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Old 04-22-2007, 09:02 PM
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I have quite possibly barely squeezed into a single family home in Spotsylvania off of Massaponax Church Road (95 Exit 128). It is about 8 miles off of 95.

I work at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico as a defense contractor and I am looking elsewhere to make more money as an IT person.

My health insurance premium has tripled by making this move since Kaiser Permanente is not offered South of Prince William County.

I need to find another job with cheaper insurance or higher pay to offset this financial hit.

I wish I thought about this sooner, but home ownership has it's pluses.

I was thinking that working in Richmond might be an easier commute, but suspect that pay would be substantially lower by working South.

I know that the DC metro area is supposed to have more IT jobs than you can shake a stick at, but I don't believe the hype. I haven't been very lucky since I began my quest to leave my present job a year ago. (I am still in the same place). Lots of calls, but you need to know everything on the planet or someone else will just lie and pretend that they do.

Where might I want to work? Probably not in my locality, if I want to be able to pay my mortgage.

Any thoughts?

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Old 04-23-2007, 05:03 AM
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
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Lucky for you, they are building a large technology park just down the road from you! (East of I-95) Also, I'm not sure if you knew this when you purchased, but they are working on plans to build a VRE station in the same area.

As for commuting to Richmond, it'll take you about 45 minutes or more, depending on how far into Richmond you plan on working. Commuting to Quantico can be a lot shorter from Fredericksburg, but the drive home is so unpredictable.

Also, the traffic over the last few weeks has been much worse than normal... if that is bothering you. As for kaiser... it's cheap, but I like my Cova Care better anyways.
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Old 04-24-2007, 10:44 AM
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Good, I felt particularly bad about being boxed into living in one area so far away from what I thought was where it is at.

I am going to be living 8 miles WEST of 95, but from what I can see, then it is still a good thing.

Thank you for your time!
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