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What would you do?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by boots, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. boots

    boots New Member

    Got a friend of mine who has a job offer in another state where he clearly doesn't want to go. The money is fair and the position is in his field. He's unemployed right now and believes that something could break after the new year. Should he take the chance and go somewhere he doesn't want to go, or take a gamble on 2007 being better?
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Only if he can find a neighbor who takes it up the chute.
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Working beats being unemployed.

    Why doesn't he want to go there?
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    If you are unemployed and you don't take a job because you don't want to move there, don't come whining in six months when you're still unemployed because what you thought "could break" broke the wrong way.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Maybe he doesn't want to leave his girlfriend behind with boots around.
  6. boots

    boots New Member

    From what I understand, the offer is from a place in Mississippi. He doesn't want to go there. The money would be fine, and this, not to take offense to anyone, would be a far cry from where he is now in northern New Jersey. I think the reasons are valid.
  7. boots

    boots New Member

    His girlfriend is my ex-wife.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Guess I was right then!
  9. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    The cost of living difference between northern NJ and Mississippi is huge. His dollars would go twice as far down there.

    I don't see why he'd rather be unemployed in New Jersey rather than working in Mississippi. Unless he believes the stereotypes of the South.
  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I'd go to Mississippi. A buddy taught 1st grade in Mound Bayou, which, back then, was one of the poorest parishes in the nation. I'd love to work in Mississippi, anywere in Mississippi.
  11. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    Working beats this hell out of unemployment. And I lived in Mississippi for five years. It's not bad there. There are good people in the state. Those stereotypes of the South are mostly full of shit.
  12. boots

    boots New Member

    He's been there. It's not northern NJ and I think he understands that. Money, you must remember, is relative. While he'll be making good money for Mississippi, it would be poor money overall. I think that is his biggest hangup.
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