- posted 12 years ago
California is dying as an industrial power. It at one time was the 7th
largest economy in the world. No longer. Its the #3 hardest hit state
in the looming Great Depression Part Deux, only behind Michigan with
its Rust Belt.
And Im not getting any work in my current trade, machine tool repair.
So Ive been looking around a bit at other states for employment..and
Id like to ask you folks for your input.
Im 56yrs old, had some medical issues, now largely resolved.
Im tecnically oriented and can troubleshoot electrionics at assembly
level, machine, lathe and mill, can fix complex mechanical assemblies,
can weld, do woodworking, gunsmithing, can do commecial and industrial
electricial. Ive worked as a lumberjack, oil field roughneck etc etc
Frankly...there isnt much that I cant do. I detest retail work, paper
work, suit and tie work. Im honest, motivated, self starter,
experinced in job requirements and meeting them. I deal well with
others and can supervise others well. However..Ive spent my life
working as an individual technician and dont fit well in a herd.
Shrug. Im good at what I do..far too many out there simply sucking on
Give me a task, tell me where the parts are..and go away. Ill finish
the job and ask for another.
So anyways..Ive been considering moving out of California..after being
here for 30+ yrs.
Idaho is simply one of the states Im considering but the one Im
focused on at the moment.
If anyone has suggestions for other states..feel free to toss em
in..Id be happy to look at them.
I figure Im good for another 15-20 yrs working. Shrug
So anyone have any good or bad things to say about Idaho? Its
economy, chances for growth and employment and so forth.
Im interested in perhaps moving out of California...heading anyplace
that I can prosper enough to keep myself and my family alive and
Im not moving tommorow, next week or next month. Next
year...shrug...gotta have someplace to go, before figuring out how to