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so it's money and job title versus toronto social scene
On a whim going to an event just because I'm in the city and I'm close and I can buy last minute
My seasons tickets to footy
Symphonies, operas, theatre...
My once a month alumni dinner
Trying out all the new restaurants...
Dropping by the market at lunch and then making it home early enough that I can do a 4 hour recipe and still sleep before midnight
Happy hour in the financial district
Looking out on to the city from the 25th floor and above
My clubs...and everyone knowing my name there
Karaoke night every Wednesday with the DJ
People watching during rush hour
Going to tastings and foodie events
Randomly bumping into my brother, cousins, people I know from bars and restaurants, waiters/waitresses/bartenders on the street
Seeing the Fairmont lady work her staff and showing up in her lobby
I'm addicted to the energy of being around a lot of people.
I love being in the financial district, entertainment district with generally well dressed people
Hipster neighbourhoods..

as the great poet tina turner once wrote, what's love got to do with it?
Well I'm not going to be boss to my lady friend's sister for the first time in 4 years. I'm going to miss that. I've been taking care of her quite some time. And yeah, my relationship with my lady friend. It's already not in terribly good shape and she took a job 100% on the road. And now I'm going to be on the road too. She's around right now for a bit whilst the firm sets up an office here but she will be back on the road after that. She offered to come work for me after awhile, part-time, which is silly and asinine.
 

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My new employment contract has an 18 month non compete not just restricted to insurers but also financial services firms with no renumeration during that period. Anyone have any idea I can modify that?
 

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I think we’d all agree that missing the regular Wednesday night karaoke would be a major deal breaker for any of us.
Especially when you have your regular slot on the karaoke circuit singing......Like A Virgin or Don't Dream It's Over.
It's important for me because that's how I know all the top 40 songs so when it comes on the radio or bar or wherever it's easier to relate to women age 20 to 25.
 

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On a whim going to an event just because I'm in the city and I'm close and I can buy last minute
My seasons tickets to footy
Symphonies, operas, theatre...
My once a month alumni dinner
Trying out all the new restaurants...
Dropping by the market at lunch and then making it home early enough that I can do a 4 hour recipe and still sleep before midnight
Happy hour in the financial district
Looking out on to the city from the 25th floor and above
My clubs...and everyone knowing my name there
Karaoke night every Wednesday with the DJ
People watching during rush hour
Going to tastings and foodie events
Randomly bumping into my brother, cousins, people I know from bars and restaurants, waiters/waitresses/bartenders on the street
Seeing the Fairmont lady work her staff and showing up in her lobby
I'm addicted to the energy of being around a lot of people.
I love being in the financial district, entertainment district with generally well dressed people
Hipster neighbourhoods..




Well I'm not going to be boss to my lady friend's sister for the first time in 4 years. I'm going to miss that. I've been taking care of her quite some time. And yeah, my relationship with my lady friend. It's already not in terribly good shape and she took a job 100% on the road. And now I'm going to be on the road too. She's around right now for a bit whilst the firm sets up an office here but she will be back on the road after that. She offered to come work for me after awhile, part-time, which is silly and asinine.
It honestly sounds like you could use a break from this situation.
My new employment contract has an 18 month non compete not just restricted to insurers but also financial services firms with no renumeration during that period. Anyone have any idea I can modify that?
No clue. doghouse doghouse maybe woukd know as he's a big wig.
 

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I understand the social aspect but its not like youre leaving to become an eskimo and live in an igloo. Youll be an hour away for a year and a half. Im sure its managable if itll help you propel your career for the rest of your life.
 

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She offered to come work for me after awhile, part-time, which is silly and asinine.
That is an idiotic idea.

No clue. doghouse doghouse maybe woukd know as he's a big wig.
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I'm a medium size business owner so I haven't really had to worry about my employment contract. I do what I want to. Our field doesn't really have non compete built in either, so no experience with others.
 

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I understand the social aspect but its not like youre leaving to become an eskimo and live in an igloo. Youll be an hour away for a year and a half. Im sure its managable if itll help you propel your career for the rest of your life.
3 years. It will take 3 years to accomplish anything significant to add to my CV. You're right that it's not that far. Atlanta was further away. London was 3 weeks on, 1 week off.
 

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3 years. It will take 3 years to accomplish anything significant to add to my CV. You're right that it's not that far. Atlanta was further away. London was 3 weeks on, 1 week off.
Why didn't you just live in those places? I'd rather be in London than almost anywhere.
 

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Why didn't you just live in those places? I'd rather be in London than almost anywhere.
I did. I stayed at the company flat which was along the Thames near Tower Hill. I had the luxury of flying home as long as it was economy so it was an easy choice since the flat was rent free.

Maybe it makes more sense if I tell you my boss' boss the VP in Canada took over European operations so I reported back how I was trying to fix his expanded kingdom.
 

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3 years. It will take 3 years to accomplish anything significant to add to my CV. You're right that it's not that far. Atlanta was further away. London was 3 weeks on, 1 week off.
It's always a winner to show longevity and results achieved on a CV and I remember someone telling me the same: don't go anywhere for less than 3 years as you won't get any traction. Then you have the perennial self-employed contractor/consultant who deliberately won't stay around long enough to either declare a full year's worth of accounts, or long enough for their incompetency/degenerate whoring/alcholism to be found out.
 

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It's always a winner to show longevity and results achieved on a CV and I remember someone telling me the same: don't go anywhere for less than 3 years as you won't get any traction. Then you have the perennial self-employed contractor/consultant who deliberately won't stay around long enough to either declare a full year's worth of accounts, or long enough for their incompetency/degenerate whoring/alcholism to be found out.
3 years isn't longevity, that's not even a flash in the pan.
 

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good decision, imo. hard to believe you wouldn't be capable to organize your work-live-balance from being an hour away ..., right?
It's more the fact I don't fancy driving 100km, don't own a car, and transit is from the city to this place is non-existent. I'm sure if this was the City of London, I could be some bloke taking rail to Ipswich or Portsmouth.

You really should watch Office Space.
"Three company workers who hate their jobs decide to rebel against their greedy boss."

Am I the greedy boss now?
 

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It's more the fact I don't fancy driving 100km, don't own a car, and transit is from the city to this place is non-existent. I'm sure if this was the City of London, I could be some bloke taking rail to Ipswich or Portsmouth.
my bad, I must have missed that fact. never mind. your car allowance should cover some "transit" expenses ...
 

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my bad, I must have missed that fact. never mind. your car allowance should cover some "transit" expenses ...
My mobile is buggered up so I keep working around the broken keys. Yeah it can cover a little over half the Airbnb if I play it out right. Going to start days 1-3 in a hotel though. Figure out the neighbourhood and then set up a system.
 
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