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Old 10-03-2007, 07:23 PM
 
Location: NJ
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staten island turns me off because, unless you take the ferry, you have to pay (and pay big bucks) to leave (unless you go by bus). you have all the taxes of NYC with 1/10 of the amenities.
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Old 10-03-2007, 07:35 PM
 
Location: High Bridge, NJ
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I have a funny feeling about this thread...
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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dont even debate staten island and jersey....dh and I are from brooklyn, lived in Staten Island for 3.5 yrs before moving to Jersey...my sister still lives in SI..

I agree I have a funny feeling about this one too...

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Old 10-08-2007, 12:04 PM
 
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I plan on working doing admin/ clerical work. I have 3 years experience in office work. I didn't plan on doing real estate up there, also I would need to be recertified for a texas license is only good in texas.
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:05 PM
 
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I have a funny feeling about this thread...
Why would you have a funny feeling feeling about my report???
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:09 PM
 
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I thought this site would give some insite on moving some where I don't know much about but I am starting to rethink that for rude people replying for no reason... And i would really like to know why you have a funny feeling so I can explain my self before you go putting judgement on anything!!!
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:13 PM
 
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Also I will be renting my budget is good for I have 6,000 saved to pay up my rent for a few months and get furniture while getting settled in..
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Old 10-08-2007, 12:16 PM
 
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Also I will be renting my budget is good for I have 6,000 saved to pay up my rent for a few months and get furniture while getting settled in..
Bear in mind that regardless of where you decide to settle in NJ or Staten Island, it's going to be tough to make ends meet in admin/clerical work. With three years of experience and no degree, you'll likely be making $10-12/hour. Rents in any safe area are going to start at $800/month or more for a 1 BR, and that's assuming you're willing to rent from Craigslist- anything in a complex with a property manager is going to be over $1,000 a month, or is going to be a slum.

People tend to get a little edgy around here, but in any event, I just wanted you to get a realistic picture of what you're up against.

Bob
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Old 10-08-2007, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry NC/Randolph NJ/Cape Coral FL
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Bear in mind that regardless of where you decide to settle in NJ or Staten Island, it's going to be tough to make ends meet in admin/clerical work. With three years of experience and no degree, you'll likely be making $10-12/hour. Rents in any safe area are going to start at $800/month or more for a 1 BR, and that's assuming you're willing to rent from Craigslist- anything in a complex with a property manager is going to be over $1,000 a month, or is going to be a slum.

People tend to get a little edgy around here, but in any event, I just wanted you to get a realistic picture of what you're up against.

Bob
That's correct provided you can even land a job with out being a temp first. For some reason the past 5 or so years all the major companies seem to be going the temp route...ok after you prove yourself you may get hired by the company but it could take a few years....maybe it's a way for companies to keep their benefit packages from skyrocketing..

Rents are very high
Will you need to rely on public transportation or will you have a car?
A car, another thing to consider, insurance is extremely high up here....
That said...I would wait until I had a little more saved up.

If you give us an idea of what you are going to need we can post links for you to check out
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Old 10-08-2007, 01:32 PM
 
Location: GA
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$6000 will get you 3 months rent ($1000/month), security deposit, some furniture. Some larger apt complexes won't rent to unemployed applicants; others have income requirements.
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