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Old 07-15-2007, 07:33 PM
 
Location: The Big Freakin Overpriced Apple!
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I'm a liberal arts B.A. grad (NYU 2001) and possess several years experience as an admin asst, and I'm currently a freelance researcher. What kind of salary can I realistically expect in Burlington?

Most people indicated the top reasons for leaving Vermont was the long and brutal winters, and the economy. I love cold weather, freezing rain, blustery winds but NYC's winters last about...2 weeks? Although, I don't about how I would feel about -30 degrees. I don't mind 10 degrees...

It's getting too congested down here and everthing is overly-priced, and it's getting pretty tacky, too - the insane asylum-like "modern" buildings. I'm looking for a smaller city (pop. of 1 million - more or less) in the East or West Coasts (Portland, Oakland or Seattle).

Any suggestions or ideas is most appreciated.
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Old 07-15-2007, 07:44 PM
 
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Not much.
Sorry to be so blunt, but unless you get really lucky
you can expect to make about 1/2 of what you made in
NY.
In Rutland County, VT's second biggest city, Masters
get about 15.00 to 18.00 an hour if you are lucky enuff
to find a non-service related job.
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Old 07-16-2007, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Koz gave you some good advice. For ideas on what is out there, check Seven Days: 7D Home, BurlingtonFreePress.com | Vermont News, North Country Region job search and jobs posting. Find a high quality employee. Find the perfect job., and JobsInVT.com - Local Vermont jobs, careers and employment (Home) (broken link)
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Old 07-16-2007, 03:38 PM
 
Location: The Big Freakin Overpriced Apple!
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Koz and vter,

Thanks for all your suggestions!

Bye for now,
Rachael
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Old 07-18-2007, 01:00 PM
 
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I'm a liberal arts B.A. grad (NYU 2001) and possess several years experience as an admin asst, and I'm currently a freelance researcher. What kind of salary can I realistically expect in Burlington?

Any suggestions or ideas is most appreciated.
Lots of great listings today (included in Burlington search link below) that would suit a liberal arts graduate. Good luck!



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Last edited by FleeingOhioASAP; 07-18-2007 at 01:02 PM.. Reason: sorry just saw you said "freelance" researcher...I would contact the Universities
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Old 07-22-2007, 07:04 PM
 
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You will definitely get winter here in VT, although the winters are changing there are still many cold days. Not sure you'll see -30 in the Burlington area though.

Jobs are difficult to find and the pay here is not as good as other areas of the country. I would definitely secure a job here before moving. Job first, then housing.

I moved here 10 years ago because i wanted more winter as well. They are definitely getting warmer and less snow but winter still seems to be the longest season here.

Good luck.
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Old 07-24-2007, 01:30 AM
 
Location: Winter Springs, FL
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The population in Burlington is only about 50,000. If you like long cold winters then Vermont is the place, but the economy is not very good compared to the rest of the country. You have to want to live hear for more than a salary. As an example it took me about 8 years to make the same salary I was making in Ct.
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