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jsarno 07-01-2007 02:22 PM

Fed up...need advice!
 
OK guys, as some of you know, I live in what I consider hell. This town is extremely small, (about 26k population), to find a city that is comparable or larger you have to drive 2.5 hours southwest (El Paso), 1.25 hrs north (Roswell), 1 hr east (Hobbs). Literally, there is nothing else around here. I have lived here for 10 years, and I hate it. It's hot all the time, and it only rains about 15-20 days a year at max. I know it may sound nice to have it sunny and hot all the time, but you get sick of it...trust me. I know it's going to be 105 with 10% humidity and not a cloud in the sky tomorrow. I miss the 4 seasons.
Anywho, we are REALLY wanting to move to Denver...I need all the advise I can get. Any suggestions for relocating to a place that is 9 hours away?

saden1 07-01-2007 05:46 PM

Re: Fed up...need advise!
 
It's cold in Denver, oh and they have a nice and clean airport. My advice is to wish you good luck :)

SmootSmack 07-01-2007 06:30 PM

Re: Fed up...need advise!
 
Don't you just start a new job (twice). You going to leave that job to up and move to Denver or are you going to get transfered?

My advice is don't rely on moving companies. Rent a U-Haul. Grab a couple of friends and move yourself

jsarno 07-01-2007 06:38 PM

Re: Fed up...need advise!
 
[QUOTE=SmootSmack;323066]Don't you just start a new job (twice). You going to leave that job to up and move to Denver or are you going to get transfered?[/quote]

Yes, and I realize that there aren't many jobs here I can really sink my teeth into. What's the point of working a deadend job the rest of your life. I need something with a future. I've tried the "let's make the best of the situation" thing, but it has gotten me nowhere. While I am on my 3rd job in about 3 months, I had 3 jobs in maybe 8 years. I'm just tired of not being where I want to be, and I need to do something about it instead of whine about how much I hate it.

[quote]My advice is don't rely on moving companies. Rent a U-Haul. Grab a couple of friends and move yourself[/QUOTE]

I am doing that without a doubt.
Although the advice I need is how to make the smooth transition and how to manage to find a job when I live 9 hours away and most companies shy away from a long distance transplant.

GhettoDogAllStars 07-01-2007 06:39 PM

Re: Fed up...need advise!
 
I just moved from Florida to Northern Colorado (2,000 miles). I rented a 12' U-Haul trailer for $640 (insurance and tax included), and drove here in about 3 days. With gas included, it cost me under $1,000. Any other way would have cost anywhere from $1,500 to $3,000.

EARTHQUAKE2689 07-01-2007 06:57 PM

Re: Fed up...need advise!
 
[quote=jsarno;323039]OK guys, as some of you know, I live in what I consider hell. This town is extremely small, (about 26k population), to find a city that is comparable or larger you have to drive 2.5 hours southwest (El Paso), 1.25 hrs north (Roswell), 1 hr east (Hobbs). Literally, there is nothing else around here. I have lived here for 10 years, and I hate it. It's hot all the time, and it only rains about 15-20 days a year at max. I know it may sound nice to have it sunny and hot all the time, but you get sick of it...trust me. I know it's going to be 105 with 10% humidity and not a cloud in the sky tomorrow. I miss the 4 seasons.
Anywho, we are REALLY wanting to move to Denver...I need all the advise I can get. Any suggestions for relocating to a place that is 9 hours away?[/quote]


My cousin lives in Denver and he says it is great.

djnemo65 07-01-2007 07:16 PM

Re: Fed up...need advise!
 
My first girlfriend was from Denver and she was a real skank

SmootSmack 07-01-2007 07:40 PM

Re: Fed up...need advise!
 
[QUOTE=jsarno;323070]I am doing that without a doubt.
Although the advice I need is how to make the smooth transition and how to manage to find a job when I live 9 hours away and most companies shy away from a long distance transplant.[/QUOTE]

Do you have any job leads? You seem to have pretty good qualifications. I did a long distance transplant when I joined my latest job

jsarno 07-01-2007 07:47 PM

Re: Fed up...need advise!
 
[QUOTE=GhettoDogAllStars;323071]I just moved from Florida to Northern Colorado (2,000 miles). I rented a 12' U-Haul trailer for $640 (insurance and tax included), and drove here in about 3 days. With gas included, it cost me under $1,000. Any other way would have cost anywhere from $1,500 to $3,000.[/QUOTE]

How did you find your job there? Especially since you were in Florida?

jsarno 07-01-2007 07:47 PM

Re: Fed up...need advise!
 
[QUOTE=EARTHQUAKE2689;323076]My cousin lives in Denver and he says it is great.[/QUOTE]

I know it's great, that's why I want to move there...I just need to find a job.

jsarno 07-01-2007 07:49 PM

Re: Fed up...need advise!
 
[QUOTE=SmootSmack;323085]Do you have any job leads? You seem to have pretty good qualifications. I did a long distance transplant when I joined my latest job[/QUOTE]

No leads.
I have a masters in finance, and my wife has a BA in Human Resources and has been an HR Director for 10 years. (with the same company)

How did you get that long distance job?

SmootSmack 07-01-2007 07:53 PM

Re: Fed up...need advise!
 
[QUOTE=jsarno;323097]No leads.
I have a masters in finance, and my wife has a BA in Human Resources and has been an HR Director for 10 years. (with the same company)

How did you get that long distance job?[/QUOTE]

Applied online. Got a call, went through 10 interviews

GhettoDogAllStars 07-01-2007 07:59 PM

Re: Fed up...need advise!
 
[QUOTE=jsarno;323093]How did you find your job there? Especially since you were in Florida?[/QUOTE]

I was lucky enough to keep my job, and work from home. However, like SS said, you can find employers online and you can apply. Some of them will even pay for you to move.

jsarno 07-01-2007 08:00 PM

Re: Fed up...need advise!
 
[QUOTE=SmootSmack;323104]Applied online. Got a call, went through 10 interviews[/QUOTE]

How many in person interviews did you do?

jsarno 07-01-2007 08:01 PM

Re: Fed up...need advise!
 
[QUOTE=GhettoDogAllStars;323113]I was lucky enough to keep my job, and work from home. However, like SS said, you can find employers online and you can apply. Some of them will even pay for you to move.[/QUOTE]


We've tried the whole Monster.com thing and never get call backs. A lot won't call back because they are only looking for local candidates. This is the problem we are having.
If we could get the interviews, we'd be sitting pretty.


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