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Old 05-17-2009, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Well, Has anyone moved to florida without a job and thrived? Somebody must have made it ??? Not looking for all the negative replies, I read those on here all the time.
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:57 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Well, Has anyone moved to florida without a job and thrived? Somebody must have made it ??? Not looking for all the negative replies, I read those on here all the time.
Florida's #1 malcontent. Ungrateful me. I got 3 job offers in Florida in moving here w/o a job. My older daughter moved here, and has since left, got a job offer in Florida in one week.

My husband was offered an IT job, while still in NY, paid his NY salary, and relocation expenses.

"If you can make it there, you'll make it anywhere......." I suppose it is true.
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Old 05-17-2009, 05:27 PM
 
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Well, Has anyone moved to florida without a job and thrived? Somebody must have made it ??? Not looking for all the negative replies, I read those on here all the time.
Years ago. There was so much work in the 70's you applied for a job in your work clothes. Not now. It is not being neg to say it. It is just simple math. Put an ad in the paper for a job of most any kind and a 100 will apply for the one opening. It is just that simple. There is so much competition for a job you would have to be something really special or very lucky to just show and get hired. Also with such a large pool of applicants. employers can be picky. For a good job, you better be the cream of the crop. I don't see it changing any time soon. I am sorry, on this subject it is impossible not to be negative.
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Old 05-17-2009, 06:00 PM
 
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Well, Has anyone moved to florida without a job and thrived? Somebody must have made it ??? Not looking for all the negative replies, I read those on here all the time.
Sure, con artists move to Florida by the minute and some make out pretty well before they have to move on. Otherwise it's totally stupid to move to Florida without a job. Florida has always had a crappy job market but now it is beyond even that word.
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Old 05-17-2009, 06:14 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Years ago. There was so much work in the 70's you applied for a job in your work clothes. Not now. It is not being neg to say it. It is just simple math. Put an ad in the paper for a job of most any kind and a 100 will apply for the one opening. It is just that simple. There is so much competition for a job you would have to be something really special or very lucky to just show and get hired. Also with such a large pool of applicants. employers can be picky. For a good job, you better be the cream of the crop. I don't see it changing any time soon. I am sorry, on this subject it is impossible not to be negative.
They are online now. Some will not even accept hard copy resumes anymore.
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Old 05-18-2009, 12:30 AM
 
Location: los angeles/florida
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My husband and I did, when we moved to Miami in 2000. I had an interview for a position at a magazine lined up, and was hired a few days after we arrived. My husband found work within a few weeks. The employment situation was much different back then, though. When we moved to the Orlando area last summer, my husband wasn't able to find anything decent after sending out resumes for three months.
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Old 05-18-2009, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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My story wouldn't probably work in today's economy but yes I did.

I moved to Orlando on March 5th 1984 and started working at the Hilton on West Colonial Drive on March 8th. I put up with a lot of garbage but came to work on time and did what they asked of me and more.
I was eventually moved to the night audit then promoted to the Bookkeeper position.
This set the course for the next 20 years.
I've lost three jobs due to downsizing...the 1st one included. I have now been with the local government for 16 years and doing well.

We didn't get all caught up with the real estate bubble so we're not living in an over priced house. We didn't listen to everyone saying that Rosemont and Pine Hills were total ghetto and have a nice home in a nice neighborhood with wonderful neighbors.

No matter what the naysayers tell you....it's bad ALL over, not just Florida.
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Central FL
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Well, Has anyone moved to florida without a job and thrived? Somebody must have made it ??? Not looking for all the negative replies, I read those on here all the time.
You might want to narrow this down in terms of timeframe. Are you looking for recent success stories or those that are 10+ years old?

I think we can all agree that a few years ago, it was pretty easy to move to FL without a job and find something stable. I would be very interested in similar success stories from 2008 to present.
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Navarre, Florida
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You might want to narrow this down in terms of timeframe. Are you looking for recent success stories or those that are 10+ years old?

I think we can all agree that a few years ago, it was pretty easy to move to FL without a job and find something stable. I would be very interested in similar success stories from 2008 to present.
It is not exclusive to Florida that the economy has dumped. But, with the drop in housing prices, it has made it a good time to move TO Florida, rather than when the homes were inflated so. It's tough all over to find work.
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Florida
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You didn't say what kind of work you would be looking for.
Some professions are better off than others. I'm in residential construction and things are pretty bad.
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