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Old 12-13-2010, 02:46 PM
Location: South Jersey
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We are both in education also.. We are doing multi million $$ renovations on campus too.. Very busy..

VERY good suggestion about Universities I do the same to everyone I know.

Originally Posted by templeu View Post
Not sure what your skill set is, but I always recommend people look for jobs within Universities ... there are jobs that vary in terms of educational requirements (kids, spouse, and you get free tuition- a nice bonus). And (esp if you go over to the Phila side) we haven't been as affected by the economy. My university has been doing pretty well and as far as I know has avoided the large scale layoffs of other schools (we've still be hiring). Now...PA just elected a new set of a officials with different values regarding education (and higher education in particular), so some of the public institutions may lose their funding. So we'll see what 2011 will bring. But, just a suggestion - take a look at Universities (if you haven't already).
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:48 PM
Location: South Jersey
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Originally Posted by ihatenj View Post
I worked in N.E.Phila for almost 10yrs,wouldn't want to do that again,only if I lived in the state I would consider it.Tolls were $2 back then,lol.The Phila taxes killed me too,& driving 21 miles each way.It just wouldn't be worth it too me to do that again,with the price of gas almost $3 a gallon,thanx for the advice though!
We both travel to pa and the toll is still $2. $20 a week is not gonna hurt us thank goodness
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:03 AM
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If you live in NJ and can take Tacony to work, it shouldn't really be much of an issue. The toll is still $2 and when it comes to city wage taxes they are deductible against your state income taxes, so it's almost a wash. If you game your witholdings right you won't even really see it come out of your check. I wouldn't let $20 a week and a negligible tax keep me from working if there was a job available.
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:54 AM
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That is true about the Tacony Bridge,taken it many times,only thing is the bridge openings that would stop me.When I worked in Philly yrs ago,it was till 5pm,that wouldn't work for now,have to be @ UPS @ 5:30,but I still look everyday what's out there.The company that I use to work for had an opening,but I just didn't want to apply,one part did & the other part didn't.I kinda wished I was still there in a way,I'd be there 30yrs!,but would have moved from NJ to PA.
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:05 AM
Location: Galloway, NJ
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Has the Economy affect me. Yes, but not as bad as others.
My Wife and I have pretty good jobs that so far have been unaffected, but our housing expenses are high. We would like to downside if we could, but not selling at a loss is proving difficult. Also my Wife's job is becoming very stressful as they demand more work to keep there business afloat. She would like to find something else, but finding something that pays about the same is proving impossible right now. Money's tight, but were current on everything. The good news is I got out of the Casino just in time, I left in 2006, the best year for the Atlantic City Casino's and it's been down hill for them ever since.
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