I'll be interviewing for a job in Truckee as a career transfer and promotion. There's so many pro's and con's to weigh.
Scared shitless of higher taxes but excited about shorter winters. I love my job now and created a niche for myself but there's no promotion potential, just the hope of a cost of living adjustment which has been frozen for 3 years now. I love Alaska. It's my home. I was born here. But as I get older, the winters are getting longer.
The promotion would be a wash financially with the higher sales, income and property taxes but the potential for higher earnings remain. I would go from managing myself in my niche to an office staff of 9 people and a half million dollar budget. Supervising is not a problem, I've been a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force and in my current job when my boss is gone. I'm not so sure about the budgetary issues, regulatory issues and cooperator meetings that would come. Right now I go to work and veg my way through another day (yes I'm still quite productive) and it gets old. I've chugged through 17 years and have 13 to go to the big R. I'm in no hurry as I would be 60 then and Les would be a footnote in history. Change is exciting. It gives the brain a chance to reset.
Anyway, any personal experiences about the area would be cool. I'll figure out the small shit.