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...from your current location?

How tied are you to your spot, and what could convince you to go somewhere else in a different region of the US or even internationally?

1/10/2019 2:01:54 AM

theDuke866
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i hope I move from my current town as soon as my daughter is off to college...and if I can get into a good MBA program and get into VC (or maybe investment banking), I hope I leave the whole area. I moved here and stayed here to get and keep half custody of her, and I hope I'm not here a day longer than I have to be.

1/10/2019 3:04:18 AM

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We love durham but I'd move almost anywhere if you paid me enough money.

1/10/2019 9:30:17 AM

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Depends on how you define region. My wife and I can't bring ourselves to love DC as a place to live. Our jobs are here, but we'd happily move back to Baltimore if our jobs allowed a little more telework (which they might, in time), or if Elon Musk builds his high-speed tunnel thing, or pretty much anything happens to drastically shrink the total weekly commute between those cities.

Looking more broadly, I'd love to move back to North Carolina. All it would really take for me would be the ability to transition my job down there (not inconceivable, we have an office in Raleigh) and a significant change in my wife's opinion of the area as a place to live and work at this stage in our lives. So pretty much a nonstarter.

We've discussed international. It would really just take some combination of factors that make it professionally viable - either we both need to find good jobs (ideally one keeping me in the Federal system) or one of us needs to find a REALLY good job while the other does make-work stuff at an embassy. We both enjoyed living in Africa and would go back.

1/10/2019 11:27:39 AM

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"How tied are you to your spot"


Pretty tied to Raleigh. From here, went to State, all my close family live in Raleigh/NC. Own a house, etc. Have a German Shepherd, which could potentially limit living situations. Family aging, parents retiring soon, etc. are considerations but I'm single so I don't really have to consult with anyone.

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"what could convince you to go somewhere else in a different region of the US or even internationally?"


I love Raleigh. It would take a lot to make me move and there are only a few places outside of the Triangle I would even consider. Wilmington, Asheville, or Charlotte would be fine if I was offered enough and it was a solid step forward career-wise. Maybe the Triad area.

Outside of NC, I'd definitely move to Philly and consider Chicago. I have family in those cities and root for their sports teams after NC teams. I don't think I'd ever have the salary/quality of life combination to make other cities I like, such as DC, San Fran, or NYC worth it, but if I got some absurd offer, I'd definitely consider it. Never been to Portland, Seattle, Denver, but would visit and check those places out - seem like my scene.

I'd definitely move to Europe and it wouldn't take more than a comparable salary/quality of life there. Hell, if I could work 100% remote and be on European hours in my current role/salary, I'd probably take it and go to Budapest, Prague, Portugal, Poland, etc. Ditto that for certain parts of Asia where I could live cheap and stash money away like crazy (Thailand, Vietnam, China, etc.).

If I was given a crazy offer I'd love to live in a major world city like London, Rome, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, etc.

tl;dr - I have a high opinion of Raleigh and the city would have to be interesting and match/beat my quality of life here.

1/10/2019 1:29:43 PM

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It wouldn't take much. I'm satisfied with my current situation in Raleigh, but I have no deep connection to the place. If I could get a similar or better gig along the NC coast or anywhere else fairly nice (US or otherwise) that's coastal and relatively warm year round I wouldn't think twice about bailing.

1/10/2019 3:27:42 PM

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My current company paid $25K for my relocation to south FL. This place sucks. Cost of living and raising kids here are expensive. The good thing is the job is challenging and very good for me but I dont think Ill be living here long term. My relocation retention is done with but I want to gain more experiences in my field then Ill dip to somewhere more comfortable raising a family.

1/10/2019 4:28:13 PM

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I'd like living at my current standard of living in a larger metro area but the cost of living differential wouldnt meet the pay differential for anywhere else but a smaller town

1/10/2019 4:46:50 PM

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I love my neighborhood. On a warm day, my daughter is able to play with at least 5 other kids who are +/- a year or two from her in age. It's great to be able to watch them all play together. All of the parents/neighbors are pretty cool too. We'll occasionally get together and have street parties.

I also really enjoy the state in which I live, and my location within NC. It's nice to be 2 hrs from the beach, and 3/4 hrs from the mountains, 4/5 hrs from DC, etc.

I don't think I'd ever live abroad, and I don't know, something drastic would have to happen to get me to move far from my roots.

#ncismywheelhouse

1/10/2019 11:16:43 PM

wdprice3
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affordable home in a good location that drastically reduces my commute.

whatcha got in west raleigh?

1/11/2019 9:49:56 AM

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I work in a very small office. My boss is close to retirement and i'm not sure what the succession plan is, but i'm fairly certain it'll be an outside move. I enjoy my job most days and the compensation is very very good. That being said, i could see a sea change in the way things are done causing me to explore other opportunities. I've been tied down to this area for my entire life but my social circle has grown smaller, my parents are retiring, i don't have a big family. There's not much really keeping me here. I'm just not brave enough to do it.

1/11/2019 10:27:24 AM

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Moved to Dallas 3 years ago to get back to a bigger city and the mix of culture/things to do, no state income tax, and reasonable cost of living for a big-ish city are hard to beat. If it was anytime in the near future, if I was to be lured away, it would probably be NYC, Seattle, SF, Chicago, Austin. But I really enjoy my current company a lot and just got a good raise so it would take a lot - mostly money with some career jump. But even then I love my work/life balance here.

For example, I was being recruited by FB for their Menlo Park campus earlier this year. And even with FB salary, it was barely a break even if that for me compared to Dallas and there was no guarantee my other half would be able to make it work out there the same way she does here either. So if that didn't do it right now, I don't know what would anytime soon.

1/11/2019 10:41:55 AM

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Where are you in south FL LastInACC? I lived in Vero Beach for a bit.

1/11/2019 10:48:49 AM

LastInACC
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remember that FL school shooting? I am 5 mins from it in Parkland.

1/11/2019 3:56:41 PM

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