Hi all, one of the biggest problems with jobs and money is they rarely exist in the same place.
No matter how skilled or experianced you are, if no one has the work you'll go broke just looking for it.
In a low job area, it would be suicidal to set up on your own and then have to try and find work just to be able to turn the lights on.
Most people I know prefer to live in the country away from the grimy city, but where is the work?
I have always lived in the suburbs of various large cities and on average travelled 10miles to work.
As an indentured fitter & turner I would have to be a nut case to waste my skills on a low wage low job area just because I liked the scenery, and no employer goes to areas where there is a workforce/skill vacuum.