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Old 07-05-2009, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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John, if you love Portland so much and don't beleive the people who wish to give you advice...then just come out and see for yourself. If you have an MBA (and experience in hospital finance) or nursing degree I would not be worried, but otherwise coming without a position will be outside of my comfort zone. It's individual preference though, but I have been in the situation where I have moved out with a prayer and hope in the last major recession...safe to say the experience was a learning one why one should not.

I don't think the city has the same reality as you imagine that it does...and when you do you'll have a greater disappointment then if you came with an open mind. Which makes me wonder what you will do if the city doesn't live up to your imagination if you take an all or nothing type risk, or worse if you are unable to make it.

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Subsound, sometimes I think we both work for Voldemort Inc. although I know that's not the case. At old Vold we have a mystery going on it's called "The Case of the Disappearing Old People Who have Pensions."

I replied "That's like telling a starving person here's a piece of meat; it's poisoned but it's food so don't complain."
Honestly I think we do sometimes as well, but sadly I think there are a number of the same unfriendly companies in the area...which really sucks . I know my own has lost a great deal of experience and talent from bad policies (including my predecessor, which I didn't find out for a bit) as people see what happens to others. My own has even though there is such a big number of workers, that many don't have the education and experience they need...and the ones they got rid of won't come back because they left the area (and have such bad feelings about it).
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:43 PM
 
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John, if you love Portland so much and don't beleive the people who wish to give you advice...then just come out and see for yourself. If you have an MBA (and experience in hospital finance) or nursing degree I would not be worried, but otherwise coming without a position will be outside of my comfort zone. It's individual preference though, but I have been in the situation where I have moved out with a prayer and hope in the last major recession...safe to say the experience was a learning one why one should not.

I don't think the city has the same reality as you imagine that it does...and when you do you'll have a greater disappointment then if you came with an open mind. Which makes me wonder what you will do if the city doesn't live up to your imagination if you take an all or nothing type risk, or worse if you are unable to make it.



Honestly I think we do sometimes as well, but sadly I think there are a number of the same unfriendly companies in the area...which really sucks . I know my own has lost a great deal of experience and talent from bad policies (including my predecessor, which I didn't find out for a bit) as people see what happens to others. My own has even though there is such a big number of workers, that many don't have the education and experience they need...and the ones they got rid of won't come back because they left the area (and have such bad feelings about it).

I went to Portland thats the thing. It seemed like restaurants did well, it seemed like the city lived up to everything I could ever ask for in a city.
I even got a taste of reality there almost going totally broke and wasnt all that pissed off about it since I bonded with the city and wished I wouldnt have to go back to FL at that time.
I didnt once get totally flustered to the point to where I said, this is horrible and I got a month stay in Portland too and even overstayed and missed my plane and stayed out there another 10 days. It was quite an adventure. This is why Im convinced that I have to make the move at some point. Probably 5 yrs when I can save near 10 grand and then go out there because thats a good cushion to live off until you can get employed I think. You can at least be out of work for 6 months if you bring that big of a nest egg anyhow and dont eat out most of the time and get bargain groceries so.. who knows.
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