Moving to florida

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    Dec 12, 2013 6:37 AM GMT
    I am trying to move from Illinois to Orlando fl. I have about a 1000 saved but no job waiting for me, How do I go about trying to find a job and an apartment there?
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    Dec 12, 2013 7:39 AM GMT
    You did not mention what skills you have. Also, considering $1k would likely not even cover the first/last month's rent on a new apartment lease, it would be wise to save more money before moving somewhere without even having a job lined up. Also, the first line in your about me reeks of passive-aggressive qualities and I would recommend that you reevaluate.
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    Dec 12, 2013 8:26 AM GMT
    maybe you could be Goofy at Disneyworld
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    Dec 12, 2013 1:16 PM GMT
    Avsigkommen saidYou did not mention what skills you have. Also, considering $1k would likely not even cover the first/last month's rent on a new apartment lease, it would be wise to save more money before moving somewhere without even having a job lined up. Also, the first line in your about me reeks of passive-aggressive qualities and I would recommend that you reevaluate.





    Hard to do when you live in a town where there are no jobs to begin with. I am also allergic to the area. As far as agression goes buddy you have no idea . Revaluate this. I was looking for more of an idea from someone who has done this and knows.
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    Dec 12, 2013 2:43 PM GMT
    mike34 said
    I was looking for more of an idea from someone who has done this and knows.

    I don't know Orlando very well, but do have some friends up there. A number work for non-profits, which usually aren't very profitable personally, but can provide a path to more lucrative employment with conventional businesses.

    But the question was already asked: what do you do? If I was to refer you to a development job (fundraising) for instance, do you have any experience or talents in that field?

    You are welcome to PE me. But before I can do anything, and even know if I can assist you at all, I need to know what I'm dealing with.

    And of course you can simply Google the Orlando job market and see what turns up. Naturally lots of things at the theme parks, restaurants, lodging, and industries peripheral to the large tourist industry.
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    Dec 12, 2013 2:43 PM GMT
    somersault saidmaybe you could be Goofy at Disneyworld

    I thought you already had a lock on that job.
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    Dec 13, 2013 9:59 PM GMT
    mike34 said
    Avsigkommen saidYou did not mention what skills you have. Also, considering $1k would likely not even cover the first/last month's rent on a new apartment lease, it would be wise to save more money before moving somewhere without even having a job lined up. Also, the first line in your about me reeks of passive-aggressive qualities and I would recommend that you reevaluate.





    Hard to do when you live in a town where there are no jobs to begin with. I am also allergic to the area. As far as agression goes buddy you have no idea . Revaluate this. I was looking for more of an idea from someone who has done this and knows.


    How are you allergic to the area? I'm confused by that statement.

    I would recommend that, in your future topics, you spell out any specifications you have for those from whom you want answers.
  • Aumy99

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    Jan 14, 2014 4:49 AM GMT
    i understand the situation you're dealing with. if i were you, save up a little more, and then go to craigslist to look for someone who's willing to share their apartment and split the bills in half. there are a lot of students who are doing this in orlando. so there are plenty of people to find. and then maybe you can find a job at retail or something you may enjoy. if you haven't finished school, you can always start at Valencia community college. it's a great school and offers a lot. you can receive financial aid easily. also a car will be necessary since everything isn't like the city life. you can't walk to school or to work lol.
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    Jan 18, 2014 9:16 AM GMT
    mike34 said
    Avsigkommen saidYou did not mention what skills you have. Also, considering $1k would likely not even cover the first/last month's rent on a new apartment lease, it would be wise to save more money before moving somewhere without even having a job lined up. Also, the first line in your about me reeks of passive-aggressive qualities and I would recommend that you reevaluate.





    Hard to do when you live in a town where there are no jobs to begin with. I am also allergic to the area. As far as agression goes buddy you have no idea . Revaluate this. I was looking for more of an idea from someone who has done this and knows.


    The first 2 sentences of avsigkommen make a lot of sense. Your job skills and past professional training will depend on if you can find a job of your choosing in Orlando. The most readily available jobs in Orlando is in tourism. If someone's training is in finance, then their choices of jobs are very limited. I will tell you that Disney hires all the time. Problem is that the pay sucks!

    I used to live in Orlando and I can tell you that $1k will not get you far, unless you decide to live in a crappy neighborhood with a bunch of strangers for roommates. Saving a lot more money before you make a move is suggested because if you don't like Orlando, you'll need resources to make your next move.
  • Selfie77

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    Feb 13, 2014 8:29 PM GMT
    Before moving anywhere you should have about $5,000 banked.
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    Feb 14, 2014 2:21 AM GMT
    if you have bad allergies, FL is not the place to move to, you'll be miserable with them 10-11 months a year.
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    Feb 14, 2014 3:16 AM GMT
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    Selfie77 saidBefore moving anywhere you should have about $5,000 banked.

    Probably the best advice SB has ever given on here. icon_wink.gif

    $1000 is nothing. Sell some stuff; cash in investments if needed, but moving to a new state without a job with only a grand is inviting failure.

    You *could* also look for a job now though...most job postings are on-line (at least up here). You could even do first interview by phone/skype and go up for an inperson interview if it looks promising.


