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Old 05-09-2007, 04:22 PM
 
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That is funny
Hey I got a positive. Its sunny and breezy today. Perfect weather!
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Old 05-09-2007, 04:29 PM
 
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Hey I got a positive. Its sunny and breezy today. Perfect weather!
Not if you fight fires !!!!!
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Old 05-09-2007, 04:48 PM
 
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Not if you fight fires !!!!!
Ya its a horrible day to fight fires
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Old 05-09-2007, 09:51 PM
 
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If you are in the aerospace industry Fort Walton Beach & Pensacola are the place. Excellent jobs in the $22.00 per hour starting. Housing is affordable in the Navarre, Crestview, Milton, Pace, Jay, FWB, and Pcola....
All of the areas where the jobs actually pay are in northern fla. thanks for putting the names of towns here.

Fort Walton Beach (FWB) is really great... a nice church-oriented community, low crime, totally great. very upbeat town, you should check it out.

but go down to orlando... you will be horrified by the crime and agressiveness of this city. $22/h in orlando is a stripper or pimp job.... i am not being sarcastic, i am being serious.
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Old 05-11-2007, 02:51 PM
 
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I am leaving Florida now after six years of banging my head against a wall trying to find a job that pays a decent wage. I am originally from Ohio and took a $8,000 cut in pay and six years later i am still making $4,000 less than what I made in Ohio. But I had to live out my dream of being in Florida, but the dream is over now, I cannot make it here anymore.
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Old 05-11-2007, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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All of the areas where the jobs actually pay are in northern fla. thanks for putting the names of towns here.

Fort Walton Beach (FWB) is really great... a nice church-oriented community, low crime, totally great. very upbeat town, you should check it out.

but go down to orlando... you will be horrified by the crime and agressiveness of this city. $22/h in orlando is a stripper or pimp job.... i am not being sarcastic, i am being serious.
I live 14 miles from FW (Navarre). I used to be stationed @ Patrick AFB (Satellite Beach) and I know how Orlando can be. I like to visit but is way too crowded for me. Many members posted that they can't get a job over $10.00 in Orlando.

The company that I work for has a site in Orlando and my fellow trait members are making over $30.00 per hour, this is less than what we make up in FW.
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Old 05-14-2007, 02:54 PM
 
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Publix is good to work for with good benefits. Wages better out of volusia/flager counties.
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Old 05-17-2007, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Chihuahuan Desert
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Tampa is a great area for small business and entrepreneurs. I make the same here in Tampa that I made in Dallas, Houston & Ft. Lauderdale ($22/hr). I've been researching other areas to relocate to and was surprised to find that renting here isn't any more expensive than other major cities - even cheaper than some (Vegas, Phoenix, etc). I loved the panhandle area -it IS very nice and friendly with the best beaches in the world - but unless you have a skill in demand by the various DOD contractors up there, don't expect to make more than $10 an hour.
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Old 05-17-2007, 06:09 AM
 
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Housing is also cheaper than the rest of florida (in certain areas of lee county). Teachers, firefighters,etc. are also in demand but I don't know anything about their salaries.
What sort of teaching jobs, Ft. Myers? Public school or private? Middle school? I had tried certain websites in Lee and Charlotte County, but didn't seem as if there were openings - maybe the site hadn't been updated, don't know. I would be very interested in knowing more about this.

Here in Pinellas, it seems that enrollments in public school are less than anticipated, and may even be dropping. Not hard to understand since insurance rates are driving families out, the families who would use the public school system.
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Old 05-17-2007, 08:19 AM
 
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What sort of teaching jobs, Ft. Myers? Public school or private? Middle school? I had tried certain websites in Lee and Charlotte County, but didn't seem as if there were openings - maybe the site hadn't been updated, don't know. I would be very interested in knowing more about this.
I was on the Charlotte County website a few weeks ago out of curiosity & noticed that there were no openings, either. I thought that maybe the district is flipping the hired teachers around to open spots & consolidating classes, etc. Not sure. Probably a numbers game & if population has decreased, then I would assume that the district is on a tight lease for hiring if they are allowed to hire at all.

A few parents we have meet all send their children to private school as we plan on also, so that does not necessarily help public schools in an area that has such a noticable population gap.
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