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durmac
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June 11, 2020 3:18 pm  

how difficult is it to find non-vacation rental properties? what about job availability? i'm a nurse, would it be difficult finding a job there?


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June 12, 2020 7:57 am  
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how difficult is it to find non-vacation rental properties? what about job availability? i'm a nurse, would it be difficult finding a job there?

1) not difficult if you can afford $1200 and up a month, plus another $250-$300 for electricity

2) if you are willing to accept pay less that stateside, you should be able to find a job. 

 


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June 12, 2020 12:07 pm  

Look into the travel nurses program -- over the years many nurses have come here on that program - stayed 6-12 months and either decided to go somewhere else or liked it enough to become a regular hire and live here.

It is a good way to get a good salary and plenty of support moving here for nurses.


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durmac
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June 13, 2020 1:05 pm  

@cruzaniron  Thank you for the info. 🙂


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June 19, 2020 8:19 am  
Posted by: @cruzaniron
Posted by: @durmac

how difficult is it to find non-vacation rental properties? what about job availability? i'm a nurse, would it be difficult finding a job there?

1) not difficult if you can afford $1200 and up a month, plus another $250-$300 for electricity

2) if you are willing to accept pay less that stateside, you should be able to find a job. 

 

You'll want a vehicle too. Public transit is incredibly unreliable and taxi services are run as a cartel and not available after dark.


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durmac
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June 26, 2020 5:20 pm  

@vicanuck wow! thank you for that information. sounds very scary to use public transport. 


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June 26, 2020 7:05 pm  

Public transportation by VITRAN the bus service ends at sundown, the safari truck quasi-public transportation ends shortly after sunset, taxi service is available anytime with various taxi companies offering phone service.


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June 27, 2020 9:25 am  

@durmac: The taxi association is more powerful than scary. They are a strong political force, so laws they don't like will never get passed. Because the taxi system was set up for tourists- getting a large group from point A to point B- it is not convenient for smaller groups or individuals. They mostly use large vans and safari trucks, neither of which are good for some of the smaller residential/estate roads. If you live off the tourist path, you may have trouble finding someone to take you. Additionally, they charge per person, so if two co-workers or room mates want to share a trip, it is twice as much. They have also blocked Uber type ride systems. The safari ("Dollar ride") is basically some taxi drivers carving out their own route. They aren't regulated as a bus system, but they act like one.


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June 30, 2020 3:03 pm  

The hospital pays well and renting a home/car is easy until you get your own wheels. I know people who are renting and who has second hand car rental. So living & working in the virgin islands is possible.


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