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Old 02-12-2014, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Oregon & Sunsites Arizona
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The good jobs are also interviewed and announced two to three months before they start.
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Old 02-12-2014, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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My niece, who is a nurse, had no trouble finding a job in Portland upon graduation.
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Old 02-12-2014, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Oregon & Sunsites Arizona
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You have unearthed and brought to light a nasty little secret going on right now. As Administrators get younger, they are choosing new hires who are younger and right out of school to (A) Save Money, and (B) Retain the Employee Longer. Older more experienced employees want more, and expect more. Younger employees get on board and perform many tasks just as well in a short time.
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Prescott
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Thank you for all the good advice.
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Old 02-02-2015, 11:33 AM
 
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Update: I am still living in Las Vegas after a crazy 2013 and 2014 in terms of employment, I finally found the job I wanted working from home doing case management and I passed my CCM certification. I can now move to Portland and already have a job, however, my next problem since the first one is solved, is finding a place that will take my three dogs. I have a plane flight booked for May 8-11 to come back to Portland. I am so looking forward to it. If you know of a reputable property management company or landlord that would be interested in renting to us, send me an email. I want to stay within walking distance to the MAXX line wherever that is. I need a small house with a fenced yard. I have money for deposits. I am in no hurry but would like to move before September if possible.
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Old 02-02-2015, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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You have unearthed and brought to light a nasty little secret going on right now. As Administrators get younger, they are choosing new hires who are younger and right out of school to (A) Save Money, and (B) Retain the Employee Longer. Older more experienced employees want more, and expect more. Younger employees get on board and perform many tasks just as well in a short time.
Steve, you're alive! I thought... we thought...... alien abduction? Or was it one of the longer.... vacations... you know what I mean... btw plenty of old farts worship youth and vigor. When they are in management positions they surround themselves with the young and the restless... because they can...
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Old 02-02-2015, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Sorry Leisesturm, that Steve post is dated from last year.
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Old 02-02-2015, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Prescott
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Trust me an experienced well seasoned nurse is worth her weight in gold.
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Old 02-02-2015, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Three dogs... ouch! Because you will be working from home you can look in suburbs such as Canby, towns on the commute time edge.

I assume you are renting now, that being the case get a 'letter of reference' from your landlord and perhaps even your neighbors to support the fact that your dogs are good neighbors. If you have had obedience training gather up those certificates and copy them.

Then make the case to a landlord that you and your dogs will be a good tenant. Sell yourself and your dogs.

Again, because you will be working from home, you could consider Vancouver & environs.

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Old 02-02-2015, 08:03 PM
 
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I am telling someone my experience here in Portland, I am being honest with her, not putting down your little city. She should be careful as jobs are hard to find, fair enough?
I think it's more accurate that there are a lot of people looking for jobs here who aren't getting hired, not just people who aren't from Oregon having trouble. I know of several people (from Oregon) who have been looking for several months. Portland is just a tough market.
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