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Patti5034
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Hi, my husband and I have been thinking of moving to one of the islands for some time. My biggest fear is that I won't be able to find work. Does anyone have any insight into possible mental health/ psychiatric/ substance abuse jobs for RN's? Also, my husband is a master carpenter. He has had his own business for 20 years doing anything from remodeling to building homes from the ground up. I'm assuming he would be able to find a job quite easily, however I wonder about the pay rate versus the cost of living there with our 2 teenagers.

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NorthsideKevin
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Oooo. Finish with "2 teenagers." Not a great idea. Public schools are terrible, high schools the worst, and private schools start at around $20K or better a year per kid. When you move to somewhere where every visitor is "on vacation" and partying, things can go sideways rapidly. We did it, and a kid who still remains fairly responsible, after we sent him back to the States, he changed from helpful, attentive, always responsible, goals, etc., to limin' more often than not.

If you can stand on them and control them, might be O.K., but a whole 'nother thought process occurs in the V.I. over time.

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Scubadoo
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Start doing your PMVs and wait a few years for the kids to graduate before moving. Lot's of old threads on the forum hear about lower wages and higher cost of living here but of course that is all relative to where you are coming from and what your lifestyle expectations are.

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Patti5034
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Probably a dumb question but what does PMV mean? Thanks for your advice. I keep going back and forth on the thought to move move. I probably will end up waiting for them to graduate.

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Patti5034
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I'm thinking your right about the kids. I'll probably weigh her.

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