Looking for a job / new place to live

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by donyms, Apr 15, 2012.

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  1. donyms

    donyms New Member

    Hey guys and gals, I am self employed now and have been for the last eight years. My life has had allot of turns and changes over the last couple of years and I no longer want to be here in South Mississippi or self employed. I am thinking about North or South Carolina, Tennessee, Possibly East Texas or other suggestions. What my girlfriend and I are looking for is good climate, preferably not many bugs "down here you drive 10 miles and your windshield is covered" Places to go and things to do for people our age 40ish, decent rental prices for a house with a fenced yard and we don't want to have to drive far to shop or get a Starbucks. I Sell and service industrial woodworking machinery and have done this for the last 16 years + I am experienced in Hydraulics, pneumatics, machine controls including electronic, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, PLC and CNC. I am also pretty good with computers, programs, hardware and software. Needless to say a job must come first but I do not want to move to a place that is not where I want to be. I am looking for any suggestions on the job front or nice places to move. Thanks in advance. :glasses:
  2. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member

    I've lived in Washington, Idaho, California and Texas. Pros and Cons for all of them. I would prefer a place with a slightly cooler climate and more mountains and streams type stuff, but it's ok for now.

    Texas is great for jobs, but it's hot and you do get bugs, but not as bad in Miss. Can't speak for the other places, I'd like to learn more about them myself, but Texas is wonderful to work if you're self employed.
  3. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

    Virginia beach/hampton roads has all the shipyards. plenty of work for someone like you. it gets hot, but not terribly so. just alot of people here. bugs arnt to bad either.

  4. lonelywolf858

    lonelywolf858 New Member

    Stay out of Illinois. This state is going to hell in a hand basket and it has no signs of improvement. Dam liberals.
  5. donyms

    donyms New Member

    No fear of this guy moving to the land of Obama. Thanks for the heads up though. :lol:
  6. 07XCSB

    07XCSB New Member

    Western NC and Northeast GA isn't bad. We actually have seasons and there are alot factories that are needing a good machine techs.
  7. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

    Ga Been there done that.. The NE is where you will make Good money BUT there are also 30 people looking at the same job every hour.. You gotta be fast.. You can make more here if your good BUT rent will not be cheap. Shopping Your Girl will love it...And Starbucks.. Are you kidding? Plenty and Great Pizza and Bagels... :great: I too might be moving to IL soon to be with my Dogs and Wife... Info soon.. Good Luck in your search..
  8. jnbama

    jnbama Member

    With your experience should be able to get a job anywhere, Denver had a big boom in jobs and has lots of industry. My youngest neice lives there , works for a printing co. I'm afraid you can't excape the BUGS their everywhere!
  9. Ridyn

    Ridyn New Member

    Texas has it's fair share of bugs, however you'll run into them in the more wet areas where you have lakes and rivers. Near the more populated areas you don't have TOO much to worry about. Jobs are in abundance here, but usually to those with experience in the field they have applied in.

    Not to mention our cheap cost of living :)
  10. ahmitchell1

    ahmitchell1 New Member

    Lots going on in northern ga these days. Being in cunstuction in the southeast and fiber optics nationally I'd have to say we have a great climate lots to do and growth in a lot of areas. Cheap rentals as well
  11. rileyjr16

    rileyjr16 New Member

    I'm thinking about enlisting in the Navy and look into being a SeaBee but I didn't tell yall this SHH!
  12. Jeremy09LTZCrew

    Jeremy09LTZCrew New Member

    When I get back next year I've been looking at the Denver area and Texas personally. I don't do anything even slightly related to what you do, but the overall economy is good in both places as is the general cost of living. I prefer Denver because of the mountains, snowboarding, etc.. People I currently work with have slowly been talking me into giving Texas a shot. I loved southern california, but it's just too expensive unless you want a LONG commute. My home is currently in Washington, but... eh. It's a place to live for me. I have no plans to stay there. The easiest place for me to get a job is in the Maryland, DC, VA area, but then you also have much higher cost of living, so I'm not sure about that yet.

    That might have just been a huge rant that doesn't help at all. If so, I'm sorry. I've just looked at similar things, albeit in a completely different industry.
  13. donyms

    donyms New Member

    Well, you guys have been a big help so far. I put in some apps in VA and TN this morning so far. I need all the help and input I can get so keep them coming. Thanks. :glasses:
  14. donyms

    donyms New Member

    Come on Guys and Gals, Still need input about jobs in the woodworking industry and nice places to live. All input is appreciated. :glasses:
  15. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    Sadly I know nothing about the woodworking industry.... :(
  16. ahmitchell1

    ahmitchell1 New Member

    My friends father owns wheeler wood works in lawernceville,ga that's all I know bout wood working around here. They do some high end stuff
  17. Ridyn

    Ridyn New Member

    Nothing wrong with enlisting into a branch of service sir! I myself am getting ready to enlist into the Marine Corps soon, I just need to drop a whole 15 pounds before they let me swear in and then another 10 pounds before I am able to ship out, which by then won't be too hard. I've already hit my 210 plateau, and it was funny seeing myself weigh 214 yesterday, and then 210 today after I ate lunch. I guess eating chicken after working my muscles pretty hard makes your body eat itself while you sleep ^.^
  18. Drake_korthos

    Drake_korthos New Member

    Seen lots of places to live, not not for work. Try searchin www.usajobs.gov and www.avuecenteral.com for some federal work around the country. Although I'm extremely biased, I have the website for the Nevada state jobs if you're interested. Little bit of everything out here as well so far as out door rec stuff! Good luck with your search and let us know how it goes!
    [MENTION=48233]rileyjr16[/MENTION] & [MENTION=43305]Ridyn[/MENTION] , good luck on your enlistments! Finished up 9 years myself in the Navy. Keep an open mind about your prospective commands, and don't let anybody else tell you how great or crappy it is!
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2012
  19. rileyjr16

    rileyjr16 New Member

    Been there and done that buddy lol. I got a med discharge from DEP from torn ligaments in my left ankle and my run time went from 10 flat to 1330 which is passing but not by RSS Baton Rouge's standards. Thanks [MENTION=15277]Drake_korthos[/MENTION] my brother said no since he just got out but I'm 20 frickin years old I should make up my own darn mind lol
  20. Als09Sierra

    Als09Sierra New Member

    The Northeast is great for a lot of things but cost of living and cheap rent aren't on the list. My in-laws just bought a place outside of Wilmington, NC and I love it there. I admit that I don't know much about the job market there, although it's an area that's growing. The fishing and outdoor life there is great, and you have access to a lot in that area. I don't know how close the furniture industry is to Wilmington, but that might be a good source of income if it's in the area. I also have relatives in central Texas which is very nice, although very hot in the summer.

    Good luck with your search, and let us know where you end up.
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