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Old 04-09-2018, 05:24 PM
 
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Do this: The teacher should get a job first. Then the RN should get a job close to where the teaching job is. THEN worry about housing close to the two jobs.

Come visit all you want but until you have jobs, don't move here.
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Old 04-10-2018, 01:41 AM
 
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I think at least you, the RN, should get a job near where you want to live. And plan to be able to support your currently sick mother with your solo income. Hopefully she gets better soon, and even if she doesn't work again immediately, she can focus on taking care of her health and enjoy gardening. ATL has 4 seasons and I'm sure she'll have fun taking care of a yard over here.

Best of luck with your decision.
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Old 04-12-2018, 02:37 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Thank you, I will definitely take the advice into consideration! Luckily my mom has financially prepared for a time when she would need to be taken care of (since I can't every day, with work).

I don't foresee too much difficulty finding a job myself, because I have experience in emergency, ICU and general medical-surgical nursing. Not LONG experience, but experience and references still in a level 2 trauma teaching hospital. I do plan to apply before we move though. If any nurses are here though please speak up with any advice you have or if I'm wrong about thinking finding a job won't be too hard!

Thanks again, the advice here is heeded!
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Old 04-13-2018, 12:27 AM
 
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Do this: The teacher should get a job first. Then the RN should get a job close to where the teaching job is. THEN worry about housing close to the two jobs.

Come visit all you want but until you have jobs, don't move here.
Spot on!
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Old 04-13-2018, 07:57 AM
 
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Thank you, I will definitely take the advice into consideration! Luckily my mom has financially prepared for a time when she would need to be taken care of (since I can't every day, with work).

I don't foresee too much difficulty finding a job myself, because I have experience in emergency, ICU and general medical-surgical nursing. Not LONG experience, but experience and references still in a level 2 trauma teaching hospital. I do plan to apply before we move though. If any nurses are here though please speak up with any advice you have or if I'm wrong about thinking finding a job won't be too hard!

Thanks again, the advice here is heeded!
It will be very easy to find a job here. My wife works at the Wellstar group on a Med-surg floor which is now the 4th or 5th biggest employer in the state with the number of hospitals they have purchased in the last few years. They offer a signing bonus that you have to pay back a pro-rated amount if you leave within a year. They offer a pension after 5 years as well. Their weekend is +4$/hr, Critical staff bonus is only +2$, 2nd shift is +4.25$, 3rd shift hours are +5$. My wife has received 3 small raises in the past 18 months. The float rate is supposedly pretty high but i forgot how much exactly. Their "weekend" option of always working Friday-Sat-Sun is a guaranteed +10$/hr.

Most other nurses would rank Emory and Children's Healthcare, above Wellstar and Northside likely equal. Grady gets a bad rap because of the location, size, and unique emergency room clientele but has better benefits. Wellstar dominates the North-West suburbs and has some hospitals inside the perimeter. Piedmont has its foothold in the southern suburbs of Fayette and Coweta county but nurses supposedly have worse experience with them and their pay is lower than Wellstar's or Northside's. Northside has a larger presence maybe from the northern bit of the perimeter up towards Alpharetta/Roswell. There are a few smaller healthcare groups or standalone hospitals that I didn't list as I haven't heard much about them. When it comes to clinics and senior care, there are way too many to list.

My wife and 3 of my brothers are nurses so I do hear a lot about the business from them and the friends they have in the industry.
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Old 04-13-2018, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Woodstock
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We moved here from Minnesota in 2013 and LOVE it. We live in Woodstock. I feel like it is a great town for people young and old. Downtown Woodstock is constantly having concerts and events. They keep adding to the trail system which now goes from downtown Woodstock, to 92, to the Towne Lake area and beyond. $400,000 is a totally doable budget. Feel free to reach out if you have any other questions! I know moving from out of state is exciting and terrifying!
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