Hilarous Bee... You just never quit.. So what the average paying job down there like $7 per hour? Also how is the grilling season during hurricane season? Also how do you fight off a gator and a cottonmouth for your sausages? Also how are those major bug infestations you guys have every year? Sounds great to me. Also how is that 97 degree heat with the sun beating down so hard in the Summer that you actually sweat in the shower? You can live in your so called "paradise" and I will stick with the great 4 seasons of the mighty D.. Believe dat...
OK...one at a time...
Depending on your skill or trade, union scale is where most jobs are at...we have this funny little law that any business or organization doing business with the federal, state or municipal gov't in any capacity has to follow wage guidelines. Yes if you are a housekeeper, or ditch digger or some other unskilled labor, I believe the wages here start in the 7-8 range. If you have skills, for example nurses, the papers are full of entry level positions starting around 15.00/hour and most have 8 to 10K signing bonuses. Most of the LPN and RN's I knew in the nursing homes where I was putting in their program were making 40 to 60K per year. Teachers, entry level, start in high twenties. Masters level with 10 years in...50K
Our Raining season, from june 1 to november 1, is typical tropical rain. Most days it will rain between 2 and 4 pm for 15 to 30 minutes, cool everything down and 30 minutes later you cannot tell it has rained. Except for the past season with 4, hurricanes are fairly rare.
Gators and cottonmouths avoid people whenever possible, unless you go out looking for them you will hardly see them, You have water mocs and copperheads, when was the last time you saw one?
We treat water and stormwater run offs in the municipalities, they also aggressively spray and enforce junk laws, and mowing requirements. If you don't provide habitat, they won't breed. Ants are the only real nuisance and if you keep things clean, you can stay up on them
I have lived, wintered, owned property in Florida for 20+ years, I have never seen 100 degrees in all those years...It is hotter in Southern Illinois for the 4th of July than it is here. besides, it rains almost every afternoon in the summer and cools things down. Start watching the weather channel and read the almanacs...you will discover this area, north Florida and the panhandle, is one of the nicest areas in the world!