chimp wrote: if I listed things like too many fat white people and the Brewers as reasons OP should not choose Wisconsin.
Judging by this thread, and discussions by the OP, I really do believe she is looking for reasons to turn down living in LA.
No one on this board can say for sure whether or not you'll find a job. It's a gamble. I'd say that Wisconsin is probably a safer gamble than Loyola, but the payoff in Wisconsin is less than Loyola. LA's market is bigger, the climate is nicer, and there are many more opportunities to capitalize on the vast network of people in the state. Yes, the competition is greater, and that's a real
problem you'll have to face, but there is far more money out here to be made.
On the other hand, if your primary goal in life is to have that old fashioned Midwestern life where you can purchase a home before 40, you'll be a respected member of the community, and you can raise a ton of kids without incurring a substantial financial burden on your family, then Wisconsin is your choice.
What you have to understand is the people on this board fall into a handful of categories. Some believe gambling with six figures is an idiotic, borderline masochistic, idea; some are entirely naive to the gamble or they don't even want to acknowledge the facts; and then there are a small percentage who are sincerely looking for the best information to make a rational decision. It's the latter category that gets hosed.
The pessimists unfairly scare them, while the naive negligently raise their hopes.
This is life. Pick a road and make the most of it.
(The Brewers are still infinitely more favorable than the Dodgers)