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Old 11-19-2010, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Keep in mind that FL is also the 4th most populous state in the U.S.



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That may be so, however Florida has the 4th worst unemployment rate in the nation.

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Old 11-19-2010, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Celebration wannabe...
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Don't move to Orlando, the economy here sucks!! no jobs, not even in the service industry!

I moved here in August and I've been unable to get a $8 an hour job with a 2 year degree.... I always go well dressed, subtle makeup, radiant and I can't get a job, can it be worse?

$40 for a waitress in Florida seems pretty normal... don't expect to do $100 a day on tips... I was a waitress in Miami last year in the Coral Gables area and I made an average of $30 a day. However, the restaurant was so slow that I did not that bad for serving 4 to 5 tables a day....
Sounds like you may be being passed over for someone with experience and not just a degree...
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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I dont think its bashing or failing, most of them talk about facts in Florida. I understand why newcomers dont want to hear about it but again I would encourage anybody not to rely on opinions just refer to the facts.
You have to admit tho there are some posters that only seem to relay and sometime thrive on the negative "facts".
They refuse to see the good things in a city.

I, for one, see both the good and bad about Orlando but also feel that the responsible thing to do is to give a balance account.

Are we perfect? No but we also aren't a crime ridden ghetto that some would like to make it appear to be.
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Old 11-19-2010, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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You have to admit tho there are some posters that only seem to relay and sometime thrive on the negative "facts".
They refuse to see the good things in a city.

I, for one, see both the good and bad about Orlando but also feel that the responsible thing to do is to give a balance account.

Are we perfect? No but we also aren't a crime ridden ghetto that some would like to make it appear to be.
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Old 11-19-2010, 06:28 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Keep in mind that FL is also the 4th most populous state in the U.S.
Why don't you check the Texas unemployment rate.
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Old 11-19-2010, 06:41 PM
 
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Sounds like you may be being passed over for someone with experience and not just a degree...
I have experience in both office and retail sectors... probably I don't get hired because I am not white American...
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:33 PM
 
Location: N.H Gods Country
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Keep in mind that FL is also the 4th most populous state in the U.S.
How many of those people would fall into the catagory of people who would be working age, who are willing and able to work?
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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I have no idea. But when you have a large population, the unemployment numbers are going to be higher than a place with a low population.


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How many of those people would fall into the catagory of people who would be working age, who are willing and able to work?
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Why? We are talking about FL, not TX.


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Why don't you check the Texas unemployment rate.
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Old 11-19-2010, 08:18 PM
 
Location: N.H Gods Country
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Would retires or people unable to work be figured into unemployment figures?
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