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Rain Man
05-19-2009, 06:08 PM
Hypothetical: You're working at your job, doing whatever it is that you do, when your phone rings. It's a corporate headhunter on the prowl.

You have a short chat, and on a whim you send him your resume.

A week later, you have a firm job offer in hand with a company that is a virtual clone of your company. Same quality of company, same type of boss, same type of work, same type of office environment, same benefits, same chances of advancement. The only differences are:

1. The new job is in a different city/country.

2. The new job pays 20 percent more in real terms, and includes an adjustment for the cost of living in the new location.

When the following poll is posted, please check all of the locations where you would move and take the new job.

As a bonus question, in the situation above, in what city would you be most happy about getting the offer? It can be any city in the U.S. or the rest of the world, but must be more than 100 miles from where you currently live.

MIAdragon
05-19-2009, 06:10 PM
They only other place in the states Id live is back in Honolulu, god I cant wait to get back.

Ebolapox
05-19-2009, 06:11 PM
if this is your way of offering me a job, kevin, the answer is yes.

Katipan
05-19-2009, 06:12 PM
Miami would be fun and new until the next impossible dream job popped up somewhere else.

CrazyPhuD
05-19-2009, 06:20 PM
Would I still be banging the secretary at lunch in the new office?

Halfcan
05-19-2009, 06:20 PM
I would move to Vancouver, Paris, or London.

Iowanian
05-19-2009, 06:21 PM
Don't leave him Daface, I'm sure you're a vital and valued cog in bRainman, Inc.

Nightfyre
05-19-2009, 06:26 PM
None of the above. I've been to a surprising number of these locations.

Bwana
05-19-2009, 06:26 PM
"A small town in Montana (Let's pick Lame Deer.)" Dude, of all the small towns in Montana you pick Lame Deer? The place is a ****hole. I won't even drive through that place at night without the Glock 20 next to me with the 15 round clip. The rez is not a good place to live.

Nightfyre
05-19-2009, 06:26 PM
"A small town in Montana (Let's pick Lame Deer.)" Dude, of all the small towns in Montana you pick Lame Deer? The place is a ****hole. I won't even drive through that place at night without the Glock 20 next to me with the 15 round clip. The rez is not a good place to live.

Also, this. Pick a non-reservation small town next time!

Brock
05-19-2009, 06:30 PM
Kevin, you don't have to go through all of this just to find out what it will take to hire me. Just ask.

Rain Man
05-19-2009, 06:30 PM
Lame Deer's on a reservation? I just picked it because I find the name interesting.

Okay, you can pick a non-reservation Montana town. But something on the eastern plains.

tmax63
05-19-2009, 06:31 PM
How about a Mo town for those of us who already live elsewhere?????????????

Mr. Flopnuts
05-19-2009, 06:31 PM
Walla Walla? Why not Seattle? Walla Walla is cool I guess, if you like visiting death row murderers in prison.

BigMeatballDave
05-19-2009, 06:33 PM
I would be willing to relocate in 8 yrs. My son is 10 and lives with his mother.

Nightfyre
05-19-2009, 06:34 PM
Lame Deer's on a reservation? I just picked it because I find the name interesting.

Okay, you can pick a non-reservation Montana town. But something on the eastern plains.

Forget about it. Take Bozeman, Kalispell, Helena.... Something buried in the mountains! Not Great Falls or Missoula, though.

Bwana
05-19-2009, 06:36 PM
Lame Deer's on a reservation? I just picked it because I find the name interesting.

Okay, you can pick a non-reservation Montana town. But something on the eastern plains.

Baaa, go with something in the Montana Mountains like Cooke City.

Welcome to Montana, the town is back about 8 miles from this shot.

BigMeatballDave
05-19-2009, 06:37 PM
Who in the fuck picked Youngstown, Ohio? LMAO

Nightfyre
05-19-2009, 06:37 PM
Baaa, go with something in the Montana Mountains like Cooke City.

Welcome to Montana, the town is back about 8 miles from this shot.

Nice choice.

burt
05-19-2009, 06:38 PM
Was, San Jose, Costa Rica, a trick question?

