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Old 08-28-2007, 04:38 PM
 
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I've been researchning states up north where you can enjoy four seasons, not just summer and Christmas.

New Hampshire is now first on my list. Never been there, but already love it - beautiful falls, cold snowy winters, summers when you can actually be outside, low taxes, property may not be cheap, but same as in my town in TX now.

I looked at the photos you guys posted. I am totally in love!

Now, my concern is - how do you make living, what do you do there? I lived in a small town in WY for a few years. Absolutely stunning views, small community feeling, very relaxed, safe, , etc., etc., But no jobs. Seems like people move there to enjoy the scenery and work whatever jobs they can find only to support themselves. Or move when retire

Scools... Well, far from top-rated and kids leave the state to go to college.

Anyway, that's way tooo relaxed and rural. We are not retiring yet, but want cold weather, relaxed, but not totally stale environment. Is NH that kinda place? I can imagine south parts are busy. But what about north of Concord? What do people do there? What a newcomer can do there?
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Old 08-28-2007, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Sunny Naples Florida :)
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There are a variety of jobs up here, from customer services, government hospital construction etc. It all depends on where you go. My husband is a police officer, anyone can apply to be one, the pay is well enough that I don't have to work and he's only been a police officer since March. So it all depends on what your cup of tea is.
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Old 08-28-2007, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Monadnock region
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Let's see, my father was an engineer, my mother was a bookkeeper, my sister is a home health aide or a nurse's aide, my brother drives those big giant mahcines that put in roads or paths or things.

that help any?
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:16 AM
 
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I am in the Actuarial field and my husband does commercial claims. I work in central NH and he works at the seacoast. I am making considerably less than I could in Boston-there are few jobs in my field in NH. I could probably make at least twice what I am making down there. He could make more but not that much more. Yes $$ is important. We are not rich, we are what I consider middle class. I just don't want to do the Boston thing or live in southern NH. If I wanted to do that, I would have stayed in NJ.

Good luck
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Back in NYS
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We live in northern NH - I do medical transcription from home for a national company, hubby was an IBM-er, now does woodworking. Some of our friends do the following - woodworking, painting, lab tech, school office personnel, internet business, real estate, to name a few.
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Old 08-29-2007, 08:15 AM
 
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We live in northern NH - I do medical transcription from home for a national company, hubby was an IBM-er, now does woodworking. Some of our friends do the following - woodworking, painting, lab tech, school office personnel, internet business, real estate, to name a few.
Just curious-did you take a course and then you were allowed to work at home? That sounds interesting. Do you transcribe from audio? I hope you don't mind me asking-I have read a lot about this and I am curious.

Also-love your location tag line. My gram-now deceased-had a magnet on her fridge that said "bloom where you are planted". I read you tagline and it made me smile-thanks for the smile.
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Old 08-29-2007, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Back in NYS
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Hi Nicole - I've been doing this for over 26 years now - I was lucky enough to have "on the job training", so never did have to go to school for it. After doing it in a hospital for about 5 years, I decided I wanted to work from home to be there when my son got home from school, so did that. My work is now done strictly over the internet, which is REALLY nice, no more tapes!!!! <g> Most places now want you to go through schooling to become a transcriptionist (technically we are now called Medical Language Specialists) - if you want more information, send me a DM and I'll give you a link to a site that has information on schools - you can train at home - some community colleges and technical colleges also offer the courses.

As for my location - I don't remember where I heard it, but I liked it, so I use it! Life takes so many twists and turns we may not always be where we want to be at certain times, so it just seems to "fit" with my philosophy of life - glad it brought back good memories for you!
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Old 08-29-2007, 12:08 PM
 
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I too do transcribing at home and it's great because wherever you move your job goes with you. It's tough to get started in the "at home status" though as most companies want 2 - 3 years experience to be left on their own to do the work at home. You probably have to work in an office for a short time to get some experience and then transfer to a home job. I lucked out as i'm a medical assistant so already had all the medical terminology down and i don't work for a national company but an independent local business owner who subcontracts her work to me. Really is a great job to get into.
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Old 08-29-2007, 12:49 PM
 
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I haven't moved to NH yet, but when I do I'll be doin' a lot of pickin' and a grinnin'!!
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Old 08-29-2007, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Back in NYS
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Hehehe - Is that a reference to musical pickin' and grinnin'? If so, hubby does a lot of that
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