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Sooooooo, im sure this has been discussed before, but search hasn't helped much. I'm born and raised and still live in Long Beach. 36 yo. Have a stepson graduating HS this year and a 4 yo daughter. Been dreaming of leaving for years because of obvious reasons and the new DA's agenda has put the nail in the coffin for me. Wife is slowly warming up to the idea of leaving since her parents just bailed to Prescott AZ recently. The only issue is work of course. What industries are prevalent in the Phoenix area? I would consider Flagstaff also but that is a crap-shoot for jobs im assuming.

Currently a PM at a high-end garage door and gate manufacturer in Santa Ana, but also have some petrochemical, non-destructive testing and construction experience. Wife is a controller at a large industrial demo/abatement company in Santa Fe Springs.

Just thinking out loud but always welcome any constructive or even sarcastic advice. Plus, its another opportunity for us all to complain lol 😁
 

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The good news is your wife can move anywhere with an accounting background. Let her make the dough and be a stay at home dad. Preferably near a body of water in which you can boat daily.
 

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:p I was 36 when I left Cali. My oldest was just heading into Jr high though. I live in the Prescott Valley area now. I don't know about your fields, but in general it seems there is a lower pay scale here. In my area in particular, there is a lack of really good paying jobs. Luckily, I didn't intend to climb a corporate ladder. I have always been "Blue Collar", and my wife a school teacher. We both aren't making what we were, but wouldn't change the decision.
 

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Whats your salary range for the wife and you? More than likely you would take a pay cut but intern save when living outside ca.

dont think moving to Prescott you will see much savings.
 

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there are several aerospace companies out that way. Lots of NDI inspection done on composite aircraft Parts and assemblies. Not sure what level inspectors or techniques required but worth checking out.
 

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Your wife is pretty versatile, accounting is transferable and as others have mentioned can probably work remotely (voice of experience here...!). PM'ing should be equally versatile and transferable, but probably limited to big city areas since the smaller cities might be limited to smaller companies that don't recognize the importance of, or can't afford, a dedicated PM. Get some initials for PM'ing if you don't have them (PMP I think?).

Other ideas are to go solo, there's plenty of virtual accounting firms out there these days, and since many companies can't afford a dedicated PM, you could work as a contractor in that space. Also look into consultancies that offer outsourced accounting or PM services, they pay a good wage and you are an employee of the consultancy and get paid whether or not you're on an engagement. Good luck.
 

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Whats your salary range for the wife and you? More than likely you would take a pay cut but intern save when living outside ca.

dont think moving to Prescott you will see much savings.
All great ideas. Wife grosses 95k+ a year and I gross about 55k-ish a year right now. I totally realize she will get a pay cut, as she does not have any accounting certs or degrees. she has been at the same company for about 20 years and worked her way up the ladder quite nicely.
 

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:p I was 36 when I left Cali. My oldest was just heading into Jr high though. I live in the Prescott Valley area now. I don't know about your fields, but in general it seems there is a lower pay scale here. In my area in particular, there is a lack of really good paying jobs. Luckily, I didn't intend to climb a corporate ladder. I have always been "Blue Collar", and my wife a school teacher. We both aren't making what we were, but wouldn't change the decision.
Nice. My in-laws live off of Navajo dr just north of 69. Yeah we aren't too interested in living in the Prescott area for those reasons, but my wife isn't too hot (lol) on the Phoenix area either.
 

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there are several aerospace companies out that way. Lots of NDI inspection done on composite aircraft Parts and assemblies. Not sure what level inspectors or techniques required but worth checking out.
Thats good to know! My certs are over a decade out of being valid so its back to square one for me. Im open to any ideas though actually. thank you.
 

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The good news is your wife can move anywhere with an accounting background. Let her make the dough and be a stay at home dad. Preferably near a body of water in which you can boat daily.

This. [emoji1312].

