Jeighsun, with some slogging, you can find some small jobs here, but it is probably more difficult than in BA from what I understand. See my post today in the jobs forum about english teaching.
JSB, the city itself is beautiful, largely because of the incredible number of trees that line the street and are fed regularly by sequias, the irrigation ditches that are sometimes referred to as gringo traps. It is not as bleak as the usual Argentine urbanity. The people rightfully have a reputation of being "pechos frios", literally cold breasts corresponding to our expression "cold fish", but some gringos like that especially in comparison with many porteños. Serene? Hmmmmm....
The countryside around is okay, desert even up in the mountains, and that gets depressing after awhile. I went to Bariloche for the Xmas holidays and the forests and lakes were sorely needed therapy.
The climate here, to me, is one of the best in the world. Dry and sunny, and even during the wet season (now) it seldoms rains for more than half an hour. It only touches freezing one ot two days on normal winters, and that is a very dry pleasant cold. Most of the winter I eat and rest out on the terrace. Still, menducos (local nickname) are among the greatest complainers about the weather and everything else, especially the women godblessem.
The one thing that really bothers me is the ripoffs of foreigners, that seem especially rampant here.
Yes, worry is rampant here too, even if there is little need in many cases.