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Old 08-05-2009, 08:00 PM
 
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"This thread, MY thread, is about how I am HAPPY and EXCITED to be moving to the Tampa Bay area and how super PROUD I am to have found a job".

I congratulate you and you should be super proud of what you have accomplished!!
We are all very happy for you.
In life you will always find ppl who are all negative , keep them as far away as you can from you...
CONGRATS!!!!
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Old 08-06-2009, 08:18 AM
 
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well, we welcome you whole heartedly. tampa bay, like any other place, is best when one is proactive, not reactive; challenging, not complacent, etc. if you need any more advice or suggestions for where to go and what to do, feel free to pm me. congrats!
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:21 AM
 
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Right, because the beach/ocean/wild life and fish and lizards/gators all look different every time you see them? LOL If you want to see fish jumping out of the water I suggest going to Sunset Key Park in Tarpon Springs, you can also see that at Howard Park, and sting rays in Honeymoon Island....The sun sets pretty much the same, the only thing that makes it a bit different every time is the clouds around! no clouds, well, same sunset! how many times can you do that in 365 days a year before it gets OLD? the only photography you can get here is weddings and stock, you take as many yacht photos and lizards until you have enough to make up a store front! Then what? that sounds pretty boring to me! and especially with what people pay for stock these days....I am not sure it is worth your fuel!


TampaGuy32
You forgot to mention that walking to work in Down town requires extra cash for all the homeless asking for it! been through there in the morning time and they were all out waiting to be fed some booze money!!!!! that should make it for an interesting walk, especially if you walk from those condos passed the courthouse! pretty much everything else is dead, not much action for a down town! been through there several times and it all looked the same, I am trying to figure out at what time a day you've been there and what you saw other than what I mentioned??

In my sub division I can count the people we see in one week on one hand! it looks deserted, like one of those ghost towns in the wild west!

You can't have people expect they will find a great walkable area here, especially if they come from California or the east coast (NY, NJ) seriously! Plus, even if you had a more walkable area, you still have to warn people about the heat and how will they carry a few pounds of groceries in this heat??? or need a change of shirt of they go to work since they'll be drenched by the time they walk that mile from the condos to the courthouse for example!

Sure we have water sports, so what? water sports don't pay the bills!
So you don't like fishing, wildlife, the water, watersports, a smaller city, or the heat... I hear houses are cheap in detroit.

I'm not trying to delude anyone into thinking that downtown tampa will be like a major city's downtown, but it is picking up a bit. If you live downtown you will definitely want to own a car (and have a job). I'm one of those middle class folks here in tampa that don't exist.
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:44 AM
 
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I think it would be quite a stretch to assume that every single soul in Tampa or Florida for that matter is here to fish and do water sports! That would be a bit presumptuous don't you think???! or that they should do it because "that's what people do here"!!!! moo! hmmmm! interesting view point!

If someone would tell me over and over that an area is so nice and perfect, I would automatically assume something is going on......no place is perfect! some people love it here and some not so much! but to make it a rule that whomever lives in Tampa must like wildlife, water sports and fishing! you know people have jobs and work to do, not so much time to fish! maybe the retired folks! but I am pretty sure that NOT all population that lives in Tampa is retired!

Fishing is boring! as far as I am concerned, are you going to held that against me?...plus don't you need about $20,000 for a boat to go out and fish? or about $300 to rent one for a few hours???? they didn't come free last time I checked! hmmm.....I can see money kicking me out of the house!
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Old 08-06-2009, 01:22 PM
 
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I think it would be quite a stretch to assume that every single soul in Tampa or Florida for that matter is here to fish and do water sports! That would be a bit presumptuous don't you think???! or that they should do it because "that's what people do here"!!!! moo! hmmmm! interesting view point!

If someone would tell me over and over that an area is so nice and perfect, I would automatically assume something is going on......no place is perfect! some people love it here and some not so much! but to make it a rule that whomever lives in Tampa must like wildlife, water sports and fishing! you know people have jobs and work to do, not so much time to fish! maybe the retired folks! but I am pretty sure that NOT all population that lives in Tampa is retired!

