What can a guy get buy with??
I'm seriously considering moving down from the desert heat/arctic chills of ND. I've been researching the info on the web page here and was wondering, if a person were to have a roommate, and no car, what could a guy get buy on for making money??? Is it viable to have like a moped down there?? Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
Which island are you talking about? To be honest when we visit St John and St Croix we did not see Mopets or Motorcycles. Everyone recomments against riding a bike on the streets. Too many accidents due to fast driving.I can only assume drinking and driving is also an issue. Most off all what are you accustomed to? Are you a smoker? Do you like to go out to eat or drink a lot?
Let me answer with a true life example that is continue as I type. First, let me tell you that I am talking about the island of STT or St. Thomas. When I first came I did NOT have a car for like 8 months. I was fortunate to find an apt I could find that was within walking distance of Red Hook, (mail, groceries, stuff) and Food Center, as well as close to the $1 ride taxi to get to places like the Tutu Park Mall - for K-Mart, telephone/cable company, Office Max and others, as well as the $1 ride into Charlotte Amalie when I needed to do that.
A current example is a young man that I just saw again last night. He is mid-20's and is working for one of the Parasail companies. He had one apartment that was all the way at the very top of a huge hill (mountain?), so walking it was a challenge, especially at the end of a long day.
I first encountered him when I offered a ride up the hill since he was flagged at the end of a long day. This was about 4 months ago. Last night I saw him again and was surprised to see he was still here, but he was happily living in a new place, a condo apt over at Sapphire Beach. I did not ask if there was a roommate - might have been.
As far as a car goes - I qucikly learned that walking got old really fast, and that once I had a car, it certainly opened up the freedom to explore even more of this fantastic place.
Hope this helps a bit.
Yeah, man, get a car. A moped will not make it up these hills. Also, the way I read your message, you are wondering what kind of work is down here. My suggestion is to try to find a job before you come down. I don't know what line of work you are in, but man, it would suck for you to come down here and not have a place to live, etc. Best.
Darrick: As I re-read your original question, I believe you need some more first hand information, AKA on this board, a Pre-Move Visit. I think you should check out the terrain for scooters, the job market in which you are interested, the cost of living etc. Paul is correct, you will probably have to move here to find work, unless you are: a psychiatrist, a teacher, a nurse, a librarian, or a physical therapist. And I would add, that you are not interested in making a lot of money! 😉
Well, there are insurance companies. It is a business regulated by the local government, meaning it's pretty convoluted. You would probably need to make personal contacts with folks in the business. Baker and Magras, Tunick, TOPA come to mind, not knowing if you are talking life, health or property.
I'm in the P&C side, no life or health. I got an email about a job opening that should be posted shortly, fleet yacht ins. She said she'll send me the info tomorrow. Anyone know who that might be with, or if it could be considered a decent $$ maker?? Not expecting anything over the top by any means.
My main concen is rent. I don't need anything fancy, just a place to lay my head, and of course watch movies, gotta have movies. I don't want an infested hole though, don't get me wrong. Whats a person looking at for rents?? I've kinda looked around but haven't found a whole lot.