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Old 06-29-2019, 01:54 PM
 
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No.

They offer relocation bonuses (typically between $5 and $10 grand) but they are heavily taxed so you end up receiving about half of that in cash.

Most companies today do not want to pay for employment relocation to begin with.



While I was living in Atlanta I regularly drove between Greensboro and back which averaged aprox 11 hours round trip like clockwork.
Interesting.

I know companies are reluctant to pay for relocation expenses (especially if it's not an internal transfer), but each one still does things differently. My company paid for moving expenses and transportation costs directly (all managed via. a third party firm), although in exchange I got a much lower stipend (it was a little under $3K I believe).
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Old 06-29-2019, 02:21 PM
 
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I just did that drive last summer to Minneapolis and back. I took it easy going north and stopped at Mount Vernon, Illinois for the night. Hung out a few hours the next day in Madison and stopped in Eau Claire, Wisconsin for night two. I could’ve easily kept going on into Minneapolis, but I decided to sleep anyway.

Going back was a different story. Pretty much all at once and took 35 into Iowa. Got off at Mason City on US 18/218, stopped just outside Dubuque to see the “Field of Dreams” before continuing on down to Cedar Rapids for dinner, then 380/218 down to Missouri meeting up with US 61 on into St. Louis where I hooked up with I-64 back over to Mount Vernon again and continued south on 57/24. Stopped at a rest area just before Chattanooga for a nap which took a few hours. Then on to Atlanta after that.

My record is 25 hours almost non-stop from Tuscaloosa to Flagstaff. I was a zombie when I got to Flagstaff. That was in my early 20s. I wouldn’t be able to do that again now.
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Old 06-29-2019, 02:24 PM
 
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Interesting.

I know companies are reluctant to pay for relocation expenses (especially if it's not an internal transfer), but each one still does things differently. My company paid for moving expenses and transportation costs directly (all managed via. a third party firm), although in exchange I got a much lower stipend (it was a little under $3K I believe).
Yeah. My relocation to Seattle was paid for by a $9k relo package but I only received about $4.5k after taxes and deductions so I still ate the cost on some of that trip.

My relocation to Austin was paid for by a $7k relo package but I only recieved about $3.5k of that after taxes and broke even on that move.

I've had opportunities to go back to Seattle but even with a $10k relo it would be gone within a month due to how expensive it is to live there now. I know a dude paying $800k for a 2 bedroom townhouse up there... anyway... way off subject now.

Alot of corporations especially in IT are hiring H1B's who they will fly in from overseas, pay only for their flight ticket and 2 weeks at a hotel (enough to get their paycheck) and count on them to huddle together in a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment on a $35 $40k year salary on a job worth over $90k so combine their costs and save the corporation money (and they personally still get to send money back overseas to their family if they work together.) while educated Americans either have to take a lower salary or go unemployed... Irritates the crap out of me how cheap and petty this country is becoming.
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Old 06-29-2019, 02:27 PM
 
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I personally can drive a LONG time without becoming fatigued so I dont expect anyone else to do what I do (drove from Atlanta to Seattle without stopping (over 52 hours) and also frequently drive between Austin and Atlanta without stopping which is fairly similar mileage to Atlanta and Minneapolis)
That is pure insanity. First of all...I'd never even consider it...the company would have to wait. Even people who think they aren't fatigued likely are, and cause a danger. Secondly, I start to go crazy after about 10 hours in the car, even if I'm swapping out with someone driving. I have a 13.5-hour drive coming up, and am slightly considering canceling the trip altogether over it.
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Old 06-29-2019, 02:43 PM
 
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I'm just trying to figure out how to make a 2-hour trip without a car to look at an apartment I am on the waiting list for ...
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Old 06-29-2019, 03:15 PM
 
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That is pure insanity. First of all...I'd never even consider it...the company would have to wait. Even people who think they aren't fatigued likely are, and cause a danger. Secondly, I start to go crazy after about 10 hours in the car, even if I'm swapping out with someone driving. I have a 13.5-hour drive coming up, and am slightly considering canceling the trip altogether over it.
The 52 hour drive was pushing it. But I can easily handle 24 hours and remain fully coherent and functional after the drive.

I'm usually doing stuff the moment I get to Atlanta from Austin, and when I drive back to Austin I'm usually back at work the same day.

