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  1. #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by leethestud View Post
    oh EFF that dude. You should show up on the first, get laid off, and refuse the re-hire. This will allow you to start pulling unemployment (based on your current pay) for a few months to keep everything at bay while you MOVE. Dont feel bad about it either, your employer pays into unemployment insurance all year, its not exactly milking the govt, its taking advantage of something the employer has already paid into. My 2 cents anyways.... Your just lucky that you have 1.5 months to plot on a new job. Better burn up that vacay and sick time first too.... widweek surf sessions!!!
    I do believe i would get denied un employment. I am willing to stick it out a month or 2 for less pay, just so I can put on my resume that I was involved in the re-branding of the casino, it could be some pretty good experience. I doubt I would quit until my lease is up because if i leave or stay im still going to be responsible for the rent in march and april on my apartment. The cost to leave early just isnt worth it..

    Im pretty miserable right now but im just gonna suck it up and keep trucking until the lease is dunzo.

    Thanks for all the advice and tips everybody!

    PS - Big shout out to Sven Peltonen from Brigantine - CHARGING THE BIGGEST WAVE OF THE DAY AT THE BAY!!!!! motha ****a is crazyyyyyy. Yall will see the pictures real soon!
    Last edited by Scobeyville; Jan 21, 2011 at 08:07 PM.

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    Weeeeiiiiirrrd

    This is a weird thing to see a thread on.... My wife and I are on the verge of moving to Kauai, i already have a job lined up and am just contemplating all the frigging details. We really should say just F it and go.

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    Yeah, if i posted the actual reports from the past 14-21 days, I think 90% of this forum may commit suicide immediately.
    I will leave this thread on that note =) I hope to see you all re-located soon.

  4. #44
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    move to santa cruz or even SF if u need to work in a city ... 1 hr drive down to santa cruz from sf and there are plenty of good breaks in and around sf

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    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
    I have family up there. I visited before I moved out to SD cause they offered me a room in santa cruz. I just didn't get the same vibe up there as I did in socal. Lots of clouds. More rain. Heavy, heavy, sharky surf... And the local economies are much smaller. So relocating to Central CA (Santa Barbara up to Santa Cruz) is more like relocating to a midatlantic style region on the west coast. There are no palm tree up there. They get rain. Its not 85 in January. Its a different world. Very rugged. GREAT SURF!... dont get me wrong. OUTSTANDING SURF... but a completely different culture. If you want palm trees and warm weather/water, central CA is not for you. If you want isolation and empty, big swells, then maybe you would do better in Santa Cruz (if you can find work)....

    You will be wearing a wetsuit in August in Santa Cruz. They max out in the high 60s in the water.

    You can live around SF and surf the areas surrounding, but the markets and stuff are no good outside of SF.

    Cool areas. But different lifestyles for real. I thought it was an amazing place, but not what i was looking for. To each their own though.

    I think central california has a ton to offer, but I think you need to be more established to start over up there. You need money. You need a career. in SD/LA/OC you can come out here, then figure it out....

    This thread is named "Califonia Dreaming" so I am offering a socal point of view. Central CA is obvisouly california, but personally after living here, I think they should seperate California into 2 parts. Everything north of Santa Barbara... And then everything south. Two different worlds. the state of CA is so huge. Its like the difference in living in Southbeach and then Central Jersey all in the same state... It should be broken down into many different subclimates and subcultures.
    SF is probably the most expensive place to in the country next to NYC. Lets not forget all the stinky panhandling hippies in Santa Cruz. I always drew the line of demarcation at Point Conception. If wanted to move back again and go north my choices would Ventura or to really get out there Big Sur.
    Last edited by SeaDaddy; Jan 23, 2011 at 11:10 AM.

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    So im in the same boat.

    Im 18. Seinor in HS. Thinkin about going to Monmouth U because its closeby and waves r good. UNCW's waves are too beat.

    How is it going to cali for college from the EC. Its obviously sick out there but how is it getting your clothes/boards across the country there into your dorm. Its fairly exppensive too. Its not like im going to drive out there. Has anybody done it and recommend it? Its big jump going to Cali and living there for 9 months with no car and local knowledge.

    I see PLNU and San Diego St. The UC schools are 50k.

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    i wouldn't hate on uncw too much.. better then you think wave wise, and suppposedly the hottest chics hands down.. girl/guy ratio is like 3/1..
    i think surfer had an issue recommeding colleges to surf a couple months ago.. find it had some good info. if i hadn't had a baseball scholarship lined up i was going to uncw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scobeyville View Post
    I check the forcast out there all the time - It is insane how it is always clean and green every morning..

    First thing when I walk in the office this morning, they are talking about a new owner coming in for March 1st. At that point they will fire everybody and rehire us the next day at 20% lower salary.... AND start from zero for vacation time.

    All signs are pointing to a big move..
    They cant do that if the new owner buy the company he cant fire and rehire to give them less money . Soon as he Fires you I would just got to unemplyment and file your claim . Play dumb about the rehire. If they ask about just say they said you dont march 1st.

