Relocating from Anchorage to Pensacola

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by doug1980, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. doug1980

    doug1980 LawnSite Senior Member
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    My wife and I finally got orders out of Alaska. Looks like we will be heading to Eglin AFB near Pensacola. We'll be driving down this July and I am hoping to find work quickly. Not sure what the job market is like down there, but I have to work. If anyone in the area needs a new employee I can send a resume. I won't be starting up my own business down there any time soon, but would love to be in the "green biz".

    Doug
     
  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Are you still on AD? I'm assuming you are as your PCS under orders. Try the nurseries or box stores if an LCO can't help you. Good luck.
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  3. doug1980

    doug1980 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I got out in 2009 but my wife is still on AD.
     
  4. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Doug

    If you are like every other transplanted Yankee, You are a Expert of Florida Landscape. Good Luck
     
  5. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Easy on the troops please. They don't have much say in billet assignments. The tragedy is a even a senior nco or junior officer is paid barely enough to live on. The reason I started an LCO while on active duty.
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  6. doug1980

    doug1980 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm no expert. Last time I lived in Florida was 15 years ago and that was near Ft. Lauderdale. We are planning on setting up roots in Pensacola and stop moving around every few years. It gets really old. My hope is to work for an LCO not relocate my business.
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  7. doug1980

    doug1980 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Nope because I'm not a Yankee.
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  8. yamadooski

    yamadooski LawnSite Senior Member
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    Good luck. I have atleast 3-5 calls a day mostly from mexicans. We are not hiring because of Obama Care and liberal terds in office are doubling unemployment comps up.
    Any hiring from me now is day laborers.
     
  9. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    yamadooski

    I am currently at a 4.41% workers Comp Rate. Back in 2004 I was paying 12.3% for the same spray tech coverage. 12.6 Mowing and 12.9 Landscape Install. My point is I have only seen Worker Comp go down.

    BTW Yes Abomination & friends need to go.
     
  10. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Doug

    I was taking a shot at all those fools who come to Florida and think they are experts. Not you personally.

    I really can't paint a pretty picture for you. My area has 15% unemployment and we have lost a very large part of our year round Residents. Just South of me is the Highest number of foreclosed home in the nation. Obama made that his first trip after taking office. We have a new Governor who is pro business and hopefully we will get it back.
     

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