We’ve considered moving and I can move my practice anywhere I go. I only see a handful of clients in my office each year and that went down to pretty much zero this year. My wife says we can move anytime. The only thing holding me back is my mom and siblings but I have to do what’s best for my kids and future grandkids. Seeing what’s happening in LA and with the new district attorney, the writing is on the wall. We’re getting closer and closer to pulling the trigger.

My parents gave up everything in Iran and brought us here to the U.S. for us to have a better life, so in reality moving from LA to Scottsdale is nothing lol.
 

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This. [emoji1312].

We’ve considered moving and I can move my practice anywhere I go. I only see a handful of clients in my office each year and that went down to pretty much zero this year. My wife says we can move anytime. The only thing holding me back is my mom and siblings but I have to do what’s best for my kids and future grandkids. Seeing what’s happening in LA and with the new district attorney, the writing is on the wall. We’re getting closer and closer to pulling the trigger.

My parents gave up everything in Iran and brought us here to the U.S. for us to have a better life, so in reality moving from LA to Scottsdale is nothing lol.
Great perspective, I completely agree. I keep telling her that she can prob get a job anywhere. While it may not be at her salary level, it should be a great foot in the door.
 

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Nice. My in-laws live off of Navajo dr just north of 69. Yeah we aren't too interested in living in the Prescott area for those reasons, but my wife isn't too hot (lol) on the Phoenix area either.
I'm probably 6 miles north of them, 5 miles north of 89A...hicks, sticks and horses 🤫

I looked into an actual real job...the commute from here to Phoenix proper is about an hour to an hour and a half. About the same as mine was in Cali. Twice the distance though. If you had a gig that allowed some telecommuting and only had to be in office once a week, it would kick ass.

Your wife still may not be ready to jump, but she sounds close. It took me almost 8 years to convince my wife to leave with me, but we made it. The world is full of opportunities, just have to decide which ones to jump on, and not regret those you didn't.
 

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Why can't she work remote and travel to home office a few times a month. Tell her 20 year employer the time has come to raise your kids elsewhere. Never know......
 

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Great perspective, I completely agree. I keep telling her that she can prob get a job anywhere. While it may not be at her salary level, it should be a great foot in the door.


We had the same reservations about replacing our big CA salaries.

You can help ensure success by going to a place with positive population growth, one that’s both home to many industries and headquarters, and is a destination for other industries that are moving there.

For us, Dallas was the perfect fit.

My income went from nearly $200k, to getting laid off and making $100k with a vendor, to basically zero...but then I got into real estate investing and I’m on a nice upswing.

But as some RDPers tell you (they’ve posted in this thread LOL), I was laying the foundation for leaving my advertising job while I still had the advertising job...knowing full well that I wanted to get into RE investing.

Wife left CA as an IT PM making around $80k...she’s now an IT PM director making double that, and will be making more than I ever did if she stays the course. But the long hours she works are no bueno...

Getting pregnant has really shifted our priorities. The lifestyle we want to lead is being there for our son. And not slaving away trading time for money...that’s a fools errand, because we only have so much time to give.

So that means assets and passive income while building generational wealth. I’m on the path, and have some work ahead of me, but the reward will be great. And something that I can pass down to my kid, then his kids, then his kids...

And if I can help enrich the lives of those around me, and have them join me on this path, then even better. Because I see what I’m doing as an adventure, and adventures are more fun when your friends are with you. And also because people in real estate are like vegans...we have to fucking tell everyone about it and we can’t stop talking about it LMAO

In Dallas I can have a portfolio of $150k homes that flow cash. Can’t say that about many other growing locations.



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Get your resume together and see about getting in with a recruiter, try to push the work remotely for your wife.

need to figure out the areas you want to move to.

I would like to think if I wasn’t self employed I want some sort of Bennie package, retirement, good medical coverage maybe try hospital maintenance, city worker, universities/school janitorial / kitchen etc
pay scale is a lot lower in Az. But gas is $2 gallon, homes are cheaper
get in the door and then move up...
 

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Just a reference of what is possible. Close friend was estimating for large heavy civil firm in Chicago. Liked the company but hated Chicago. Found a new job in Seattle, where he grew up, and had comparable salary and moving costs covered by new company. When he went to resign, current employer begged and pleaded for him to remain with company. They gave him a raise, paid for his move to Seattle, and let him work remote from there.

