— 13 September 2004 —

Places I Want to Work

I have received a number of hits on this site from .jp domains. It is always fun to see who visits any of my sites. I suppose I am like many site owners and am somewhat obsessed with referrer logs.

But seeing the .jp got me thinking about where I want to work.

Right now I live in Illinois. I believe that living here is affecting my ability to get hired on the West Coast, or anywhere beside Illinois for that matter. I don’t think the economy is good enough to the point where a company can’t just step outside its doors, hire the fourth person that walks by, and get a decent employee.

However, given that I know there are companies out there who want the right person and are willing to work for it, I thought I should list some of the places I would like to live. Just in case someone who lives in one of the places listed below has an opening for someone as cute as me. Okay, but I do have other qualities that are good.

Here, in almost no particular order, is the list of places I would love to live and work.

  • Portland, Oregon
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Sevilla, Spain
  • Anywhere, Japan
  • Anchorage, Alaska (but only if I got paid enough to easily afford leaving twice a year at least)

Huh. That’s it? Well, this is just the list of places I would prefer to live and work. It’s always a balance between what the job is, how much it pays, where it’s located, and if the location has good coffee.

I’ve lived in all these places except Japan, so I know my way around. Less so for Lisbon & Sevilla since I spent only a little time there.

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