Originally Posted By dbain99:
Its 30 minutes north of me.
Around 45,000 people.
Avaeage income is under $40,000 - but thats misleading.
Id suggest you live in Pineville or one of the new up and coming subdivisions if you can swing it.
Outlaws has the best Ribs and Tunks has the best seafood.
What line of work are yall in?
I am a field tech, basically I drive around (alot) and fix those annoying shoplifting detection systems at retail stores.
I think my boss is just throwing shit at the wall just to see what sticks logistically.
the 1 tech in the state is a bit overloaded, and I have been going into Louisianna every other week to help him catch up. i think my boss is just basically looking at it from a territory perspective that is centered in lousianna, but handling the central and north part of the state with random incursions into neighboring states. Houston is slow with 2 techs, and Louisiana is a bit busy.
from what I gather from the Internet, it appears that pineville may be a better choice.
and the weird thing... according to salary.com cost of living calculator, I would be loosing 8k a year just by living there. I know Houston is pretty cheap, but some mid-sized town in central Louisianna is more to expensive to live there by 8 grand ?
my boss did mention a raise, but from the "napkin" math that i am doing, anything less than 5% is not worth it, especially with a 4% state tax. i think i should push for a 15%, but settle for a 9ish%.
another thing he mentioned, was that it may be for 1-2 years in that area...im a bit skeptical on that one... may need to get it in writing that they will move me back to texas if i quit, or get layed off.