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Orient me to Montclair / Bloomfield, NJ

We are moving to New Jersey on the Bloomfield / Montclair border. I know nothing about the neighborhoods except their reputations. Help me hit the ground running with things I should know, especially best coffee, food, shopping, parks, health services, business services and other things that wikipedia has left out. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by safetyfork on Jul 27, 2014 - 8 answers

Leaning...backward? Better lifestyle, not-better job?

We'd like to move to another city for family reasons, but it will likely require a step back for me career-wise. I'd like to hear about how that worked out for other people. Can you help me get excited about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2014 - 16 answers

Time to look for a new job? Lacking the resources to help patients...

I've been working for a medical supply company for almost a year now within the medical records department. Excited at first when I started last May of 2013 after being laid off for 3 months from my optical job for 8 years. Double the pay plus benefits to boot. Fast forward to April now and I've become semi-miserable the past 2-3 weeks. [more inside]
posted by tnar23 on Apr 9, 2014 - 12 answers

Is the grass ALWAYS greener?

I hate my job. HATE my job. I've worked here for 21 years, doing soul crushing work for the state court system. I haven't had a pay raise in seven years, not even a cost of living raise, have had my benefits scaled back and am looking at an even greater workload due to potential layoffs for my fellow employees unlucky enough to have been here as long as I have. Is there any chance that I can pick up stakes, move to Los Angeles, and hope to find a job paying me something comparable to what I currently make? (I apologize for the blizzard of snow flakes within) [more inside]
posted by BrianJ on Apr 9, 2013 - 42 answers

Can you start a new business ( private cooking classes) in Asheville, nc

I am considering moving to Asheville and hear a lot about how hard it is to make a living there and how over saturated it is already with entrepreneurs. I am in my mid 50's and have been a successful private chef who is now teaching cooking in various small schools and in private homes. I am not thrilled with the northeast weather and thought of Asheville as a relocation spot. Having just visited there it seemed there is a lot of food buzz going on- I know it's a "foodie" town and think I might be able to succeed there. I am concerned about the rising cost of buying a house in the area and that I could find enough work there. Any input?
posted by privatechef on Feb 6, 2013 - 16 answers

Movin' on up

I've lived in just one city for most of my adult life. I know a lot of people who've spent their large parts of their adult lives working and living in many different cities. Those of you who've done this, how did you go about doing it? How did it work out for you? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Jan 14, 2013 - 8 answers

Family vs. Career

Is it more important to be near family or to follow career developments? Snowflakey existential question that needs review. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2012 - 15 answers

I want to get on my own two feet. I need a plan of attack.

The Short: I'm a single young adult with a college degree and student loan debt. I live in a sterile small city with limited job prospects. I want to move out and get an entry-level or temporary job in a coastal U.S. city (NYC, LA, SF, Seattle). Please walk me through the logistics and help me devise a plan, as well as offer any advice you have on making it on your own in a new city (essentially, how to be an independent, self-sufficient adult). [more inside]
posted by matticulate on Dec 13, 2012 - 19 answers

Please don't give me that pitying look of horror.

Anyone have any positive stories to share involving simultaneous end of marriage, job departure and moving? [more inside]
posted by DuckGirl on Aug 20, 2012 - 24 answers

I want both!

I've been offered an 18 month job 3000km away, where my partner lives. Everything sounds great except for leaving friends and family for 18 months, which is a really big deal for me. I'm really struggling to make up my mind, help me? [more inside]
posted by deadwax on Jul 26, 2012 - 22 answers

Moving my family for a job...Worth it? Can it be done? How hard is it?

New Job..New City...Should i move my family? Advice & Suggestions Please. [more inside]
posted by flipmiester99 on Jul 26, 2012 - 16 answers

What options are available for relocation within a company?

What resources would I need to move to New York? I've been offered (unofficially by the boss of my boss) to change jobs within my company and move 400 miles away to the head office in NYC. The ball is in my court to figure out what I would need to make this happen, but I am at a loss as to where to begin the negotiation! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 11, 2012 - 14 answers

What's the best place for me in the SF Bay Area?

