First a little background. I have been in the green industry for over 22 years. 20 years doing irrigation solely. I started at the bottom and was nothing more than a ditch digger and worked my way up to be a manager of a irrigation company doing over 1.2 million a year. This past year, I was living in South Florida working at a very large company running the irrigation division. I had been there for a little over 6 years and was seriously ready for a change, not just from the company, but from South Florida. I had decided to move to NC and join up with a guy I knew and we were going to open a full service maintenance company. So I put my house up for sale, found a house in NC, found a buyer for my house and agreed on a closing date. So far everything seems fine right? Well about this time is when the poo hit the fan. I put in my notice to leave the company and as soon as I had departed 3 days before closing, the guy buying my house ran into problems with financing. To make this long story a little shorter I will skip ahead 3 months, 3 months of sitting around waiting for this guy to buy my house. (summer time to boot) By the time he got his financing in order, I had lost the house in NC, I lost my partner and was left with no job, and no clue what to do. Thats when I saw an ad for a job in Central Florida for a management position in a very large company. So I drove to Orlando on a Saturday, with the closing on my house looming on the following Monday (actually, it was supposed to be the day before Friday, but I put it off until Monday) I met the owners of this new company and we hit it off. They offered me a job, and I accepted. Went back south and closed on my house. So in less than a week I was packed up and moved and working at this new job. Let me take a second here to discuss how all this affected my daughter (see I am a single dad) so now my daughter has to go to a new school that had already been in session for a month, she was a wreck needless to say. Ok, back to the new job. So the owners told me during the interview that I would be able to run the division as it was my own company, and that I was the manager of the service division and as soon as I got that all running proper and profitable I would take over the installs division and get that under control. Well, my first day I was shocked to find out that they had hired someone AFTER they hired me to run the entire division, putting me into a supervisor role. Now not being over all manager did not bother me so much as I was getting paid the same. What bothered me was that I was lied to and then they did not even tell me they hired someone. Well, that was the beginning of the end. I got fired 4 weeks later with an it just not working out... no severance pay, no moving money, no nothing. Needless to say I am a little hot about the whole thing, considering I could have just kept my house and stayed in South Florida. So now here I am with no job and in a new city. And this all happened right before Christmas too. I am still trying to decide if I should or could take legal action against this company. But let this be a lesson to me and to all, NEVER take a job and move unless you have some sort of written guarantee in your contract. I posted I was looking for a job in the employment section, but I think I am going to stay in Central Florida and start my own irrigation service company. For those of you who have read all this, I thank you. I just needed to get this off my chest and to tell you the truth it feel a little better. No, not really. And anyone in the Central Florida area doing business I will be looking for irrigation jobs soon.