has written 3 SperlingViews. Currently, Thomas is living in Sanford, FL and has a little something to say:
I am 39 years old and looking to start a career in finance and banking. I have a wife and daughter and would like to start a family in a geographical area that has plenty of employment opportunities, low crime, great schools and a suitable quality of life.
|Life Stage:||Family with Children|
|Enjoys:||Computers, baseball, TV, exercising|
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Below Average Quality of Life Posted On: 2/16/2012 1:16:10 PM
My family and I moved here 9/2010 and thought Raleigh to be the ideal place to start a career and raise a family. Big Mistake. I have a Bachelors Degree in Finance and am still looking for a job in my field. I've had few interviews but not one offer. I now work in a restaurant, which is where I don't want to be. However, because I have to pay the bills, this is what I must do. The people here are distant and rude and do not like anyone not from the South. I find the people drive without caution. My wife can't find a decent job either. People here don't open up to you. I lived in FL for 31 years and thought NC would be a more prominent state, but I was wrong. I still can't believe you have to pay property tax on your own car. Overall, this was an expensive and costly move. We were thinking about Asheville, but think the grass is no greener there. We'll have to relocate as our funds are running low. We can't make ends meet, so we must move to a more suitable city and state. Sorry, but this is not the place for newcomers trying to raise a family.
Below Average Quality of Life Posted On: 2/16/2012 1:03:30 PM
My family and I moved here in 9/2010 with plans to stay here for a long time. I have a Bachelors degree in Finance and am still looking for a job in my field of study. Unfortunately, no bank or finance company has yet extended an offer. I've had few interviews and hard luck getting my foot in the door with an entry level position. We thought Raleigh was a beautiful city with plenty of opportunity. However, it's anything but that. The people are generally not that friendly and drive dangerously, for example. The taxes here are ridiculously high and we have to pay property tax on our vehicles, too. I work in a restaurant because no employer is willing to at least give me a job as a bank teller. There is definitely a lot of southern "home cooking" here. No one likes you unless you're from the South. I feel like the move to this city was a big mistake. We are thinking of moving to Asheville, but I don't think the grass is any greener there. Good luck finding success and fortune here. It's a disaster. Sorry!
Job market in FL Posted On: 5/28/2010 6:10:23 AM
I have lived in FL for 30 years and I am looking to relocate, but do not know where specifically. I am most concerned about the job market here in FL right now. I am unemployed and am looking for a metropolitan area that will better serve my needs, not only in an economy but in other categories like crime, climate, education and cost of living.