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No. 0     Original Topic:  Anyone in Charlotte, NC?   
By:  bodyservant56   Gender: M   Age: 60   on  Feb 9, 2017 at 3:51 AM   Viewed 2846 times     
Hey all, made a move this last month and now living in Charlotte, NC.

So far I am loving it. Started working last week on a middle school job that has lots of over time and will run until June. I'm working through Tradesmen International a staffing service that staffs only tradesmen.

I'm looking for a place to live, staying with new friends in the disc golf community here.

Anyone in the area? Would love to have a meet up to fellowship.

No. 1     Reply: Re: Anyone in Charlotte, NC?   
By:  bodyservant56   Gender: M   Age: 60   on  Feb 9, 2017 at 4:17 AM     
Anyone want to meet up, contact me on my facebook page. Its easier for me to communicate with everyone there.

https://www.facebook.com/?stype=lo&jlou=AfcF1siw_96fmMPDR0Fbv1t2Vy4uqSVMPkR18wEmifeZMgXLOUk_9mOdV6_oB3Ap-BXaYuiDWHnFIJBPk4y-CbnplplNbGqdVL64PQOCBTTZOA&smuh=31540&lh=Ac-1jVqbwKs3xl5P
No. 2     Reply: Re: Anyone in Charlotte, NC?   
By:  RadioPreacherMan   Gender: M   Age: 58   on  Feb 9, 2017 at 5:56 AM     
I have always heard Charlotte, NC as being a beautiful area to live. I have never been there myself ... so I'm only going with what others have told me.

I will pray the Good Lord will " arrange " some new friends to come your way ... and of course ... maybe a few aggravating people too .. just to keep you " honed and polished. " :biggrin:
No. 3     Reply: Re: Anyone in Charlotte, NC?   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Feb 9, 2017 at 7:48 AM     
Not at the moment. But I am there for business 2-4 times per year. Beautiful city.

Current plans are to be there weekend of March 3,4 and 5, but I have two events on schedule for same dates and not sure which I am sticking with. I often arrive a day or so early and/or leave a day or so later.

I have several friends that are Journeyman tradesmen working with Tradesmen International. Not unusual for such skilled individuals to pick up work with them after retiring.

I have often received messages from them attempting to poke me for not being with them on a job in some resort type city, claiming they only work a couple hours per day, and are then off enjoying the fabulous weather and local sights.

Apparently, all across this nation there is unlimited work for individuals such as Tradesmen International and that such others employ. There is a great shortage of such skills. A local radio program shares a list of the shortages in such skilled positions locally every Saturday morning. Thousands of high paying jobs going unfilled.
No. 4     Reply: Re: Anyone in Charlotte, NC?   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Feb 9, 2017 at 7:55 AM     
Charlotte has supposedly quickly, and somewhat quietly, become the financial center of the USA. All the major financial players are scrambling to gain a presence there.

LOL. Come to think of it, I think it is where I first sat in a business meeting with Donald Trump.
No. 5     Reply: Re: Anyone in Charlotte, NC?   
By:  Kari   Gender: F   Age: 103   on  Feb 9, 2017 at 10:01 AM     
Not me. But my daughter lived out there several years ago and I spent a week vacationing with her there. Beautiful City. You picked a great place.
No. 6     Reply: Re: Anyone in Charlotte, NC?   
By:  Stormchaser   Gender: M   Age: 63   on  Feb 9, 2017 at 11:13 AM     
Guess you're out of luck, Kent. Good to see you posting.

At one time I contemplated moving there. I have an ex-brother-in-law there with a dental practice, and my middle daughter lives up in the High Point area. I do remember it as a pleasant area but since then I've heard that with their growth has come the crime that is usually present in large cities.
No. 7     Reply: Re: Anyone in Charlotte, NC?   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Feb 10, 2017 at 8:10 AM     
Out of curiosity, I checked Tradesmen's website this AM. They are seeking Journeyman Pipefitters for a project just down the road from me. May check it out. I have avoided their offers in the past because I simply have too many local activities I did not desire to leave the area for committed extended periods.

My current employment allows me much control over my schedule. With Tradesmen it does not appear I would have such short-term day to day control once committed to a project, but appears to provide a nice income and benefits for what I see as adventure/experience for blocks of time when able to commit. With the weather getting nicer, I am tempted to change my status with them as "available".
No. 8     Reply: Re: Anyone in Charlotte, NC?   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Feb 10, 2017 at 8:18 AM     
BTW - I noticed that Tradesmen has many openings available for those that are not a Journeyman tradesman. Appears they are looking to train a lot of apprentices to stock their own pool of available skilled and educated talent.

And I only looked at Michigan. From what I understand, there is a great need for skilled and educated talent to fill thousands of job openings all across the USA.
No. 9     Reply: Re: Anyone in Charlotte, NC?   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Mar 2, 2017 at 1:35 PM     
I am not going to be in Charlotte as planned this weekend. I have a family member in the hospital. They had heart surgery yesterday. They are not doing well. I simply cannot be very far away at this time.

Actually had to cancel two things on the agenda. Being in Charlotte as mentioned, and also plans to be in Texas.
No. 10     Reply: Re: Anyone in Charlotte, NC?   
By:  Survivor698   Gender: M   Age: 103   on  Aug 30, 2017 at 9:47 AM     
There is a radio program on the economy, focus is real estate, I often catch when on the road Sunday mornings. They often share much more than directly related to real estate.

This past Sunday they were again expressing the need nationwide for credentialed tradesmen, especially carpenters, electricians, plumbers and welders.

They also shared that over the past 20 years in the USA, the typical tradesman has earned more total income than the average for a doctor/physician.