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Apr 22, 2012
Haven't lived in SLC, but Denver has 300+ days of sunshine per year, great climbing all year long, and endless ski and backcountry possibilities. It's a 25-minute bus ride from Boulder to downtown Denver on the RTD BX bus, too, if you wanted to live in Boulder and commute. Plus, there's a great craft beer scene here, and large, non-state-run liquor stores that are not relegated to 4 aisles inside your grocery store. For me, the choice would be easy. John Johnson
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jul 30, 2001
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Apr 22, 2012
I'm sure glad I'm a lot different in real life than how I must come off on a silly thread. It wont be hard to have a good attitude at the the interview since it is a job I can see myself enjoying and being good at. In reality I'm just reticent to leave a place where climbing is right there. I can see the happy and sads from my front door. Yesterday it was 90 in bishop so we had to drive 15 miles to get to some of the most fun granite trad and sport climbing I've ever done. I'm glad a few of you realize why moving to any city after this place, despite the "real world" financial issues, is a huge decision. GhaMby
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Apr 22, 2012
sweagan wrote:
In reality I'm just reticent to leave a place where climbing is right there. I can see the happy and sads from my front door. Yesterday it was 90 in bishop so we had to drive 15 miles to get to some of the most fun granite trad and sport climbing I've ever done.


You should visit Boulder while you're out here for your interview. Haven't been to Bishop, but I can't imagine the climbing is any closer there than it is here. Eldorado Canyon is 8 miles from town. When it's 95 degrees, we drive 10 minutes up Boulder Canyon and sport climb on the shady side, or 15 minutes up to Dream Canyon, or 30 minutes up to Lumpy Ridge and climb at 8500 feet where it's nice and cool. If you have a good career opportunity here, I don't think you'd regret the move.
John Johnson
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jul 30, 2001
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Apr 22, 2012
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Tristan Higbee wrote:
And watch out for those Jews if you ever go to New York.


Utah politics, laws, and most of the social culture are utterly dominated by one religion that is based in the state. Jews are a small minority in New York. The situations aren't even remotely comparable. You'd warn someone who likes to drink that they might want to consider Islamic culture before moving to Abu Dhabi, a pork enthusiast that they might want to consider the Jewish culture if they were moving to Tel Aviv, a facebook fanatic that they might want to consider Chinese culture before moving to Beijing, etc. It is wise to consider LDS culture's effect on things like nightlife, zoning, schools, work environments, etc when assessing SLC as a place to live, much less Provo. Those things make living here way, way different than living in most other major metropolitan areas in the US - not necessarily better or worse, but definitely different.
Andrew Gram
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Joined Jan 1, 2001
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Apr 22, 2012
"I'm sure glad I'm a lot different in real life than how I must come off on a silly thread. It wont be hard to have a good attitude at the the interview since it is a job I can see myself enjoying and being good at."

Perhaps, but it's worth pointing out that you solicited advice on 2 separate threads about possibly moving to Denver then proceeded to disparage the very audience from whom you were requesting said advice. I think that's what people, including myself, find offensive, and I'm a relatively recent transplant here very cognizant of Denver's deficiencies.

Putting that aside, when I interview applicants one of the key considerations is whether they will be happy here. If they have strong connections such as family elsewhere, and/or I sense apprehension about moving to Denver for one reason or another, that applicant ends up at the bottom of the pile.
Rob Eison
From Denver, CO
Joined Sep 20, 2003
245 points
Apr 22, 2012
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Step one: get the job offer.

Step two: decide.
J mac
From Boulder, CO
Joined Oct 8, 2008
119 points
Apr 22, 2012
John Johnson wrote:
You should visit Boulder while you're out here for your interview. Haven't been to Bishop, but I can't imagine the climbing is any closer there than it is here. Eldorado Canyon is 8 miles from town. When it's 95 degrees, we drive 10 minutes up Boulder Canyon and sport climb on the shady side, or 15 minutes up to Dream Canyon, or 30 minutes up to Lumpy Ridge and climb at 8500 feet where it's nice and cool. If you have a good career opportunity here, I don't think you'd regret the move.


Driving distances in Bishop are about the same as in Boulder. Actually, in Bishop it is a bit farther from town to roped climbing, but the boulders are close. Bishop also has close to zero traffic, so the driving times are probably similar, even if Bishop has greater distances. The quality of what you get to at the end of that drive is significantly higher in Bishop.
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