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      09-26-2014, 12:59 PM   #23
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What you want usually don't come for free.
You always need to give up something to move on. And if you made a right choice, "something" you left behind usually gets replaced rather quickly.
Without a challenge (here you are leaving your dog and friends), no advancements are made.
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You sure as hell don't sound like a young nasty man. Go get em tiger. Best of luck in your new career.
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      09-26-2014, 01:30 PM   #25
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LOL thanks
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      09-26-2014, 01:38 PM   #26
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If it's your dream job then yes, do it! Get rid of that pricey apartment and dog, well...you'll get over letting the dog go eventually (I know, easy for me to say).
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I'm 27 - no kids no family. Been with this girl for about 2 years now. We see each other about 1-2 x a month at the time being and talk/face-time etc frequently throughout the week.

I've only been in the bay area about 2 months now though so we'll see how that goes. She and I are both pretty independent though so if she DOES end up moving in with me it might be a blessing as we'll have our space during the week and can hang out on the weekends or I can fly her out to wherever I am depending if its a cool spot or not.

But I get your drift.. Not sure at this point how our relationship is going to work out so we're talking this through. She won't tell me not to take the job because she doesn't want me to resent her but at some point she will want more involvement. I think this may be a good way for us to ease into living together though since we wont be in each other's face 24/7.
Best of luck to you. You sound intelligent. You're very smart.
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I moved from ma(been living there for 30 years) to nc to open a business that requires me to work 7 days a week , 8am to 10 pm.
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I moved from ma(been living there for 30 years) to nc to open a business that requires me to work 7 days a week , 8am to 10 pm.
That sounds awful...
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My dream job involves me taking a pay cut. Hopefully I get it next year. Money doesn't make me stay with a job, the job itself, does.

Do what will make you happy. Think 10 years from now, do you still want to think "man, I regret not taking that opportunity".
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What you want usually don't come for free.
You always need to give up something to move on. And if you made a right choice, "something" you left behind usually gets replaced rather quickly.
Without a challenge (here you are leaving your dog and friends), no advancements are made.
Exactly, everyone always touts say Googles unbelievable benefits. I know many people who left. First of all, the long hours. Secondly, the intense degree of competitiveness. Sure, many of us are used to it when we come out of college and grad school, but it gets old when you are 30.
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My dream job involves me taking a pay cut. Hopefully I get it next year. Money doesn't make me stay with a job, the job itself, does.

Do what will make you happy. Think 10 years from now, do you still want to think "man, I regret not taking that opportunity".
I have to manage "older" people, it's just the way it is today. At first I really didn't like it. Those folks never would have imagined having a boss 12-18 yrs. younger when they were young. Luckily, many of them knew they were gonna get axed and don't take it personally. They were smart and planned ahead, saving like there were no tomorrow, keeping expenses down, knowing that at 50 they would lose their jobs, and they say their time is way more valuable than their paycheck, and that they were prepared. Then you have those who were living it up like it were 1999 and start crying etc. because their 7 series lease payment and house payment means living from paycheck to paycheck....

Truth is when you work for someone else, it really is employment at will. When you can't make money for your employer, you're gone without a second thought. Many of us are young here today, but we'll face the same thing when we're older. That's why I don't want to overspend and always want to save today.

I'll just say it again, everyone who drives a BMW should be maxing out the 401k to the IRS limit, and if not phased out, ditto for the ROTH IRA. If you're not, the only valid excuse is you don't have a pulse...
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My dream job involves me taking a pay cut. Hopefully I get it next year. Money doesn't make me stay with a job, the job itself, does.

Do what will make you happy. Think 10 years from now, do you still want to think "man, I regret not taking that opportunity".
Yea at some point you hit a level where just because Job X pays more than Job Y doesn't mean its necessarily a better gig. My motives for taking the new role are more based around the type of work I will be doing and the networking and experiences I will have rather than because it pays more. Which it does lol but that's just an added plus.
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