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Old 08-07-2012, 09:28 AM
 
Location: downtown Louisville, Ky
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:27 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I recently learned of a job opportunity in Louisville that would be a good fit and a fairly short move but... I went through army basic training in Louisville some years ago and I have to be honest and say I suffer from 'South disease.'

My time in the army there did not really afford me much exposure to the town itself but I drew a lot of impressions from others in basic who were local. I know that I have a problem with many southern states; Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Arizona and Florida. Being in St. Louis, I've noticed that Florida seems to exert an unnatural pull on many people here -it is the go-to holiday destination for many I know and many more that I do not know, judging by the amount of times I overhear someone waxing about going to Florida. I cannot grasp what it is about FL, I've been there several times and it usually reminds me of certain parts of St. Louis like St. Charles, St. Peters or South St. Louis County. Admittedly the weather is usually better but I've been there when it's hot and humid -just like St. Louis.

I also the the think racism I see when in the south -in general- is more blatant and in your face that the below-the-surface racism we have in St. Louis. So that will likely play a role.

One of the biggest things is salary, the position I would be applying for (broadcasting) lists no salary but research and job searches have made it clear that this position will more than likely pay 1/3 to 1/2 less than the same job in the Midwest/West/Northwest and East Coast. I guess I will keep looking in New Mexico as far as the south is concerned, which, while having it's own issues, is much more preferable to me than the aforementioned states.
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