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hello all.

i am trying to move down from north Carolina within the next month or so.. i am waiting to hear back about one job, but in the meantime I'm trying to rent a place. i am afraid someone will already have committed to renting this place by the time i hear back from the potential job.
so I'm trying to get peoples opinions on whether or not they think i should just come on,. or indeed, wait til i secure a cash flow. would it be fairly simple to acquire a quick job that i can score some cash until i can find a better one?? or are decent jobs readily available??
what i am asking is....
Do you think i will be able to find something fairly quick if i just go ahead and come on?? (if the other one doesn't work out)
and would you recommend it so i am able to get this place?? i just don't wanna be stuck without a job for a month until I'm able to find something.

any advice appreciated.


Topic starter Posted : July 21, 2008 6:37 pm
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Have you seen the place in person? I wouldn't rent anything here sight unseen. This is low season so there should be plenty of rentals if you wait until you hear about the job, as long as you hear within a couple of months. The rental market gets busier late October/early November, when seasonal workers return. Historically, if you have experience waiting tables there is usually work, but it is low season and many employers are hiring conservatively because they are concerned about how the economy will affect people's vacations, and thus local business. There are places here where you can stay temporarily while looking for a more permanent rental, but there isn't any way to pay your rent if the job market is weak and your hoped for job opportunity falls through. I'd focus on the getting the job before renting a place to live.

Posted : July 21, 2008 7:30 pm
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It is usually easier to get a job here if you can 'start tomorrow' so it helps to be on island.

Posted : July 21, 2008 7:57 pm

What part of NC? Is Spencer your first name or your last name?

Which island do you want to move to, or does it matter?

Posted : July 22, 2008 1:49 am
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Hi Spencer,

Fellow North Carolinian here, just giving you a hello...if you are willing to wait tables, you can find something to do to make ends meet until you find something more permanent. I know Tickles at Crown Bay Marina has an ad running in the paper for servers. I have a friend who owns a couple of nice restaurants as well, on the East End, so she may be able to help you, too. Also, you can always check with Villa Fairview (Ronnie) to see if he has any rooms available for a place to stay temporarily.

I am from Chapel Hill, NC, BTW...and you??

Posted : July 22, 2008 6:02 pm
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