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View Poll Results: NY/NJ vs FL
NY/NJ 47 58.02%
FL 34 41.98%
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:16 PM
 
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Because neither one of you have a clue as to what you are talking about, that's why.

Both of you have an absolute blind hatred of Florida, and it shows.

As far as instigating nonsense goes, I could NEVER replace you in that position. You are the forum Queen of that particular category.
What a horrible accusation. I have lived in Orlando and Rachel's mother lives in Naples, I think our opinion would be valid since we have actually been there. BTW, if you think Orlando Florida is so great then why dont you live there?
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:28 PM
 
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As someone who also lives, and shops in Florida, to say locally grown produce is not sold here IS a LIE. And to use such a dumb argument just to find another way to bash Florida because you are miserable is ridiculous.
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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What a horrible accusation. I have lived in Orlando and Rachel's mother lives in Naples, I think our opinion would be valid since we have actually been there. BTW, if you think Orlando Florida is so great then why dont you live there?
And I stand by the accusation. Anyone that claims none of the produce found in a Publix store is from Florida is flat out lying. There, happy now?

I spent approximately half my life in Florida, thank you. I came here for a job transfer and happen to like it, if it's any of your business.

I still have friends in Orlando and visit occasionally.

I also shop Publix here in Metro Atlanta. Virtually ALL of the produce is from Florida - just like it is in Puplix stores down there.
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:32 PM
 
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I came here for a job transfer and happen to like it, if it's any of your business.
I don't doubt that, Atlanta is a much better city than Orlando with much more opportunities.
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:35 PM
 
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I don't doubt that, Atlanta is a much better city than Orlando with much more opportunities.
I take it you don't think there are any jobs in FL. Many jobs get transfered to Florida because we are not a union state.
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:50 PM
 
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I take it you don't think there are any jobs in FL. Many jobs get transfered to Florida because we are not a union state.
Maybe low-wage call center jobs

No Respite For Tampa - Forbes.com
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Old 06-16-2009, 01:30 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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lol I wouldn't lie about what I saw. This is such a childish thing to assume.
Why not? Wouldn't be the first time
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Old 06-16-2009, 01:31 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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What a horrible accusation. I have lived in Orlando and Rachel's mother lives in Naples, I think our opinion would be valid since we have actually been there. BTW, if you think Orlando Florida is so great then why dont you live there?
I have lived in West Palm Beach and I have friends still living in West Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Naples, and Miami. I think our opinion would be valid since we have actually been there. BTW, if Rachel's mother thinks Naples is so horrible, why does she live there still???
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Old 06-16-2009, 01:39 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Maybe low-wage call center jobs

No Respite For Tampa - Forbes.com
It's true that the job market in Florida isn't as good as the NY/NJ area, but then again, with their much lower cost of living, it doesn't need to be.

I used to do training for a call center in Tampa. Most of the people working there were younger people, a few middle-aged/older people. I knew what they all made and it was not much per hour - it was between $11/hr and $16/hr, roughly. Yet, these people had nice apartments with pools and workout rooms which they paid (at that time) roughly $500 a month for, as opposed to NJ where a crappy one-bedroom upstairs of a 2-family house would cost double that, and no pool or workout room, just grouchy downstairs neighbors.

Some people I worked with owned homes, even on that salary. Modest homes, but nice little ones, with small yards and palm trees. Homes that cost them around $100-150K but in NJ would have run $300K bare minimum. This is going back about 4, 5 years but even then it wasn't outrageous like it was here.
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Old 06-16-2009, 01:44 PM
 
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It's true that the job market in Florida isn't as good as the NY/NJ area, but then again, with their much lower cost of living, it doesn't need to be.

I used to do training for a call center in Tampa. Most of the people working there were younger people, a few middle-aged/older people. I knew what they all made and it was not much per hour - it was between $11/hr and $16/hr, roughly. Yet, these people had nice apartments with pools and workout rooms which they paid (at that time) roughly $500 a month for, as opposed to NJ where a crappy one-bedroom upstairs of a 2-family house would cost double that, and no pool or workout room, just grouchy downstairs neighbors.

Some people I worked with owned homes, even on that salary. Modest homes, but nice little ones, with small yards and palm trees. Homes that cost them around $100-150K but in NJ would have run $300K bare minimum. This is going back about 4, 5 years but even then it wasn't outrageous like it was here.
They may have paid $500 for rent in 1994 not in 2009. And those $11 an hour call centers you are talking about, I knew highly educated people with MBA's working those jobs at those wages. The cost of living is not low enough at all to compensate for the low wages and lack of employment opportunities.
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