What's the best place for me in the SF Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by aloysius on the mixing boards on Oct 7, 2011 - 20 answers

The logistics of uprooting a life

I need change. I want to move to New York, but am having all sorts of mental crazies about it. I think i'm making this into a BIG THING, when after I've done it, i'll be like, oh! i did it! that was easy and now I'm happy (or the complete opposite, and I'll return with the pain of my failure to remember forever). I've thought about this for a long time now, and I want to take concrete steps. [more inside]
posted by elif on Jun 20, 2011 - 30 answers

Love vs. career - how hard will it be to maintain both?

I'm going to be moving around with my S.O. for a few years. Will having a few ~2 year jobs on my resume look bad? [more inside]
posted by ergo on Jun 12, 2011 - 7 answers

How to work effectively in Ireland as a young, early career 'mananger'?

I'm an American moving to Ireland for a temporary, six-month assignment. How do I fit in and understand the work culture to ensure I'm successful? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2011 - 9 answers

I got funded for an MA in London. Hooray! Now how the hell will I pay the rent?

I got funded to do an MA in London, but I still don't know how I'm going to afford it. What jobs could I do that will allow me to study and live without insane financial stress? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2011 - 5 answers

Long Distance Job Searching

What, if anything, can I do now to have a productive - and hopefully successful - job search six months from now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 7, 2011 - 4 answers

Remind me why I don't want to live in Joe's Apartment forever...

My husband and I have decided to leave New York City for the midwest in order to settle down and start a family. We've been talking about this for more than six months; now that it's here I'm scared out of my wits and having second thoughts. [more inside]
posted by peanut_mcgillicuty on Mar 17, 2011 - 32 answers

Need guidance around potentially signficant job change

Need guidance around a potentially significant job change [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 1, 2010 - 12 answers

Where should I move?

Where should I move? I have lived in the county I grew up in my entire life I am ready for a change. [more inside]
posted by miles on Jul 14, 2010 - 14 answers

Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now?

I think I want to move but don't know how, nor if it's wise to do so right now. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2010 - 5 answers

Brooklyn vs. DC

Benefits of living in Washington, DC vs. Brooklyn, NYC? Work-related caveat involved. [more inside]
posted by brynna on May 19, 2010 - 19 answers

American relocating to Sydney, NSW

I am a US citizen who is seriously contemplating moving to Australia. There are many reasons for the potential move, not the least of which is that my partner is located there. However, I hold no degree nor do I have any sort of 'higher education'. Am I fooling myself in thinking that I would be able to move there, find a job and fit in amongst the Australian population? [more inside]
posted by BrianJ on Apr 12, 2010 - 24 answers

Propitious places to move to & unusual living situations for having 3 or 4 days a week free to work on personal project

I'm working on a project that requires at least 3 or 4 full days attention each week. What are some places in the US or world I could move to, &/or unusual living situations, that would give me a good chance of doing this? [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone on Nov 19, 2009 - 6 answers

Another 'Moving to Seattle' AskMe!

Twenty-Something Gay couple making the leap to a new city with no connections and potentially limited job opportunities, in a down economy too! The man I'm in love with has fallen in love with Seattle, and after visiting and experiencing the mild climate, nice people, great public transit and relaxed attitude, I've grown partial to the city also. [more inside]
posted by kzin602 on Sep 27, 2009 - 17 answers

Avoiding the two-body problem...

Anyone have career or life suggestions for a would-be “trailing spouse”? [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize on Aug 19, 2009 - 25 answers

Paying friends to work for you?

What's the best way to handle a moving situation that could involve paying friends to help? [more inside]
posted by tk on Aug 7, 2009 - 10 answers

Should we make a risky move?

In the middle of recenssion that just might become a depression, the sig oth and I both are thinking about asking our bosses if we can move to a new city -- and keep our jobs (ie, start working remotely). Are we nuts? [more inside]
posted by maybephd on Mar 1, 2009 - 10 answers

How can two Seattle residents best go about looking for jobs in London?

How can two Seattle residents best go about looking for jobs in London? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me recession-proof my future, post-college life.

I'm 21 years old, about to graduate college, and the recession is freaking me out. I know there's no right or wrong answer to which course my life should take, but I need help focusing on realistic skills and places to live that I should be considering. [more inside]
posted by Muffpub on Jan 7, 2009 - 20 answers

How difficult is it for a family of three to move to Japan?

