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Old 04-09-2008, 11:54 AM
 
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Alright, I'm a 20 year old sophmore in college and absolutely hate it here in east Tennessee. I'm tired of the people in my town, all the drama that comes with it, and the fact that there is never anything to do. What I'm looking for is a decent sized city that is close to the beach and close to a bigger city, but is also affordable. I also want to attend college and am looking for a cheaper community college.

I will be recieving roughly $3500-$3700 in the next two to three weeks and want to use that to get started somewhere. I have always held a job since I was 16 and I need a full time job, whether it be at Walmart or at a factory.
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:21 PM
 
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I left East Tenn too 12 years ago and now can't wait to get back (or at least somewhere in the South). Grass always looks greener on the other side I guess. My advise don't move till you finish college. Unless you have a job already lined up or having some other source of income do not pick up and move now if it means leaving a job you are currently at. I know people with college degrees and without who have been out of work for as much as 2 years.

I understand how you feel about attitudes in East TN. Find some support groups or activity groups in the bigger towns such as Knoxville. If you are sick of closemindedness and prejudice seek out a Unitarian Universalist church which will have other people who are 'different' than the usual TN mindset. Finding other likeminded people will help you pass the time while you finish your degree there. From what I've heard Florida is no better than TN as far as attitude.
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:56 AM
 
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Though 3500 may seem like a lot it won't get you too far if you are out of work for awhile. When I moved to CA if it could happen it did and so I was thankful I had a good savings to get through. If you decide to make the move I encourage you to come up with a plan and maybe start applying on line for jobs. Another good in college job is waiting tables or bartending. This can work well with school. Do you know anyone in FL cause that may be a good area to relocate to in terms of help and feeling less alone. I really only know Palm Beach County and there would be an area I am thinking would fit what you are looking for. Good luck but try to not glorify things when times are hard right now
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