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Old 01-27-2009, 02:09 PM
 
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Well, I am sure many share in my desire to move into the Coastal North Carolina area. I am looking for some advice on any hospitality companies (hotels, restaurants, etc.) looking for experienced managers. I have worked as a manager for Marriott for quite a few years in select service hotels. I have also worked for casual to mid-scale dining establishments as a manager.

I currently live in Pittsburgh, where my friends and family think I am crazy for wanting to move since our economy is still staying afloat here.

I have always wanted to live there! All my life! I just need to make sure that I have a job. Any help would be appreciated! I just need some contacts or a little direction! I don't need relocation costs, just a job!

Thank you for any help!
Stefanie
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Cape Carteret, NC
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Smile Things might be a little smaller down here, but...

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Well, I am sure many share in my desire to move into the Coastal North Carolina area. I am looking for some advice on any hospitality companies (hotels, restaurants, etc.) looking for experienced managers. I have worked as a manager for Marriott for quite a few years in select service hotels. I have also worked for casual to mid-scale dining establishments as a manager.

I currently live in Pittsburgh, where my friends and family think I am crazy for wanting to move since our economy is still staying afloat here.

I have always wanted to live there! All my life! I just need to make sure that I have a job. Any help would be appreciated! I just need some contacts or a little direction! I don't need relocation costs, just a job!

Thank you for any help!
Stefanie

Everything except the ocean and beaches are a smaller scale along the Crystal Coast, but this might help you.

They just announced that they are building a new hotel on Emerald Isle.

You can read the article here (http://www.hotel-online.com/News/2009_Jan_05/k.JNB.1231172973.html - broken link).

There is also a Sheraton over at Atlantic Beach.

Finally there are close to finishing Grand Villas in Salter Path. My understanding is that it is something of a resort condo destination.

There are lots of restaurants, you can check my restaurant site for some names. Many are locally owned. Most stay open all year though some close for some period of time in January. There is quite a collection of upscale restaurants in Beaufort.

You can get a feel for the area from this map.

Read about living in the area on my area blog or the Crystal Coast news that I write.

Travel guides for Swansboro, Emerald Isle (http://coastalnc.org/emeraldislenctravelguidecd - broken link), and Beaufort (http://coastalnc.org/beaufortnctravelguidecd - broken link).

This is a great area if you can find a job. If you have questions on the area, I would be glad to try to answer.

Good luck
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Oriental, NC
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You will probably find a job but will probably not make more then $7-9 an hour.
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:49 PM
 
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Default Unbelievable!

Thank you for all of that information, dsobotta! Smaller is better! Is the other post correct though? About $7-9/hr? I mean, I work 50-70hrs per week now, but something tells me that is not a work week they meant. I would not be able to move under those conditions. I can take a pay cut, but not in excess of 50+% (salary, that is)!!

Am I better off looking for work there in person? Or is the internet a comparable means to the anticipated end?

I have so many questions!!!! I just don't even know them yet!

Thanks again, dsobotta! I appreciate the time you took!
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Cape Carteret, NC
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Smile Wages are hard to guess

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Thank you for all of that information, dsobotta! Smaller is better! Is the other post correct though? About $7-9/hr? I mean, I work 50-70hrs per week now, but something tells me that is not a work week they meant. I would not be able to move under those conditions. I can take a pay cut, but not in excess of 50+% (salary, that is)!!

Am I better off looking for work there in person? Or is the internet a comparable means to the anticipated end?

I have so many questions!!!! I just don't even know them yet!

Thanks again, dsobotta! I appreciate the time you took!
To be very honest with you, I just do not know anything about hospitality wages down here. I have heard waitresses say they make $150 a night in the summer, but I have no idea on the hotels.

In general wages are less here, but I hate to make a broad generalization with little to back it up.

Given the nature of the community, I would think you are better looking in person. If you make it down in the area I would be glad to suggest some people you could talk to.

I have seen jobs for night time desk clerks at hotels at $10 or better so I would hope someone with your skills could do much better especially in one of the upscale places.

Good luck and let me know if you have additional area specific questions that I might be able to answer.
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