How difficult is it for a family of three to move to Japan? [more inside]
posted by Bobby Bittman on Jan 2, 2009 - 9 answers

Is it safe to ask my employer about relocation?

Is there any reason I shouldn't go out on a limb and ask my employer to be moved to a satellite office for personal reasons? I'm concerned about office-politic type things that I may not be considering. This is kind of a long story, so there are details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2008 - 6 answers

Should I move to the city I want to get a job in?

Should I stay in my current job while I look for a position in a new town or move and search from there? [more inside]
posted by JennyJupiter on Jun 11, 2008 - 4 answers

Academia: Should I stay or should I go?

I will finish my PhD in a few months, and now is the season for postdoc applications. Thing is, I am not sure if I want to stay and academia. Should I apply for postdocs anyways and keep my options open? If not, any Ph.D.s out there (especially physicists) who have any advice on making the transition away academia? [more inside]
posted by TheyCallItPeace on Nov 18, 2007 - 16 answers

How do I weigh personal and professional considerations when deciding to relocate for a job?

How do I weigh personal and professional considerations when deciding to relocate for a job? [more inside]
posted by ebroil on Oct 4, 2007 - 9 answers

what to do, what to do?

Should we move and, if so, where? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Sep 21, 2007 - 12 answers

To where should I move?

To where shall I move? Can you recommend a good place for me to live? [more inside]
posted by amethysts on May 27, 2007 - 10 answers

Huge gaps in my construction/maintenance skillset. What's my best shot to find work?

What summer job should I get in Austin, TX with this new mixed bag of construction and maintenance skills? And how on earth do I go about getting it? [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on May 24, 2007 - 2 answers

How to move to a new country to work for the short-term? (1 year or so.)

I am seriously considering moving out of the US for a year. I really want to see a new part of the world, but I don't know where to go, or how to support myself while I'm there. Much [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Apr 3, 2007 - 15 answers

How to find a job in AUS/NZ from Canada?

I want to find a job in Australia or new Zealand. But I'm Canadian, in Canada. How do I do it? [more inside]
posted by GuyZero on Jan 30, 2007 - 15 answers

Help me pick a state in which to live.

Suppose your partner is given choice of (U.S.) states to move in order to continue working for their employer. Which state do you choose, and why? The (only) choices are: Texas, Illinois, Connecticut, Wisconsin, California, South Carolina, Nevada, Alabama, and North Carolina. [more inside]
posted by parilous on Oct 24, 2006 - 38 answers

I'm turning 30 and I don't know how to grow up.

Starting over filter: how do I find out what I'm wired to do? [more inside]
posted by orangemiles on Aug 28, 2006 - 14 answers

How can I get a new life rolling when I have things from the current life holding me back?

I've found each of the questions I have separately on MeFi, but I was hoping that someone will have a huge, big conglomerated answer to my many questions that all essentially lead to a better, happier, more productive and fulfilling life overall. [more inside]
posted by slyboots421 on Aug 18, 2006 - 13 answers

How much to move

I am interviewing for a new job shortly. I am trying to come up with a dollar figure for how much I should ask for. I will be changing cities, working a fairly similar job to the one I am in now, and moving to a city where the housing costs are slightly higher. How do I figure out how much I need to make the move? Is a calculator available to help with this decision? I am looking for raw numbers here, I will factor in social costs later. [more inside]
posted by Deep Dish on Jul 20, 2006 - 5 answers

Finding work in Portland, Oregon

I am moving from santa cruz to portland. My girlfriend and I recently(4 months ago) had a daughter and the cost of living here is so high that we feel there is more opportunity for us up there. We have been invited to stay with my girlfriend's parents for a few months until we get settled, but i am concerned with finding a job that will pay enough to support us. I will be the sole earner so that my daughter will be able to have a parent with her all the time. Any suggestions? I need to make at least $15/hr ... I have been doing construction related work for the last couple of years but would like to steer away from that in favor of something not so hard on the body. I'd appreciate any comments...
posted by thatjackbuilt on Feb 13, 2006 - 19 answers

How do I negotiate for a better deal?

I asked for too little during the job interview. How do I push for more if I get an offer? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 6, 2005 - 20 answers

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