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Old 03-28-2011, 12:10 AM
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Tenthering, I like your style. I am not sure if that is a good thing though...

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I'd live in a bigger small town or a medium-size place in a heartbeat. I was in a city of 200K recently and it was so great. I loved it. Unfortunately, ambition keeps bringing me back to the big city. I'm thinking after this job in a few years it's back to the small city with roots set down and a content life.
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I can personally attest for podunk being as terrible as Phil and everyone makes it sound.

Here's a little bit of background information for those of you who don't know me:
1.) Graduated in 2009; first class to really get hit hard by the economy.
2.) Wasn't the most desirable candidate; I only had P, FM, MFE, MLC with a 4.00 in-major, 3.85 overall and 1 internship at a well known insurer.
3.) Got my one and only job offer the day after graduation in a podunk area 3-4 hours away from home, and 1 hour away from the city where alumni from my college are expected to work.
4.) I accepted because I had no other alternatives.

Here's where I'm at 14 months later:
1.) I'm still in podunk. It sucks; no one in the actuarial department of my office is under 30yo, I haven't met one person in my apartment complex and I spend my free time overeating because good food makes me feel less depressed. I stopped working out, and at one point I was smoking a pack of cigs per day.
2.) Most of my day is spent on the phone with cowokers from our office in a very desirable city that gets mentioned on AO at least 100 times a day, but I can't transfer there because I was told that "I was hired to work in podunk". It sucks.
3.) I have a decent amount of money in my checking account (25K; started with $0), but I don't go out anywhere because I haven't met one person to be friends with in podunk. I really hate it here if you can't tell.
4.) I just passed my last ASA requirement the other week, and I'm working with a recruiter from the site sponsor to rid myself of podunk. I can tell you that there is no amount of raise my employer can give me to stay in podunk once I tell them I have an offer elsewhere. I'm not even focused on the Spring-11 FSA exam; my only goal is using ASA as leverage to leave podunk.

Would I recommend accepting an entry level job offer in podunk? Naw. I think I would have been happier rotting away in graduate school these last 14 months.
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