Stuck in Fresno away from familiar lucrative and challenging IT positions, I wanted to return to the Bay Area or another more metropolitan area. But my aging parents needed my help. My brother passed away in 2008 and my sister lived near Los Angeles while my daughter studied Cognitive Science at UCSC. So Eileen and I felt bound to stay in Fresno.
Then a recruiter called. Recruiters typically call. However, this recruiter asked whether I could live and work in Fresno. That was ideal!