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Old 09-09-2009, 11:49 AM
 
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Yep, true. We moved without jobs from NY. Hubby got one in a few weeks (he moved on to another a month later, but it's nights).

Me....well, I had a temp job that lasted 6 months. Nothing before and nothing after. It's very depressing but if we move (which may happen) it will be due to lack of jobs. I dream of a place I can work and have a normal life, a pay check every week, not sit here watching my neighbors go to work while I keep wondering what the hell is wrong with me.

Too many people here are underemployed. If that doesn't bother you then try working in a store. Be prepared to 'suck up' to tourists. Watch others play where you live.
I did that for years when I was an undergrad. I would come back to VT for the summers and work for the Burlington Parks and Rec dept. and work with tourists all day.
In the end, it comes down to the fact that the gov't. here has not found a way to balance "natural beauty" with "jobs". It may never happen.
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:07 PM
 
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I did that for years when I was an undergrad. I would come back to VT for the summers and work for the Burlington Parks and Rec dept. and work with tourists all day.
In the end, it comes down to the fact that the gov't. here has not found a way to balance "natural beauty" with "jobs". It may never happen.
Tourist, per se, are not horrible. People like to travel, visit places. It's just some have the entitlement attitude (often they own second home here). When people cannot afford first homes or get squeezed out of villages thanks to 'real estate developers and exclusive communities you have to buy into it can be very frustrating.

I've noticed you either have very nice, quaint villages here or 'down at the heels' villages full of old houses cut up for rentals.
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:58 PM
 
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Tourist, per se, are not horrible. People like to travel, visit places. It's just some have the entitlement attitude (often they own second home here). When people cannot afford first homes or get squeezed out of villages thanks to 'real estate developers and exclusive communities you have to buy into it can be very frustrating.

I've noticed you either have very nice, quaint villages here or 'down at the heels' villages full of old houses cut up for rentals.
No, not at all. Most of the people I dealt with at Parks were very nice. I remember when the 2004 Democratic convention was in Boston, lots of people from there were here, and they were funny about it (Storrow Dr. is a nightmare, etc.)
Its just that, as someone who went to school, I don't want to serve people (literally) the rest of my life.
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Old 09-09-2009, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Welp, we decided to get on with it. It is going to take us a while to get our house rented out. Then we will see what we can do. Hopefully it will not take more than a few months. I have to go out west for work in Nov or Dec and would love to get up to Vermont and settled in before that. Right now it is fix up the house, make it more presentable for the renter. A few random jobs that were to be fixed "whenever I feel like it" have to get done first.... FUN!
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Old 09-09-2009, 06:12 PM
 
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Default ??????

I've noticed that on these forums there are two kinds of posters: those who genuinely seek out information in order to make an informed decision, and those who aren't really interested in others' opinions, and have made up their minds already. I suppose they come on here seeking some kind of validation for their actions.
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Old 09-09-2009, 06:21 PM
 
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Good one. Nothing like finding the right fit for yourself. Enjoy Vermont.
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Old 09-09-2009, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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looking4home I guess you are right. it was not a "should we move to vt post?" we pretty much had our minds made up but are open to any ideas, thoughts, opinions, etc. it is not that i am not interested in others opinions but we have been to vt enough to know we do want to give it a try. i sort of just wanted to get any kind of random thoughts like "don't forget about the winter" kind of thing don't forget about finding a job, etc. or anything else that comes to mind.
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:58 PM
 
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Okay, best of luck to you and your wife!
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Old 01-07-2011, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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we are making some progress finally... it'll be a bit of a drawn out process but it's happening

Moving to Vermont...
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Old 01-07-2011, 04:34 PM
 
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Hey I say just do it! Did a 27 state camping trip (never been camping) with the sole purpose of finding a new home to raise my kid. Ended up in Northern NH (never been north of Ark.) It instantly felt like home. Bought a house that wasn't for sale until I got home and called about it. Post divorce, the area had too much negative energy and I came further North, ie, NEK. I AM home. Listen to your gut. My best times in life were dirt poor in that ramshackle house in NH with no kitchen, plywood floors and such.... vs, the fake life I tried to make in TX in that 28th floor high rise w 3 bed 6 baths.

Just do what your soul calls you to do and don't expect most of the population to understand. Happiness is within and why not have the most beautiful in surroundings? (ok I do personal references for my opinions)
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