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>> No. 3236 Anonymous
4th February 2017
Saturday 1:49 pm
3236 Moving
I currently live in Wales doing an undergraduate degree. I graduate this year and I want to move to Brighton.

I don't really know how to do this.

I won't be getting a decent graduate job or anything like that, so I'll have to get a shitty bar job or retail or something to start off with. I've been told to get a live-in carer job, but I don't drive and it seems you need to to get a job like that.

Also I'll be moving alone and everything seems so expensive. I've been told about the cheaper areas in and around Brighton, but I still don't know how I'm going to find a place to afford with a job nearby.

How do I do this?

tl;dr:
graduating soon, want to move to Brighton, alone/poor/unskilled, can I/how do I find a place and a job?
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>> No. 3237 Anonymous
4th February 2017
Saturday 1:55 pm
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Rent in Brighton is as much as some of the fancier parts of London and even the qualified tech jobs pay about 25% of what they would in London, according to some bloke I was talking to in the pub last night. I know he's not wrong about the rent and he seemed to know what he was talking about regarding the jobs.

Why do you want to move there if you (apparently) don't know anyone there who can help you find a place or a job?
>> No. 3238 Anonymous
4th February 2017
Saturday 2:20 pm
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>>3237

I have one friend who lives there, he's put me in contact with some other people that have given me a bit of advice but that's all so far. He doesn't have a job himself and is shacked up with some friends of his in a close knit situation, so he can't help me with a job or even offer me a room.

I like the city and I just want to move somewhere new, somewhere near the sea (I grew up near the sea and currently live by the sea, the couple years I spent living in-land killed me) but also in the middle of civilisation so I can have a life. All my friends are either living back home, still in university or scattered about the globe. There's noone settled anywhere where I can join them, so I'm on my own.

Also I'm gay and finding anyone to date who's above a 2/10 and lives within 30 miles is an impossibility here
>> No. 3239 Anonymous
4th February 2017
Saturday 2:42 pm
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>>3238
>Also I'm gay
A-ha! I thought that might be the real reason.

>somewhere near the sea [...] but also in the middle of civilisation
Cardiff, m7. If you're a sea snob, Barrybados is a short and frequent train ride away.
>> No. 3240 Anonymous
4th February 2017
Saturday 2:46 pm
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>>3239
>Cardiff

Nah... I want to leave Wales. I've had my fill of this beautiful country.
>> No. 3241 Anonymous
4th February 2017
Saturday 2:52 pm
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>>3240
Cheap move.
Move out of Wales.

Choose one.
>> No. 3242 Anonymous
4th February 2017
Saturday 2:55 pm
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>>3238
>Also I'm gay and finding anyone to date who's above a 2/10 and lives within 30 miles is an impossibility here
It has a gay "scene" but there are plenty of gay people in most cities.
>> No. 3243 Anonymous
4th February 2017
Saturday 2:58 pm
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>>3242
Not in Ripon. There are no gay people in Ripon.
>> No. 3244 Anonymous
4th February 2017
Saturday 4:20 pm
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>I won't be getting a decent graduate job or anything like that

What makes you say that - won't as in 'can't' or 'don't want to'?

>>3237
I presume you mean 25% less, not that London tech jobs pay four times as much.
>> No. 3245 Anonymous
4th February 2017
Saturday 4:33 pm
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>>3244
I meant the latter but it probably is a little exaggerated.
>> No. 3246 Anonymous
4th February 2017
Saturday 4:49 pm
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>>3245
Well I'm in a London tech job and sorry to say that isn't my experience, unless non-London tech jobs pay less than minimum wage. Not that it's bad mind, and most companies do pay a premium for London-based employees.
>> No. 3247 Anonymous
4th February 2017
Saturday 5:00 pm
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>>3246
There are jobs that pay that much more, but they're mostly shit. They pay silly money because they have to. Chances are if someone in London is advertising a dev job at £100k, either they need a highly specialised skill (as in there are about five people still alive that can do it) or they have to pay people that much to work for them. Guess which is more likely.
>> No. 3248 Anonymous
4th February 2017
Saturday 8:14 pm
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Gay in Brighton here.

Honestly it's a very hard city to move to. Just about manageable 7 years ago, but now...if It were me I'd be looking at somewhere like Manchester or Birmingham instead. I could go on and on about how everything decent about Brighton died years ago, but I'll stop.

Your best bet for employment is call centers (through various shady employment agencies) and your best bet for housing is a house-share through friends. There is a gay housing Facebook group "Brighton Homes for Queers", but good luck with that group if you eat meat or don't practice yoga.
>> No. 3249 Anonymous
4th February 2017
Saturday 9:30 pm
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>>3248

>Honestly it's a very hard city to move to.

Nice in your end o gaylad.
>> No. 3250 Anonymous
5th February 2017
Sunday 7:55 am
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Former Brighton lad here. Firstly the place sucks nowadays. Secondly, there is fuck all good work.

You want a place in Hanover. You want a job with Amex - especially if you can get in their travel section, that pays actual money, and while shift work, is fun. You might want to ensure you can speak a foreign language.

Aside from that, The Park Crescent used to be a cracking pub, although working out how to find it is always fun.

Avoid Whitehawk and Moulsecoombe like the fucking plague. Hanover can still offer small but not unreasonably (for Brighton) priced accommodation.

It really is a "graduate call center graveyard". Carer work does not need driving, public transport is good.

You will find yourself living in penury and surrounded by drugs and hipsters. Bristol might be a better move, TBH.

Or Berlin.

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