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Old 05-26-2016, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Clearly not since he moved to one of the other most financially distressed cities in the country and improved on his situation.
He apparently "improved his situation by working in a different venue, a casino vs. a supermarket. I won der if he is working in a "tipped" position or not.

I wonder if you can provide any creditable web links that show Orlando being one of the "most financially distressed cities in the country"

I have more than a dozen friends and associates living in the Orlando metro area and none of them feel the city or the surrounding area is anything close to "distressed". However, none of them lack knowledge,skills and ability. None are in service jobs though a few are in the "tourist industry" and in fact 2 of the couples work for Disney.


How do you survive each day in a location for which you harbor such distain?
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Old 05-26-2016, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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My roommate was stuck in the service industry sector working in low paying retail or restaurant jobs here. All the while he was in a program at Valencia for electrical engineering. He completed his AA and got certified in some specialty of ee. He found a job at a tech manufacturer which there are MANY in CFL. He now makes around 4X's what he used and makes a good salary. Sometimes you just gotta take the initiative to change yourself and skill set.


"Sometimes you just gotta take the initiative to change yourself and skill set."


How true but one must always strive to take initiative and better themselves.
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Old 05-26-2016, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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"Sometimes you just gotta take the initiative to change yourself and skill set."


How true but one must always strive to take initiative and better themselves.
Valencia has a 90%+ job placement rate for their concentrated A.S. degrees, with most starting in the $20/hr range. They have active contracts with lots of local firms who are sick of trying to relocate folks from other states due to the lack of qualified folks here. How some just don't get it is beyond me.
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Old 05-26-2016, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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Valencia has a 90%+ job placement rate for their concentrated A.S. degrees, with most starting in the $20/hr range. They have active contracts with lots of local firms who are sick of trying to relocate folks from other states due to the lack of qualified folks here. How some just don't get it is beyond me.
Many have an inherent lack of ambition. They feel they've worked hard enough to get to where they are and that's the end of the line. They will spend their entire lifetime working for low wages. In FL, NY, VA, NV, TX........
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Old 05-26-2016, 01:55 PM
 
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Many have an inherent lack of ambition. They feel they've worked hard enough to get to where they are and that's the end of the line. They will spend their entire lifetime working for low wages. In FL, NY, VA, NV, TX........
And often-times, misplaced ambition. Smart work often wins out against hard work alone. When taking it day by day in menial service sector jobs, it can be very easy to lose sight of that. It takes some soul searching and crazy ideas to find a different and better path. Many times, moving to a certain city can be the key to unlock that door.
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Old 05-26-2016, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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And often-times, misplaced ambition. Smart work often wins out against hard work alone. When taking it day by day in menial service sector jobs, it can be very easy to lose sight of that. It takes some soul searching and crazy ideas to find a different and better path. Many times, moving to a certain city can be the key to unlock that door.
Sure, work smart, mot hard is the approach. You get out of life what you put into it.
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Old 05-26-2016, 03:50 PM
 
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Valencia has a 90%+ job placement rate for their concentrated A.S. degrees, with most starting in the $20/hr range. They have active contracts with lots of local firms who are sick of trying to relocate folks from other states due to the lack of qualified folks here. How some just don't get it is beyond me.
Yup. I think my roommate was enrolled in this type of program. There are many local tech, defense and simulation contractors that hire direct from Valencia. The program is 2 years and the pay is good.
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Old 05-26-2016, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Good AM
What High School did you go to in Orlando back in the day? Do you think if you worked in the Tourism industry in Orlando instead of Publix you would of earned more?
I went to freedom high school back in the day (if you want to call 2004-2008 "back in the day")

Anyways,I highly doubt I'd make more money in the tourism industry, Orlando is the low wage king of the US, even people with degrees don't make more than $11 an hour, and I make $19 an hour at my job in Las Vegas
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Old 05-27-2016, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I went to freedom high school back in the day (if you want to call 2004-2008 "back in the day")

Anyways,I highly doubt I'd make more money in the tourism industry, Orlando is the low wage king of the US, even people with degrees don't make more than $11 an hour, and I make $19 an hour at my job in Las Vegas
Even call centers pay more than $11...
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Old 05-27-2016, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Citrus countyFL
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Sure, work smart, mot hard is the approach. You get out of life what you put into it.
I prefer 'Work Smart And Hard' approach.
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