ApprehensiveDeer9530 t1_ixdebeb wrote

Reply to comment by Persimmon-General in Damn by Popomatik

Nope, #41. And Vermont is #40. I wonder what causes the huge disparity between ME and the rest of northern New England, especially with the demographic similarities between the three states.


ApprehensiveDeer9530 t1_iw7gifx wrote

I'd say it's okay for your current standard of living, but it would be tough if you want to own a home or have a family in the future. I'd start making a 5-year plan to get yourself to where you want to be.

Also, you say you're in the golf industry, but that can be so many different things! Are you a golf course manager? A pro/instructor? Other?


ApprehensiveDeer9530 t1_ir6hkaw wrote

I disagree with your top brewery assessment. The alchemist is good but it's overrated, and definitely NOT the best VT has to offer. And i think Heady Topper and Focal Banger taste extremely similar ๐Ÿคซ. I would pick Lawson's or Hill Farmstead any day of the week. And Fiddlehead! But I agree that VT microbreweries are better overall than ME microbreweries.


ApprehensiveDeer9530 t1_ir3aujg wrote

I work for MaineHealth (not at MMC) and I make $37.50 with 6 years experience. Nursing pay isn't great in Maine, but it's still better than most of the South. My base pay here is about the same as I was making in VT, but MaineHealth doesn't have a per diem differential, which used to be $10/hr for me โ˜น๏ธ. And I definitely miss being in a union.

Interesting thread.