Edit:
Here is my Google location history showing my most recent trip to and from Atlanta - showing the duration and mileage in the green circle - also showing that I did not rest at any hotels by the duration it took going either way, and I did not get much sleep on the night before I left to go to Atlanta due to a storm taking out my roof the night before:
**click for better resolution**
Austin to Atlanta:


Atlanta to Austin:


I also have one of San Francisco if you want me to post that up, that one was 24 Hours.

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Old 06-29-2019, 04:07 PM
 
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The 52 hour drive was pushing it. But I can easily handle 24 hours and remain fully coherent and functional after the drive.

I'm usually doing stuff the moment I get to Atlanta from Austin, and when I drive back to Austin I'm usually back at work the same day.

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Here is my Google location history showing my most recent trip to and from Atlanta - showing the duration and mileage in the green circle - also showing that I did not rest at any hotels by the duration it took going either way, and I did not get much sleep on the night before I left to go to Atlanta due to a storm taking out my roof the night before:
I'm not saying you didn't do it. I'm saying that it's insane to do it. I am so glad I don't have a job that expects that kind of crap out of me. Any job that expects someone to drive nearly 1,000 miles in one shot and work on both ends right away is inhumane.

Do you really do this for a company or are you self-employed?
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Old 06-29-2019, 04:10 PM
 
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I'm not saying you didn't do it. I'm saying that it's insane to do it. I am so glad I don't have a job that expects that kind of crap out of me. Any job that expects someone to drive nearly 1,000 miles in one shot and work on both ends right away is inhumane.
It isn't so much my job - although Im capable of working my full time job in Austin or Atlanta - but, I still have properties in Atlanta that I have to come back for and oversee, plus family and the latest trip was to crash with family due to a storm taking out my roof - I could have went to a hotel but I was due in Atlanta in another week anyway so I just came early.
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Old 06-29-2019, 05:17 PM
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Hi,


we are planning for a long drive car trip from Atlanta to Minnesota(Minneapolis).
Google map is showing 3 possible ways from Atlanta to Minnesota.

Do anyone experienced this trip?


I am going for this long drive for the first time

Can Anyone please suggest the safest possible route,precautions, must visit places/locations and resting places during this long drive


Thank you
About 3 years ago we went to Chicago. Going up we stopped overnight in Knoxville to visit friends. Took I-75 to Knoxville, Lexington, Cincinnati, Dayton then on to Indianapolis (If going I-75, I would probably recommend the South Cincinnati loop to I-74 to Indianapolis to avoid the Ohio River bridge over I-75. Then on to Chicago. Only headaches are south of Chattanooga and Ohio River bridge.

Coming back we stopped in St. Louis. So we headed across southern Illinois to Evansville, Bowling Green and down to Nashville to Chattanooga to Atlanta. Nashville often seems to be a mess. Note that I-69 is complete now almost all the way from Evansville to Indianapolis, so that is an alternative that wasn't there before.

At Bowling Green we stopped to go to Mammoth Cave. Didn't have time to do the Corvette Museum. Lexington is a pretty town. It has the Kentucky Horse Park and Henry Clay Mansion, although I wouldn't call those "must visit." In Indiana, you mostly see cornfields and wind turbines. For that matter, from Bowling Green to Dayton to Minneapolis to St. Louis and back to Bowling Green is mostly cornfields. St. Louis has their zoo and the arch. Hard to get decent tickets to the Cardinals without planning ahead. And Chicago, is, of course, a trip in itself.
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Old 06-29-2019, 05:19 PM
 
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Hi,


we are planning for a long drive car trip from Atlanta to Minnesota(Minneapolis).
Google map is showing 3 possible ways from Atlanta to Minnesota.

Do anyone experienced this trip?


I am going for this long drive for the first time

Can Anyone please suggest the safest possible route,precautions, must visit places/locations and resting places during this long drive


Thank you
I was working on a project in Minneapolis for a while and had an apartment there and traveled back and forth frequently. I flew and had everything else shipped.

I did rent a car and drive back one time. I did it over three days, two nights stopping in Milwaukee (because I had never been there) and Nashville (where I have family) on the way. That middle day was still a long drive. Overall, flying will save you time a money.
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