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Old 03-09-2010, 07:06 PM
 
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hi my name is henry i am 40+ years old and i live in costa rica. i am an american thats been here for almost 6 years now, i have a costa rican fiancee that speaks pretty good english , and we are done with the heat and the low pay and the 3rd world lifestyle,

i have been working in rest and hotels my whole life , i went to culinary school, i can take any chef job or hotel catering job , and my fiancee works in a bank and wants to study to be a paralegal, and is ready to take any job to start...

i have been a beachbum and semi retired in the central american beach town and im wayyy too young for that i almost lost my mind from boredom and all i can think about for the last year is a decent fun job and a new life in colorado,,

so basically what is the best town for us to move to where we can get a nice hotel / rest job and have a nice safe apartment with a fireplace and gym and pool !!?

ive beel looking into the aurora lowry area and also the black hawk area so we could maybe get casino hotel jobs and make a little more money ??

i have no clue , all i know is i am coming in 2 or 3 weeks , and i have no job or apartment or car. just my brothers couch who lives in aurora ! woohooo lol

i have enough money saved to last for the move, airline tickets, to rent a place, buy a decent car, and like 6 months worth of bills

please help


pura vida !

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Old 03-10-2010, 12:34 PM
 
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Default where are the replies ???

im counting on your advice people !! please respond ??!! thanks
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:42 PM
 
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Sorry to burst your bubble, but there are currently no help wanted ads for beach bums coming out of retirement! Since you do have a cash reserve, you can probably tide yourself over until you find the type of employnment you seek. Your best bet is likely to be in the Denver area.
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:46 PM
 
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i dont recall ever saying i was looking for a job as a beachbum, thanks for your sarcasm, thats the kind of answer i was looking for, how did you know ? lol your a huge help
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:12 AM
 
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Perhaps you're not spending enough time on the beach mellowing out. I'm just joking with you, so relax and enjoy your remaining time in Costa Rica. That doesn't seem like such a bad place to be. Although I don't know where you might best find the kind of work you are looking for, I sincerely wish you the best of luck in your move to Colorado. I also applaud your wisdom in having a nest egg to tide you over until you get settled in. For some reason, Colorado attracts alot of people who have no clue about the realities of living here. They see the relatively low unemployment rate in Colorado and think that finding a job will be a peice of cake, and they come without a nest egg to see them thru the job finding process. Obviously you have done your homework and you are coming more prepared than many who make the move. Sorry I don't have more to offer you. Perhaps someone else will jump in now that there are 5 posts in this thread. It's showing some signs of life.
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:18 AM
 
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thanks, sorry i was a bit short with you but this is serious for us and my car died on the way to selling it !! lol
everything is ok now and i sold it , whew !

as far as jobs i ve seen ads for deli managers at supermarkets making 17 an hour also casino hotels hiring cooks and chefs ive seen alot of them so this is the type of job i wanted to get immediatly until i finish my shool and move on to hotel mangement or food and bev director ,,,

i just dont know where to target as far as a home area, like do i rent a place close to the casinos ? or around denver ??

this is scary , i could stay in costa rica but making 500 a month is the trade off to living here in so called paradise,

i miss the infastructure , the clean paved roads, etc.....
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:56 AM
 
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thanks, sorry i was a bit short with you but this is serious for us and my car died on the way to selling it !! lol
everything is ok now and i sold it , whew !

as far as jobs i ve seen ads for deli managers at supermarkets making 17 an hour also casino hotels hiring cooks and chefs ive seen alot of them so this is the type of job i wanted to get immediatly until i finish my shool and move on to hotel mangement or food and bev director ,,,

i just dont know where to target as far as a home area, like do i rent a place close to the casinos ? or around denver ??

this is scary , i could stay in costa rica but making 500 a month is the trade off to living here in so called paradise,

i miss the infastructure , the clean paved roads, etc.....
I'd say the Denver area is the place for you to start. You could try to find a short-term lease so if you find a job that is quite a commute from your home you could move closer. (I haven't rented for a long time, so I don't know about the feasibility of that.) I have no idea where the casino workers live, but I'd guess most don't live in Black Hawk. Anyone?
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:42 AM
 
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I'd say the Denver area is the place for you to start. You could try to find a short-term lease so if you find a job that is quite a commute from your home you could move closer. (I haven't rented for a long time, so I don't know about the feasibility of that.) I have no idea where the casino workers live, but I'd guess most don't live in Black Hawk. Anyone?
I heard a lot of them get bussed up from Denver.
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:06 PM
 
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Concentrate on your chef skills, b/c that's what will command the dollars. Call the major ski lodge operators in Vail, Aspen, Winter Park. They are always replacing people. I lived in CR during the Contra days, when Commandante Zero was a fishing guide. Pura Vida!
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:08 PM
 
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im looking at black hawk which seems to be the best place for em to work as a chef or related field. where could i live and take advantage of the subsidized busses that the casinos have to get there employees to the casino ! i here you have to live in the foothills so where would be the best place to rent an apt ? thanks
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