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Old 12-24-2010, 08:36 PM
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My Family of 4 are moving to Tennessee in a month or so ... I need to find a great Co. to work for in Landscaping and or Lawn Maintance.. I currently Have 8 Yr on and off in Both... You can reach me by E-mail

Happy Holidays Tennessee

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Old 12-26-2010, 11:48 AM
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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Tennessee is a big state. What area / town are you moving to? Have you contacted any companies in those areas? You're not going to find any of them hiring right now. The landscaping is all covered in snow right now. No grass to mow.

I'm not sure how much you've looked into this - and I'm guessing you haven't - but you can't just show up and get a job. It takes a lot of time and work. Unemployment is pretty high in some areas up here. And many of the smaller towns if you don't know someone you won't get hired.

I have a career background in law enforcement. Worked for a very large south Florida department with as many employees as my current county has residents. I was one of nearly 100 applications. I've worked shootings, a riot, thousands of pursuits, etc. No other applicant had ANY law enforcement background. In my interview I was told they needed someone with NCIC experience and no one else even knew what that was, let alone had any.

But when the county made their decision they went with someone who's application hadn't even been looked at by the Director. I'd guess that person was related to someone in the department. It's very common here and quite honestly I was shocked that they even interviewed me. I don't take it personally, it's just how it is. If I want a job, seriously want one, I'm going to have to go back to working a couple hours away. So don't expect to move up and have people falling all over you because you have experience. It doesn't mean nearly as much as knowing someone or having a relative in a business.

My suggestion is first to come look around and decide the area you like. West, middle and east TN are all very different. And within each of those areas you'll find many areas that are very different. You need to narrow down the area you like. Then it's going to take time to find a job. A long time. My first job took me nearly 3 months to find. And I was looking daily, sending dozens of applications and resumes each day. Interviewing daily. So make sure you bring plenty money to cover at least 6 months expenses here while you try to find a job.
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Old 12-26-2010, 12:39 PM
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Hey thanks for the reply... We have been looking at the Fayetteville area for about a year.. We have friends that that are from there.. they have been trying to get us away from the rat race of the west coast.. we live in washington state where every thing cost so much u cant live for crap, schools suck. I have a 5,6 year old that need a good education as well as better living envrionment.. yes my job is seasionable but i work hard for my family to get it done.. Realestate is great in Fayetteville we are just looking for a great place to settle down and rasie a family.... oh and trust me had a fair share of looking for work im 35 not much of a future , my future is my family...

Thanks for the Reply agin..
please keep in touch..


Ps Have a great holidays...
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Old 12-26-2010, 02:21 PM
Location: Mountains of middle TN
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Being eager and a hard worker is great, but believe me, you don't want to come out here without either a job, at least six months living expenses, or someone locally that's willing to support you until you're on your feet.

We bought our house here with no job or anything. Idiots. But my husband had interviewed for a job about an hour from us and was basically told he had the job. They had a two year plan for him - get him in and start him working and then have him start their education program. We packed and moved up but when he went for his physical the doctor told them how bad his physical condition was because of a previous broken back and neck and he was told their insurance wouldn't allow them to hire him. So we were here with no money and no job and a mortgage, two car payments and four monthly credit card bills, let alone food and utilities. If it weren't for my in laws supporting us completely for three months we'd have been homeless.

Moving is expensive and stressful and can be a nightmare if it's not done right. Believe me, we've got plenty of people here that are hard workers and just as eager and they're not getting jobs either. Please don't put your family at risk of moving out here the wrong way.
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Old 12-26-2010, 07:48 PM
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Bigdaddyjt, DM me with some particulars....I may be able to point you somewhere or at least give you some informed opinions.

Washington state boy here in Fayetteville...
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Old 12-31-2010, 12:27 PM
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Default Hey Washington..

Hey Washington, Hows it going when did you move there? and are u having any luck. My name is jeff. we have been wanting to move there to lower TN for a while no we have friends there in Fayetteville we have known them for quite a while... Just wanna get away from the west been here all my life tired of it.... for work i am a great landscaping i have worked in this field for at least 6-7 Years and also have a good Back ground in Fire Fighting (Wild land) I have a great Family and all we want to do is Fit in.... lol.. please keep in touch,,

Thanks for the heads up....

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Old 12-31-2010, 04:05 PM
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Fayetteville is only 1.5 hours from McMinnville, which is the 'nursery capital of Tennessee.' That seems like a good place for someone with landscaping experience, no?
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