Thinking of moving to VI....
Hello! I am new to this message board, so my apologies if this post is in the wrong spot.
My husband and I have been thinking about moving to the VI for a year or two. We don't have anything holding us back and it seems like the time to do something different and get out of the midwest. I was wondering the best areas to live/rent and how I could find a list of current job openings and their locations. I saw the employment tab on this site, however it didn't seem like it was a complete listing. My husband is a pharmacist so we would ideally live fairly close to a pharmacy/hospital. Any inputs or thoughts would be greatly appreciate. One other thing, are people like us accepted on the island? what i mean by that is would we be treated differently moving from the states to VI? I ask this only because a couple we know in the health industry moved to hawaii for a couple years (kind of doing the same thing we are thinking of) and they didn't have a great experience.
Yep, this is the place to find your answers,...read thu all of the previous posts and you'll probably find the answers you seek, however, being a pharmacist really limits the job possibilities...I can only think of 5 or six places on STT that have a pharmacist, so I would say that your first goal would be to get him a job...then a PMV...
I just ran into a young couple about a week ago at Duffy's Love Shack......he is a pharmacist that was offered a job at Doctor's Choice Pharmacy (STT)....they were planning their move soon.
They are also from the mid-west.....coincidence?
Must be a coincidence, because I'm here in the snow right now!
There is no all-inclusive employment listing for the VI. I would suggest that you get the new VI phone book and send inquiries to all the pharmacies listed in the yellow pages. I don't think I've ever seen a recruitment ad for pharmacists, yet the couple mentioned in previous post got a job, so I don't think the opening was ever advertised in the local, public postings.
As far as being accepted, I don't think anyone can answer that question for you, because everybody's attitude, expectations, and reactions are so different. Most people who end up staying find a group/groups that they enjoy socializing with, but some people don't find a good fit. If you're involved with charities in your area and get involved with the many that are here, it'll make your transition much easier.