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Old 06-19-2009, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Rhode Island
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I could not resist giving my two cents here. I'm not from Vermont, but I have friends there and I have been up to visit many times. Yes, in some places it is very expensive and there isn't a wide variety of jobs to select from, but look can I be quite candid here a minute? You have to make sacrifices if you want a better quality of life for you and your family.

Yes, MA, RI, CT have plenty of places to live an work, but its all relative really. There is always going to be challenges to living, but there is a trade off. Whoever tells you the cost of living is cheaper in RI (where I am from) must live in a dump - EVERYTHING is more expensive in the inner cities go see for yourself. Do you really want to live in the RAT RACE fighting hoards of people everyday just because you want a high paying job? Do you want to live in a ghetto? Do you want to live with foreign people who run you off the road and smile back at you because they know you can't do a dam thing about it?

Take a little less money and live an easier lifestyle. Its all what you make of it. Everyone will tell you VT is great for kids growing up. Yes, its cold - SO WHAT. ALot of people live there and deal with it so why can't you? When you retire some day go live in West Coast Florida like everybody else if you want hot weather with tornados and tropical storms and cuban marfia drug loards.

Do some research on what the best paying jobs are in VT and big industries in VT - go do that instead? Do you really want to live there? People this isn't rocket science here. It's just do it or do not do it. You can talk yourselves to death in this forum and come out even more confused. Get in your car or take plane and go there and see whats going on. Ask questions and look around. Trust me. You spend enough time and effort doing that and you will find your little niche. And if you really want something bad enough - you will make it happen.
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Winter Springs, FL
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I could not resist giving my two cents here. I'm not from Vermont, but I have friends there and I have been up to visit many times. Yes, in some places it is very expensive and there isn't a wide variety of jobs to select from, but look can I be quite candid here a minute? You have to make sacrifices if you want a better quality of life for you and your family.

Yes, MA, RI, CT have plenty of places to live an work, but its all relative really. There is always going to be challenges to living, but there is a trade off. Whoever tells you the cost of living is cheaper in RI (where I am from) must live in a dump - EVERYTHING is more expensive in the inner cities go see for yourself. Do you really want to live in the RAT RACE fighting hoards of people everyday just because you want a high paying job? Do you want to live in a ghetto? Do you want to live with foreign people who run you off the road and smile back at you because they know you can't do a dam thing about it?

Take a little less money and live an easier lifestyle. Its all what you make of it. Everyone will tell you VT is great for kids growing up. Yes, its cold - SO WHAT. ALot of people live there and deal with it so why can't you? When you retire some day go live in West Coast Florida like everybody else if you want hot weather with tornados and tropical storms and cuban marfia drug loards.

Do some research on what the best paying jobs are in VT and big industries in VT - go do that instead? Do you really want to live there? People this isn't rocket science here. It's just do it or do not do it. You can talk yourselves to death in this forum and come out even more confused. Get in your car or take plane and go there and see whats going on. Ask questions and look around. Trust me. You spend enough time and effort doing that and you will find your little niche. And if you really want something bad enough - you will make it happen.
I'm not sure if you have looked at the cost of living in the Burlington area, but it is not cheap. I wouldn't discourage anyone from moving here, but you can't work at a job making 12-15 bucks an hour and think it will be enough to survive on. Many in the more afordable rural areas can't afford to live on that type of income. What is the improvement in the quality of life if you have to work two jobs to survive and never see your family? The complaint many in the state have is the cost of living. Homes and apartments are at a price that is comparable to metro areas, but the incomes are some of the lowest in New England. There are good paying jobs that are out there, but when they open up there are usually dozens and dozens of applicants.
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