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Old 06-04-2007, 06:07 PM
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I am looking to move to TN mostly considering the eastern tn area. I am an RN and have been seeking out jobs from the local hospitals. I am interested in outpatient surgery centers or procedure work. My background is cardiac critical care and currently I am a Radiology Nurse, Preop/Pauc Nurse for outpatient center in a hospital. I haven't seen much in these areas. I will be looking to renta house 3BR/2 Bath. The other problem I am seeing is job opportunities for my husband. He is retired military and does not what to be "someone secretary anymore". So he has worked warehouse/purchaser/inventory manager and currently is a CDL A truck driver over the road home only on the weekends if he can which sucks after years of putting with that lifestyle while in the military. We both would like to see him in a position that he is home every evening.

Can anyone give insight as to his experience set for employment. I have looked at the various newspaper classified ads and careerbuilder for cities---Oak Ridge, Lenior City, the Tri city area. He has fell in love with Athens. But I don't find much career opportunity for either of us there. I suggested Cleveland but he says he doesn't care for it as much. Since all I know of TN is Nashville and I was not impressed, I can not make argument on these other area cities.
Need to know about taxes--sales, property, vechicle, etc. I have looked at the various city chamber of commence and have send for info from same but have not rec'd anything as yet.

I found this forum and have been impressed by the honesty of info. We made a move to NC to care for my ill parents but could not get jobs and nearly lost everything we had worked for.So it is important that this move does not turn out to put us in the poor house! Our last child just graduated from high school and will start at the community college. Therefore, we are on a 1 yr out look. My son has not decided if he is going w/ us to TN. I think he will when he finds how hard it is to pay all the bills and go to college too.

Any info you may think would be helpful would very much be appreciated.
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Old 06-04-2007, 06:46 PM
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I don't know if you guys have considered Chattanooga or if you are looking for a smaller town, but if not, there seems to be ample nursing positions in the Chattanooga area, and as far as your husband, Chattanooga is a huge distribution area with several trucking headquarters actually located in the city.
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Old 06-04-2007, 07:29 PM
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If you find anything good let me know. I'm also an RN working in Florida at inpatient hospice unit. My husband is retired off fire dept from Ct,so he has trouble finding something that holds his interest. I'm in the Daytona area now. Looking at Mt. Juliet area, east of Nashville I think. I've been reading on here that hospitals along the west side of Nashville are better, I think it's Vanderbuilt, St. Thomas etc. Not sure I have those names right. The home owners, taxes, wages, hurricanes etc. are pushing us out of here. We have to sell a house first which could be trouble now in Florida. I reallly hoping that TN is the answer for a more peaceful life. My son is also looking to go to a community college, which they have one right around Mt. Juliet in Hermitage I think it is called Volunteer Community College, maybe your son could look at that. Hope you find something and are happy with your new home. Good luck in the job hunt, I'm sure you'll do fine.
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Old 06-05-2007, 09:17 AM
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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If you are both interested in the Tri-Cities area, we have two GREAT hospitals here that are run by two organizations: Mountain States Health Alliance and Welmont Health Systems. You can find these both on the Internet and they are offering great pay, hours and sign on bonuses. There is also many different opportunities for your husbands. Many jobs in this area are hired through employment agencies, you could call/ contact any of them to see if they have jobs available that would interest the men.
As for colleges, we have ETSU, North East State, Kings college, Tuscullum, and branches of Walters State and UT in the Tri-Cities areas.
Average rent for a descent 3 bedroom house is about $700 a month (some higher, some lower)
Hope that helps
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Old 06-05-2007, 07:31 PM
Location: Chattanooga
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chattanooga was recently rate high for logistics companies by a trade magazine.
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Old 06-07-2007, 05:05 PM
Location: Middle TN
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Volunteer State Community is in Gallatin not Mt. Juliet area.
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Old 06-08-2007, 06:47 AM
Location: Johnson City, TN
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Default I'm thinking Johnson City.

I lived in Florida for 13 years and I know exactly what it's like, especially since it was South Florida. Anyway, Johnson City (one of the tri-cities) is where I live now, and it is a main medical base especially in the east TN area. We have JCMC (Johnson City Medical Center) and it absolutely wonderful. It's beautiful out here, there are great people and things to do...I'm not upset at all that I'm here although sometimes every now and then depending on how long youve lived here it can get a little boring especially for someone like me whos from a big city.
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Old 06-08-2007, 06:49 PM
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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Look at Cookeville, Avery Express headquarters is in Cookeville. Plus a huge hospital.......
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Old 06-08-2007, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Tinman313 View Post
Look at Cookeville, Avery Express headquarters is in Cookeville. Plus a huge hospital.......
And the hospital keeps getting bigger! It's undergoing a mammoth construction project that will double its size.

The huge trucking company based in Cookeville is Averitt Express, not Avery. Just FYI.
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Old 06-09-2007, 05:29 PM
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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Ops! You are correct....JMT...Averitt Express must be old age.
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