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  1. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Woot Woot!! My promotion has been announced!!! As of July 1st, 2008 I will be unit manager for my companies Butte, Montana location. 29% pay increase, full relocation package and fully vested profit sharing. The relocation package covers 100% of closing costs on a home up to 120% of what my current home sells for plus $2,500.00 towards the down payment.

    Based on the crap I spewed on the monkey for that last several years I think its best to keep quiet about my employer – I’ll just say that we are a perennial Fortune 500 Company with over 1,100 units spanning every state in the nation except Hawaii but including Puerto Rico. That’s all. :)
     

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  2. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    seriously? Google it and you'll see.
     
  3. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    Sounds like a heck of a deal. Can I crash at your new place when I come fishing in Montana?
     
  4. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Congrats, Midget! So did you get a lot of coworkers e-mailing you to congratulate you? I did when I got promoted last year. That was nice.
     
  5. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Sure. :)
     
  6. Broken_Spoke

    Broken_Spoke Mr. Big Hot Pastrami

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    Nice move. You will love it here in Montana. No sales tax is a wonderful thing.
     
  7. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Yes - the e-mail was instant and non stop all day as the announcement was made at 9:45AM. I was worthless all day. :)
     
  8. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    How much is the state income tax?
     
  9. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    Where do you live now? Is it that good of a deal to relocate?

    I was just offered a job in St. Louis (In Virginia now) and they were gonna pay all kinds of stuff, but I declined. Not worth it enough for me to move.

    I hope this is great for you, and all works out!
     
  10. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    SM is an hour or two south of seattle at the moment and has a ridiculously long commute iirc (?). so this could be good. congrats.
     
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    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    The pay scale for the position is uniform & the cost of living 40% lower. I've never been in a position to need relocation services but I understand its a good deal. The company pays for everything and guarantees you fair market value if your home doesn't sell within 90 days. I also get 90 days of temp housing, 4 round trip airfare vouchers, car rental & $40.00 a day for food. I can fly in and have my car shipped. I'll be driving though. :)
     
  12. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    You are correct - minimum commute is 90 minutes per day, reality is too ugly for words. I suspect my quality of life will skyrocket! :biggrin:
     
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    ire Turbo Monkey

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    Congrats, hope it all work out
     
  14. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    I don't know about the trail infrastructure, but the habitat looks prime for riding:



    I spy some singletrack in this random google image. Looks like a cool town too.
     
  15. Broken_Spoke

    Broken_Spoke Mr. Big Hot Pastrami

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    Broken_Spoke Mr. Big Hot Pastrami

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    Butte is a little bit of an older town and at times a little rough, but over all not too bad. Also if he wants to zip 85 miles to the east he can come ride in Bozeman.

    SM when is this move set for?
     
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    Congratulations. No ifs, ands or Buttes.
     
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    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    I'll have 90 days of temp housing so that puts me to mid September at the latest. Its in my interest to buy but I want to make an informed purchase - there is a glut of housing available.
     
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    Broken_Spoke Mr. Big Hot Pastrami

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    Awesome, let me know when you do the move.
     
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    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    splat Nam I am

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    congrats

    you needto celebrate , go buy a new road bike !
     
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    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    I have a no questions asked $2500.00 incidental allowance. :)
     
  23. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    Cool now i have an excuse to ride there. Go find all the goodies and keep in touch.:)
     
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    ummbikes Don't mess with the Santas

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    That is very cool mig' ! Escaping the overpriced Puget Sound makes me jealous.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    sure, it may be overpriced but if you actually live in seattle then it's worth it imo. :D outside of seattle, not so much...
     
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    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Thanks for all the kind words and anal sex tips. :biggrin:

    Today will be my last working day at my present location, I'm in worthless lame duck mode. :)

    I wanted to leave ASAP but there are 2 parties and one "official" unit function to attend. Wednesday there is a party at Applebee's given to me by my direct reports. Thursday its out for drinks with my soon to be former peers and Friday at 2PM there is a workplace good bye deal where they give you a plaque...

    I'll be hitting the road at about 3PM on Friday just at the start of the weekend rush
    hour...

    Still its feels better and better everyday knowing that I'll never have to share an office again. :)
     
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    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    40% lower housing cost over Olympia, 60% lower than King County. :cheers:
     
  28. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    Hell yeah.
    It couldn't have happened to a better :monkey:.
    CONGRATS!