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Old 11-20-2012, 12:16 PM
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I've been pondering the idea to move to Tennessee since 2008 and even before this growing up being that I went to Parsons, TN (Decatur County) every summer for family vacations and loved it, but never pulled the trigger due to school and family obligations. Now my fiance and I are really wanting something new in our lives. We got a taste of the southern living while living in southern Illinois (while working at the Tamms Correctional Center which is literally the bottom tip of IL and it seems more like KY and TN than IL). I have a good job with the state, but due to Illinois being corrupt and the past 3 years working for them always hearing how we have to pay more for health insurance and threatens of pay cuts is getting old and it seems like it actually may become a reality now. My question really is I dont even know where to start to look for a job there. I really dont know where I'd like to move to. Were both young myself 24 and my fiance is 23 (not that it probably matters). I live in a town of 3,000 people now and I'm pretty used to this and enjoy the little rural communities as opposed to huge cities. I have a little girl and another on the way so schools and safe neighborhoods would be a must. As far as work goes I'd consider corrections again if the pay was there but in TN it seems as if they pay corrections nothing. I'd have to jump into something that pays minimum $35,000 a year or greater. I do have a CDL, but have never utilized it since I have gotten it due to getting my job in corrections. I'd work factory/warehouse work again anything if the price is right. I'm probably rambling on, but I'm trying to get as much info. out for someone to help me out here. Thanks ahead of time for any suggestions at all.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:57 PM
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Best thing to do is look on TN.Gov employment web page...there are quite a few jobs in the Morristown Tn area...I guess depending on what you are looking for... there is a big trucking firm in Morristown right off of Interstate 81..sorry can't think of the name right at this time... good luck!!
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:04 PM
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Found out the name of the trucking company..Old Dominion
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:32 AM
Location: Sango, TN
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I have lived all over the country.

Rule number 1. Never move without a job, ever.

Rule number 2. Where you can find a job dictates where you can live.

I moved away from my home state in 2005 to Michigan, and Florida in 2009, and now luckily this year back to Tennessee. But I had a job lined up first, and the opportunity was there for a city I knew well in middle Tennessee which I find the area that I like the most available.

But don't move hoping to find a job, even if you dislike Illinois. Find a job first, then decide where you'll live based around that job. For instance, if you find a job in Nashville, you don't have to live in Nashville. I live 39 miles north of Nashville, not a bad commute. If you get a job in Memphis, there are areas around town to live without living in Memphis, same for Knoxville.

So again, job first, then think about city.
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