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Old 11-30-2009, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Rutland, VT
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Or maybe its because everyone is working more than one job...

I love both my jobs and all my volunteer work. I'd go nuts if I had
to do just one job all the time.
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Rutland, VT
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People have to work 2 jobs because the pay is terrible and you have crappy part time hours at best.

A higher percentage of Vermonters work multiple jobs compared with other New Englanders, but according to that article it's still a small percentage of Vermonters:

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Statistics show that about 9.4 percent of the labor force held a second job in 2007.

The New England average is 6.2 percent. The national average is 5.2 percent."
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:40 AM
 
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Yeah, I know but I will still say it sucks to get a job here unless you 'know someone' or 'are lucky.'

The recession hasn't helped, either. I am sure this has been a real problem in the last year and half when I have been looking.

I'm done and looking to get out. I know the grass isn't greener but I have to play the percentages now. I surely do not see it getting better. It's not like a miracle is going to happen and suddenly flood Vermont with industry/or jobs.

After 2 years of 'scrimping' and 'isolation' I am ready to move back into the world with more potential to make income. If Vermont works out for others, terrific. For me, it's been a mixed bag at best.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Rutland, VT
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After 2 years of 'scrimping' and 'isolation' I am ready to move back into the world with more potential to make income. If Vermont works out for others, terrific. For me, it's been a mixed bag at best.

I hear you. Not everywhere is going to work out for everyone, and Vermont has fewer opportunities than most. I'm sorry it's been so difficult and frustrating. I really hope you find somewhere that gets you better results for all that you're willing to offer as an employee.

Having a run of bad luck and not nearly enough good luck can really sour someone on a place.
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:52 AM
 
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Thanks Sheryl..you folks have always been nice and helpful. I'm sure for many people life is fine here, but sometimes things work out for other reasons.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:22 AM
 
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Since this was in regard to the "7th boro" comment, I was wondering if VT has the same attribute I noticed when I was temporarily living in the Hartford, CT area this summer where Yankees vs. Red Sox was like Yankees vs. Mets in NYC. I was up in the Burlington area in April for an interview that could've possibly led to a relocation from metro NYC and that was the vibe I got then.
No, it's different. Hartford is in between Boston and NYC so they get a bit of both. Most (native) Vermonters support the Boston teams, at least when they win.
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Old 12-03-2009, 04:23 PM
 
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I hear you. Not everywhere is going to work out for everyone, and Vermont has fewer opportunities than most. I'm sorry it's been so difficult and frustrating. I really hope you find somewhere that gets you better results for all that you're willing to offer as an employee.

Having a run of bad luck and not nearly enough good luck can really sour someone on a place.
VT has fewer opportunities, but costs more (at least the Burlington area) than places where the pay averages $5 an hour more. Why?
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Old 12-05-2009, 02:06 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Yeah, I know but I will still say it sucks to get a job here unless you 'know someone' or 'are lucky.'

The recession hasn't helped, either. I am sure this has been a real problem in the last year and half when I have been looking.

I'm done and looking to get out. I know the grass isn't greener but I have to play the percentages now. I surely do not see it getting better. It's not like a miracle is going to happen and suddenly flood Vermont with industry/or jobs.

After 2 years of 'scrimping' and 'isolation' I am ready to move back into the world with more potential to make income. If Vermont works out for others, terrific. For me, it's been a mixed bag at best.
Where are you and the hubby thinking of going; any ideas yet?
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Old 12-06-2009, 06:15 AM
 
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Where are you and the hubby thinking of going; any ideas yet?
Not 100%...but not back to NY...
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:58 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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You've more than put in your time trying to make it in Vermont. I hope your next locale treats you well.
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