Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Jason 98 TA
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Members Area > Off-topic Discussions

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-21-2018, 04:14 PM   #1
ItsChristianInHD
 
ItsChristianInHD's Avatar
 
Drives: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT V6 RS.
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: OH, Hopefully south soon.
Posts: 463
Planning move. Advice?

Hi everyone. Iím looking to get as much information as I can.
Between now and a year from now my girlfriend and I are moving from NE Ohio to South Carolina. I personally fell in love with the state and the southern hospitality when I was there and did not want to come back, so I found where I want to live. The areas I picked so far are Charleston and Columbia. Are these pretty good areas? Pros and cons?
I am moving down trying to land state jobs in the IT field. Although, any other companies you guys can chime in.
We are moving because we hate it up here the people suck, the cost of living is actually getting higher as far as I have seen, the weather sucks, and no jobs.

If you have any advice or information you feel I should know that would be awesome. Iím open to anything. Iím stalking indeed as we speak.

Thank you, Merry Christmas as well!
ItsChristianInHD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2018, 04:54 PM   #2
Vegas Bound
 
Drives: 2013 Sparkly Red One
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: TX today, NV soon
Posts: 304
I don't know the area but I know the industry. Check into consulting companies that service the area and try to pick up contract jobs until you find a perm jobs. You may like contract and never go back to perm. That's what happened to me 10 years ago.
__________________
Lots of bolt on stuff
1.36 60'
6.29 1/8 mile
TBD 1/4 mile
Vegas Bound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2018, 07:28 PM   #3
TopL3ssSS
 
Drives: 2011 Camaro SS Convertible
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Kingsport, TN
Posts: 108
Personally, Iíd go with Charleston - Southern hospitality at its best & close to the water. My bro-in-law lives there & has been after us the last few years to move down - I/T job market is on fire. Boeing & Blackbaud are two companies that are expanding there.

Daniel Island / Mount Pleasant area are really nice areas in the suburbs, just minutes from downtown. Have not seen traffic be too bad for commuters.

On the other hand, Colimbia is nice, but having been there in the summer - it may be the hottest place on earth.
__________________
TopL3ssSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2018, 08:43 PM   #4
pyroguy
Started#gottalovethatblue
 
pyroguy's Avatar
 
Drives: ABM #830
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: MO
Posts: 3,216
You may not like this piece of advice, but don't jump off the dock hoping the boat shows up during your jump. In other words, don't move hoping for a job. That will end you getting desperate and taking whatever job you can get. Potential employers can see desperation a mile away and will either not offer you the job or get you as cheap as possible.

Both cities are nice, just don't get desperate. Also, southern hospitality sometimes only pertains to visitors. You "yankees" can sometimes be shunned for being from up north. It happened to my family when we moved from Chicago to Charlotte.
__________________
'10 Camaro 2SS/RS | Aqua Blue #830 of 3,903 | Silver Stripes
Check out my build thread
pyroguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2018, 08:46 PM   #5
Vegas Bound
 
Drives: 2013 Sparkly Red One
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: TX today, NV soon
Posts: 304
Quote:
Originally Posted by pyroguy View Post
You may not like this piece of advice, but don't jump off the dock hoping the boat shows up during your jump. In other words, don't move hoping for a job. That will end you getting desperate and taking whatever job you can get. Potential employers can see desperation a mile away and will either not offer you the job or get you as cheap as possible.

Both cities are nice, just don't get desperate. Also, southern hospitality sometimes only pertains to visitors. You "yankees" can sometimes be shunned for being from up north. It happened to my family when we moved from Chicago to Charlotte.
I agree on the southern hospitality thing. There is a saying in Texas. If you don't like it here, I-35 will take you back home.
__________________
Lots of bolt on stuff
1.36 60'
6.29 1/8 mile
TBD 1/4 mile
Vegas Bound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2018, 10:04 AM   #6
ItsChristianInHD
 
