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Old 06-08-2015, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Been looking at some cost of living comparisons, and the equivalent income in Columbus for the $94K in CT is about $59K, so you'd actually be doing better than you're doing now because the cost of living is so much cheaper overall.
Part of me wants to do it so badly, just for the excitement/adventure factor. Part of me is saying DON'T DO IT because of the drastic decrease in pay and benefits.
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Old 06-08-2015, 10:45 AM
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Part of me wants to do it so badly, just for the excitement/adventure factor. Part of me is saying DON'T DO IT because of the drastic decrease in pay and benefits.
So in the end, you give up everything you've been searching for the past 6-8 years (and never have a possibility of getting it in the future) because of money? At this point, I'd say screw the money. And you were OK with the pay cut just the other day. Look at your original post saying why you were OK with it.

I'd rather have less money than being completely miserable.
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Old 06-08-2015, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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It seems to me that if you jump at the opportunity in Columbus, your compensation could potentially improve in the long term. Whereas if you stay in the Stamford/Norwalk area, given the local issues is there any potential you would ultimately be happy and achieve your life goals?

Imagine it's a few months from now and everything is the same in your current job and life - would you regret turning down this offer? And would you really miss your current job, aside from the compensation and benefits, if you accepted the offer and moved to Columbus?

If you're doing okay financially either way, sometimes you can't put a price on happiness.

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Part of me wants to do it so badly, just for the excitement/adventure factor. Part of me is saying DON'T DO IT because of the drastic decrease in pay and benefits.
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Old 06-08-2015, 11:10 AM
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From his original post...

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If all goes well, I will be in a position next year to put up to 40% down on a house and have a low monthly payment of $680. The other alternative was to stay renting in CT paying $1,750 a month and live around boring, old families and old everything, with horrible traffic and no gay community whatsoever.
Hmm...
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Old 06-08-2015, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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There are far more red counties than blue in almost every state, even those that are considered traditionally liberal. And he's not moving to rural Shelby County (the highest Republican voting rate in the state), he's moving to Columbus. He'll be fine. And your warning seems silly, as if driving anywhere outside the city puts one at risk for encountering roaming packs of Texas Chainsaw Massacre inbreds. Give me a break.
Apparently, you have not ready many of the OP's posts over the past few years. He has an almost rabid hatred and intolerance for anyone or anything that does not align with his personal views. In light of this, I was exaggerating just a wee bit to make a point.

It's okay, calm down. I know Ohio just as well as you or anyone else here does.

LOL.

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Old 06-08-2015, 11:43 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Part of me wants to do it so badly, just for the excitement/adventure factor. Part of me is saying DON'T DO IT because of the drastic decrease in pay and benefits.
You'll probably always have these ping pong matches in your head. And in the end you have to go with what your heart is saying. I know if I were in this predicament, I'd lean towards the what ifs and regrets if I hadn't perused something. Try something other than Connecticut. Because if you don't, you'll be back on these forums posting the same song and dance which at this point nep, is getting very cumbersome. Success and risk taking go hand in hand.
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Old 06-09-2015, 01:01 AM
 
Location: In the hot spot!
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Good luck with the new job and the new city. I have heard good things about Ohio in general, especially the affordability.
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