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fdr
 fdr
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Beach Bar and Gecko Gazebo are two of many places where you'll run into a lot of locals. Everyone will be new to you, but keep in mind that St. John is a very small place, so if you want to make friends, don't go around telling anyone they're a buzzkill! *-)

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Posted : September 17, 2010 4:07 pm
Ericw
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I don't think people here are being buzzkills, they're pointing out reality. From the way you sound, you sound young..... and you've asked for advice, and people are giving you first hand, good advice. Sometimes the only way people can learn is to try it themselves, fail or succeed.

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Posted : September 17, 2010 5:00 pm
East Ender
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Okay, if you move to St John PLEASE don't be like the waitron we had who was dissing St Thomas to all the visitors in his section. You locals know what I mean: "Oh, I would *never* live on St Trauma! I only go there to go to Cost-U-Less. The beaches are SO much better here." Anyway, he went on and on about how cool it was to live on St John. We finally asked him how long he had been there and he said, "Three weeks."

There is nothing like a know-it-all youngster with no longevity.(td)

P.S. There are some very lovely St Johnians.;)

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Posted : September 17, 2010 9:04 pm
stxer
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I just kind of chose st John it's the only island I've visited I just live in wrightsville beach nc now and need a big change I'm very friendly and have a great resume I'm sure I'll be fine I'm reallly glad I got some great pointers thanks everyone

I am not sure you will experience a "BIG CHANGE" from Wrightsville Beach to the Virgin Islands. However you are all ready prepared to live in a beach community that drinks and drugs too much. St Thomas and to a greater extent St John are much slower moving than NC, but some of the same cast of characters live here. You will have fewer of the nascar/budweiser guys, but booze is still king. If I offended anyone...sorry.

changed lesser to greater

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Posted : September 17, 2010 11:08 pm
Surfsup
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glad I got first hand advice good or bad. I just enjoy traveling and meeting new people and I love a day of hard work and a reward at the end. Just looking for somthin new my house just burned down so I'm finding a fresh start. I'm ready ticket in hand and my lose end are tying off easy.

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Topic starter Posted : September 17, 2010 11:27 pm
Bombi
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go for it

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Posted : September 17, 2010 11:56 pm
jickes
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Haven't moved yet, but met lots of great people at the Tap Room in Mongoose Junction. Plus they have great beer and root beer. We are making the move Nov. 1st 🙂 and don't let people discourage you, most people just don't have the mindset for change...if you do then go for it and the rest will fall into place sooner or later. Connections is a good place to start, and don't forget, you can always rent cheap for a couple weeks on stt ferry to work at stj and make the move once something is available. Just account for ferry and taxi services. Also, a bit of advice on $ management for moving fees, whatever your rent is, multiply by 3 to get moved in. Most places charge 1st, last and a deposit. This way you don't sell yourself short. Good luck, and maybe we'll see ya down there soon!

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Posted : September 18, 2010 6:05 am
Edward
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I don't think people here are being buzzkills, they're pointing out reality. From the way you sound, you sound young..... and you've asked for advice, and people are giving you first hand, good advice. Sometimes the only way people can learn is to try it themselves, fail or succeed.

I agree. It's good to learn from your mistakes, it's better to learn from other people's mistakes! :@)

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Posted : September 18, 2010 6:23 pm
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