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Old 11-03-2011, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Clearwater, FL
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OK, here I go.

I live in Florida, for the past 9 years...don't care for it. I am unemployed for the last 2 years.
Most of the posts I have read here are regarding schools. I have no children, I am a very YOUNG 56 years old. I'm from California and would like to return there, but know it is too expensive. I do not have a degree. I don't have a job here and since my career did not exist in Florida, I have had one crummy job after the next, making my resume less than desirable, even if I have the skills. Therefore, don't think I am in my major earning potential anyway. I have friends in Wilmington, albeit a couple and have visited them...like the area.

Now that all of the not so pretty demographics have been revealed, I am baffled at the people in the forums saying, "have a job before you move." Hellloooo. Did anyone stating this check the economy and unemployment rates lately? I guess I can be unemployed anywhere, and would LOVE to find gainful employment.

I truly miss the mountains and have considered Asheville, and since I've always lived by the ocean I wonder how I'd do inland. It is scary to think about moving alone at my ripe "young" age and still really want to leave Florida.

I want to look out of my window and see beauty. I want to see fall foliage, and wear my sweaters again. And NC is close enough that a move will not cost me an arm and a leg.

So is there something I'm missing about Wilmington? Is Asheville better? Should I consider the triangle...and how much snow is there actually?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:21 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I am unemployed for the last 2 years...
I am baffled at the people in the forums saying, "have a job before you move."
You're baffled by this suggestion? Truly?

Take a look though this:
North Carolina unemployment rates, county-by-county :: WRAL.com

hth
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Clearwater, FL
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Default Oh yeah!

Monsieur Rational

And your point is??? Just slightly catty...meow! It's a question of where to live.


South Florida unemployment falls, but could rise again - South Florida Business Journal
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Old 11-03-2011, 05:04 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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And your point is?
Beyond the obvious?
The old saying about fences and lawns comes to mind.

Whatever it is that you dd the most or the best over the last 30 years find someone
willing to pay you to do that now. Wherever that might be then becomes your destination.

hth
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Old 11-03-2011, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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How do you plan on paying rent without a job?
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Old 11-03-2011, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Clearwater, FL
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Or the grass is always greener??? I want to leave Florida...I never wanted to live here....let's not go there. Point is, I'm leaving.

Hey, want to be my cheerleader...how does that work when resume longevity is not impressive? I can DO anything...just can't get past the resume in the round file. Is your idea to move wherever the money pays? Don't think that the money is the issue...at least not immediately. Trying to put my center brain in LEFT...hence the inquest.

I have an income of....not damn much. I learned how to live on not much also. As far as unemployment is concerned...can't I be unemployed here and unemployed there???

Thoughts?
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Old 11-03-2011, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Clearwater, FL
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BTW had to look up HTH...love the second definition....
C'mon...you have the cold hard fax. I want devil's advocate. I want honest people who really hate these places or love them. Definitely open to discussion...I'm going to do it...I've done it before, but I'm not 23 anymore ( just a few years older). Apprehensive, or I wouldn't be here!
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Old 11-03-2011, 05:42 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I'm going to do it... I've done it before, but I'm not 23 anymore
( just a few years older). Apprehensive, or I wouldn't be here!
The places aren't the issue.
The ability to earn is.

You can be poor or even broke anywhere...
but no where is easier than where you already are.
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Old 11-03-2011, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Clearwater, FL
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I'm not looking for easy. Want something new...you are stubborn with not much backup
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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MrRational is just pointing out the truth.
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