Moral of the story is you don’t know what’s possible until you ask. He never even thought to ask because he thought it would be an outrageous request.
 

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Just a reference of what is possible. Close friend was estimating for large heavy civil firm in Chicago. Liked the company but hated Chicago. Found a new job in Seattle, where he grew up, and had comparable salary and moving costs covered by new company. When he went to resign, current employer begged and pleaded for him to remain with company. They gave him a raise, paid for his move to Seattle, and let him work remote from there.

Moral of the story is you don’t know what’s possible until you ask. He never even thought to ask because he thought it would be an outrageous request.
Nice post and I agree.
I would stay and fight.
This bullshit of liberalism/socialism can't outlast its reality.
 

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The city of North Las Vegas is hiring building inspectors, all virtual inspections. All you need to do is pass a few test and have a Smart phone.
 

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Micron Technology in Boise, ID is hiring. One of the largest Silicon Design companies in the world (fancy name for computer memory- anyone know Crucial?) 40,000 team members, 6000 in Boise alone. Not sure if your skill set is a fit but never hurts to look.
Also, boating is huge here in summer...not Havasu huge but still pretty fun and close.
 

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Sooooooo, im sure this has been discussed before, but search hasn't helped much. I'm born and raised and still live in Long Beach. 36 yo. Have a stepson graduating HS this year and a 4 yo daughter. Been dreaming of leaving for years because of obvious reasons and the new DA's agenda has put the nail in the coffin for me. Wife is slowly warming up to the idea of leaving since her parents just bailed to Prescott AZ recently. The only issue is work of course. What industries are prevalent in the Phoenix area? I would consider Flagstaff also but that is a crap-shoot for jobs im assuming.

Currently a PM at a high-end garage door and gate manufacturer in Santa Ana, but also have some petrochemical, non-destructive testing and construction experience. Wife is a controller at a large industrial demo/abatement company in Santa Fe Springs.

Just thinking out loud but always welcome any constructive or even sarcastic advice. Plus, its another opportunity for us all to complain lol 😁
Get your cwi and take over out there. I’d say join the carpenters union as they have more work than workers in Phoenix but the pay is shitty. It did just turn blue though so I’m sure union wages will be going up
 

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We had the same reservations about replacing our big CA salaries.

You can help ensure success by going to a place with positive population growth, one that’s both home to many industries and headquarters, and is a destination for other industries that are moving there.

For us, Dallas was the perfect fit.

My income went from nearly $200k, to getting laid off and making $100k with a vendor, to basically zero...but then I got into real estate investing and I’m on a nice upswing.

But as some RDPers tell you (they’ve posted in this thread LOL), I was laying the foundation for leaving my advertising job while I still had the advertising job...knowing full well that I wanted to get into RE investing.

Wife left CA as an IT PM making around $80k...she’s now an IT PM director making double that, and will be making more than I ever did if she stays the course. But the long hours she works are no bueno...

Getting pregnant has really shifted our priorities. The lifestyle we want to lead is being there for our son. And not slaving away trading time for money...that’s a fools errand, because we only have so much time to give.

So that means assets and passive income while building generational wealth. I’m on the path, and have some work ahead of me, but the reward will be great. And something that I can pass down to my kid, then his kids, then his kids...

And if I can help enrich the lives of those around me, and have them join me on this path, then even better. Because I see what I’m doing as an adventure, and adventures are more fun when your friends are with you. And also because people in real estate are like vegans...we have to fucking tell everyone about it and we can’t stop talking about it LMAO

In Dallas I can have a portfolio of $150k homes that flow cash. Can’t say that about many other growing locations.



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I would really love to pick your brain one day when I have more time. I’ve briefly talked to @shintoooo but think I really need to sit down with him as well. One of these days when I have some time. Right now I’m busting my ass and I’m doing ok. I think talking to the right people and making a few tweaks here and there would really make my world a lot easier. Not looking for an easy way out at all, just want to make the most out of every move I make
 

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Get your resume together and see about getting in with a recruiter, try to push the work remotely for your wife.

need to figure out the areas you want to move to.

