(Associated Press) Melissa Grothues and John Steele bailed from Buffalo last year.
Dissatisfied with their bank jobs, the 25-year-old college graduates sold the house in suburban Amherst, posted ads for possessions on Craigslist and drove cross country to San Diego for a fresh start.
“We were ready for a bigger city and to move on. There just weren’t many opportunities in Buffalo, job-wise,” Grothues said. “It just seemed like day-to-day there, every single person that I worked with would be miserable.”