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Old 12-03-2014, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Juxtaposition109 View Post
A lot of my co-workers that moved here from San Antonio, Texas always speak highly of how easy it was to get a job there and how there is a lot of employment opportunity. I've only visited a few times but it seems like a really neat city and from what my co-workers tell me the cost of living is good as well. It may be worth a look into for you.
SA is awesome. The Spurs kick butt.
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Old 12-03-2014, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Morbid Man View Post
I am a young man in my 30's, I live in Southern California, I was born and raised here, and I don't really have family outside of So Cal, and I hate it here, and I want to relocate. There are no blue collar jobs, only sales jobs, fast food jobs, and temp jobs. The people who live here are arrogant and very snobby, and they believe that Southern California is some type of paradise and that everybody wants to live here. I'm tired of being stuck in traffic everyday on my way to my restaurant job, I severely need a change of scenery, so my question is what U.S. state should I relocate to in order to meet down to earth people such as myself and to find steady blue collar, or no collar employment.
Maine wouldn't be a bad choice. Make some friends, you'll meet their friends and you'll be on a lobster boat in no time. That's what I did and I got a job on an offshore boat making $1-2k a week. Total I made $60k in 9 months and I only worked 3 days a week granted I was on one of the better boats. It's easy to get on a boat if you make friends. It's all about who you know.

While you're waiting apply to some of the lobster pounds in the area and learn some basics like how to hold and band them and treat them in general. You never want to leave them upside down or they'll die for example. Simple stuff like that. Learn how to tie knots too. The buoy hitch and clove hitch are important on a boat. The square knot, double fisherman's, and bowline are important too. Learning the knots is the toughest part of the job. If you learn those before you get on a boat you'll be all set. Best job I ever had. I used to love being out on those gale force days thinking I was going to die. Not kidding.

Or maybe just move to Houston or one of the oil states. Either a place with commercial fishing or somewhere with oil I'd say would be good.

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Old 12-03-2014, 04:13 PM
Location: Lafayette, La
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southern Louisiana
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Old 12-04-2014, 01:07 PM
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Lots of manufacturing opportunities available in SC.
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Old 12-05-2014, 09:43 PM
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North Dakota
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Old 12-05-2014, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by WanderingImport View Post
Darn. Got to it before I could.

I'm not sure what kind of work someone with NO experience in that sort of thing could get, but it is worth a shot to ask someone that would know..

Williston, North Dakota gets my vote.
Drove through this summer. Radio was advertising for people who had no experience but wanted to work as electricians. Meanwhile virtually every gas station, restaurant, and store is looking for workers,
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