Sadly with your situation it will never happen.
FM is not looking to hire locals to cover a few zips, they want a COMPANY to handle the entire state. Top to bottom and everything in between! There is a reason the Nats charge you 4-15% for early pay, they are waiting 90-120 days for payment and most likely on 7 digit $$ figure amounts
You already said you were broke and waiting on AMS's paycheck, some how I doubt you could carry a state
$$ amounts for work are going down monthly, both for the national and that trickles down to the sucker doing the actual work.
Get out before they drag you to bankruptcy, divorce, alcoholism or suicide!
We only do routines, monthly cleaning and periodic lawn care ONLY... NEVER AN INITIAL! After 3 years my BP is stage 2 hypertension; I don't eat or sleep, my lady hates me and that is just how it effects my body and life... Now the hit the wallet takes... WELL after insurance, labor fees, taxes, supplies and keeping my equipment running I am lucky to average $10.00 a hour. 12 hour days in the field, 4 more at the PC every night
Find a better place for your skills to be used; either at a job or move to commercial/residential stuff if you want to be your boss... In the end it will be less hours, less stress and hopefully more money, more sleep and over all better body and mind health
Knowing we are shuttering our doors Nov 30th... AMS has still not re-assigned a single property. I have a feeling we will forfeit our Nov invoice, but knowing it is almost over is like having a 300lb monkey off my back!