Bwana
05-19-2009, 06:40 PM
Nice choice.

I spend a lot of time up there during the summer, ATVing and swinging fly line.

On the other hand, the best thing about Lame Deer, is speeding through town and seeing it in your rear view mirror, all the while wondering if you are going to have to Glock someone up before you get the hell out of there.

Lame Deer in below link.

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.umt.edu/journalism/student_work/Native_News_2004/feature_articles/Northern_Cheyenne_Reservation/images/NC29.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.umt.edu/journalism/student_work/Native_News_2004/feature_articles/Northern_Cheyenne_Reservation/Cheyenne_story.html&usg=__MVuOJXaAzlVzWzWvDe7gF0gbXbc=&h=213&w=330&sz=23&hl=en&start=162&um=1&tbnid=IGJ2pY15F9HNbM:&tbnh=77&tbnw=119&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dlame%2Bdeer%2Bmontana%26ndsp%3D20%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26start%3D160%26um%3D1

Nightfyre
05-19-2009, 06:43 PM
I spent a lot of time up there during the summer, ATVing and swinging fly line.

Lucky! :cuss:

keg in kc
05-19-2009, 06:53 PM
South Pole research station sounds perfect, although there may be a few too many people.

Bwana
05-19-2009, 06:59 PM
Lucky! :cuss:

Grrr, make that "Spend" not spent. I'm not dead yet. :)

el borracho
05-19-2009, 07:01 PM
Was, San Jose, Costa Rica, a trick question?

San Jose is the largest city in Costa Rica but, if you have been to Costa Rica, you realize it is the last place in the country you would choose to live.

JD10367
05-19-2009, 07:05 PM
Tops on that list would be Alaska and Hawaii (been to both), and the U.K., Switzerland, and Finland.

But I'd try any of 'em... as long as they don't have too many Yankees fans.

el borracho
05-19-2009, 07:07 PM
By the way, I selected:

Hilo- because it a tropical paradise with all manner of beach activities

Sydney- because it is near the Great Barrier Reef and I love diving, also near New Zealand which I hear is so much better than the Old Zealand

Knoxville- because their MBA program is intriguing, Knoxville has great music and, I believe, Tenn. has a lot of caves for spelunking

luv
05-19-2009, 07:07 PM
I think the list of places I wouldn't be willing to move to would be much shorter.

Fried Meat Ball!
05-19-2009, 07:08 PM
For that raise I wouldn't move out of the country. Most of the other places I would move.

Dylan
05-19-2009, 07:13 PM
Who in the **** picked Youngstown, Ohio? LMAO
LOL...

el borracho
05-19-2009, 07:14 PM
By the way, if I were choosing anywhere, it would probably be Madrid, Spain or somewhere in Central or South America. Belize or Honduras or Costa Rica (but somewhere like Jaco or Drake).

Pioli Zombie
05-19-2009, 07:14 PM
Please offer Larry Johnson this deal.
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Bwana
05-19-2009, 07:17 PM
If I was going to move, it would be to San Pedro Belize. I seriously may do that some day.

CrazyPhuD
05-19-2009, 07:34 PM
Where's Amsterdam?????? :cuss:

Pioli Zombie
05-19-2009, 07:37 PM
Where's Amsterdam?????? :cuss:

Dick Van Dyke Show. The little funny guy.
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Cannibal
05-19-2009, 07:42 PM
I can't imagine anyone making a conscious decision to move to Odessa, TX.

sd4chiefs
05-19-2009, 07:54 PM
I moved from KC to San Diego 13 years ago and I love it here.

Cannibal
05-19-2009, 07:57 PM
I moved from KC to San Diego 13 years ago and I love it here.

Nice. I envy you.

JD10367
05-19-2009, 08:10 PM
I moved from KC to San Diego 13 years ago and I love it here.

Nice area. Went out there in '05, saw the Zoo, had breakfast at the Big Kitchen, drove out to the other game reserve on the way to Disneyland... nice weather, nice topography. Must be murder, though, with all those Charger fans. On the bright side, you can go to Tijuana on the weekends and see a donkey show. :)

Cannibal
05-19-2009, 08:15 PM
The problem for me with the nice Cities in Cali is the real estate market.

