I have a phone interview with an business based out in Santa Monica next week and need to do some home work for it. I'm seriously interested in the job, and they sound interested as well. I need to form some serious salary expectations, I'd like to at least live comfortably in Santa Monica without the use of a car.
The salary at my last job was famously uncompetitive for my position and was only tolerable because a) I loved working there b) enjoyed ridiculously cheap rent living in a duplex that my parents rented out. Without going into specifics, it was somewhere in the vicinity of 40 to 50 grands in Canada bucks. From what I've read I don't think this is going to cut it for Santa Monica
I hate talking about money but the prospect of relocation makes me really nervous and I need to solicit some advice, if only to confirm I'm on the right track.