I’ve been in California for two weeks and already have two job offers, at least one of which offers a six-figure salary and is a company you’ve definitely heard of, and I’m likely to get a third offer within the next week. I know which one I’m going to go with (hint: it isn’t the one that pays the most), but it is awesome to be in a place where my skills will be appreciated.
If I were still in Ohio I’d likely have to work somewhere that would involve cranking out WTF-worthy ASP.NET pages all day. I’d rather live under a bridge, thanks. Too bad Ohio doesn’t have very good bridges.
Funny thing is, I don’t really care all that much about pay and benefits at a place where I work. I’m more interested in finding a problem that’s so hard I’ll have to throw my whole brain at it. Not having to waste time shoveling snow and scraping ice off my car windows makes for more time to brain at hard problems.