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    A job interview for The Ultralight...

    So a month and a half ago I came home from work feeling haggard and annoyed one day. On a whim I applied to a job in Maryland. I was not totally qualified, but close. And in certain ways I was very qualified.

    I thought: "What the heck."

    So I sent in my resume and such.

    Today they called AND emailed about an interview (to be done over the internets) middle of next week.

    They seemed surprisingly interested in me... I am not accustomed to this.

    Anyway, here is the zinger. The job starts at $88k.
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    Whoot! Would you have to relocate to MD? I've been there once...the area I was in (Frederick) was lovely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post
    So a month and a half ago I came home from work feeling haggard and annoyed one day. On a whim I applied to a job in Maryland. I was not totally qualified, but close. And in certain ways I was very qualified.

    I thought: "What the heck."

    So I sent in my resume and such.

    Today they called AND emailed about an interview (to be done over the internets) middle of next week.

    They seemed surprisingly interested in me... I am not accustomed to this.

    Anyway, here is the zinger. The job starts at $88k.
    Great news! Maryland is a great state (but I'm partial to the Northeast). You can visit Washington, Philadelphia, and NYC without much driving at all!

    And with a raise, think of all the jet-setting you can do!
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    Wow - good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KayLR View Post
    Whoot! Would you have to relocate to MD? I've been there once...the area I was in (Frederick) was lovely.
    It is in a small town/rural area in MD, a couple hours from DC. So yes, I would relocate. I want to move out of the city.

    Don't get me wrong here. This job is a long shot. I mean a looooooooooooooooooooooooooooong shot.
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    I live about 20 miles outside of Frederick. I love where we live. If yours is a couple hours from DC, depending on the direction it will also be a pretty area. Good luck. Lives have been changed with whims such as yours.

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    Good luck! I really hope you get it.

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    Go for it, no harm in trying.

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    Good luck!

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    Good luck! One of the best jobs I ever had was a longshot. Just believe you can do it.
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