    The amount you would draw aweek on unemployment is probally what the amount is that u would make if he can get away with messing with your 20% but I doubt that he can do that

    Quote Originally Posted by leethestud View Post
    oh EFF that dude. You should show up on the first, get laid off, and refuse the re-hire. This will allow you to start pulling unemployment (based on your current pay) for a few months to keep everything at bay while you MOVE. Dont feel bad about it either, your employer pays into unemployment insurance all year, its not exactly milking the govt, its taking advantage of something the employer has already paid into. My 2 cents anyways.... Your just lucky that you have 1.5 months to plot on a new job. Better burn up that vacay and sick time first too.... widweek surf sessions!!!
    Your employer dont pay into unemployment you do it get taken out of your check when u get paid. Its basicly your money u set aside in the event you are outa work.

    The reason its so hard to get the claim in your favor is that they wanna make sure you are really getting laid off and not just saying that ( reason for the interview over the phone) and the other reason is the unemplyment benifits sit in a account collecting interest for the state revenu.

    Kinda sucks that your money you put into your enemployment makes interest for someone else.

    But is you can I would collect move out there and have someone put the money in your account of have it deposited electroncily so all you have to do is call in tio claim you benifts then once you get your first check at you new job in Califoria just dont call in you benifts and they will stop

  9. #49
    Quote Originally Posted by wontonwonton View Post
    So im in the same boat.

    Im 18. Seinor in HS. Thinkin about going to Monmouth U because its closeby and waves r good. UNCW's waves are too beat.

    How is it going to cali for college from the EC. Its obviously sick out there but how is it getting your clothes/boards across the country there into your dorm. Its fairly exppensive too. Its not like im going to drive out there. Has anybody done it and recommend it? Its big jump going to Cali and living there for 9 months with no car and local knowledge.

    I see PLNU and San Diego St. The UC schools are 50k.
    The one Thing about uncw is that it's a lot more consistent than jerz, and the water is redicusly warmer than jersey. Also the girls/guys ratio, the girls them self, riding a long board or beach cruiser to class everyday, and there business program = I will be attending there next year. Peace out cold. Oh, Cali is awesome, my friend just went out there yesterday ( goes to chapman in Newport,ca) and he shipped all his **** out there rather than bringing it on the plane. it's a whole Lotta mula to go to school out there, keep that in mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by wontonwonton View Post
    So im in the same boat.

    Im 18. Seinor in HS. Thinkin about going to Monmouth U because its closeby and waves r good. UNCW's waves are too beat.

    How is it going to cali for college from the EC. Its obviously sick out there but how is it getting your clothes/boards across the country there into your dorm. Its fairly exppensive too. Its not like im going to drive out there. Has anybody done it and recommend it? Its big jump going to Cali and living there for 9 months with no car and local knowledge.

    I see PLNU and San Diego St. The UC schools are 50k.
    My wife moved with me to start college out here. She got residence right away the first year we were here, and with in-state status, SDSU's cost for one full course load of classes was under 1000$ Its like 10K+ if you are out of state.

    Also, all the community colleges here run 17$ per credit. Which is dirt, dirt cheap. So a lot of people get here, and just do CC for 2 years and then transfer to SDSU. That is your most cost efficient route...

    I see that you mentioned PLNU. I live about a mile from there. Do your research. Every student there signs contracts saying that they will not drink, smoke etc. etc. If ANY student is seen even at a party with other people drinking, they are expelled. If they ever purchase alcohol, cigarettes or anything. They are expelled...

    So, while the school sits on top of the best stretch of reef breaks on the west coast, being a student there sounds really sh**y.... PLNU is a super christian school. Like, onward christian soldier type stuff, so if that is your cup of tea, then you would love it. But if you are looking to go to a normal school, dont even look there...

    UCSD is the best obviously, cause their campus is litterally ON SCRIPPS and Blacks is basically on the campus. You can see waves from class. But UCSD is a lot moer expensive and MUCH harder to get into. USD is very expensive and private. SDSU is your typical big, party school with a decent academic program and a really good atheltic program. They have surf teams etc. too.

    Hope that helps. But CA is designed for college. If you know when you are relocating, I advise sending some mail out to someone you know right away so you can get residency ASAP and use all the in-state benefits. Out of staters get bent over big time.

    They let my wife claim residency the first week we got here. The school just forgot to verify. They asked how long we lived here, she said 14 months (LIE) and they just stamped the papers and we saved thousands... But I am sure we were the exceptions, not the rule. It typically takes exactly one year to claim residency...

    Hope that helps.... SDSU is an easy choice. Fun school. Like every one of my friends out here is an alumni there, so I go to a lot of games and stuff. The only problem with SDSU is that its about a 15 minutes drive to the beach... and UCSD is on the sand...

    But sh**, whats 15 minutes really?

    And if you can afford it, do what every young american college kid in San Diego does...Go to SDSU, Live in Pacific Beach and commute 15 minutes to school so you can roll out of bed and walk to the surf every morning.... You will be happy with the trade off. Much better to live off campus at the beach if you do the SDSU thing...

    Ohhh, and wrap it up, SDSU has a nickname "STD-SU"