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If I get the choice, do I take the job in Detroit?
Yes
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No
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
Only if there is an attractive lady over there to visit once in a while
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Stay out of our country you stupid Brit
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So...today I get given the opportunity (or at least, have it suggested that the opportunity might be mine) to move to Detroit for a year or two with work. My question is...yes or no? I think a poll is required. I'm thinking yes....being as I was thinking about looking for another job anyway.
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Post Mon Jan 17, 2005 6:14 pm   View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
i8tokyo



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Redwings!!!!!!

Thank you, Drive through...

(btw, that is a big yes)
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Post Mon Jan 17, 2005 6:37 pm   View user's profile Send private message
edrie



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to do that! come over, enjoy, travel - and have fun!
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Post Mon Jan 17, 2005 6:48 pm   View user's profile Send private message
Ted J



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Tough call. The few times I've been to Detroit I didn't find it very appealing. I'm sure there are nice parts, but I haven't been to them. On the other hand, the Detroit airport is a hub for Northwest Airlines, making it a great location from which to see the rest of the country.
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Post Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:18 pm   View user's profile Send private message
Woof!



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Hells yes.

It's not like airplanes are going to go out of style the moment you land in Detroit. I mean, if they did, you'd have a much bigger problem, you know?

You could never wear your Sopwith Camel again! Horror!



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Post Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:25 pm   View user's profile Send private message
Ginjg



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Don't pass up the opportunity. You are always welcome here. And the Motor City is home to some great music. And as others have mentione Detroit is a hub so you can visit some of our cool attractions.

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Jo



Joined: 29 Mar 2004
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Location: Near here, on Tuesdays, but just on the days that end with nth. Like 3nth.
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Go for it! If you can't handle Detroit, you can escape and come to my house for the weekend. It's maybe 4 hours away and heck, we could set something on fire in the back yard! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

My kids think that is great fun! I've actually had the following conversation -

Mom - What was THAT 20 foot flame I just saw????

Anonomous teen boy voice - Oh that! It was just a can of.... nothing!

Mom - Oh, well, DON'T do it again!!!! GRRRRRRR!

Several anonomous teen boy voices - BWAHAHAHAHAHARDYHARRROLTFLMAOFF...... Ok!

(They fear me so) Wink

Actually, Detroit is not bad..I have some friends there that could tell you where to go Wink and where not to go. Very Happy
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The first thing that popped into my head was "I bet the weather there really blows" but that's just me.. Weather.com says it's 5F right now with a wind chill of -7F, BTW.

That said, if it's a good job and you don't have anything nailing you to the UK, jump on it.

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Drive to Manchester. Cover it with grey snow and ice and lots of hostile, dangerous, frustrated people -- TA DA! -- Detroit.

Up side, Ann Arbor is close, a college town, and very progressive for that section of the country. And Chicago is only a few hours away, and it's a great city.

But I defer to Becky, who actually lives near Detroit.


Jeff, are you in London? Because if it's between London or Detroit, I'd have to go with Paris.

You do know that George Bush and his people are in charge of all of the states, right? Imagine Maggie Thatcher with a cowboy hat, a tiny penis, and a lobotomy. That's our leader.


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chris wrote:
Jeff, are you in London? Because if it's between London or Detroit, I'd have to go with Paris.


I'll second that. Laughing

As for Detroit, I worked there for 20 years. Ok, Ok...so it was really only 2 years; it just felt like 20. Fun can be had there, but then fun can be had in Hell if you're just weird enough.

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chris wrote:
Drive to Manchester. Cover it with grey snow and ice and lots of hostile, dangerous, frustrated people -- TA DA! -- Detroit.

Up side, Ann Arbor is close, a college town, and very progressive for that section of the country. And Chicago is only a few hours away, and it's a great city.

But I defer to Becky, who actually lives near Detroit.


Jeff, are you in London? Because if it's between London or Detroit, I'd have to go with Paris.

You do know that George Bush and his people are in charge of all of the states, right? Imagine Maggie Thatcher with a cowboy hat, a tiny penis, and a lobotomy. That's our leader.


I spent 5 years in Manchester at University...I was brought up 23 miles from there (approximately). I currently live near Cambridge, which is about 60 miles from London. Paris is ok...not sure I'd work there...I'd end up writing songs all day or something.

And yes, I do know that George W Bush and his people are in charge of the whole place. I am aware. I just feel that as I am thinking about getting a new job...this opportunity seems too good to miss. After all, they PAY for me to go to the US...and to stay there. It's not too bad. I'll bring my wit, charm and good looks. And fear.
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Well, I don't feel old enough to say shit like this, but here you go:

I've almost never regretted anything I've ever done, I have, however, regretted a lot of things I haven't done.

Go.

But remember, fear is your friend. Detroit is one of the cities (and there are many here) where cultural infamiliarity can kill you. Quickly learn where you do not want to be, and learn how not to go there. You will be driving, and it will be on the wrong side of the road. Confusion sometimes results.

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Only good thing about Detroit is that it has a tunnel and a bridge that gets you into Canada.
I have been through Detroit more than enough to know that you don't stop. Ever. I once saw a dead Alsatian on the side of the highway. Stiff as a board, legs reaching for the sky. God knows how long it had been there. I really dislike Detroit (can you tell?) and I live 60 miles from Buffalo. However, Chicago is only 5 hours or so from Detroit so that is good. Also Toronto is only 4 hours away and that is even better. I am sure you would live out in the suberbs somewhere which I suppose would be ok, but I have a serious problem buying goods and services from stores where you interact with the clerk through 2 inches of bullet proof glass. As an emigrant from England myself, I wish you all the best if you make the move.

cheers

Paul R
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Hey, go for it! I'm mostly just echoing what everyone else said. That, and if you end up really hating it, you can hitchhike around the country and visit all of us.
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I recommended that you stay out of the country, but only because the Bushmen are in charge. If you do decide to come over and things get too bad, just cross the bridge into Canada. I'm hoping to do that one day myself.

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