Bugeater
05-19-2009, 10:14 PM
I'd go pretty much anywhere in the continental United States except for Florida or any major cities.

DaFace
05-19-2009, 10:21 PM
Does my new boss post on ChiefsPlanet too? That'd be hard to replace.

cdcox
05-19-2009, 10:39 PM
As to #1 place to live:

Wife says Key West.
I says KC.

Mr. Flopnuts
05-19-2009, 10:45 PM
The cost of living adjustment would hurt me, not help me, so that 20% could turn into a loss depending on which podunk town I choose.

cdcox
05-19-2009, 10:46 PM
Who in the **** picked Youngstown, Ohio? LMAO

People who live in Western Kansas?

Mr. Flopnuts
05-19-2009, 10:47 PM
If I could get a 20% increase on top of what I make in Seattle, I'd move south to podunk anywhere and be a fucking king.

Mojo Rising
05-19-2009, 11:05 PM
Hilo was popular. Does everyone know how much it rains there though?

Hilo gets 142 inches of rain per year. The US average is 37. It is also very remote.

Too rainy for me. I would consider Oahu (Kailua) in Hawaii. It is close to Honolulu for the city attractions but also far enough away to enjoy the "Paradise" of Hawaii

Rain Man
05-20-2009, 06:23 AM
Does my new boss post on ChiefsPlanet too? That'd be hard to replace.

Yeah, but I like to think that his polling techniques would be less advanced.

kepp
05-20-2009, 07:34 AM
God willing, my next move will be to a remote, sparsely-populated area with plenty of land available...or Phuket, Thailand. Also, what if the cost of living adjustment is negative? I wouldn't want that.

luv
05-20-2009, 07:36 AM
So, put us to the test. Anyone want to offer me a 20% raise and move me somewhere? Whatcha got?

BigRedChief
05-20-2009, 07:40 AM
I get about 3-4 emails a day with companies/consults wanting to know if I would be interested in this or that position in "X" state/city.

Usually the only ones I will respond to are the ones in Southern Cal, Arizona and Florida.

just got this one.....
Myname is Ben Pourciau with Capital Staffing Solutions Inc. I am currently working on a greatopportunity for a SharePoint Administrator position that will be workingwith our client in Jacksonville, FL. Candidates must be authorized to work for any employer in the UnitedStates without sponsorship. If you or ifyou know someone that is looking for a great opportunity, please reply with andupdated resume and your salary requirements to this email or call me at 904-296-3033.

keg in kc
05-20-2009, 07:47 AM
So, put us to the test. Anyone want to offer me a 20% raise and move me somewhere? Whatcha got?I'll pay you 20% more than I'm paying you right now to move to Moose Nut, Wyoming.

Rain Man
05-20-2009, 07:48 AM
God willing, my next move will be to a remote, sparsely-populated area with plenty of land available...or Phuket, Thailand. Also, what if the cost of living adjustment is negative? I wouldn't want that.

Perhaps you should just annoy the czar.

Slainte
05-20-2009, 08:07 AM
You left off Seville, Spain...

Which is where I moved to accept a job offer six months ago. In my career field we receive overseas opportunities on a fairly regular basis. I'd hemmed and hawed at actually accepting such an offer before I finally got the gumption to overcome inertia and make the move from the US to Europe.

It wasn't a difficult decision as such. Divorced, grown child, not a home owner, so no established roots - makes it easier to just 'haul up tent stakes'. I was certainly willing to move to Spain as I had spent three years in Madrid 20 or so years ago and loved it--that made the idea of moving away easier.

My paycheck also increased, and I'm blessed to say quite a bit more than 20%--that made the idea of moving even easier!

Katipan
05-20-2009, 08:10 AM
You left off Seville, Spain...

Which is where I moved to accept a job offer six months ago. In my career field we receive overseas opportunities on a fairly regular basis. I'd hemmed and hawed at actually accepting such an offer before I finally got the gumption to overcome inertia and make the move from the US to Europe.

