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    10 miles north, lithicum. II found conflicting data, some say it high crime, others say no. Small place, 10k people. Pretty high median income, 72k I think. Only 2 large companies, Northrop and ciena. Hope its not ciena, I have a No compete clause in my severance package, can't work for them for 18 months.
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    Only you can make this decision, however, in your position, I would probably take it, unless something else, in a more same state appeared. If you go, stay safe and watch your back.
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    Have one pending in Minnesota and 5Texas as well. Either of which I would take over Maryland. Both say they will make a decision in the next couple weeks. Maryland seem anxious and in a hurry and I'm afraid they will decide sooner.

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    I left a low-freedom, constitution-trampling state...and moved to Texas. Ain’t going back but for weddings, funerals, or the birth of a child. In and out.

    Not worth the risk of running afoul of some stupid law, and expending resources in the (il)legal system.

    Nope. Not for all the tea in China.

    Think of it as voting with your wallet. If your skills are in such demand, there will be other opportunities.
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    Are you willing to commute? You could get a place in PA and drive into work every day.
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    How would that work as far as taxes? Would I pay PA and MD state income tax? Probably Alabama too. Or is it just to the state you earn it in?

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    Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil....because concealed MEANS concealed.
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    I wouldn't. Just me, but 5x that offer wouldn't be enough.

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    If you need the money and like to eat, you go. If ya don’t, you stay.

    Thats entirely up to you, and nobody knows your situation better than you.
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    My employment for many years "allowed" me to see a lot of places, meet a lot of fine and not so fine people, try new foods, and do things I wouldn't have got to do if I had just stayed in one place. I found that if I put myself into the assignment the time went fast and was more enjoyable. We do what we have to do.


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    I was a Union electrician for my career. When work was slow in my jurisdiction, I traveled to Texas, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Chicago/northern Indiana over a period of five years. I chose those places and not the West Coast because of the adventure of places that were completely new to me. I was already familiar with CA, OR, WA, and I wanted a ready job and new states to see. I worked at a brand new nuclear power house in southern Texas, Children's Hospital in Boston, various commercial jobs in northern New Jersey, three different steel mills in Gary, IN, plus a stint piping houses in Waukegan, IL. What got me through it all was the knowledge that I would be coming home to Colorado after a period of time; that nothing about being away was permanent.

    At our age, time keeps on slipping into the future faster and faster so, in my opinion, ten months is a cake walk, even if it's in Hell because of both the big paycheck and impermanence. If a 100K job was in TX, I'd take it over a MD job at 120K. The cost of living can be less in locales away from Democrat strongholds.

    When traveling, I brought a mattress, a sleeping bag, a pillow, clothes, toiletries, three pans and one pot, minimal table ware and a fan. I rarely ate out and I bagged all my lunches. Food can cheap and nutritious if you're careful. All this in order to minimize expenses because I had a home in CO to support, as well as supporting myself on the Road. I learned a lot out there, plus the historical sightseeing was fabulous. As for carrying in secessionist states, my choice was to fight back. Democrats can only kill you on the street, not in in their joke court system.

    I'm sorry this was long-winded, but it's not a job you're contemplating, it's an adventure!
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    Would I go? Yes. Would sock away every penny I could.

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    I spent a lifetime in Chicago one February.
    I did 2 winters in that Communist Siberia. Getting up at 6AM to shovel snow before work got old fast.
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    I'm just a (recently) college educated hick in Iowa but you do need to consider the cost of living in the area vs the money you will be making vs how much you need vs how much you want. Someone told me decades ago that wants cost more than needs. You have to add in the costs of a want that are invisible, such as how will it reduce the ability to get a need.

    I earned a Masters degree in Business 2-1/2 years ago from scratch thinking I could change careers. I got a few job offers in places I would love to go, but all were outside the country, I finally gave up sending out resumes. One was 100 miles north of Banff, Alberta Canada on a cleanup job. Would have loved that one! However, I'm very well established in my residence having been on this hobby sized farm for 31 years.

    Would I move to the city? Would I move to a burb near a city? Same answer> Not even if hell froze over! I left the medium large (currently crime infested) city of St. Louis, Mo where I grew up ASAP after I got out of high school. Then I traveled because I sorta knew I wasn't going to be able to as I got older. I visited or worked (manual labor) in most states west of the Mississippi except N. Mexico.

    Money to me is/was a low priority necessary evil. I earned/earn enough to survive and buy a few toys during the year and I have fun doing it. I wouldn't give up my 7 dogs, 5 cats, 4 horses, 6 donkey's, and the peace and quiet I have here with no neighbors. What I have here isn't much, but it's more than I need.

    Your circumstances are dependent on your wants/needs. If you need the ability to show off what you have earned then go for it if that makes you happy. Or blow that MD job off and wait for something better to come along. If you have made a reasonable living so far, and it sounds like you have, then is there really any urgency to get a job ASAP? Good things come to those who wait (want). But the opposite is also true; if you don't grab the golden ring as it presents itself to you, you may never get another chance. The question remains however, is this the ONE chance you will get? It sounds to me like you have skills/experience that are in demand, so my humble vote is you will have other chances. But it's all on your shoulders now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyK View Post
    Have one pending in Minnesota and 5Texas as well. Either of which I would take over Maryland. Both say they will make a decision in the next couple weeks. Maryland seem anxious and in a hurry and I'm afraid they will decide sooner.
    No income tax in Texas
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyK View Post
    How would that work as far as taxes? Would I pay PA and MD state income tax? Probably Alabama too. Or is it just to the state you earn it in?
    States have different rules, but theoretically you’ll only be taxed once on the income. With luck, dependent on the states, you might be taxed on less than 100%, if not, perhaps more than 100%.

    The state you earn it in has a claim on the taxes, the state you reside in has a claim on it, but will generally prorate or apportion the income and resultant tax, some provide a credit for the tax paid in the other state.

    Specifics are important.
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