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Akira
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From: in transit
Registered: Oct 2001

posted March 06, 2002 14:47     Click Here to See the Profile for Akira   Click Here to Email Akira     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So I have a crappy job. On Monday I interviewed for a better job. On Tuesday they called and told me to report to work on the 11th. It's in a city some 400 or so miles to the south so now I've got to use the rest of the week to pack and organize the move.

So I go into my boss's office to tell him I need to quit, only i can't actually give notice. He get's this really relieved look on his face -- turns out the head office gave him word today that my entire department was to be summarily laid off.

So not only do I have a new and better job to look forward too, I get to leave on good terms (and with good references) despite only being able to give a few hours' notice.

Now all I gotta do is figure out how to get two adults, two cats, one dog, one snake, and a house full of stuff 400 miles south in 4 days without technically having a place to put it all yet.

But as they say -- one day at a time.

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Zwilnik
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From: London, UK
Registered: Dec 2000

posted March 06, 2002 15:14     Click Here to See the Profile for Zwilnik     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I feel your pain. Just about to move flat too. Happily out of London (yay!).

As far as the rather neat technical challenge of moving two adults, two cats, one dog, one snake, and a house full of stuff 400 miles south in 4 days, I have a cunning design that requires some very clever animal training, some specially made small harnesses and some very tricky gearing (oh and a lot of wheels). However, you might have a problem with the animal welfare people if you use it

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Tau Zero
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posted March 06, 2002 15:35     Click Here to See the Profile for Tau Zero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You do this with U-Haul or Ryder trucks, storage units, multiple drivers and Motel 6's at the far end.  Once you're in a Motel 6 you can afford to breathe for a week and search for permanent living space.

(Yes, I have done this, minus the second adult and the pets.  You would not believe what you can do in 22 hours until you've done it.)

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Xanthine
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From: the lab
Registered: Mar 2001

posted March 06, 2002 16:11     Click Here to See the Profile for Xanthine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It sounds like you got very lucky. Just keep reminding yourself of that if and when all hell breaks loose.

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Take by surprise and the world gives up resistance.
- Tennesee Williams

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ZorroTheFox
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From: Milton, WA, USA
Registered: Oct 2001

posted March 06, 2002 16:21     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
are you sure you're not going to wake up from this one......Z

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pawn
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From: somewhere over the rainbow
Registered: Jan 2000

posted March 06, 2002 16:31     Click Here to See the Profile for pawn   Click Here to Email pawn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you rent a truck to move your stuff be careful. There was a story in todays local paper of a guy who moved from B.C. to Alberta, only to have his rental truck stolen from out in front of the hotel he was staying at. He lost everything, and i'm not sure if insurance is going to cover it.

It could be pretty easy to lose everything you own in just a few seconds. One idea would be to see if the rental place has a storage lot to secure your stuff until you can find a place.

Well anyway congrats and good luck.

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macadddikt18
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From: In a world beyond your understanding
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posted March 06, 2002 16:36     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is a big bright side to this. You just have to find it.
Nayt

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Through out your life you will wonder who THEY are. Then you find out who THEY really are. From then on you live you life in fear of THEM and you wish you never knew who THEY were.

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Charisma
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From: Somewhere (I'll just say Earth)
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posted March 06, 2002 20:34     Click Here to See the Profile for Charisma   Click Here to Email Charisma     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow... good for you... how great is that!?

*sigh*

I need a job...

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Charisma
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posted March 06, 2002 20:36     Click Here to See the Profile for Charisma   Click Here to Email Charisma     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Prefrably one that requires little work and a big, tax-free paycheck... anyone know where I can get this?

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Snaggy
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posted March 06, 2002 21:10     Click Here to See the Profile for Snaggy   Click Here to Email Snaggy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Akira! Congratulations, and best of luck at the new job. Keep us posted!

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Nemo
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Registered: Feb 2002

posted March 07, 2002 00:24     Click Here to See the Profile for Nemo   Click Here to Email Nemo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Charisma:
Prefrably one that requires little work and a big, tax-free paycheck... anyone know where I can get this?

I know where, but it's taken...

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annie
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From: somewhere in Canada
Registered: Sep 2001

posted March 07, 2002 05:51     Click Here to See the Profile for annie   Click Here to Email annie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by macadddikt18:
There is a big bright side to this. You just have to find it.
Nayt

The big bright side to this is that it will all be over quite soon, and then you can lie back and relax and enjoy your new job.
Congrats.

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macadddikt18
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posted March 07, 2002 05:55     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yes, i hope you enjoy you new Job, and get lots of fun money.
Nayt

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TechnoGram
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posted March 07, 2002 07:36     Click Here to See the Profile for TechnoGram   Click Here to Email TechnoGram     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
well, congrats for the new job and salary!

let us know how the move goes or went, depending on when you have to post

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Swiss Mercenary
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From: All the way from the land of Chocolate, Cheese and Cuckoo Clocks.
Registered: Feb 2000

posted March 07, 2002 08:25     Click Here to See the Profile for Swiss Mercenary   Click Here to Email Swiss Mercenary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Nemo:
I know where, but it's taken...

