moving

United States
January 6, 2010 9:40pm CST
I feel like a have no way of getting any jobs in this area. there seems to be few of them. if any. well i am almost deciding to move out of state near a friend of mine. my hubby thinks this is a great idea and that maybe if i can find a good paying job he will move down there as well. we are not seperating. we just want really good paying jobs. he has an ok job but its becoming really crazy with different hours and hes getting sick of the snow. he is a laborer for a college. he plows, shovels, mows, rakes well landscaping stuff. we always travel near the ocean and my friend lives that way. i looked in the paper and there are alot of jobs it seems. do you think it would be a good idea for us to up and leave the area. we are almost to the point if i dont find work soon we will lose the apt and the new vehicle. what should we do? any ideas. thanks.
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6 responses
@dawnald (84148)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Jan 10
That's a hard choice, but as long as the separation is only temporary, why not? You don't want to lose everything and mess up your credit if it can be avoided, and if there really are lots of jobs there, he should hopefully be able to follow, right?
• Malaysia
7 Jan 10
If you have no children yet, I think it will be much easier to make the decision. However, you still need to weigh the pros and cons of moving whether there is any guarantee that you will secure a long term job, apartment rental and all that. So, maybe it is better for both of you to apply for the new jobs first, go for interviews and if you receive an appointment letter, then, you have good reasons to move and make yourself a living. All the best!
@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
7 Jan 10
Hi firebirdlizant. From your discussion, there is no mention of children. If this is so, then I say go for it. I've done that once. I've moved to a different state to get a high paying job. Unfortunately (or fortunately), I have kids that tied me down. So I ended up driving almost 5 hours a day just to get to work, and to get home. I did that for a couple of months until I got tired of driving. If you don't have to worry about kid's school, then try it out. Goodluck to you!
@DenverLC (1146)
• Philippines
7 Jan 10
Hi there, Now a days it is really hard to find a well paying job if you lack the required qualifications, the attitude of hard working, initiative and patience. Transfering from a job to another just because we want an instant high pay is a sign of disloyalty and weak professional ethics. I suggest find a job that will suit both your qualifications, learn to love it, stay longer and invest your dedication and effort to reach the higher pay even beyond what you expected.
@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Jan 10
Make yourself a job! Ingratiate yourself to people! You'll work any hours, do anything, whatever! Put in applications at fast food places and search all over. I would create a job! Ask your neighbors:Anything I can do and get paid for it? I woud ask them about their jobs. Any openings? I would become a detective.
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Jan 10
oh firelizard I think perhaps that is the smartest thing to do, if the unemployment rate is as bad in New York state as it is here in California where i am. do not wait until you get evicted and lose your car, go hunt for better areas for jobs while you have a little time. my heart goes out to you. Ca unemployment is horrid my son has been out of work for a year,this is so crummy. hope you do find work and dont lose anything like we did. its so depressing. good luck and God bless.