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Old 02-14-2015, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Land O' Lakes, FL
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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.
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Old 02-14-2015, 12:32 PM
 
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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.
What job field is she in? Not all fields are this lucky, so let's not generalize or taunt.
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Old 02-14-2015, 01:42 PM
 
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Yeah I don't get the gloating either. No one said it's impossible, just being honest about how hard it can be for some, especially those without specialized degrees. Mod edit: inappropriate comment.

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Old 02-14-2015, 01:59 PM
 
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Plus three!
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Old 02-14-2015, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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We should be more than happy that things have gone right for one of our members. Too many times all we read about is how bad it all is.

We've got less than 6 pct unemployment in the bay area. In January 2010 it was 12 pct. In Jul 05, 4 pct. The lowest it has ever been since the 1970's was about 3 percent. Obviously the tide changed as far as the availability of jobs. EmployFlorida, a State sponsored organization lists 500+ jobs. The major job boards lists thousands.

If you're not working now it is probably because you dont want to, have zero skills and experience or the attitude of a pissed off gorilla.
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Old 02-14-2015, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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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.

Congratulations to you folks. Does this make a relocation possible for you? I think both of you are in IT if I recall correctly. As u were told there are several large companies here with IT departments. Add in the lower COL, the main point being housing. You may find everything else about the same costs or higher. Avoiding the NY State income tax of 6.8 pct, and a 8.75 pct sales tax will be nice.
I am going to be your real estate taxes will be much lower as well. HOI may be higher depending on the Carrier. I just bopught HOI for approx 800 a year, down from 2,000 in 2005.


One COL calculator reports
I make $50,000 in Buffalo NY

Comparable salary in Tampa, FL $46,989
Price difference in Tampa, FL

Groceries 4% more
Housing 30% less
Utilities 1% more
Transportation 0% less
Health Care 4% more

Good luck on your future plans!
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Old 02-14-2015, 02:54 PM
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I don't see it as gloating. Many times here on City-Data, you'll see everyone say how it's impossible to find a job in said city or whatever. And they usually have a strong opinion about that. The OP is just letting people know that it is possible.
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Old 02-14-2015, 03:48 PM
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Yeah I don't get the gloating either. No one said it's impossible, just being honest about how hard it can be for some, especially those without specialized degrees. You should be thankful instead of a jerk.
What did he say to be a jerk? Did it get deleted ? I must of missed something.
He sounds like he's thankful to me.
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Old 02-14-2015, 04:01 PM
 
Location: N Atlanta
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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.
So is the employer willing to wait until summer for her to start ? And what does she do that she got a 28% raise from the identical type job in Buffalo ? Or is it a step up ?
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Old 02-14-2015, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl
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So is the employer willing to wait until summer for her to start ? And what does she do that she got a 28% raise from the identical type job in Buffalo ? Or is it a step up ?
I, too, would love to know what job from the north pays more down here. Especially 28% more.
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