Published Mar 14, 2006
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Just curious what everyone has to say about what is the biggest misconception that everyone has about Hawaii??
We live in grass shacks, eat pineapples all day, and surf to school/work...
My favorite question from a mainlander:
"What's the exchange rate in Hawaii?"
I offered to give them one of my dollars for two of theirs...;-D
Here's what you have to get used to in Hawaii. I emailed quite a few university anthropology depts. asking if they planned on having a distance education option for their medical anthropology courses. All answered back promptly. The University of Hawaii answered back, "Who is this meant for?" Well, darling, it was meant for the anthropology dept. as that was the email you posted for inquires. Hello...anybody home?
And your point is?
There are people here asking valid questions about moving to and living in Hawaii.
If they really are determined to make a life here, there are those who can assist them in doing so.
Hawaii has its problems, as does any place on this planet. I've been successful in living here so I might be able to assist others who wish to make a successful transfer to the islands.
I do believe you departed after a year or two. Since you were unable or perhaps unwilling to make a go of it here, you might be able to share your negative experiences, things that might deter others from moving here, from making a mistake.
On the other hand, I might be able to help them make a successful transition...;-D
Do you think that a "travel nursing" role would be the way to go first before deciding to go full time???
do you think that a "travel nursing" role would be the way to go first before deciding to go full time???
i've worked with lots of travel nurses here. it's a good way to find out if living here will work for you, without having to make a full commitment to moving here.
i haven't seen all that many make the permanent move, though. i think the biggest deterrent is the cost of housing. not only are rentals expensive, they're scarce.
with travel nursing, there's no worry about finding housing. you can look at the travel assignment as a "fact finding mission."
here are some sites that you might find interesting:
hawaii real estate central - honolulu board of realtors® ii
rent - hawaii rentals, apartments, vacation rental property, rentals illustrate
And your point is?There are people here asking valid questions about moving to and living in Hawaii.
The point is (which you should have been able to recognize) is that I'm sharing my negative and positive valid experiences of living on Oahu for 3 years. Having worked with 40 cultures, I have a little insight in how Hawaii compares. So, please try to relax. Instead of trying to defend your state or attack anyone, please just let interested others do what they want with the info. Mahalo.
cardiacRN2006, ADN, RN
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