us from buying a home yet (we are not willing to be long-distance owners), as prices rise (and we're having to rent here, although I think we were smart to sell our house in 2005).

In the end, when we finally get there and get a home, we still will have to get up every day, drive to work, work hard and come home to do all the day to day things of living-life is life. We hope the payoff will be a better quality of living, in the home we've always wanted, with a good future for our kids when they start their own adult lives someday.

Reading different threads here, I must be the ONLY person who finds the highways in Raleigh EASY to negotiate : ) Even my dh gets fuddled there, although he gets that way everywhere, lol.
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Old 05-13-2007, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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After relocating from LI NY almost 2 years ago, I have come to realize that it really does take time to "re-wire" your job contacts and networking takes more than just a few days. My advice would be to give it some more time. The area is growing and it does have many employment opportunities.
For example; many self-employed/service people find the area is a hotbed of activity. Another example of employment opportunities can be found at
http://www.newsobserver.com/126/story/572267.html (broken link)
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Old 05-14-2007, 10:41 AM
 
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Three B's----how did you find the situation as far as finding a teaching position? Did you interview? And how did it go?
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