I would like to think if I wasn’t self employed I want some sort of Bennie package, retirement, good medical coverage maybe try hospital maintenance, city worker, universities/school janitorial / kitchen etc
pay scale is a lot lower in Az. But gas is $2 gallon, homes are cheaper
get in the door and then move up...

All good ideas. And this: Identify and target companies (reach out to them - look at their websites at their job listings, look online for them too and contact them) your experience brings value to. You can make just as much or more in AZ when you find companies that want your experience. Don't let people tell you you can't make as much. If they want/need you you will be rewarded for your expertise
 

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Micron Technology in Boise, ID is hiring. One of the largest Silicon Design companies in the world (fancy name for computer memory- anyone know Crucial?) 40,000 team members, 6000 in Boise alone. Not sure if your skill set is a fit but never hurts to look.
Also, boating is huge here in summer...not Havasu huge but still pretty fun and close.
we have considered ID. not a bad idea
 

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Just a reference of what is possible. Close friend was estimating for large heavy civil firm in Chicago. Liked the company but hated Chicago. Found a new job in Seattle, where he grew up, and had comparable salary and moving costs covered by new company. When he went to resign, current employer begged and pleaded for him to remain with company. They gave him a raise, paid for his move to Seattle, and let him work remote from there.

Moral of the story is you don’t know what’s possible until you ask. He never even thought to ask because he thought it would be an outrageous request.
thats a good idea. I never really thought that it could be an option. she has a few girls that work under her and she does have to be in the office to get her hands on big checks, etc but maybe those things can be modified 🤔
 

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Austin in particular and Texas in general has tons of jobs. Thousands of new jobs with Apple and Microsoft and Google and others. All the IT jobs make for lots of jobs in HR, management and Admin and construction. Austin has a homeless issue now buts it’s 20 minutes to Lake Travis.
 

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I was looking at moving out of state and getting quite serious about it, but if Biden gets in I truly don't think there will be a safe place. It would be nice to raise my son around like minded people though.
 

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I was looking at moving out of state and getting quite serious about it, but if Biden gets in I truly don't think there will be a safe place. It would be nice to raise my son around like minded people though.

I doubt this goes anywhere, but I can hope...

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We're in the same boat...

I'm a Manufacturing Engineer/ME 4 for a major Aerospace company here in CA, but am committed to a 2 year plan to exit. I ultimately want to end up back in MT, but there is no industry to support my line of work. Idaho seems to be the best price point for reduced salary, but lower cost of living for a net improvement. I ran cranes for 14 years, am still CCCO certified, have run a small machine shop, and have been in Aerospace as an Engineer for 8 years. There's got to be something. My wife is a Chemical engineer and pulls in more while only working 30 hours a week than I do full time. I have 7 kids, and we want her to be done, at least until they are all in school.

I keep hearing Idaho National Laboratories is the hot place to get hired up there near Idaho Falls.
 

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When we moved from Paso Robles to Tucson, I was the holdout as my wife's mom already lived here and we were just BARELY making ends meet on my $90k+ income (slightly cheaper in Paso than the LA area). I finally gave in after Newsome was elected. REALLY glad I did. The company I was working for sounds like they are having a little bit of a hard time and the longer this lock down continues, the harder it will be for them, So my income wasn't going to be able to increase without a job change and the expenses and costs there have just gone up. I was applying at several jobs here in Tucson as a HVAC/R service tech which I was highly qualified for based on my experience in specialized commercial equipment. The job I ended up taking though wasn't as a service tech, it was as a Project Manager which I did before the recession. I could have gotten more money as a tech, but, this allowed me a more stable job with more flexible hours that proved to be HUGELY advantageous during all this bullshit since my wife was pregnant and couldn't bring our 2 year old into any of her OB appointments. I did take a hefty pay cut moving here for the first year. Once I proved myself I am making almost what I did in California with PLENTY of further potential in an area that is very diversified in the local industries (Mining, IT, Aerospace, Manufacturing, R&D, etc) and ever-growing. Tucson is cooler than Phoenix, not nearly as populated (Pima county if just over 1 million while the city of Tucson I believe is right around 600k), Expanding almost as much, and the people are actually very nice (everybody that comes to visit us has said the same thing).

