@Anonymous1330 - Are you following code re: hospitality licenses, though? In my state, it's legal to do this, if you own your own home, you just have to get a specific licenses from the state/county/city and pay taxes to each.
And the last time you were in Orlando was...when? The numbers are most likely skewed by the inclusion of the area around the "attractions", like Disney, which is not actually in, or a part of, Orlando. Tourist areas are always going to be rife with low-level service jobs, but this completely ignores the quickly growing tech industry. Next time you're down here, I'd be happy to show you what the real Orlando looks like.
This just confirmed a suspicion I've had for some time regarding an area hospital system. It's the only ER I've been to where they slap in an IV and run a bag of saline before they do any testing or you see a doctor. I was told the reason was "most people don't drink enough water". As someone one that only drinks water, and in plentiful amounts, I protested. It was ignored, and I was given the IV anyways. All three times I was there. No discussion, no good reasoning, just padding the bill.
@@fo - Yes, they will challenge. I was never told of the $4k wildcard, that may have been a change from when mine went through. I had to justify where I got the money for the bankruptcy (sold my furniture), where and how I was living (with friends for chores/pity), and more.
As someone that had to take that route because of insane medical bills, I'm also neither proud nor ashamed. My credit score was really high before I got sick, so it didn't drop too bad with the bankruptcy, and it's currently around 750. Only 2 years to go until the bankruptcy drops off. I was able to buy a house and get a car loan with a great rate, but can't get a single credit card.
@stuffisthings - Ahem. FL may have the homestead exemption, but you do in fact have to get rid of your belongings. You are allowed to retain $1000 in personal items. If your car is paid off and worth less than $1000, you can keep it. It's a horrible experience.
Something about the article makes me think that perhaps they received a large number of similar complaints, and reached out to the most competently written. It would be bad policy to change the direction of the company for one complaint, but she probably summed up the issues with the most clarity, so she came across as a good person to interview as representative of the group.
Aw, geez. Just last week I have some older man in the pickup truck behind me screaming at me that I was a "stupid f*cking b*tch" because I wouldn't make an illegal U-turn. At a red light. With a cop in the next lane. Obvs, my vjay made me do it.
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@wrappedupinbooks - I'm a paralegal without a certificate, as well, but I know that in some states, it actually required (CA comes to mind). It depends on what you want to do. My office has a unique setup, and we paralegals mostly handle big data, document management, productions, etc. (also the resident IT person, but that's another story) The associates do the typical paralegal work with pleadings, research and drafting narratives. The assistants book travel and do billing. It's weird.
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@Mike Dang - Yes to the GC, but perhaps something with a little more style? One of my favorite gifts to give (and for others to get) is a combo dinner & a movie GC package. For a young new couple it could be a cookbook for 2 and 6 months of Netflix. For an older couple, like you describe, I'd get them tickets to the local independent movie theater/restaurant. I know not every place is lucky enough to have a fine dining theater, but you could still do something. A romantic picnic basket for 2, with a DVD?