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General Topics 01.28.15, 06:18 AM Flag
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General Topics 01.28.15, 06:19 AM Flag
[ - ] DH has a job offer in Alaska- 1.5 million and 150k per year with a 5 year contract. I'm... on the fence. Yay? nay? Currently we are in SF Bay area at hhi 220k. 30 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 05:42 AM Flag
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how old are your DCs and what are the school options in Alaska? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 05:43 AM Flag
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No dcs yet. I'm 29, he's 32. We both are still starting our careers, I have about 13k of student loan debt left, he has 60k of loans to day off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 05:47 AM Flag
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where in alaska? what are your career fields? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 05:55 AM Flag
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Healthcare- he is a dentist, I am a nurse. It's based out of a hospital in Anchorage but he would have rotations in "the bush" ... 5 hours north of Anchorage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 05:58 AM Flag
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is the "bush" 5 hours north of anchorage OR is your base 5 hours north of anchorage? Will you be living in anchorage? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 06:01 AM Flag
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We'd be in Anchorage but he'd have monthlong rotations at remote fishing villages. Here was some of the description from his recruiter: "This village in Alaska is located in a very remote area with access only by boat or air. Wonderful patient community who appreciate their providers with warmth and hospitality. Exceptional salary and benefits program. Ideal for those who love living in "the bush." This is a hunter's and fisherman's paradise surrounded by wilderness. There are options for both staff inpatient and outpatient positions." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 06:04 AM Flag
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go! go! go! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 05:48 AM Flag
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But... so cold, and isolated. Our families are on the East Coast- this is even further. But you're right, I think we should probably go. Gah. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 05:51 AM Flag
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oh, I'm sorry, I thought it was 1.5 m per year + 150K per year guaranteed bonus. now I'm not so sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 06:19 AM Flag
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$1.5mm signing bonus? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 05:51 AM Flag
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yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 05:53 AM Flag
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sounds like a good deal. things might be more expensive but probably, housing will not be. supposed to be beautiful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 05:56 AM Flag
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Yeah, it looks like a sfh will be about 3k a month in Anchorage. Seems like the nice burbs are Eagle River and Girdwood? I'm just researching now. I don't think we would buy if we'd only be there for 5 years! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 05:59 AM Flag
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dont rent for 5 years! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 06:19 AM Flag
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1.5M what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 05:52 AM Flag
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sign on bonus [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 05:53 AM Flag
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+ 750K over 5 years...go! Alaska is beautiful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 05:55 AM Flag
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cost of living is very high in alaska, but with 1.5 you can retire your debt and sock a bunch away. Big problem is what will you do for a job? What career field are you in? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 05:54 AM Flag
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I'm in healthcare too, so I probably could get a job easily. I'm a nurse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 05:56 AM Flag
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for that kind of bonus, I would go. You will probably be ready to get the hell out in 5 years, but in the meantime it will be an adventure. Is it a very remote location? A friend's sister was the doctor at some remote outpost many years ago. They enjoyed it be were ready to return to the lower 48. Are you too young to know Northern Exposure? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 05:58 AM Flag
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Yes- the terms of his deal would be rotations with the Alaskan Native/ Tribal healthcare in the very rural areas. I guess one place doesn't even have running water! But we'd be in Anchorage between the rotations. :-/ Yeah, too young to remember much of Northern Exposure but perhaps I should netflix it if we decide to really do this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 06:01 AM Flag
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it's a great show. Not sure how dated it will feel, but it was the only TV I made time for when I was in grad school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 06:05 AM Flag
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old person alert! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 06:11 AM Flag
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ha :) Old People welcome here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 06:12 AM Flag
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ps- thanks for the thoughts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 06:01 AM Flag
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One more thought. Sounds like like he would be away a great deal of the time. You'll be there 5 years. Have you ever thought about getting a master's? Maybe in something like public health. Main campus of University of Alaska is in Anchorage. You could do it part-time and be done easily before his contract is up. In-state tuition, a way to meet people in your field, you could still work part or full-time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 06:24 AM Flag
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NP: there are more upsides to this than down, OP... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 06:28 AM Flag
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Tempting ... 220k is not exactly rich in the Bay Area. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 06:12 AM Flag
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Yup. That's why we're thinking about it. We're not exactly hand-to-mouth here, but we live in a crappy apartment in with popcorn ceilings and loud upstairs neighbors, neither of us like it very much. My commute is 4.5 miles on 101 south and it takes me 70 minutes to go that short distance! AK sounds... refreshing at the least. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 06:16 AM Flag
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Now is the perfect time to go, before you have school aged kids. Do it! It will be an adventure you will tell the kids about years later [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 06:26 AM Flag
[ - ] What should I pack if going to a destination where the weather is mostly 70? I usually wear dresses 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 05:39 AM Flag
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um, dresses? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 05:40 AM Flag
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Is 70 cold? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 05:44 AM Flag
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no, but not really warm. pleasant. have a sweater cardigan on hand. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 05:52 AM Flag
[ - ] I'm sorry, but does the model in the black panties, upper right hand heart, look like a transvestite? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 05:20 AM Flag
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Link? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 05:32 AM Flag
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Some women have no hips. To determine gender I'd need to see throat and jaw. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 05:57 AM Flag
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i think the reflection on the panty makes it look like she's packing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 06:02 AM Flag
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Ditto and the lack of hips don't help, but I'd also need more evidence. Np. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.28.15, 06:03 AM Flag
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