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Old 04-16-2008, 10:23 AM
 
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My husband and I have been thinking about moving up y'alls way for about 3 years now. There seem to be so many good things about the area, I know there is some bad but from our visit up there and from this forum, the good seem to outweigh the bad. I've been watching the classifieds pretty consistantly and there are jobs up there, they might not be ideal or what we're looking for but there are jobs. We are surviviors, we do what we have to do to get by. I know a lot of people have suggested having a job before moving. I've thought about that and it seems like a difficult task. For instance today I saw 2 jobs that are in my field but it seems silly to send a resume without me being there. I'm interested to hear from people who have moved to the area fairly recently. Did you have a job lined up? Did you try to get a job before moving? How difficult was it to get a job once you were up there?

We really want to move but it is so scary. We've been in Florida for 95% of our lives and change is exciting and I know it's the right place for us but don't want to starve in the process.

Thanks for any info... this is a great board!!!
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:19 AM
 
Location: East TN
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Send in those resumes and see if you can land an interview and job, if you get it, you can move up ahead of the family and get settled temporarily and have the rest move up.

I would NOT recommend both of you moving up unemployed and trying to find a job. I took me 6 weeks to find a job and my wife nearly 12 weeks to land one. Both at reduced wages from we were used to, with no benefits.

TN is a great wonderful place, but I'm pretty sure if I had it to over again, things would be different. Do what's best for you, but with the economy sliding into recession, I'd be leery about moving ANYWHERE without a job lined up.

Tony

p.s. I received another job offer today at a wage so low, after paying for gas, taxes, etc I'd save money by staying home
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Old 04-17-2008, 10:51 AM
 
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Thanks for the insight. I know it's tough right now, everywhere. I just saw that a company up there is laying off 350 employees... we do kinda have a safety net, my dad is with us and he gets social security and he's willing to help out... that would cover rent and a couple of bills... it's just such a tough decision... my husband and I have good jobs in Florida which is hard to give up... but then, I think the quality of life up there would be better... I hate choices... just kidding
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Old 04-20-2008, 09:54 AM
 
Location: East TN
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Thanks for the insight. I know it's tough right now, everywhere. I just saw that a company up there is laying off 350 employees... we do kinda have a safety net, my dad is with us and he gets social security and he's willing to help out... that would cover rent and a couple of bills... it's just such a tough decision... my husband and I have good jobs in Florida which is hard to give up... but then, I think the quality of life up there would be better... I hate choices... just kidding
Hope everything works out for ya, but honestly I'd think twice about giving up two good paying jobs, unless you can pay cash for a home here and live on less income. I know the brick company laid people off, there are another couple of companies laying off as well. My job that I thought that I was starting on monday may not pan out now. I received a call on friday evening saying don't come to orientation on monday, ouch.

Tony
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