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Question by xoom: Moved to San Diego from SF and jobs pay significantly less…what to do?
Hi everyone. I moved from San Francisco to San Diego last month and am having a hard time approaching my job hunt. I quit my job on great terms with the company to be with my fiance to start our new life since he works in San Diego. The problem is that if you’re not in the medical and engineering fields, the same position I was in SF (executive administration) pays significantly less here in San Diego (as much as 10k+ difference). I am having a difficult time not feeling bad about my career move. Does anyone have any advice for me? I am really hurt of employers either branding me as being ‘overqualified’ which is another way of saying “we can’t afford you” or “you’re not a good fit”. Should I downplay myself and accept a low paying/unchallenging job to pay the bills? Thanks so much in advance for your help everyone! Any advice is much appreciated!
Answer by LordGodGoose
How much lower is the cost-of-living in San Diego than San Francisco? You should EXPECT to take a pay-cut equal to that percentage difference, shouldn’t you?
The reality is that you can take a 20% pay-cut and maintain EXACTLY THE SAME standard of living, moving from SF to SD…
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