Interview went great- how is OR?
This is a discussion on Interview went great- how is OR? within the Bob & Terry's Place forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Had an interview yesterday.
I had talked to this company at my schools career fair, then had a phone interview which went great.
The only ...
November 2nd, 2007 05:12 PM
November 2nd, 2007 05:34 PM
Well, if have any follow up interviews, and ask if YOU have any questions, I would not ask about their 'gun policy'...
Originally Posted by friesepferd
Good luck with the (either) job process...
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November 2nd, 2007 05:47 PM
yea i know i wont.
i might ask to see their employee handbook before i accept any offer
(not that i would say no because of that reason, but still)
November 2nd, 2007 06:13 PM
I guess the question you have to ask yourself is do you "live to work" or "work to live"? In other words, is it more important to you that you really like your job or is a job simply what provides you with the means to live your life the way you want on your personal time. I have been in jobs that I loved but hated the place and I have been in places I loved, but hated the job. I have been happier when I picked the latter.
I would, though, recommend sitting down with a map and figuring out where you ideally want to live that has the kind of job you want and then scouring that market for the right job. It's important that when you reach retirement age that you be able to look back on both your personal and work-related life and be satisfied.....
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November 2nd, 2007 08:48 PM
Oregon is a real nice place to live...no sales tax here!
November 4th, 2007 03:53 AM
Yes, I'm in the Portland area.
Originally Posted by friesepferd
Describe what you're looking for in a place to live, what moves you, what irks you, how far you'd prefer to commute (each way), and so on. Perhaps indicate in which part of the city the new job is located. With a bit more info, I'm sure some good comments and suggestions could be made.
Basically, Portland's a good-sized city in the midst of some pretty wild land. 30-40mins driving in any direction can take you into the woods or mountains, depending where you start from. A lot of outdoorsy types live here, given the large number of outdoor activities available (while still having an economy to drive careers). Having lived in a very small community for decades prior to moving here, I am well aware of some of the tradeoffs. Got questions? Fire away.
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November 4th, 2007 09:10 AM
I've only spent a little time in OR, but I wouldnt move there in a drop of a hat. Lots of outdoorsy type stuff to do, its a very nice part of the country.
November 4th, 2007 09:56 AM
Oregon is a nice place. Portland is a nice city. I say go for it! I grew up in Washington but we'd go down to Oregon to ski or to shop from time to time. Its a pretty big city but not too bad - pretty good people. Nothing like the East Coast. There are mountains nearby in a couple directions and its a couple hours (IIRC) from a nice stretch of beach in the Cannon Beach area. The downside of moving across the country is families/relationships etc... of course. Family will always be there, relationships it could put to the test. I say go for it.
November 4th, 2007 02:01 PM
From a gun rights standpoint I think Oregon is pretty darn good (my parents live there). However, I have heard that the City of portland has the Left Coast mentality so you might want to commute from a different county that is near by. Those who live in oregon may be able to confirm or deny this, but that is the word I hear when I am visiting southern oregon.
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November 10th, 2007 03:48 PM
Greetings - Over a year ago I moved from LA to a small community outside of Portland in Clackamas County - GREAT place to live that is well away from the extreme left-wing "Keep Portland Weird" crowd - which is doing a good job of just that with violent (but localized) groups that burn SUVs at night and try to destroy businesses they don't like with aggressive picketing and vandalism.
But that is usually of little concern. Portland overall is a great place with fantastic Jazz and Blues bands and local festivals ,and the best beer on the planet with over 30 excellent local microbreweries. There are great schools, marvelous parks, outstanding fishing, hunting, and skiing - and LOTS of rain.
I carry in Oregon primarily because of violence by predatory illegals (Sorry, but the crime stats make this very clear) which are pretty much confined to a few areas such as Gresham.
If you like wonderful people, great music and beer, the outdoors, and would like to live an area where American values are still largely intact - I think you will like Oregon.
Whatever you decide, here's the best to you.
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