Originally Posted by Rusty Guy
LisaMarie you've certainly gotten jaded in the four months since you haved moved from Boston to Summit County. I'm sorry Mark can't find work.
Uh, I don't know who said that but it wasn't me. And it wasn't LM either.
Just to set the record straight, I'm not at all seriously looking for work there yet.
That's come up in a few different threads and it's not at all what's going on. And I'm not holding myself out yet as a "local" who feels he's competing with "foreigners" - that would be both arrogant and factually wrong.
I'm certainly open to find full-time IT employment out there if I happen upon it via contacts and networking. In fact I did apply for a long-shot not-quite-a-good-fit position at Copper. I also am nurturing a professional contact from my current job who has an IT shop in Denver.
But my current plan involves one of us keeping a "stable" renumerative position as the funding source for the first year or so of operation of Mountain Sport Fitness. The easiest way there is for me to stay with "BigUnidentifiedFinancialCo"
here in Boston through 2005. So although I would quit my job tomorrow if I found the right Colorado-based full-time position, my "Plan A" is to make my current Boston-based job my final full-time IT position ever.
I'm planning to embrace my inner ski-bum when I move out there full time. I am just about fully done with the corporate world
I've certainly got an idea of what work I hope to do when I move full-time to Summit, but working in corporate IT isn't anywhere near the top of that list. There's at least three things higher up
I could see working in corp IT in Colorado for a year or so if that happens to play out that way, but I could also see retiring from it forever.
That's assuming the H1B visas and the offshoring haven't made that profession totally strip-mined by then anyway.
I've done a nice 15-year stint in corporate IT as my third major professional theme (fourth or fifth if you count some short-term or part-time careers). That puts me about 5 years overdue for totally changing direction again!
To take it back to Hanna's question - I do think that the international flavor of a staff at a destination resort adds a certain cachet. And there's always been a strong belief in many countries including the US that working a season abroad is a great way to bring peoples and cultures closer. I'd love for my daughter Kara to work a year in Europe or Australia or S. America - so why shouldn't Hanna have that opportunity too?
But there are valid issues on a broader scope about the increasing number of international hires and almost "bulk-loaded" staffs brought in. Perhaps somewhere in Summit is somebody who is deliberately willing to be underemployed in order to live the mountain life, who would want that job. Perhaps somewhere in Ohio there's somebody who wants that chance. Should there be an order of priority for who gets a shot at it? I don't know the answer but it's a fair question and there isn't a single answer.
(Posted from my Boston-based corporate job that I'm tentatively planning to keep for at least one more year. Wave hi to the firewall monitors; I might have just accelarated my timeframe