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Leaving for a new assignment

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Has 6 years experience.

So I just accepted an assignment to Danbury Hospital in Danbury, CT in the ICU. I'm curious if anybody else has been here and has advice. Anywhere good to stay, tips for the town? The cost of living is most definitely higher than my normal cost of living in Alabama. I do have a tax home so I'm going to take the stipend and would like to find a place myself.

Thanks for the help!

Post a housing wanted ad on Craigslist. Travelers are desirable tenants. You are definitely going to receive some sticker shock in Danbury, consider a shared housing situation to maximize the pay you can put in the bank after expenses. A house share has a lot going for it: you don't have to find furniture and deal with four utility companies. Move in ready!

Bluebolt

Has 6 years experience.

That's true Ned. The only reason I shy away from Craigslist is I'm not really used to living with people I've never met or know. It's probably the culture I was raised in that causes me to not be comfortable with it. I'm debating if I should just give it a try though. I'm assuming you're only recommending it because you've had good experiences. Nobody has ever tried to steal your stuff or any unsavory activities eh?

No, never anything like that! I've never been concerned about that, it is more making sure of a personality fit if there is going to be shared time. A good bit of the time I've done a houseshare, the roommate is never there. The last one I did, I actually rented a furnished place for a really good price (an estate property before the place was put on the market) and got a traveler to split the cost. Opposite shift, and she preferred to stay in her room with Netflix at other times so I barely ever saw her. I doubt if we were together one hour the whole time. Chances are good in Danbury that you may have a housemate who works in Manhattan and spends little time there.

Bluebolt

Has 6 years experience.

That sounds good then. I think I will give it a try. I did an open bid for the local hotels in that area to see if any would be willing to give me a good deal but have not got any promising responses. The Super 8 is about the only place willing to not rob me blind, no thanks. Thanks Ned.

i don't like living with people either but i could a great home in california with a great landlord. another nurse is leaving but she works all the time and is always out of town. we barely see each other. i get to keep 70% of my housing doing shared housing

Trickster122

Specializes in Med-Surg. Has 4 years experience.

Hang in there Bolt, i'm still aiming to get my spot there too so we can be roomates for a few months lol.

Bluebolt

Has 6 years experience.

Cool Trickster, cya around then.