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#1 Jase

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 08:24 AM

She had a job offer that didn't offer enough money to justify the increased cost of living, but had more potential for higher earnings down the road. She had to turn it down.

But now she's saying that her only long-term future with the company is in Chicago. As someone who's never lived outside of charlotte, naturally this scares the poop out of me. It won't be easy for me to find a job up there, either.

Do they at least have biscuits up there??

#2 Murph

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 08:33 AM

Ugh, sounds like you are giving up a lot for a chance at something bigger. Many stories can be told of people who took that chance and it lead to success. Many other stories of those coming back home with their tails between their legs. Might be the biggest decision you make in life.


Hope that helps. sarcasm

#3 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 08:34 AM

No Jase, I am not in Chicago, but thanks for asking.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 08:38 AM

Buy Kevlar. Double up depending on what part of Chicago.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 08:51 AM

Crank the A/C, put on a jacket, grab some beer and order a deep dish pizza (with sausage) every day for the next week. Tell her you're adjusting to the way of life in Chicago, and she will just have to get used to it if you move there

#6 Epistaxis

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 08:57 AM

kevlar
lol

Anyway, yes, we have biscuits.

You likely would end up in the suburbs, which are quite pleasant.

Buy a coat.

Plus, you have me, which is awesome.

#7 stirs

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:06 AM

High murder rate
Horrible public schools
High cost of living
And Jay Cutler

Heck, what are you waiting for?

#8 Panthro

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:08 AM

They hand you an italian beef sandwich when you get off the plane

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:13 AM

Be sure to chew your bear claws

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:14 AM

kevlar
lol

Anyway, yes, we have biscuits.

You likely would end up in the suburbs, which are quite pleasant.

Buy a coat.

Plus, you have me, which is awesome.


This is true. We could get in some trouble.

I am highly skeptical of these northern biscuits, though.

Property taxes seem out of this world, too.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:25 AM

ewww chicago sucks. Obama, unions, taxes, gangs......oh yea its ridiculously windy and cold. eww

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:36 AM

Ask yourself this Jase;

When have you ever said "My wife seems hell bent on...." that didn't end with her getting her way?

Buy a parka my friend, we'll miss you

#13 Jase

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:41 AM

Ask yourself this Jase;

When have you ever said "My wife seems hell bent on...." that didn't end with her getting her way?

Buy a parka my friend, we'll miss you


The only situation where this applies is she really wanted to buy the house we're living in.

And then also when she wanted to have a baby.

Then again when she wanted a second baby.








Crap.

#14 Niner National

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:47 AM

Have fun buying property up there.

The city has something like a 15% property tax rate and the suburbs are even higher (some approaching 30%). Charlotte's 1.4% looks pretty good in comparison.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:30 AM

Give her a kiss and tell her you'll miss her!


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