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ChanelCinq
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I visited both STX and STT and I know a lot of RNs in STX that give the the real low down on everything, which is quite a mess with the recent changes.

However I don't know anyone working as a RN on STT. I would love to talk to someone and find out what it is really like. Please PM me and once you do that we can email or I can provide my number.

I am totally leaning towards working in STT but I would like to talk to some people first.

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Topic starter Posted : April 7, 2012 3:29 pm
trainwreck82
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Sorry I couldn't drag you around the rock, my coworker decided to take five days off in a row to sail in the BVI. 🙂

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Posted : April 7, 2012 5:30 pm
ChanelCinq
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Sorry I couldn't drag you around the rock, my coworker decided to take five days off in a row to sail in the BVI. 🙂

Oh no problem. I found out when I got back here that one of my classmates from STT was home in STT for Spring break. He totally could have been my tour guide. He was actually upset that I didn't call him but I completely forgot.

It's funny because I liked STX better just because I was hanging out with so many different people that I knew from various people and places. And STT I was by myself. I think I will like STT better but boy oh boy did I feel clausterphobic on that tiny island. I didn't feel that way on STX.

ANd I have to say that there were tourists EVERYWHERE on STT. Some of you said they are confined to downtown. I rented a car and drove around the island and every single place I went there were tourists. I can imagine that getting tiring. For me at least.

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Topic starter Posted : April 9, 2012 4:01 am
OldTart
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I live 10 minutes from town and rarely see tourists except on safari buses traveling the main roads. If STT has you feeling claustrophobic just in one short visit you should definitely rethink living here! I'm familiar with people suffering from rock fever after living here for a while but "claustrophobia" no. Good luck!

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Posted : April 9, 2012 10:49 am
East Ender
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"I rented a car and drove around the island and every single place I went there were tourists. I can imagine that getting tiring."

For people who make their living in tourism, and there are many, it isn't tiresome. We have guests on our little island who save up all year to come and enjoy for a short while. God bless the visitors. 🙂

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Posted : April 9, 2012 12:57 pm
ChanelCinq
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I would love to work with tourists and I have in the past. But I think it would be hard when you are living a stationary life in a place and so many people are coming and going. You are trying to meet people and make friends and then people are gone. But I was only there 2 days and I was a tourist and I didn't hang with any locals like I did in STX so I even felt like a tourist.

And the claustrophobia part I'll get over. I spent 3 months living on Zanzibar and I could have stayed forever. I need a job as a new graduate nurse and it is near impossible stateside and I don't speak Spanish so I can't stay in PR.

I can do anything for a year or two. If I try to find a job stateside I could spend over a year and in that year I could have already had experience on the island. PLus if I spend that long getting rejected I'll be miserable and have low self esteem. It's reality and has happened to so many people I know that lost their job and have been looking for a long time and to new grad nurses.

The thing is if I really hate I can leave. I highly doubt I would do that because I have lived on 5 continents and traveled to over 70 countries. I adapt well. But if I really hate it, and it would be the hospital most likely not the island I can take off.

When I first moved to PR I had major stress that manifested in my back. But there was no way out. I had to stay 2 years. And back then 2 years seemed like a long time. Now I love it here and it is home. Though San Francisco is and always will be my true home.

OK I am rambling. But I'll be fine. It was just my initial reaction.

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Topic starter Posted : April 9, 2012 5:23 pm
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