OK, a head-hunter for a company in the Seattle area called my husband a few weeks ago and enticed him to interview for a job. It comes at a perfect time for us, because he is at a career crossroads and we need money! He's had 2 phone interviews so far, and they are flying him up to Seattle to interview next week. Every night at dinner, we look at each other and say, would we really do this? We have it good here. Malibu . . . ocean view, beach club, beautiful weather, friends, family, 4 kids established at their schools. We are both from the LA area, and have roots going back more than 100 years here (though I lived in NY for college and MD for grad school; husband has never lived outside the LA area). Are we nuts to leave all this?
On the other hand, we get ants like you would not believe in the summer time. My dog got skunked last night. A few weeks ago I saw a rattlesnake. Pacific Coast Hwy is dangerous when the beach-goers start pulling u-turns, I'm afraid to teach my son to drive here. We could live in a spankin' new custom palace in the Seattle suburbs for what we pay here.
We don't know about the compenstation package yet. If it is unbelievable, then we will take it. If it stinks, we won't. But if it is borderline, somebody please tell me in what ways Seattle beats Malibu. To be specific, Seattle-East, the Bellevue-Redmond area is where we'd be headed. All thoughts welcomed ! Please! I'm in turmoil over this, especially when it comes to uprooting the kids (ages 10, 9, 6, and 4).