So do I, so do I, after all I am in it.

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spungo
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From: Hell's toilet
Registered: Jan 2002

posted March 07, 2002 13:32     Click Here to See the Profile for spungo   Click Here to Email spungo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Swiss Mercenary:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Nemo:
[b] I know where, but it's taken...

So do I, so do I, after all I am in it.
[/B][/QUOTE]

Be honest now - there MUST be a downside to living in Switzerland? You know, there's the mountains, the chocolate, the great food, the efficient public transport, the discrete banking system, that nice fountain in Geneva,
... where's the rub?

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ZorroTheFox
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posted March 07, 2002 17:16     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the only downside would be at the ski slopes >;o) ...........Z

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tafkact
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From: nowhere, man
Registered: Jan 2000

posted March 08, 2002 06:04     Click Here to See the Profile for tafkact     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
COLD

freezing cold

damn cold

not a single palm tree in at LEAST 2000 miles

sand?! ha! on the ROAD, *maybe*

t-shirt weather? sure, if yer a Polar BEAR!

nice place to look at from the inside of a fast moving airplane, but you wouldn't wanna live there

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Swiss Mercenary
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From: All the way from the land of Chocolate, Cheese and Cuckoo Clocks.
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posted March 08, 2002 06:46     Click Here to See the Profile for Swiss Mercenary   Click Here to Email Swiss Mercenary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
Be honest now - there MUST be a downside to living in Switzerland? You know, there's the mountains, the chocolate, the great food, the efficient public transport, the discrete banking system, that nice fountain in Geneva,
... where's the rub?

It is expensive; it is a Police State, a democratic one, but still a Police State. Believe me, before I got into this job, there were a lot of downsides. Thanks to working in the UN, it has provided me with the possibility to turn my life around, pay off all my debts and get back on my feet.

As for the Jet d'Eau, only get to see it during the summer months . It is still off at the moment.

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spungo
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posted March 08, 2002 06:56     Click Here to See the Profile for spungo   Click Here to Email spungo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
It is expensive; it is a Police State, a democratic one, but still a Police State. Believe me, before I got into this job, there were a lot of downsides. Thanks to working in the UN, it has provided me with the possibility to turn my life around, pay off all my debts and get back on my feet.

As for the Jet d'Eau, only get to see it during the summer months . It is still off at the moment.



You going to be affected by Switzerland joining the UN? (I didn't even know they weren't in it!)

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Swiss Mercenary
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posted March 08, 2002 07:43     Click Here to See the Profile for Swiss Mercenary   Click Here to Email Swiss Mercenary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
You going to be affected by Switzerland joining the UN? (I didn't even know they weren't in it!)

I honestly have no idea. I am glad that they will be joining, but I do not know what this means for my job.

As it is, I am now looking into paying Swiss Unemployment and OAP just in case anything should happen.

Oh yes, the Military are still running after their money
All Swiss men have to do military service, if they do not or are medically unfit (as was my case) they then have to pay a military tax because they are exempt I did not ask to be exempt, I wanted to do my service, but they would not let me.

One h**l of a thread drift?

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quantumfluff
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posted March 08, 2002 08:28     Click Here to See the Profile for quantumfluff   Click Here to Email quantumfluff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thread drift doesn't matter in this thread. Akira is going to be so busy with the move and a place to set up that the thread should be long dead before she sees it again.

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Akira
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posted March 09, 2002 11:43     Click Here to See the Profile for Akira   Click Here to Email Akira     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
*pokes head up from mess of packing utensils and wrapped up geek toys*

Wow -- thanks for the well-wishings, all!

There's something of a plan forming as well -- I'm driving off tomorrow and crashing the couch of an incredibly patient college friend for a few days whilst looking for an apartment. The girlfriend will stay here to finish packing and get the apartment cleared out -- the landlord let us take this month's rent out of the security deposit (nice of him, I thought, especially given that he's not prorating us the extra 5 days into April that would constitute 30 days' notice) but we have to leave the place scrubbed floor to ceiling as a condition. So she volunteered to get stuck with that thankless job. This also gives us a way to take care of the pets until they can be transported.

For the record:

1) The job actually pays significantly worse than my stint as a dotcom whore but will be entirely more enjoyable and hopefully a step on the road to a totally new and much more fulfilling career. And the reduced income will go °much* further in LA than in San Francisco, so the effective net loss of purchasing power is actually pretty low.

2) Akira is a he. Akira's companion is a she.

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quantumfluff
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posted March 09, 2002 19:54     Click Here to See the Profile for quantumfluff   Click Here to Email quantumfluff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Opps. My bad. I grew up in an Italian family. Girls names ended in 'a', boys names endit in 'y'. You sort of project that onto everything without noticing you're doing it.

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MBoprey
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From: In the crevices of my iBook
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posted March 18, 2002 19:38     Click Here to See the Profile for MBoprey   Click Here to Email MBoprey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Get an iBook to keep you company for the trip. : )

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