Bottom line is, even though I don't have any paper saying I'm qualified for XYZ (besides my EPA card), my experience got me a job that almost meets my California income and will give me even more possibilities to exceed it in an area that is MUCH more family friendly and much more conducive to our growing family.


Oh, and I was 34 when I made the move.
 

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Job market is weird in Az. No one reads resumes and they don't know good talent when it's in front of them. They also keep bad help around to frustrate the good help for some reason. I got in with a paving company in Mesa. Headquarters in another State. Majority of the field guys and salesmen are from California. They seem to get it. The companies with Arizona born employees are something else. I was able to match my Ca pay in Arizona. At one point I was making 20% less but was able to have so much more in life, like a house.
 

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We're in the same boat...

I'm a Manufacturing Engineer/ME 4 for a major Aerospace company here in CA, but am committed to a 2 year plan to exit. I ultimately want to end up back in MT, but there is no industry to support my line of work. Idaho seems to be the best price point for reduced salary, but lower cost of living for a net improvement. I ran cranes for 14 years, am still CCCO certified, have run a small machine shop, and have been in Aerospace as an Engineer for 8 years. There's got to be something. My wife is a Chemical engineer and pulls in more while only working 30 hours a week than I do full time. I have 7 kids, and we want her to be done, at least until they are all in school.

I keep hearing Idaho National Laboratories is the hot place to get hired up there near Idaho Falls.

I'm in the same line of work. I'm only 6 years away from retiring so I'm going to try to stick it out in SoCal for as long as I can. If shit gets any worse here I'm packing up for Texas. Aerospace positions are going to be far and few between for the next 2-3 years since Covid has pretty much killed the Commercial Airline Industry. I don't see people hopping onto planes for vacation travel until 2023 (IMO) at the earliest.

If your really set on Montana or Idaho you either going to have to change your Location or Vocation. Aerospace is pretty much non-existent in those states.
 

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I'm going to drag this one back to the top because I'm proud of myself for pulling the trigger and doing it. Done.

We're in the same boat...

I'm a Manufacturing Engineer/ME 4 for a major Aerospace company here in CA, but am committed to a 2 year plan to exit. I ultimately want to end up back in MT, but there is no industry to support my line of work. Idaho seems to be the best price point for reduced salary, but lower cost of living for a net improvement. I ran cranes for 14 years, am still CCCO certified, have run a small machine shop, and have been in Aerospace as an Engineer for 8 years. There's got to be something. My wife is a Chemical engineer and pulls in more while only working 30 hours a week than I do full time. I have 7 kids, and we want her to be done, at least until they are all in school.

I keep hearing Idaho National Laboratories is the hot place to get hired up there near Idaho Falls.

We fast-forwarded our timeline since my oldest daughter was about to start HS, and we didn't want to up-root her. As of 8/31 we now own a home on a 5 acre plot near Tooele, one valley west of the SLC valley. My wife applied and got a new position/promotion with her job and it came with a move package. We sold our home down here in CA in 36 hours back in May. They left in mid-June. I started the conversation with my employer back in March and committed to stay through the completion of my part of my current project if they would lateral me to a Utah facility. As of 9/20, I will begin working in Utah too. I keep my rate and title even though local compensations are 15% lower up there. I've been "commuting," doing 10 days work - travel - 4 days with family since June, and will finally be done. As I am typing, my truck is in the parking lot loaded with stuff from my shop and hooked to my trailer with the '67 Charger on it and a bunch of tools and parts. I'll leave from here to drive the 640 miles home and have 1 more work week remaining.

