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Old 12-22-2006, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Austin TX
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Gosh, if you move quickly enough we'll hire you to do some tile work!!!! Or at the very least, hit you up for some free tips on how to lay it ourselves
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Old 12-27-2006, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Thanks for the replies everyone.

The more I hear, the less I worry about "fitting in" as a newcomer. While I'm not a Californian, go over to the Idaho or Arizona forums and see what they're saying about the folks from CA. If I was from CA, it would make me think twice about moving there! SOunds like that's not the case in general around Austin though.

As far as work, I've been told there's plenty of work in my field in the area, however, the pay is quite a bit lower than back here, especially on new housing. Without getting into a whole other issue here, lets just say there's alot of cheap, non-English speaking labor around. That hasn't discouraged me yet though, I think it's just a matter of finding the right niche in the business. I've been told remodeling or high end work is the way to go, so that's where I'll be looking!

From what I've gathered about the whole mosquito thing: people that have come from places out west where there are none seem to think they're alot worse than people that come from places like the midwest where they're terrible. I guess it's all a matter of perspective.

Gigi-I don't know if I'll make it to the area in time to help you out, but if you decide to tackle it youself, feel free to PM me and I'll do my best to answer your questions!

Brad
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Old 12-27-2006, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Oh boy, I have to work on the smiley (frown) face thing. That was supposed to go after my remark about the cheap, non-english speaking labor. Oops!!!

Brad
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