What can you tell me about Modesto, CA area? - page 2

by GM2RN 10,895 Views | 19 Comments

I have a scheduled telephone interview with a hospital in Modesto, CA, but I live in the midwest. I was contacted by a recruiter and was told that with my length of years as a nurse, amount of experience in my specialty, plus... Read More


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    Thanks to all for your replies; I didn't expect to get so many so fast, but they really help.

    Commuter, what you said about recruiting from other states is what made me suspicious too, for the same reasons you stated.

    Stickyrunner, I don't mind a bit of a commute, but how much are you talking? I drive 45 minutes to one hospital where I work now, but traffic is never an issue unless I'm heading north on a holiday weekend. How long would it be and what would the traffic be like if I were to make the drive that you suggest?
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    The distance from center of city to center of the other is about 15 miles. You would go straight north on 99 highway. Traffic varies, but it's 2-3 lanes each way (it changes from 3-2 at some points). So not too far. The traffic was never bad when I was driving from Merced to Turlock when I was out there (that was about 30 miles). So it shouldn't be too much. Unless something drastic happens on the hwy, I think your commute would be rather reasonable. Hopefully that helps!
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    Quote from Stickyrunner325
    The distance from center of city to center of the other is about 15 miles. You would go straight north on 99 highway. Traffic varies, but it's 2-3 lanes each way (it changes from 3-2 at some points). So not too far. The traffic was never bad when I was driving from Merced to Turlock when I was out there (that was about 30 miles). So it shouldn't be too much. Unless something drastic happens on the hwy, I think your commute would be rather reasonable. Hopefully that helps!
    Heck, that's not bad at all! My FT job at a different hospital is still further than that. Thanks!
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    Definitely go visit first for a while. Only then can you make an informed decision. And if you didn't have to stay long....it could be a stepping stone to something better. If I did not have a family I would move anywhere there was a job. Just make sure your car and house has awesome air conditioning! And safe neighborhood. Modesto cannot be worse than Oakland, CA?
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    Quote from elprup
    Definitely go visit first for a while. Only then can you make an informed decision. And if you didn't have to stay long....it could be a stepping stone to something better. If I did not have a family I would move anywhere there was a job. Just make sure your car and house has awesome air conditioning! And safe neighborhood. Modesto cannot be worse than Oakland, CA?

    Yeah, air conditioning would be a must for me almost anywhere in the states.
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    Quote from GM2RN
    Yeah, air conditioning would be a must for me almost anywhere in the states.
    However, it is sweltering in Modesto right now. The temperatures tend to exceed 100 degrees in the summer, and it is a different kind of heat than one would experience in the Midwest or the Southeast.

    I spent last week in California's Central Valley. I was not in Modesto, but in another city bisected by Highway 99 that is not too far from there. The heat was stifling.
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    Hey GM2RN...did you move to Modesto? I am looking at taking a travel assigment there and wanted to know what you thought if you lived there and would love any advice on where to live. Thank you!
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    No, I didn't. Couldn't make the money work. Sorry I don't have any advice to offer.
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    Thats ok! Thanks for the response. Seems like a coupke people are currently traveling to that area so I hope that I can get some good advice!
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    I was raised in Modesto and now live between Sacramento and Reno and I have to say I love the fresh air. Unless I was really desperate I would not move to Modesto. I did grow up in the nice part, but it was starting to get shady.


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