Fishing is boring! as far as I am concerned, are you going to held that against me?...plus don't you need about $20,000 for a boat to go out and fish? or about $300 to rent one for a few hours???? they didn't come free last time I checked! hmmm.....I can see money kicking me out of the house!
i own a small boat that i got for free (youd be surprised how often you can find them for free here too), picked up the motor dirt cheap. i dont fish much, though many of my young friends do. i do enjoy boating to the intercoastal islands; we often have island parties into the night.

(some) non-outdoors recommendations:
jazz at the mfa cafe
foreign and independent films at tampa theatre, sometimes beach theatre too
central cigar bar in downtown st pete, good drinks, good smokes
hard rock casino or the dog tracks for poker, sorry once a year i gamble
USF contemporary art gallery, they also have their student show once a year that isnt too bad
dancing at the coliseum, yes real dancing, lots of old people, but sometimes a good deal of young people show up too
catch a musical at ruth eckerd hall, my wife and i love doing this, a few bucks, but enjoyable
swing dancing at the gulfport casino, all ages present typically
catch the city of dunedins pipe band, yes they wear kilts and are awesome
american stage for live theatre

downtown dunedin has festivals for many major holidays where much of the city is blocked off and thousands of people show up for a good time (yes its outside but i dont consider it an outdoor activity)

the dali, the holocaust museum, the international museum, the leepa-ratner museum
upcoming: tampa fine art museums new location will be open soon

this isnt nyc, but there are many more things to do, all within a cheap price range

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Old 08-10-2009, 12:39 PM
 
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TampaStar, you have given me a tremendous amount of hope. I have been planning my move to St. Pete/Tampa for the last 2 years among plenty of doubts about finding a job while still being in Indiana. I will soon be starting my own official job search (in the same industry as yourself no less) and your thread has been extremely encouraging. I wish you luck and congrats!
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Old 08-17-2009, 08:48 PM
 
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So I'm here!! Today was my first day at work! It was awesome. My job is great. I have a beautiful office and 4 great people to work with. I'm literally 10 minutes from my house. I feel so fortunate.
We got in Saturday afternoon and slept most of Sunday. So basically I had no time to get oriented but I've gotta brag a little that I got to and fro to work and then to Walmart and Sweetbay all by myself and with no gps.
I'm glad it's not ridiculously hot right now since my black car hasn't been tinted yet!

Well that's all for now. I can't wait to keep exploring.
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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So I'm here!! Today was my first day at work! It was awesome. My job is great. I have a beautiful office and 4 great people to work with. I'm literally 10 minutes from my house. I feel so fortunate.
We got in Saturday afternoon and slept most of Sunday. So basically I had no time to get oriented but I've gotta brag a little that I got to and fro to work and then to Walmart and Sweetbay all by myself and with no gps.
I'm glad it's not ridiculously hot right now since my black car hasn't been tinted yet!

Well that's all for now. I can't wait to keep exploring.
Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. Finding your way to work, Wmart, and the grocery without a GPS is an accomplishment when you're in a new town. Have fun exploring your new hometown and welcome to town!
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Old 08-18-2009, 07:39 AM
 
Location: East Tennessee
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Congratulations, TampaStar! You have a great attitude and the fortitude to succeed wherever you live. I hope you enjoy working and playing hard in the Bay area.
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:15 PM
 
Location: midwest
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So I'm here!! Today was my first day at work! It was awesome. My job is great. I have a beautiful office and 4 great people to work with. I'm literally 10 minutes from my house. I feel so fortunate.
We got in Saturday afternoon and slept most of Sunday. So basically I had no time to get oriented but I've gotta brag a little that I got to and fro to work and then to Walmart and Sweetbay all by myself and with no gps.
I'm glad it's not ridiculously hot right now since my black car hasn't been tinted yet!

Well that's all for now. I can't wait to keep exploring.
No gps... that funny....
I used to have a black car too - I feel for you.
Well congrats! I was just thinking about ya and was going to drop a line. Glad to have found you made this post. Have a great weekend!
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