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Construction/business economy

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I have been following the Vi Bd since March.I investigated & asked questions as much as I could. I came down for a week in July,had a few interviews & a "successful" meeting.However, that job offer has yet to materialize.I have stayed in touch.I really had every intention of relocating.Until a job is there,I'll be stuck here. I am 57 yrs. of age,that has a business here to try and survive on. I can't just jump ,without having some sort of reality there.So my question is , has the economy effected the trades,i.e. remodeling,painting ,tile etc. ,there on STT ? . And as a side note,I came,I saw & I LOVED the Island.The people I met that had relocated from all over the mainland,managed to "make it work".The roads are a little harry ,at times. Thanks for any view points on this.

Posted : November 1, 2009 12:46 pm
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Unfortunately, it's a Catch-22 in a lot of cases. You can't get a job unless you're living here usually. There's usually always work for a reliable handyman type job who does good work, shows up when promised & is honest & a hard worker but the economy is bad here. If you just decide to make the leap, make sure you have enough $$ to hold you for 3-6 months & give it a try but don't burn your bridges in case you change your mind after you're here for a while. Best of luck to you.

Posted : November 1, 2009 1:13 pm
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Trade is right, you are unlikely to get a job offer until you live here. Too many people have come before you, claimed to be serious about moving, and then failed to follow through with the move, so employers/landlords, etc. have learned to limit themselves to the pool of applicants already here..

Posted : November 1, 2009 5:30 pm
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