Well things didn't go as well as I would have liked. I turned down the position for the one in San Jose. The job was posted as servicing the San Jose "region", but after going through the interview, the job requires 95% travel and 90% of the locations I would be going to would be outside of california. Which means hop on a airplane monday and come back home friday night or saturday morning and do it again the next week. Not my idea of fun. I would have to give up my dog, my hobbies as I would probably be to tired on the weekends to do anything, and it would ruin what little social life I have. In cali all the places I have applied for, announced layoffs. So I am going to stick around Reno for a little while longer, nice no state income tax and cheaper cost of living, Reno.
Good decision Chris to stick around Reno for a lil while. Can't give up man's best friend and hobbies - no way!
I read somewhere 40% of CA Bay Area companies are looking to do further staff reduction. Reflects what you were seeing during your interviews. Safer move to stay where you are for now. You have your job dialed in, lower cost of living and have disposable income (=money for hobbies and Land Rovering)!
Like any contraction today; there will be eventually expansion and more job opp - just keep you eye on the position you are looking.
As a side note, if you are thinking of staying longer in Reno, great time to get into realestate as a first time buyer and if you have good credit and can afford it.
For example, REO (bank owned prop) 3bd/2ba condo for $28800: http://reno.craigsli.../985021026.html Tax break vs renting, and future investment!
Welcome back home in Reno!