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Old 04-06-2013, 07:03 AM
 
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did you sign up for driving lessons with an outside firm?
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:36 AM
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did you sign up for driving lessons with an outside firm?
I just made a phone call to a driving school.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:23 AM
 
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Glasses are part of it. Another part of it is that I've had a tendency to lose attention span, and I've often been afraid of other drivers.
I've been driving for a long time, have had jobs that require me to drive all day, have a 130 mile commute right now...I'm STILL leery of other drivers. Don't get comfortable and think that other drivers are good, most of them suck at what they do.

Just take your Driver's Ed, learn how to drive well and learn to watch what other drivers are doing. They will tell you what they are going to do by their actions even if they don't show you, with their turn signals, what they will be doing.

Always look up ahead, behind you and to the sides, not just straight in front of you as many drivers do and you'll be ok. Start off slow, eventually you will get better and realize, that while other drivers can be total boneheads, if you are aware of your surroundings all the time, you will be ok.

Congratulations on getting this going. It's the first step to personal freedom.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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I've been driving for a long time, have had jobs that require me to drive all day, have a 130 mile commute right now...I'm STILL leery of other drivers. Don't get comfortable and think that other drivers are good, most of them suck at what they do.

Just take your Driver's Ed, learn how to drive well and learn to watch what other drivers are doing. They will tell you what they are going to do by their actions even if they don't show you, with their turn signals, what they will be doing.

Always look up ahead, behind you and to the sides, not just straight in front of you as many drivers do and you'll be ok. Start off slow, eventually you will get better and realize, that while other drivers can be total boneheads, if you are aware of your surroundings all the time, you will be ok.

Congratulations on getting this going. It's the first step to personal freedom.
I remember being like a sophomore in high school and doing the beginning of drivers' ed in one of those simulation trailers where the screen would have kids out of nowhere running out into the street chasing a ball, drivers doing all sorts of random, dangerous crap, and thinking, "Nuh-uh. No way are people that stupid."

Then I started driving. People are even MORE stupid. If you stay aware of your surroundings and always assume that the people near you are morons who are going to do the one thing dumber than the dumbest thing you can possibly imagine them doing, you'll be fine. It's not as bad as it sounds.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:25 AM
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I've been driving for a long time, have had jobs that require me to drive all day, have a 130 mile commute right now...I'm STILL leery of other drivers. Don't get comfortable and think that other drivers are good, most of them suck at what they do.

Just take your Driver's Ed, learn how to drive well and learn to watch what other drivers are doing. They will tell you what they are going to do by their actions even if they don't show you, with their turn signals, what they will be doing.

Always look up ahead, behind you and to the sides, not just straight in front of you as many drivers do and you'll be ok. Start off slow, eventually you will get better and realize, that while other drivers can be total boneheads, if you are aware of your surroundings all the time, you will be ok.

Congratulations on getting this going. It's the first step to personal freedom.
That is the best I can do at this point.

With this being addressed, I still have to address why some employers don't want to hire anyone from out of state. I've noticed this going on alot.
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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That is the best I can do at this point.

With this being addressed, I still have to address why some employers don't want to hire anyone from out of state. I've noticed this going on alot.
Because by and large, they don't have to. Doing so comes at a bigger inconvenience and cost to them, so if they can avoid it, they will.
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:51 PM
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Because by and large, they don't have to. Doing so comes at a bigger inconvenience and cost to them, so if they can avoid it, they will.
But what if the inconvenience is on ME? What if I am the person willing to pay my way to get up there? I'm willing to do it if it means I get a job. Last time I checked, the unemployment rate in the Atlanta area is quite high. I look at it as "leave, or stay unemployed".
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:41 PM
 
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But what if the inconvenience is on ME? What if I am the person willing to pay my way to get up there? I'm willing to do it if it means I get a job. Last time I checked, the unemployment rate in the Atlanta area is quite high. I look at it as "leave, or stay unemployed".
When an employer hires someone from out-of-state, the biggest risk is the new person decides to quit after 1 year because they want to return to their home state. Maybe they miss their family or maybe they don't like the new state. For whatever reason, there is a higher probability of this when they hire out-of-staters.

You can convince them that you always wanted to move to Seattle...that you aren't simply moving to Seattle because of the lack of jobs in Atlanta. You are moving to Seattle because this is the area you have targeted and it's been planned for many years. See...it's more convincing that you'll want to stay there versus being desparate for a job and NEEDING to move out-of-state.

You already stated in an earlier post about your long term goals of moving to several states/cities. Express this in the cover letter. Tell them you just graduated and you are specifically targeting Seattle and have planned to move there for several years. Your education/background appears to be a perfect match for the position. You are looking for a long term opportunity and are look forward to discussing it further with them. You already plan to move there and will do so on your dime.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:27 AM
 
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green mariner: what's the status of your driver's license?
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:24 PM
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green mariner: what's the status of your driver's license?
I'm still working for it. I need more experience.
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