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Old 11-12-2013, 10:07 AM
 
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I have been in Engineering for 30 years now.(Wow - I'm getting old)
Lived in several states and two countries.

My advice - If it is a good job that allows you to earn some good $, develop experiences, skills and connections - TAKE IT.

At your age - tying yourself to your home state could be a mistake. You can get back there later and probably have a lot more options, if it really means that much to you. Further - you are not that far away.

MKE is a nice liveable place - don't worry about that.

Agreed. I've not lived in MKE, but I did in Madison, and Milwaukee was always a nice place to hang out.

There is no reason to stay in Michigan. You can easily visit. Moving out of state is a good thing for young people do (that is why I moved to Wisconsin), it promotes independence.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:10 AM
 
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On the other hand, Wisconsin doesn't have fire ants or tarantulas or rattlesnakes. You can walk barefoot in the long soft grass and not worry about getting bit by something poisonous.

Well, it does have two species of rattlesnake, but they are hard to find. I spent many many hours looking for them. Oh, pet peeve, but they're venomous, not poisonous.
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:48 AM
 
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Thanks for the responses everyone. It looks highly likely I will be taking the job. I do have multiple offers currently for different locations. I wouldn't be leaving Michigan to go there, but Michigan is where I've been trying to get back to. My fiance is going to be the harder one to convince to move to Milwaukee. Anyone have any advice on how to convince my fiance, who is an RN to move to a location 5 hours away from her family?
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:19 AM
 
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Thanks for the responses everyone. It looks highly likely I will be taking the job. I do have multiple offers currently for different locations. I wouldn't be leaving Michigan to go there, but Michigan is where I've been trying to get back to. My fiance is going to be the harder one to convince to move to Milwaukee. Anyone have any advice on how to convince my fiance, who is an RN to move to a location 5 hours away from her family?
It's only 5 hours, not like it's a 24 hour plane ride.
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:40 AM
 
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5 hours is nothing. I don't understand that being an impediment.
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:57 PM
 
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Thanks for the responses everyone. It looks highly likely I will be taking the job. I do have multiple offers currently for different locations. I wouldn't be leaving Michigan to go there, but Michigan is where I've been trying to get back to. My fiance is going to be the harder one to convince to move to Milwaukee. Anyone have any advice on how to convince my fiance, who is an RN to move to a location 5 hours away from her family?
yea - really not a big deal. Is she THAT close to her family that 5 hrs is going to mean that much?

Here is what you can do though. Tell here you are entertaining the job that is farthest from MI. Then let her then "talk you into" compromising on MKE. You get the job you want and she thinks you are a hero. Win-win. Make up an offer in CA if you have to.

I made my wife move to China for 2 yrs. She was cool with it. She would come home in summer when China was 110 deg F and 90% humidity. Brutal place.
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Old 11-15-2013, 01:50 AM
 
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She would come home in summer when China was 110 deg F and 90% humidity. Brutal place.
To be fair China is as big as the US and there are a bunch of cool places too....
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:16 AM
 
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To be fair China is as big as the US and there are a bunch of cool places too....
Oh, yes. Must be fair. LOL
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wi
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My fiance is going to be the harder one to convince to move to Milwaukee. Anyone have any advice on how to convince my fiance, who is an RN to move to a location 5 hours away from her family?
My wife and I moved to Milwaukee from Los Angeles. I would say that the move has brought us closer together since we are basically on our own. After about 1.5 years here I think we made the right decision.
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:02 PM
 
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5 hours is nothing. I don't understand that being an impediment.
Because some people are very close to their families. With a 5 hour drive you're basically saying you will only see them once maybe twice a month. That's a huge change if you're used to seeing your family several times a week.
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