A Christchurch resident says he and his friends are considering leaving town permanently because they are so unsure about whether they have jobs.
Ritchie Goodall lives in the quake hit suburb of Shirley.
He says he is fed up with living in Christchurch and is flying to Wellington on Saturday to stay with a friend.
He says moving away for good seems like the only option for some people.
Ritchie Goodall says several of his friends are now without jobs.
He says the devastation in Christchurch is so extensive he can't see the city being cleared up anytime soon.