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Old 11-15-2012, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Full time in the RV
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I, too am moving to Florida without a job - actually that is not entirely true. I got an offer I just can't refuse - it's tennis related for my 3 kids. But we will still need housing and food. My husband will stay in california and continue to work while we get settled in Fl. I currently have a hospital job (work about 2-3 days a week) and make about $54,000 a year. So it is a bit hard to give this up, but the tennis is huge in Florida and just isn't where we are.

Splitting the family like this is not good, but it may be that we just hate Florida and we could then easily go back to Cali. Or Florida could be a good fit for us and the hubs could join us later (although he would have to take the Florida bar exam) - which costs about $3000.

It is a big decision. The cons that come to mind are weather, hurricanes, humidity, heat, mold, mildew, religious zealots, and bugs. The tennis will be great.
What kind of work do you do that pays $54K for 2-3 days a week?

Tennis-I am guessing you are moving to Boca? Did you get a job offer or did your kids get accepted into a tennis academy?

Did you have a specific question about Florida?
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:27 AM
 
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It is a big decision. The cons that come to mind are weather, hurricanes, humidity, heat, mold, mildew, religious zealots, and bugs. .
Up side will be beaches, also once you take weather, hurricanes, humidity, heat, mold, mildew, religious zealots, bugs and a few other minor inconveniences you'll find out about out of the equation its paradise..
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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I don't mean to sound mean, and please forgive if this comes across as rude, but why on earth would you split up your family so your kids can play tennis?

What kind of message does that send to your kids?
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:10 AM
 
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I don't mean to sound mean, and please forgive if this comes across as rude, but why on earth would you split up your family so your kids can play tennis?

What kind of message does that send to your kids?
I was thinking of asking the same thing? Somehow, it doesn't sound like a very good plan to me.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Your posts always refer to beaches in FL. Do you realize that there are 1,197 miles of coast line here, 663 miles of beaches and an area of 58,560. The total water area is 4,308 Square Miles. That leaves a whole lot of area not covered by a beach.

There are many parts of FL that are no where near a beach. Yep, we get hurricanes, last big ones were in 2004. The humidity is tropical as one would expect in the South East U.S. Mold, mildew, religious zealots and bugs can be found in any state in the union and I would assume in Canada as well.

The Southeast U.S. is what it always has been. However, FL is a magnet for tourists and transplants.
Always has been, always will be.

Life here, in my opinion, beats the rest of the country hands down. Just expect to make changes in yourself, not to the place itself.




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Up side will be beaches, also once you take weather, hurricanes, humidity, heat, mold, mildew, religious zealots, bugs and a few other minor inconveniences you'll find out about out of the equation its paradise..
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Verona, WI
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What kind of work do you do that pays $54K for 2-3 days a week?
My guess is that she works as some type of nurse. A nurse with 15 years of experience can easily pull that kind of income on a part-time basis in many parts of the country, especially if she takes advantage of 12-hour days and/or shift differentials. However, it'll probably be tougher to replicate that salary in FL on a part-time basis.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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We should be able to intercept anyone coming here with no job, beat them, then send them back to where they are from.

Florida: closed
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:03 PM
 
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i would love to relocate to florida with my kids. i dont have a job at the moment and nyc is just to expensive right now. is florida job rate gone up? how is the school system? is hallandale, florida safe. i just need advise< more [positive than negative please. ps. will be moving in july 2012. thank you in advance.
I myself a single mother of 2 boys moving to panam a city next month april..from charlotte nc
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:20 PM
 
Location: FL
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I myself a single mother of 2 boys moving to panam a city next month april..from charlotte nc
Do you have a job waiting?
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Boca
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What kind of work do you do that pays $54K for 2-3 days a week?

Tennis-I am guessing you are moving to Boca? Did you get a job offer or did your kids get accepted into a tennis academy?

Did you have a specific question about Florida?
She's most likely an educated, licensed professional if she works part-time at a hospital and makes $54k. I know that those types of positions are virtually unheard of in Florida...

You were probably under the impression that she was a CNA, housekeeper, unit secretary, worked in medical records, or was a cafeteria worker. Since those are the types of positions most people who move to FL are qualified to work.

My Mom is an educated, licensed, and certified professional who works in healthcare. She makes $45K at her part-time hospital job. She works about 3 days a week at one hospital. I'm not sure what she makes annually at her per diem position, which usually requires her to work an additional 1-2 days a week every other week. However, my Mom does not live in FL.

Don't forget that the OP is from California, so she's probably an educated professional. Also, keep in mind that salaries are higher in CA, NY, RI, et al. than in FL.

Please, reyana01, move to FL. We need more people like you down here.
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