    Besides real jobs, these days, theer are other ways to survive (but not prosper) economically. In the area where I live, and would not be surprised if they did not exist in major FL locales also, are taskrabbit and the new pseudo-taxi services - where one uses his own car, and people contact via cell phone app to hire rides. Both are very popular here.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 16, 2014 3:38 PM GMT
    JeepDude87 saidI actually just moved from Orlando to Chicago in December. Message me and maybe I can help you out.
    Probably you should help him move into Chicago instead of Florida. All these younger guys think the sunbelt is the place to be until they get to one of those warm weather states and find out the hard way that it is not cheap to live there and the wage scale is stinko. Trust me, I used to live in Texas. It is not cheap or easy to live down south. While the taxes are very low, the cost of living is very high. I would think twice if I were you before fleeing Illinois.
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    Feb 16, 2014 3:51 PM GMT
    Miketpa123 saidif you have bad allergies, FL is not the place to move to, you'll be miserable with them 10-11 months a year.


    Ugh... I didn't know this. I had allergies for maybe a week or two per year in Iowa. I'm moving to Jacksonville in three weeks. Am I doomed? icon_neutral.gif
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    Feb 16, 2014 5:31 PM GMT
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    Miketpa123 saidif you have bad allergies, FL is not the place to move to, you'll be miserable with them 10-11 months a year.


    Ugh... I didn't know this. I had allergies for maybe a week or two per year in Iowa. I'm moving to Jacksonville in three weeks. Am I doomed? icon_neutral.gif


    Have fun, I heard Jax is racist!
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    Feb 16, 2014 6:06 PM GMT
    Without many more details available, if you're looking to "hit the reset button" and "start from zero" sooner rather than later...

    Reality: $1,000 is not a lot of "oxygen" in your tank. However, if you are totally frugal you can stretch how long this lasts.
    Reality: Be prepared to humbly do things you would never expect to do, and accept living conditions which you would never expect to have, in order to quickly make your reset.

    1. Get rid of all of your material belongings which are not absolutely necessary. Whatever you have left should fit into a large backpack. If you have more than what fits in a large backpack...eliminate more stuff.
    2. Get there in the least cost method possible. Hitchhike if you have to. However, keep in mind that eventually (not immediately) a car (or other form of transportation like a motorcycle) will be necessary in the Orlando area. If you do bring a car, double purpose it as lodging.
    3. Get ANY kind of job to keep the "oxygen" flowing into your wallet.
    4. Couchsurf and/or find any kind of shelter where you can trade work for lodging.
    5. Avail yourself of any social support programs (i.e. food banks) for the homeless. Yes, you will be homeless for a while.
    6. Quickly engage yourself in community organizations where you can network and establish a social circle. Volunteer what time you can to demonstrate your commitment to community. The contacts you will make by doing this can help you "up the ladder'.
    7. Continue to seek better employment and secure housing (most likely shared).

    Most of all, enjoy the journey. It won't be easy, but what you can learn about yourself, life, and others by "starting from zero" can change your life for the better forever.

    Good luck.

    Aloha and Be Well!
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    Feb 16, 2014 6:08 PM GMT
    Chainers said
    KardioKing said
    Miketpa123 saidif you have bad allergies, FL is not the place to move to, you'll be miserable with them 10-11 months a year.


    Ugh... I didn't know this. I had allergies for maybe a week or two per year in Iowa. I'm moving to Jacksonville in three weeks. Am I doomed? icon_neutral.gif


    Have fun, I heard Jax is racist!


    Racist to whom? Crackers or ninjas?
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    Feb 17, 2014 7:36 AM GMT
    KardioKing said
    Chainers said
    KardioKing said
    Miketpa123 saidif you have bad allergies, FL is not the place to move to, you'll be miserable with them 10-11 months a year.


    Ugh... I didn't know this. I had allergies for maybe a week or two per year in Iowa. I'm moving to Jacksonville in three weeks. Am I doomed? icon_neutral.gif


    Have fun, I heard Jax is racist!


    Racist to whom? Crackers or ninjas?
    To each other. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 17, 2014 7:38 AM GMT
    OP, what is your profession? Unless you work in healthcare or hospitality, Florida is probably not the best choice.
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    Feb 17, 2014 7:54 AM GMT
    KardioKing said
    Miketpa123 saidif you have bad allergies, FL is not the place to move to, you'll be miserable with them 10-11 months a year.


    Ugh... I didn't know this. I had allergies for maybe a week or two per year in Iowa. I'm moving to Jacksonville in three weeks. Am I doomed? icon_neutral.gif


    Nope - I never had problems in FLorida. Depends what you´re allergic to, but because the state is so thin the air quality is high as all the crap just gets blown away

    also, Hi KK
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    Feb 17, 2014 6:06 PM GMT
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    KardioKing said
    Miketpa123 saidif you have bad allergies, FL is not the place to move to, you'll be miserable with them 10-11 months a year.


    Ugh... I didn't know this. I had allergies for maybe a week or two per year in Iowa. I'm moving to Jacksonville in three weeks. Am I doomed? icon_neutral.gif


    Nope - I never had problems in FLorida. Depends what you´re allergic to, but because the state is so thin the air quality is high as all the crap just gets blown away

    also, Hi KK


    Good to hear. Hi lostboy. icon_smile.gif