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Old 07-13-2013, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN - Willing to move where the jobs for my hubs are.
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Just for comparison, how about we do this.

Current rate for store brand milk? Here is anywhere from $2.89 - $3.29 depending on the store and week.
I can pick up ground meat 90/10 at Aldi for about $4 a pound. Gas is currently going for $3.30 for 87.

So how about where you are? Same items what's the price.

As for jobs the hubs is looking for, mostly IT Director or Network orSystem Admin typework. He would like to get $80k but from the sounds of it I don't know if that is realistic.
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill, Florida
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Gas prices here are in that range. Milk prices are higher. I think I paid $3.79 yesterday and that was a sale price.

I took a quick look on the usual job sites for network admin type jobs. Most of the ads don't list a salary, the ones that do are like $50k-$60k.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:06 AM
 
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Before moving to FL, I often heard/read the same thing regarding IT salaries. "You get paid in sunshine in Florida" was the common mantra. However (and I just replied something similar on another post), we moved from Indianapolis last year and my wife's and my salary both went up. She's an RN and I'm a manager in IT. Perhaps we were fortunate or had a specific skill set in demand but we're both pretty pleased with our decision to move to the area.

I also found IT pay in Tampa to be equivalent with IT pay in other parts of the USA.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:09 AM
 
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As for jobs the hubs is looking for, mostly IT Director or Network orSystem Admin typework. He would like to get $80k but from the sounds of it I don't know if that is realistic.
I think it is very realistic, maybe even on the low side for some positions.
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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Just for comparison, how about we do this.

Current rate for store brand milk? Here is anywhere from $2.89 - $3.29 depending on the store and week.
I can pick up ground meat 90/10 at Aldi for about $4 a pound. Gas is currently going for $3.30 for 87.

So how about where you are? Same items what's the price.

As for jobs the hubs is looking for, mostly IT Director or Network orSystem Admin typework. He would like to get $80k but from the sounds of it I don't know if that is realistic.
Milk is $3.69 - $3.89. If you are super lucky you might find it on sale once in a great while at Walgreens for $2.99. I might get this deal 2 - 3 times year.

Gas is about $3.49... which varies quite a bit from Pinellas to Hillsborough. Pinellas is less per gallon.. typically.

Haven't been to ALDI in quite some time but I think beef is about the same price. Expect groceries to be around 20% more here.

Your husband should be able to get $80K using good head hunters.... especially as a Contractor. Please note that the rate does depend on past experience, skill and education. IT Director is kind of vague.

Let me know if you need info to a good head hunter (placed me). I don't think he will do much for you until you are here though. Send me a PM if interested. Get the resume in order, make sure its strong on Key Words.
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN - Willing to move where the jobs for my hubs are.
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Ya'll give me hope.

The grocery thing isn't too bad because we are losing 1/3 to 1/2 of our household when we move, our daughter and her boyfriend are staying here. So paying 20% more should still put me at less. *fingerscrossed* lol.

Would like to find out more about these head hunters and how to find them. I did dm FloridaKash.

And finally can anyone give an opinion about 1st ave area of st pete?

Thanks for all your help.
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:52 PM
 
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My Daughter of 26 yrs lives in downtown St. Pete with her dog. She lives around 3rd ave n & 8 th street. Give me a cross street to the 1st ave or give me an address and I would be happy to tell you more about the area.

Headhunter is sort of a derogatory term though it is used all the time. I have a 20+ year IT staffing business in the Tampa Bay area. I would rather be call a talent acquisition or staffing firm with recruiters that specialize in Information Technology. We match our many clients' IT needs with skilled candidates. This include direct placements, contracts, and consulting engagements. I will say that in general, IT pay is equivalent as stated. Of course, there are many factors regarding the particular job requirements and the candidate's skill level.

My wife and I are dog lovers! We have three and go to parks, dog beach, and many outside events. Although there are places and people who do not share in the joys of pets, mostly I would say it is great.

Feel free to send an email and I can share more. Better yet, get your husband to give me a shout and to get his resume together. Good Luck!
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:02 PM
 
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Just for comparison, how about we do this.

Current rate for store brand milk? Here is anywhere from $2.89 - $3.29 depending on the store and week.
I can pick up ground meat 90/10 at Aldi for about $4 a pound. Gas is currently going for $3.30 for 87.

So how about where you are? Same items what's the price.

As for jobs the hubs is looking for, mostly IT Director or Network orSystem Admin typework. He would like to get $80k but from the sounds of it I don't know if that is realistic.
I think you are just throwing out names or using loosely. An IT director is different from the two position you post. Here is an example in my place..

An IT director will have under him the system or network admins who in turn may have other people to lead. This is an extremely experienced and well trained pro position with minimum of six figure salary. An IT director would be the head of the entire organization's IT department. Is that what you are saying?

In that case 80K is very low even for here.

Below that you have a section or department lead who still make above 80k. But would need to be well trained and experienced.

On the other hand, from my experience it seems now there are many position for those who are well qualified ones. Specially senior application developers. We can't keep them as they keep leaving for more money and we often contract the job out.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN - Willing to move where the jobs for my hubs are.
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MeINDenudinFL, I am not throwing names out there. I am not the one looking my husband is, I was actually naming a few things that I knew he had applied for. When I said IT Director I was speaking more of on the public school level.

My husbands degrees, certification, and experience are as follows:
He's currently two classes away from his M.S. Information Security and Assurance degree. He holds a B.S. in Network Design and Management, A.S. Business Administration and Accounting. He holds several certifications (MCITP: EA, CCENT, Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator, CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Projector+, and working on the ISO 27001). He has 15 years IT experience. He has experience in Windows Server (2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012), Microsoft System Center, VMWare, DHCP, DNS, IPv4, IPv6, and more. He currently works with the local school district as a technology support specialist. He has had this job since before he got his B.S. degree. And they have done nothing but give him a pat on the back and an 'at a boy for completing his B.S. degree and going on for his Masters.

From what I was hearing on the boards I thought maybe 80k was asking for too much, I guess not everyone is seeing what you are or maybe they are not aware of the what the jobs are paying. I do wish he would hear back from someone on one of the jobs he has applied for. I know not living down there hurts his chances but it is a huge catch 22, because we can't afford for him to quit his current job to go down to find another job.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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MeINDenudinFL, I am not throwing names out there. I am not the one looking my husband is, I was actually naming a few things that I knew he had applied for. When I said IT Director I was speaking more of on the public school level.

My husbands degrees, certification, and experience are as follows:
He's currently two classes away from his M.S. Information Security and Assurance degree. He holds a B.S. in Network Design and Management, A.S. Business Administration and Accounting. He holds several certifications (MCITP: EA, CCENT, Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator, CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Projector+, and working on the ISO 27001). He has 15 years IT experience. He has experience in Windows Server (2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012), Microsoft System Center, VMWare, DHCP, DNS, IPv4, IPv6, and more. He currently works with the local school district as a technology support specialist. He has had this job since before he got his B.S. degree. And they have done nothing but give him a pat on the back and an 'at a boy for completing his B.S. degree and going on for his Masters.

From what I was hearing on the boards I thought maybe 80k was asking for too much, I guess not everyone is seeing what you are or maybe they are not aware of the what the jobs are paying. I do wish he would hear back from someone on one of the jobs he has applied for. I know not living down there hurts his chances but it is a huge catch 22, because we can't afford for him to quit his current job to go down to find another job.
This is exactly my problem too, lets hope the IT industry picks up down there very soon, preferably this Fall!
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