Priest of the Car Gods
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Rohnert Park, CA
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I love Chico. Love Chico. But, as I said, the job market sucks, and by that I mean that I mean even if you can find a job, it pays half or less than it does anywhere else in the state. I was working at a web development firm doing database backends, and they thought that paying $11/hr was good money; my wife was working as a network admin, overseeing about 30 machines, and they thought they were doing her a favor to pay her $10/hr for 30 hours/week plus being on-call 24/7.
It's not that far away from stuff; it's only an hour to Sac (45 minutes if you're not afraid of the HiPos) and 45 minutes to Thunderhill.
And the bar scene is bar-none the best of any town I've ever been in. Drinks are scary-cheap... like cheaper to drink at a bar than it is to drink at home. Of course, they're mostly college bars, so if you're past that age, you'll feel a bit like a lech unless you find the right ones, hahaha.