she's undoubtedly moving out of state for a greater opportunity with a new employer who needs her to sell a new product and/or service.
Leave the bust of one state for the boom in another. As it is with stocks, it's the timing.
Actually, she is a college professor and her old job became available again. In addition, she has a paid for home there and her tenant just vacated.
What does that tell you about how much more attractive the "government jobs" are over that of the real world. No wonder we are in so much trouble financially in this country.
Trust me, I would have loved to hear that she was going to work for another company who was offering her more money and had a great product or service to provide which was in demand. Unfortunately, she is now just another person feeding from the pubic trough, working only 2/3 of the year while collecting good pay and benefits at the tax payers expense.
not to belittle that very populist view that mainstream media is currently belaboring all day, but be mindful of how our families lived through the booms and busts of each decade from the 40's to today, and consider this chart before you convince yourself that things are much worse this time than in the past.