It wasn't a difficult decision as such. Divorced, grown child, not a home owner, so no established roots - makes it easier to just 'haul up tent stakes'. I was certainly willing to move to Spain as I had spent three years in Madrid 20 or so years ago and loved it--that made the idea of moving away easier.

My paycheck also increased, and I'm blessed to say quite a bit more than 20%--that made the idea of moving even easier!

Does everyone really take naps in the afternoon?

Skip Towne
05-20-2009, 08:16 AM
Does everyone really take naps in the afternoon?

I always do

Slainte
05-20-2009, 08:18 AM
Does everyone really take naps in the afternoon?

Heh, the Spanish Gov'ts position is that the siesta tradition should be eliminated. The reality is not so much. Most stores in the city don't close from 1:30-4:00 every afternoon anymore (a practice that was prevalent in even in Madrid in the late 1980s) but in the provinces, it's liklier than not that most people nappy-bye or just plain rest in some form or another for 45 min. or so in the mid-day...

joesomebody
05-20-2009, 08:32 AM
I picked what I picked. Don't feel like going through them all again. Is Phucket really a place? That is cool, but I wouldn't live in Thailand. Might visit, that's where they filmed that move 'The Beach' right?

As for any city in the world, I have no idea. I have been a lot of places (more than the average American I would say) and I really can't think of a favorite place. I enjoyed northern Utah except for the strange Mormon culture. Japan was fun, but too far away from loved ones, same for Europe, plus most of the people I've encountered in Europe are genuine assholes.

Colorado is nice, except for their sports teams.

Katipan
05-20-2009, 08:39 AM
...but in the provinces, it's liklier than not that most people nappy-bye or just plain rest in some form or another for 45 min. or so in the mid-day...

I'm changing my vote and taking Skip with me.

Skip Towne
05-20-2009, 08:42 AM
I'm changing my vote and taking Skip with me.

I'm ready. Sometimes I take a nap in the morning too.

Cannibal
05-20-2009, 09:33 AM
If I could get a 20% increase on top of what I make in Seattle, I'd move south to podunk anywhere and be a fucking king.

And be bored to tears inside of 10 minutes.

AndChiefs
05-20-2009, 10:44 AM
12 people actually voted for Burley, Idaho? Crazy talk.

Buck
05-20-2009, 12:05 PM
My Choices

Walla Walla, WA
Denver, CO
Dover, VT
Providence, RI
Toronto, Canada
Sydney, Australia

I chose the places that I've been too and liked (Toronto, Denver, Providence, Dover) and 2 other places that seemed like they wouldn't be too busy (i.e. NY, NY) or too country (i.e. Lame Deer, MT). That was Walla Walla, WA and Sydney, Australia.

I also strayed away from countries that don't speak English or that are in Europe.

Braincase
05-20-2009, 01:25 PM
I live in Lawrence, and I'm not interested in anyplace else. My kids are happy, my wife is happy, I'm happy. Great little city, good restaurants, great schools, a couple of nice golf courses, good proximity to Kansas City. And when the weather is warm, the scenary is outfreakin'standing.

Monty
05-20-2009, 02:06 PM
Baaa, go with something in the Montana Mountains like Cooke City.

Welcome to Montana, the town is back about 8 miles from this shot.

SOLD! When do I move? :D

Monty
05-20-2009, 02:07 PM
12 people actually voted for Burley, Idaho? Crazy talk.

Heh..I grew up in SD and WY....I'd move to ID for 20% increase in pay.

Sure, it's remote, but that's kinda the point. :thumb:

Monty
05-20-2009, 02:09 PM
I live in Lawrence, and I'm not interested in anyplace else. My kids are happy, my wife is happy, I'm happy. Great little city, good restaurants, great schools, a couple of nice golf courses, good proximity to Kansas City. And when the weather is warm, the scenary is outfreakin'standing.

I used to live in Lawrence and fully agree.....now that the ex and kids will be moving back there this summer....I'll be stopping in more than I used to. Will try to time it with the KU football games and tailgate a bit as well.

joesomebody
05-21-2009, 07:13 AM
12 people actually voted for Burley, Idaho? Crazy talk.I got my first dog from Burley, ID. An amazing animal. I'm pretty sure he is the greatest export in the states history.