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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:38 am 
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Hello, me and my wife have been wanting to move down to the myrtle beach area for a few years now. We have four small children so it makes it kind of difficult. I have been in factory and warehouse work most of my work life but recently have been doing some call center bank work and I am currently doing online schooling to get a degree in business management. My wife does well with in house babysitting through out the week. We were wondering what kind of market for these jobs there are down there between the surrounding areas of Loris to north Myrtle down to south Myrtle and Conway. I know of Pepsi in Conway, but i am looking for a decent paying job somewhere between $13.50 and up. We have found numerous houses in these boundaries in our budget but would have to sell up here first. Any info would be great!

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The Spring Family


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:37 pm 
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There are not a lot of jobs that pay $13.50 to start here, my girlfriend has 2 degrees and got in at a factory in Tabor City a year and a half ago, she works on the floor
as a rewinder, makes less than $10 an hour, she was just offered an office job at the same Company, and will get a $1 more. This is no small Company, recently 3 people have retired with 30 to 48 years in, yes 48 years, she started there when she was 18.

Have a buddy that does electrical work, he worked on WonderWorks and made $11.50, he hired on with the same crew and went to Baton Rouge, new hospital, at $18 and change, he just left there for New Orleans for the VA Expansion, as a Govt contract they are paying Prevailing Rate and he is getting $38.

My son had to leave the beach, he could not make any money here with his degree in Hospitality, he was offered many positions for less than $10 an hour, he went to CT and was making $15 to start at a small resort, he is now working for Pitney Bowes, has had 2 promotions in the 2 years there, they are paying for his Masters at New Haven College and with his salary and commissions/bonuses he is making around $75K.

Lots of people make the move here and then have to leave less than a year here and they have to borrow money to get home.

There are many who will say make the move and all is good, I have been in your shoes with young kids, there will come a time in the future when you may be able to make the move.

I don't want to sound pop your bubble, I just want you to be aware of the real "working" world here.

Gary


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:12 am 
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I think the best thing you can do at this point is visit Myrtle Beach for at least a week (or longer if you can afford it.) Come armed with possible job opportunities, and instead of vacationing, plan to knock on a lot of doors and make a lot of phone calls. If some of the help wanted ads look good to you, call the company in advance of your visit and ask to set up an interview while you're here.

I have learned that people in a position to hire prefer locals. This is understandable since many companies put their employees through a training period where they invest time and funds. I know people who have made the commitment to move here, rented an apartment, and THEN started looking for work.

Hopefully some of the links below will help arm you with demographic information.

Salary Calculator:
http://www.homefair.com/real-estate/sal ... ulator.asp

Cost of Living Comparison:
http://www.bankrate.com/calculators/sav ... lator.aspx

State comparison - Cost of Living:
http://www.cityrating.com/costofliving.asp#.UjRfMLyXLSw

Comparing Cities:
http://www.bestplaces.net/compare-cities/

Relocation Essentials:
http://www.relocationessentials.com/aff ... y/col.aspx

My FunBeaches.com local job listings:
http://www.funbeaches.com/jobs.html

Best wishes, and please let us know how things turn out!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:10 am 
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Well it doesn't have to be 13.50 n up... That was just a starting point....


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