All I can say is DO IT!!! There has not been a thing about the new location that doesn't make me kick myself for not leaving earlier. We've already had 3 different neighbors come over to introduce themselves. One brought us dinner on our first night there after the movers dropped the stuff off. Another brought over a bucket of peaches from their orchard, and the last was a group of the neighborhood ladies that just wanted to say hi and offer to be of any help needed.

The real clincher? My wife lost her Apple watch in Wal-Mart, and someone turned it in!
 
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Honestly, I see jobs for Project Managers all over the place, I don't think you will have any problem finding work. Same for your wife. It may not (won't) pay what it does in CA, but that is a choice you will have to make. Cost of living is less, no more keeping up with the Jones's, better quality of life, and raising your little one in a different environment than she is in currently. Is there an update? Are you still in LBC?
 

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I'm going to drag this one back to the top because I'm proud of myself for pulling the trigger and doing it. Done.



We fast-forwarded our timeline since my oldest daughter was about to start HS, and we didn't want to up-root her. As of 8/31 we now own a home on a 5 acre plot near Tooele, one valley west of the SLC valley. My wife applied and got a new position/promotion with her job and it came with a move package. We sold our home down here in CA in 36 hours back in May. They left in mid-June. I started the conversation with my employer back in March and committed to stay through the completion of my part of my current project if they would lateral me to a Utah facility. As of 9/20, I will begin working in Utah too. I keep my rate and title even though local compensations are 15% lower up there. I've been "commuting," doing 10 days work - travel - 4 days with family since June, and will finally be done. As I am typing, my truck is in the parking lot loaded with stuff from my shop and hooked to my trailer with the '67 Charger on it and a bunch of tools and parts. I'll leave from here to drive the 640 miles home and have 1 more work week remaining.

All I can say is DO IT!!! There has not been a thing about the new location that doesn't make me kick myself for not leaving earlier. We've already had 3 different neighbors come over to introduce themselves. One brought us dinner on our first night there after the movers dropped the stuff off. Another brought over a bucket of peaches from their orchard, and the last was a group of the neighborhood ladies that just wanted to say hi and offer to be of any help needed.

The real clincher? My wife lost her Apple watch in Wal-Mart, and someone turned it in!
Nice, welcome to Utah. I’m in Draper, toy shop is West Jordan. There’s a few of us RDP’rs up here.
 

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When we moved from Paso Robles to Tucson, I was the holdout as my wife's mom already lived here and we were just BARELY making ends meet on my $90k+ income (slightly cheaper in Paso than the LA area). I finally gave in after Newsome was elected. REALLY glad I did. The company I was working for sounds like they are having a little bit of a hard time and the longer this lock down continues, the harder it will be for them, So my income wasn't going to be able to increase without a job change and the expenses and costs there have just gone up. I was applying at several jobs here in Tucson as a HVAC/R service tech which I was highly qualified for based on my experience in specialized commercial equipment. The job I ended up taking though wasn't as a service tech, it was as a Project Manager which I did before the recession. I could have gotten more money as a tech, but, this allowed me a more stable job with more flexible hours that proved to be HUGELY advantageous during all this bullshit since my wife was pregnant and couldn't bring our 2 year old into any of her OB appointments. I did take a hefty pay cut moving here for the first year. Once I proved myself I am making almost what I did in California with PLENTY of further potential in an area that is very diversified in the local industries (Mining, IT, Aerospace, Manufacturing, R&D, etc) and ever-growing. Tucson is cooler than Phoenix, not nearly as populated (Pima county if just over 1 million while the city of Tucson I believe is right around 600k), Expanding almost as much, and the people are actually very nice (everybody that comes to visit us has said the same thing).

Bottom line is, even though I don't have any paper saying I'm qualified for XYZ (besides my EPA card), my experience got me a job that almost meets my California income and will give me even more possibilities to exceed it in an area that is MUCH more family friendly and much more conducive to our growing family.


Oh, and I was 34 when I made the move.
didnt this guy say he was moving back to calif last week ???
 

