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duie 05-18-2004 05:41 PM

need a job
 
i live in lake county fla have tools ,saw etc. to start in the tile trade but just cant find anyone that wants a dependable hard worker that will give you 8 hours for 8 hours of pay.what gives?

Davestone 05-18-2004 06:00 PM

Does anybody know that you can do what you say,for references,people are wary of young pro's.Find the biggest tile company there and try them i'll bet they'll find something small to try you out on,cause they always have work the regular guys don't want,and tell em you want long term employment. And maybe things are slow, we just got through a slow spell after the tourists left.

Davestone 05-18-2004 06:13 PM

I looked you up, i was in that area recently,my in-laws live in ocala,and i couldn't find work either,and i heard from other setters there was no money there,my brother-in-law was a building inspector for sumter co. so i know it's true,you need to get towards the coastal cities or The Villages near Wildwood,that's the only real work there.And forget what i said about big tile co.s there aren't any there.

duie 05-18-2004 06:36 PM

need a job
 
i live about 10 min from the villages and your right theres not any big companys around just alot of small middle man companies which i have no problem with there just not hiring does anyone know someone who is looking for help in this area? thanks guys

Bill Vincent 05-18-2004 09:41 PM

Would you be interested in moving to New England? :)

Shaughnn 05-18-2004 11:36 PM

Duie,
It's a bit tedious but you can simply stop by the flooring and cabinet showrooms in your area and let them know that you are available and have your own tools. Going straight to the source may be the best way to get your foot in the door.
How close to Apopka are you? I've got a cousin there who sets up roofing contracts. I can ask him if he knows any tile guys looking for help.
Send me your phone number and I can try to move it along to him for you.
Shaughnn

Unregistered 05-19-2004 06:50 PM

need a job
 
buddy i do think that new england is a bit to far but apopka is alittie closer does he do work in lake county?if so let me know i'll give you my number and we can talk. thanks alot for you guys responding.

Shaughnn 05-19-2004 08:16 PM

Duie,
He runs Home Despot's roofing division, if I understand him correctly. I think he covers the whole Northern state but I could be mistaken. If he knows of something, I'll pass your number along to him.
Shaughnn


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