June 20th, 2008


I'd Be a Fool Not To

I have been asked by winchell and others if I would take the Carson City job if it were offered to me. A week ago I may have hesitated some because I really kinda like ABQ and there is always the fear of the unknown. After seeing the location and meeting with the people, a lot of fear was erased. I also found out some financial things that I would be a damn fool if I turned down the job. First, Nevada has no state income tax. That alone would save me a few thousand dollars a year. Second, since C.C is closer to Lake Tahoe than to Reno, there is a locality pay increase involved. That adds a couple more thousand to the salary. Third, the position IS a promotion if I perform satisfactorily for a year. So in other words there would be about a 15% pay bump. Not too shabby! The cost of living doesn't seem to be all that different between here and there, so that would be a realized gain.

If I do get the job, I can honestly say that being furry helped. Even during the second interview they were bringing up the fact that they thought it was so cool that I play Otto the Otter. I stressed the fact that if hired, I would do everything I could to get the character to their office.

In other news, Kitty and I will be hopping on the Southwest Chief today and heading to LA. We should be at the SoCal picnic tomorrow. Amtrak is having a hell of a time with the flooding along the Mississippi, but they assured me that our train will be on time today. Hope to see some of you there. Look for a "Wow cool! I'm making an LJ post from the train" post either tonight or tomorrow morning.

Promised Train Post

Well....sort of. Due to the flooding, the Southwest Chief has been delayed about 5 hours. *grump* Oh well. At least tomorrow morning I'll get to see all of the new trackwork that was recently completed on Cajon Pass. *sits in ABQ train station*