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Old 08-17-2008, 10:53 AM
Location: Montverde, Florida
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I, and my son, are planning to move to Tampa as soon as our place sells here in PA. I cant get a job first because what I do requires a face to face and interviews. I drive a bus and both Hillsborough schools and Hart have expressed interest, but they both want me there first. I also have a tractor trailer license as well and all endorsements. Currently I am state of PA certified as a school bus instructor, and I have been doing that for 3 years.

I should be ok for a few months, depending on what the house sells for, if it does. I genuinely hate Pittsburgh and everything about it.

Time for a change...

Any thoughts or suggestions would be great...I am open to areas like tampa or lakeland, but I prefer safe...


Last edited by svbusdriver; 08-17-2008 at 11:00 AM.. Reason: forgot something
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Old 08-17-2008, 11:52 AM
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Default bus drivers wanted

Hi, I actually just moved here from Ohio not that long ago and currently live in the Carrollwood/Lutz area. It's about 20-30 minutes north of Tampa and is a very nice/safe area with plenty of rental properties as well as homes for sale. We love it here. I was driving down the street today (Dale Mabry Highway) and saw a sign on a school bus for Gaither High School that said that they were hiring bus drivers. Take a look at some of the discussion boards on Carrollwood and you'll find that most people like it very much here. I hope that helps some!! Go Browns!!!
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Old 08-20-2008, 07:09 AM
Location: Riverview, FL....for now.
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Jobs are a little hard up in this area, this may be the reason why you are having a hard time finding a job, but good luck!
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Old 08-20-2008, 07:26 AM
Location: Florida
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hey if you have people actually interested in you and they just want you to move first, consider yourself lucky! The job market here is not awesome right now
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:51 AM
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i would always recommend moving with a job in hand first. Tampa's job market is not at it's peak right now. But, I too saw the banner at gaither high stating bus drivers wanted. It gave a starting pay of somewhere in the $10 range. But of course, with experience I am sure that is not what you would make. Both Tampa and Lakeland are safe places to live generally. Of course it all depends on which part of town you call home.
Best of luck to you
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