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Old 02-14-2015, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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I'm not seeing the gloating.

If anything, I get tired of the morons who bemoan how Florida pays lower across the board, or that all jobs are crap down here, both of which are bs.

I'm in IT down here, and I make more than I did in DC. Not basic IT (aka - not a cart pusher). Wife is a nurse. She makes more as well.

If you look at the unemployment rates by industry/profession, the UE rate for IT is substantially lower than the generic state-wide advertised rate.
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Old 02-14-2015, 08:58 PM
 
Location: N Atlanta
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What you make is just part of the job picture, but I'm sure you know it ... benefits, time spent on job, on call time, work atmosphere. Add them all together to get the whole picture. And I'd be willing to be if you looked hard enough, you could find a job in DC with your current skill set making more than you make now in Tampa. Your experience as well as the OP are strictly anecdotal as I've known many IT folk in Tampa who relocated from IT-centric cities and make less than they made previously made.

And I challenge you to find a post where someone said ALL professions pay less in Florida. If you do, it's probably from one of those who think median household income is indicative of quality of life.

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Old 02-15-2015, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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And I challenge you to find a post where someone said ALL professions pay less in Florida. If you do, it's probably from one of those morons who think median household income is indicative of quality of life.
So we're on the same page then. You could've just said that.
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Old 02-15-2015, 04:51 AM
 
Location: Land O' Lakes, FL
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Thank you for all the positive comments, the negative ones I just disregard

To clarify, we are very thankful that this is working out. My wife is in the insurance industry and is making a lateral move, essentially the same job she doing here in Buffalo for 28% more with very comparable benefits.

She will need to start in a month, so it will be a bit tricky with her in Tampa and the rest of the family in Buffalo until the summer.
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Old 02-15-2015, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Apollo Beach, Florida
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Thank you for all the positive comments, the negative ones I just disregard

To clarify, we are very thankful that this is working out. My wife is in the insurance industry and is making a lateral move, essentially the same job she doing here in Buffalo for 28% more with very comparable benefits.

She will need to start in a month, so it will be a bit tricky with her in Tampa and the rest of the family in Buffalo until the summer.
Congratulations on making the first step a reality, Rudy. Re your last comment. I moved down first in December of 2013. My wife did not like waiting to retire, but, she did and moved here May 1st, 2014.

We're lovin' Apollo Beach!

If I can help, please ask.
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Old 02-15-2015, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Castle Rock, Co
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Good luck, glad it has worked out so far.. I dont think its hard to land a job iif your willing to truly work, I am of the mind set that sometimes you have to take a hit to get your foot in the door and show them what you can do.. It has always worked for me and my wife.. I guess if your overly picky or want the same job as every one else (IT or similiar) then it may be challenging.
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Old 02-15-2015, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I'd still caution those who are looking to move to the area to have something in place before heading down this way. I've been posting here for nearly 7 yrs and have lost count the number of posters who've posted that they've moved here and are miserable because they can't find employment that suits their needs. Sure the recession is over, but I think the 6% quoted is misleading as people have either given up or have taken menial work to pay the bills, or have fallen off the books altogether. You can call people like myself a naysayer - no problem, but I'd still give potential transplants the same advice to have a job lined up before heading down here - this isn't a land of plenty as some seem to think it is.
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Old 02-15-2015, 04:58 PM
 
Location: N Atlanta
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I'd still caution those who are looking to move to the area to have something in place before heading down this way. I've been posting here for nearly 7 yrs and have lost count the number of posters who've posted that they've moved here and are miserable because they can't find employment that suits their needs. Sure the recession is over, but I think the 6% quoted is misleading as people have either given up or have taken menial work to pay the bills, or have fallen off the books altogether. You can call people like myself a naysayer - no problem, but I'd still give potential transplants the same advice to have a job lined up before heading down here - this isn't a land of plenty as some seem to think it is.
Exactly, those who post the U3 unemployment rate as gospel really don't have a clue ... take a look at U6.
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Old 02-15-2015, 05:20 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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As some of you know I have been on this forum for about year as my wife and I have been planning to relocate to Tampa this summer after my daughter graduates high school.

Well things just got very real, my wife had landed a job on only her second interview. She literally had an offer the day after the interview and it pays 28% more than her current salary. Just want give a shout out to all the negative naysayers that said how terrible the job market is and how difficult it would be to find a job.
This proves otherwise.
Awesome! Congrats!

Just goes to show you that not all of the negative stereotypes are true.
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Old 02-15-2015, 05:28 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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Our son is in finance and he got a 25% increase when he moved down, so it is possible.

Everyone should be nothing but happy for you and yours.
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