ItsChristianInHD's Avatar
 
Drives: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT V6 RS.
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: OH, Hopefully south soon.
Posts: 463
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vegas Bound View Post
I don't know the area but I know the industry. Check into consulting companies that service the area and try to pick up contract jobs until you find a perm jobs. You may like contract and never go back to perm. That's what happened to me 10 years ago.
Iíll have to think about it man! I used to be a contract Field Technician I loved the job but the company I worked for basically went under.
ItsChristianInHD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2018, 10:06 AM   #7
ItsChristianInHD
 
ItsChristianInHD's Avatar
 
Drives: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT V6 RS.
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: OH, Hopefully south soon.
Posts: 463
Quote:
Originally Posted by TopL3ssSS View Post
Personally, Iíd go with Charleston - Southern hospitality at its best & close to the water. My bro-in-law lives there & has been after us the last few years to move down - I/T job market is on fire. Boeing & Blackbaud are two companies that are expanding there.

Daniel Island / Mount Pleasant area are really nice areas in the suburbs, just minutes from downtown. Have not seen traffic be too bad for commuters.

On the other hand, Colimbia is nice, but having been there in the summer - it may be the hottest place on earth.
Thank you man! Iím 23 sheís 21 and we want out of here. Sheís from the south and she hates it up here. Iím going to keep doing my research as well
ItsChristianInHD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2018, 10:12 AM   #8
ItsChristianInHD
 
ItsChristianInHD's Avatar
 
Drives: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT V6 RS.
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: OH, Hopefully south soon.
Posts: 463
Quote:
Originally Posted by pyroguy View Post
You may not like this piece of advice, but don't jump off the dock hoping the boat shows up during your jump. In other words, don't move hoping for a job. That will end you getting desperate and taking whatever job you can get. Potential employers can see desperation a mile away and will either not offer you the job or get you as cheap as possible.

Both cities are nice, just don't get desperate. Also, southern hospitality sometimes only pertains to visitors. You "yankees" can sometimes be shunned for being from up north. It happened to my family when we moved from Chicago to Charlotte.
Itís best to have negative and positive lights on the subject, up here where I live you have the rudest people on the planet. Neighbors believe that because they have slightly greener grass than you (swear to god) think they are better than you. You have people that consistently hate younger people that are doing better than them, might be because of where I live but, still, all cities around us everyone is the same. I will not be desperate about it because I have made that mistake with my Field Technician job, Iím really trying to score a position in a good place. I really am taking my time with the moving. My girl is from the south and sheís complaining about the winter and the people up here because she loved the people back home. I personally am tired of the cold all together. So I want to move south, Georgia and Florida were my first targets but then I went to SC the hot weather in the summer made me fall in love. The job market up here is awful, you canít find anything that makes 30+ a year. Thatís how bad it is.

Thank you for the advice! Iíll keep an eye out, my girl and my best friend are going down again to scope out the area more and more for a week.
ItsChristianInHD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2018, 02:47 PM   #9
pyroguy
Started#gottalovethatblue
 
pyroguy's Avatar
 
Drives: ABM #830
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: MO
Posts: 3,216
Quote:
Originally Posted by ItsChristianInHD View Post
Itís best to have negative and positive lights on the subject, up here where I live you have the rudest people on the planet. Neighbors believe that because they have slightly greener grass than you (swear to god) think they are better than you. You have people that consistently hate younger people that are doing better than them, might be because of where I live but, still, all cities around us everyone is the same. I will not be desperate about it because I have made that mistake with my Field Technician job, Iím really trying to score a position in a good place. I really am taking my time with the moving. My girl is from the south and sheís complaining about the winter and the people up here because she loved the people back home. I personally am tired of the cold all together. So I want to move south, Georgia and Florida were my first targets but then I went to SC the hot weather in the summer made me fall in love. The job market up here is awful, you canít find anything that makes 30+ a year. Thatís how bad it is.