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didnt this guy say he was moving back to calif last week ???
Yup. I'm not moving back for the politics. We're moving back in spite of them. Have to do what's best for my family and with 3 of our 4 kids require pretty extensive medical care, being near family that can and will help with the others during appointments is paramount.

Family comes first. Always.

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Yup. I'm not moving back for the politics. We're moving back in spite of them. Have to do what's best for my family and with 3 of our 4 kids require pretty extensive medical care, being near family that can and will help with the others during appointments is paramount.

Family comes first. Always.

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Going back, no less than three good hospitals for pediatric care within 30 miles...that right there makes a difference.

For us, 100 mile drive to Phoenix, and no family in state...not much family anywhere really. So I can definitely see what you mean.
 

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Honestly, I see jobs for Project Managers all over the place, I don't think you will have any problem finding work. Same for your wife. It may not (won't) pay what it does in CA, but that is a choice you will have to make. Cost of living is less, no more keeping up with the Jones's, better quality of life, and raising your little one in a different environment than she is in currently. Is there an update? Are you still in LBC?
Yo! havent been on here in a couple of weeks. Same story here so far, we are still in Long Beach. I am in the middle of the welding program at Cerritos College working toward my welding certification and we still talk about relocating. I am ready to leave right now, but my wife still loves this area, even though she is open to relocating.
 

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Although most people would say please go away. i completely understand why you want to leave.

I don't know that you will find much that suits your employment background here in the Prescott area but if you look in chino Valley just north of there housing prices seem to be cheaper than the other areas.

Best of luck in your search And keep us posted if you have any questions I work for the local power company and can give you some insight to any areas of interest you may find.
 

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Yo! havent been on here in a couple of weeks. Same story here so far, we are still in Long Beach. I am in the middle of the welding program at Cerritos College working toward my welding certification and we still talk about relocating. I am ready to leave right now, but my wife still loves this area, even though she is open to relocating.

My step dad lives in Arroyo Grande, still in the house that he and my mom built. One of his friends who had a small Jeep/welding shop in town, sold his house and they moved to Prescott a few years ago. Bought land, built a house and a big shop. He does quality work with Jeep restoration and welding jobs. Has more work now than he can handle and also has the benefit of no overhead for rent for a shop. No advertising too, just word of mouth which is the best.
 

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My step dad lives in Arroyo Grande, still in the house that he and my mom built. One of his friends who had a small Jeep/welding shop in town, sold his house and they moved to Prescott a few years ago. Bought land, built a house and a big shop. He does quality work with Jeep restoration and welding jobs. Has more work now than he can handle and also has the benefit of no overhead for rent for a shop. No advertising too, just word of mouth which is the best.
Shhhh!
 

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My step-daughter used to live in Prescott Valley. Moved to Upstate NY for awhile and now they are back in Arizona and bought some property to build on in Dewey.


Although most people would say please go away. i completely understand why you want to leave.

I don't know that you will find much that suits your employment background here in the Prescott area but if you look in chino Valley just north of there housing prices seem to be cheaper than the other areas.

Best of luck in your search And keep us posted if you have any questions I work for the local power company and can give you some insight to any areas of interest you may find.
 

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I am going to post this even though I fear I will be attacked.... Here is a real world use case:

My parents are in there late 70s and my Dad is a Mennonite accountant for 50 years. They live on a fixed income. He has tracked every expense and dollar spent for probably 50 years.

My parents moved from Apple Valley CA to Gilbert AZ in 2018.

1) They sold a 3/2 2 car garage for 340K and bought a 4/2 3 Garage for 345K. So they traded straight across pricewise and gained 150 square feet in the form of a 4th bedroom and 1 additional garage space.

When I asked him this morning, now that he has tracked expenses for 3 years, "What is the percentage cost of living difference between CA and AZ" in his personal data.

His answer was "There is no difference, If anything, the cost of Senior Medicare is more expensive in AZ than CA".
 

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Just move down south a few miles on the 405 to Orange County and no worries about LA's Communist District Attorney. Phoenix isn't much better than SoCal when it comes to politics. It's Deep Blue!
 
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