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Unread 03-26-2008, 01:35 PM
 
Location: 38 38' 45" N, -90 20' 08" W
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She is looking into that as we speak. It's just not super common to find a agency or a hospital that will let you work 1-4 days per month on weekends, at least not here.

For clarity my wife and I both are transferring to the same site this is over and above her current job. Here it is a option in NJ it would almost be a neccessity FWIW she is dead set on moving and doesn't care. PBJ sandwiches, no extras, she wants the challenge, I am the one that doesn't want to upset our little utiopia.
Who is to say though, that you won't achieve merit-based pay raises, etc? It seems as though your wife is a pretty motivated individual. People such as yourself and your wife seem to thrive, irrespective of locale. After a few months of living in NJ, you will be back in a set routine/pattern, after the initial shock of the move wears off.

Innately, moving sucks. As human creatures, it's counter to our nature. We resist it. But given your scenario, it seems to make logical sense.
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Unread 03-26-2008, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Toms River, NJ
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OK, so you can't beat the food down there but then again we do have some decent places to eat. Understanding that your budget will now be limited there is a lot of positives to be in NJ. Yes, you will probably live in a smaller, older home...like the majority of us do here LOL. But on the upside you and your kids will have lots of new opportunities and you will be able to find a home in a town with good schools so private schools will not be necessary. Here is just a short list of things you could do with your family if you moved to NJ.
1. NJ has great beaches and boardwalks...have your kids every been to a real boardwalk?
2. Close to skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling in the winter. All generally 90 mins from anywhere in NJ you decide to settle.
3. 4 distinct seasons which each has there own festivals - Christmas Tree in NY, Outdoor ice skating, Cherry blossoms and easter egg hunts on the beach, Volleyball Tournaments or sand castle contests, changing of the fall leaves.
3. Proximity to NYC. Food, shows, museums, special events.
4. Proximity to Philadelphia. Food, shows, museums, special events.
5. Easy weekend trips to Washington DC, Boston, Cape Cod, Newport R.I.

Your Quality of life is what you make it. You are in a comfort zone. If you are trying to convince yourself to do this then focus on all of the positives. You don't have to have a lot of disposable income to enjoy what a place has to offer. You want to go to the beach...pack a picnic lunch instead of buying the garbage they sell at the concessions - you and your family will still have a great time. That said, don't try to force yourself to be happy. If you are having difficulty wrapping your head and heart around this move it may be your whole family that suffers.

Good luck with your decision.
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Unread 03-26-2008, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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Jasil - have you wife check out Saint Clare's Health System I see a few part time nursing positions available. My friend is checking into the contract thing as well and will get back to me if she finds anything. They have a few locations throughout NJ.
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Unread 03-26-2008, 03:09 PM
 
Location: NJ on the way to Chicago!
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She is looking into that as we speak. It's just not super common to find a agency or a hospital that will let you work 1-4 days per month on weekends, at least not here.

For clarity my wife and I both are transferring to the same site this is over and above her current job. Here it is a option in NJ it would almost be a neccessity FWIW she is dead set on moving and doesn't care. PBJ sandwiches, no extras, she wants the challenge, I am the one that doesn't want to upset our little utiopia.
If your wife is all for the move, I would say that the decision has been made. What is the saying? "If Momma ain't happy, ain't noone happy." As far as nursing, she will easily be able to get a position. The number of hours she will have to work will be up to you both. However, most hospitals are in such need of nursing staff I bet they would gladly offer her a PRN position for weekends. Good luck.
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Unread 03-26-2008, 04:16 PM
 
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Thanks alot guys/gals some very good feedback!!
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Unread 03-26-2008, 04:22 PM
 
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Looks like the area near Florence would be just under a 60 minute commute, Bordentown maybe? You'd should be able to buy there pretty cheap (in a relative sense)
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Unread 03-26-2008, 04:40 PM
 
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Wow, that is a great offer! I am moving to NJ this summer. If you don't mind me asking, did you get this offer by applying to a job posting or were you recommended by someone?

I'm sorry to take time away from your decision, but I'm really curious as to how difficult it is to find a job out of state. So far I haven't had any responses at all to the resumes I've sent.

I think it the long run, this may be a good thing for you and your family. Good luck with your decision and thanks for any input, Jasilsouth.
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Unread 03-26-2008, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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Wow, that is a great offer! I am moving to NJ this summer. If you don't mind me asking, did you get this offer by applying to a job posting or were you recommended by someone?

I'm sorry to take time away from your decision, but I'm really curious as to how difficult it is to find a job out of state. So far I haven't had any responses at all to the resumes I've sent.

I think it the long run, this may be a good thing for you and your family. Good luck with your decision and thanks for any input, Jasilsouth.
I think Jasil is moving through the company he already works for? New jobs are hard to come by unless you have a special skill - a "in demand skill". What type of work are you interested in?
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Unread 03-26-2008, 05:02 PM
 
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I forgot to add!!! If we stay here we recieve 12.5k in cash and 15K in restricted stock with a 3yr vest if that changes anyones advice. Purpleorange, my wife and I both work for a Fortune 100 company, so this is just a transfer to stay with them vs becoming part of a spin off.
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Unread 03-26-2008, 05:02 PM
 
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I think Jasil is moving through the company he already works for? New jobs are hard to come by unless you have a special skill - a "in demand skill". What type of work are you interested in?
Oh, well that's awesome! I work in IT (Network, Security fields).
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