Oh GOD, I may have to move back to the People's Republic of Kalifornia!

Oh GOD, I may have to move back to the People's Republic of Kalifornia!

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    Oh GOD, I may have to move back to the People's Republic of Kalifornia!

    I've been out of work for 4 months now. For 3 of them, it was due to illness. I was hospitalized 3 times, and spent 3 months on home IV antibiotics. I was cleared to work a month ago, and started looking. Unfortunately, jobs in my field have been scarce. Money has gotten scarce, since I have not had an income at all now for 4 months. My wife has helped as much as possible, but she is on disability retirement, and her income is limited. Fortunately, she has 3 rental houses that add to her income, and when she bought the house we live in last year, she paid cash, from an inheritance, and the sale of some stock. Since the job market has been so bad for me, I decided for the heck of it to check my previous employer's web site, and found my old job was open. Since I left on good terms, and I had excellent reviews, I ope that I'll get it. I do know that they have interviewed several others, so it's by no means a sure thing. I hate the idea of being able to carry a gun in 30 some states (NV, Utah, and Florida permits), and not be able to carry in my home state. I know that some counties will give CCW permits, but since this job is in Silicon Valley, I doubt that a CCW will be possible. But, since I really hate poverty, I would do it. I've also applied at a few other places in California, and I may apply for a job with a company that handles the medical care in the prison system. The pay is amazing, $95-135/hr. I do have correctional medical experience, though I'm not sure that I want to work at San Quintin.
    I still have some hope of getting a job here in Vegas, but I'm having to give serious consideration to moving to CA if I get a job offer. Don't want to, but I have to deal with reality. I'm 10 years away from retirement, so I'll return eventually.


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    Shoot, I hope the best for you. Don't know what else to say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakotaranger View Post
    Shoot, I hope the best for you. Don't know what else to say.
    same here....darned near speechless....
    good luck.
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    Keep searching!!!! But if you must, you must. You can always move out again when things get better. Good luck!
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    Our pay is not nearly so fine, but our cost of living is much lower, and AZ DOC is ALWAYS looking for correctional medical specialists, RN, LPN, MD, etc. Also, we have nice state bennies, and you get to live in a state that allows you to carry legal Class 33 concealed with permit, or open carry if you don't feel like going through the classes, among a whole HOST of good gun laws.
    Just a thought...http://www.azcorrections.gov/adc/employment/index.asp
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    Quote Originally Posted by armoredman View Post
    Our pay is not nearly so fine, but our cost of living is much lower, and AZ DOC is ALWAYS looking for correctional medical specialists, RN, LPN, MD, etc. Also, we have nice state bennies, and you get to live in a state that allows you to carry legal Class 33 concealed with permit, or open carry if you don't feel like going through the classes, among a whole HOST of good gun laws.
    Just a thought...http://www.azcorrections.gov/adc/employment/index.asp
    Thanks. I'm a PA (Physician Assistant), and I'm dying to go back to work. I've been thinking CA, if I can't find something here in Vegas, since I had a CA PA license for 5 years, and I can get it reissued within 2 weeks, just have to pay the fee (with a 100% penalty for letting it lapse). But I have no problem with AZ. I'll check out the link that you sent. I don't know how long that it would take to get an AZ license (CA was ridiculous for the initial license- it takes 4-6 months!).
    While I've done a lot of correctional medicine (A jail medic/deputy sheriff in VA for 3 years while getting my prerequisites for the PA program at George Washington University). I did 2 clinical rotations in a Federal prison, and finally, worked for a year and a half part time after moving to Vegas initially in 1991). Of course, with my luck, I will have to move out of state. My wife, as I said, has been helping me with expenses. I just paid $400 today to renew my NV license. So, here I am, broke and having to mooch off of my wife, and I may have spent the money to renew my NV license for nothing.

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    Wishing you the best of luck. Ten years sounds like a long time, but it will pass quickly, then you can move to the USA.

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