posted on Jan, 20 2006 @ 02:58 PM
Okay, here's a quick background before I get to the problem. A friend of the family owns a company, and he's wanting my fiance and I to get
involved. Pay's great, good benefits, and maybe in 5-10 years we'd be running the show. Sounds great--we're in a kinda tight financial spot right
now (which I take most of the blame for, but that's a topic for another thread)--and neither of us really have another job to speak of. She's
working as kind of a temp for them at the moment, so if we accept it's no big change for her. I'm coming off of running my own business, working my
own schedule and making my own rules, so it's a bit different for me but I can work with it.
The problem is that within the next year or so, they're wanting to move the company to Rhode Island--it's currently in Washington State, about half
an hour south of Olympia for anyone who knows the area. I've only been reasonably across the Mississippi once, to Florida when I was 9 or 10 for my
grandfather's birthday. I've been to New Orleans a few times, and even if that counts it's still a bit different an area than New England.
The main thing I'm curious about is how different everything is. I've heard a lot of people talk about the cost of living being much higher
(although income generally offsets that), the winters being terrible, and just the general mentality of the east coast being tremendously different
from the west coast. Is there anyone here who's made the move--east to west or west to east--who could give me any ideas of what to expect? I
really appreciate any feedback at all on this; I don't necessarily mind going even if it's kind of a stupid move, but I'd at least like to know
what I'm getting into.
Edit: changed the title to make it a bit more obvious what the issue is (hoping for a better chance at a reply)
[edit on 1/20/2006 by MCory1]