Moving to Des Moines

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  1. EnhancedFujita

    EnhancedFujita Well-Known Member

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    You'd be moving to a place that is more expensive, while making less. Really depends on if that fact is gonna be an issue for your family.

    That same fact makes it tricky to move anywhere for my family since we are dual income and neither my wife nor I really want to stay home. So any potential big move needs to come with a significant salary bump to make it worthwhile while the other looks for a job, or potentially doesn't.
     
  2. chadly82

    chadly82 Well-Known Member

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    Id wait until something is comparable. Just IMO though, that it would add to all the new changes if they aren't all going perfect and could be stress that you could avoid if possible.
     
  3. Cyched

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    This is getting dark
     
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  4. capitalcityguy

    capitalcityguy Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure I"m following. If you'll be unhappy regardless of whether your stay or go, why is happiness even a factor? Maybe I'm just not tracking you here...
     
  5. Gunnerclone

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    YOLO then.
     
  6. Farnsworth

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    Thinking about downsizing, we don't need this much room.
     
  7. NWICY

    NWICY Well-Known Member

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    So is this like fancy daycare where the kids learn to speak Mandarin and play violins? No little kids for me so I have no reference. Sorry for the silly question.
     
  8. chadly82

    chadly82 Well-Known Member

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    Most places if you want good clean and nice employees you'll see this type of cost. In home daycares you can get for about 600-700 but they don't learn as much and you never know what could happen in those in homes either. Peace of mind I guess has a price :)
     
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  9. ArgentCy

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    I prefer to stand aside and watch the craziness. But that's just me. The grass pruning competitions are quite funny.
     
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  10. Clonefan32

    Clonefan32 Well-Known Member

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    As long as you can float it I'd get here. My experience in Des Moines is while it's the biggest job market in the state, everything is pretty interconnected. Get here, get involved, work hard and I imagine you'll have plenty of opportunities for upward mobility, either in the company you start at or somewhere else.
     
  11. dmclone

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  12. GlenBaker

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    Wow!
     
  13. Cyched

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  14. DFWClone

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    This thread is very interesting/eye-opening/funny for me, as I’ve never lived in small town Iowa or Iowa at all other than going to Iowa state and working in Dubuque for ~6 months.
     
  15. mtowncyclone13

    mtowncyclone13 Well-Known Member

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    What do you find humorous about it? I've lived in towns from 3 million the 1300. Always interesting to see people's viewpoints.
     
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