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bill lipsey
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I was wanting to move to any of the islands. I have 30 years experience in building maintenance of all types. I have been working for the city of salt lake city at the international airport. There isn't anything I cant do in the Field of construction. I have also been a manager at a home improvement center. I was wondering if there any jobs like this in the islands that I might be able to get. GETTING READY TO COME SEE IF I CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN!!

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Topic starter Posted : March 30, 2007 7:53 pm
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I have heard that the pay is really bad for managers at Home Depot. At least it started out that way. I know someone they wanted to hire who had a lot of experience as you do & he just laughed at them.

You might do very well at any of the large hotels so consider getting a good resume together for that before you come down. If you have 30 years experience you're not a young'un, I'm guessing but down here, that isn't as much a hindrance & in fact can be an asset. Good luck.

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Posted : March 30, 2007 8:01 pm
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thanks for the advice, No I am not a young one I just think I am. But I do know what I am doing. What are some of the major hotels, motels that might need building maintenance.

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Topic starter Posted : March 30, 2007 8:05 pm
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On St. Thomas, Marriott's Frenchman's Reef/Morningstar is huge. There's also the Ritz-Carlton & Wyndham Sugar Bay. Those are the biggest, just to give you a start.

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Posted : March 30, 2007 8:09 pm
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I have said this before but anyone with a tool box & general repair skills could have a nice little business down here just fixing things for people in condos or houses. I have a honey-do list a mile long & so do most of my friends who are single or just have husbands who aren't handy. Sort of like the Rent a Husband idea.

It's very hard to find someone like that who will show up when (or even close to) the time they're supposed to. So reliability & honesty plus good skills should make you a decent living once word got out.

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Posted : March 30, 2007 8:14 pm
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Thats a great idea about doing things myself. having my own business. That is one thing i have always been and thats on time and honest. Thanks for the response from everyone so far it has been great

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Topic starter Posted : March 30, 2007 8:25 pm
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I'd suggest getting a regular job & you can use the Honey-do job on the side until you get established. It's something to think about & I'm sure others will have more ideas about work for you. Things go downhill as far as maintenance really quickly here due to the climate.

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Posted : March 30, 2007 8:32 pm
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You will have to be on-island to get this type of job.

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Posted : March 30, 2007 8:42 pm
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