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Old 08-16-2006, 04:11 PM   #1
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Time for a change

Well it looks like I will be relocating.

Last Tuesday I interviewed for a position at an Eaton facility in Fayetteville, NC. Among other things, they make motor control centers and specialized power management equipment for Applied Materials and Trane. The job duties would include managing new product development projects and responsibility for industrializing the various new designs.

Today I got the job offer which includes a generous relocation package. I have decided to accept.

Fayetteville is mostly known as the home of Ft. Bragg. But it is also
known for it's high crime rate and abysmal public schools. As such, we
have been looking for a home near Raleigh. We found a couple of great
residential communities with great public schools in Clayton, NC which
is 25 miles or so SE of Raleigh. Depending on where we decide to buy a
house, my commute would be between 60 - 65 miles each way, about 95%
highway miles on I-40 and I-95. The good news is that I would be
driving opposite of rush hour traffic so the drive would take 60-75
minutes depending on speed. The speed limit on the interstates is 65-
70. My current commute takes 50 minutes so no big deal for me.

The VX is perfectly suited to such a drive. My last tank was 75 MPG in 50/50 city/hwy driving. On the highway portion of my current commute I am getting 76+ MPG at 55 MPH. If I can get away with 55 MPH on I-40 and I-95, I should be able to get mid 70's mpg year round. Possibly more with aero mods.
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Old 08-16-2006, 04:33 PM   #2
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Send the chilluns to a quaker school, you'll not regret it!
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Well, congrats yet again! When does the new position start?
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Quaker schools cost $. And the proper term is "chillinfolk".
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Well, congrats yet again! When does the new position start?
Sometime in September. My new boss and old boss are battling over that right now.

The wife and kids to follow later when household type things get wrapped up.
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Education > money!!! mwahahaha

okay, i'll not push quaker schooling anymore, but hmm, how are you goingto move all the cars?
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Education > money!!! mwahahaha

okay, i'll not push quaker schooling anymore, but hmm, how are you goingto move all the cars?
The Outback goes on Autotrader.... No need for AWD in NC.

I'm taking the VX down and will fly back to pick up the family and drive down in the Prius. It's only 8.5 hours to south of Raliegh.
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Sounds like a dream,
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Not as dreamy as Dartmouth. But I will have to settle for whatever I can get.
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Old 08-16-2006, 09:07 PM   #10
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Congrats!

Congrats!

...and best of luck Hypermiling the Moving Truck

RH77

edit: reading again, "generous relocation package" probably means corporate moving. It seemed funny/plausible at the time, which was 2-minutes ago...
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