Thank you for the advice! Iíll keep an eye out, my girl and my best friend are going down again to scope out the area more and more for a week.
Best of luck to you. I lived 8 years in PA and just recently moved back to MO so I have a good idea of what you're talking about. It definitely depends on who you come into contact with. It was a weird feeling moving from the midwest where you can learn someone's life story standing in line at the grocery store to a place where people won't look you in the eye unless you need something and even sometimes not then. However, I'm not being negative, I'm being realistic. There's no reason to put yourself in financial strain because of a few people who are disagreeable or just plain a$$holes. I use my analogy from my original post, don't jump off the dock and hope the boat is there when you land. You can find yourself getting wet or drowning pretty easily without a plan to support yourself. I'm all in favor of going somewhere you want to. I moved back to MO recently where I'm closer to family and while I miss my friends I made back in PA I have some friends I've known for a long time out here. However, I didn't move back here until I was able to line my job up (lucky for a promotion with my company) and have a way to support my family. The #1 reason for divorce (I know you're only dating, but the relationship sounds serious to move together) is money problems. No point in putting unnecessary stress on a relationship just so you can have a few more friends.
__________________
'10 Camaro 2SS/RS | Aqua Blue #830 of 3,903 | Silver Stripes
Check out my build thread
pyroguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2018, 03:57 PM   #10
JLSuperfly


 
JLSuperfly's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Red Hot LS3
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Posts: 4,012
The only thing I could say is do not move to another location until there is a job already waiting for you.
JLSuperfly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2018, 06:35 PM   #11
ChickenPoop
 
Drives: 2017 Yellow SS Vert
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: South Ga.
Posts: 256
Charleston. May see you there. That is going to be my daughters first duty station. Will be going there a lot more in the future.
ChickenPoop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2018, 09:13 AM   #12
ItsChristianInHD
 
ItsChristianInHD's Avatar
 
Drives: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT V6 RS.
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: OH, Hopefully south soon.
Posts: 463
Quote:
Originally Posted by pyroguy View Post
Best of luck to you. I lived 8 years in PA and just recently moved back to MO so I have a good idea of what you're talking about. It definitely depends on who you come into contact with. It was a weird feeling moving from the midwest where you can learn someone's life story standing in line at the grocery store to a place where people won't look you in the eye unless you need something and even sometimes not then. However, I'm not being negative, I'm being realistic. There's no reason to put yourself in financial strain because of a few people who are disagreeable or just plain a$$holes. I use my analogy from my original post, don't jump off the dock and hope the boat is there when you land. You can find yourself getting wet or drowning pretty easily without a plan to support yourself. I'm all in favor of going somewhere you want to. I moved back to MO recently where I'm closer to family and while I miss my friends I made back in PA I have some friends I've known for a long time out here. However, I didn't move back here until I was able to line my job up (lucky for a promotion with my company) and have a way to support my family. The #1 reason for divorce (I know you're only dating, but the relationship sounds serious to move together) is money problems. No point in putting unnecessary stress on a relationship just so you can have a few more friends.
Ohh I completely understand. No Iím taking this the safest route possible, I really want to take this as slow and calculated. This year Iím using all my vacation time to stay down there for a week or so just for job interviews. For sure do not want money issues! I believe youíre supposed to have up to 3-6 months of bills saved up before a move.
ItsChristianInHD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2018, 09:15 AM   #13
ItsChristianInHD
 
ItsChristianInHD's Avatar
 
Drives: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT V6 RS.
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: OH, Hopefully south soon.
Posts: 463
Quote:
Originally Posted by JLSuperfly View Post
The only thing I could say is do not move to another location until there is a job already waiting for you.
Oh definitely I had friends that did that and ended up struggling because their savings were draining while finding a job. I will use my vacation time to stay down there and interview. I wonít move until everything is ready to go. Taking off without a job off is risky, I like to play my life as safe as possible.
ItsChristianInHD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2018, 09:16 AM   #14
ItsChristianInHD
 
ItsChristianInHD's Avatar
 
Drives: 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT V6 RS.
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: OH, Hopefully south soon.
Posts: 463
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChickenPoop View Post
Charleston. May see you there. That is going to be my daughters first duty station. Will be going there a lot more in the future.
Maybe! I loved Charleston itís such a nice area, Iím not so keen on being right on the ocean I really like to be inland but if a job offer is good enough Iím going. Lol.
ItsChristianInHD is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.