Some of you may remember (well done if you do) a long time ago (Jan 19, 2006), I made this thread. For those too lazy not to click the link, it goes something like this...
I live in the United Kingdom at the moment, and my company has (finally) asked me to move to
EDIT: Looking on the map it is is just a stones throw away from New York.
The role will be kind of what I do now (Technical), and some other stuff (Presales)... but also a step back to what I did before (Support (but high level)) I was promoted this summer. I think I need them to confirm I will not do support forever, or that I can move away from it… maybe get a nubbin in to take that over and move full time into Technical and sales?
What I want to know is, would you go...? If the package (below) was right, and what you foresee as potential problems.
Work will rent me some accommodation over there, as well as supply a car and health insurance, I would also be paid in line with people in that role in Canada.
One big reservation I have is basically leaving all my stuff in the UK... Like computers, 360, Cars, my flat (and my DVD collection of over 300 movies). It's not that I need them all the time, but that I just will not have access to them at all.
The other thing is friends and family... can I walk away from them all?
So let me know what you think... This isn't a ‘should I go’ (I think I will...), it's more to do with the complexities and unforeseen things I may not be considering.
EDIT: Please don’t let this become an “everyone vs. the states” thread… Feel free to talk about cultural differences and debate the impact of moving country, but please don’t be antagonised into bashing other users / flaming / sniping.