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I've had it with Rhode Island - Where to go?

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56 minutes ago, slug zitski said:

No need to travel far....different ways of doing things are  right in your own country.

thats the beauty of having a boat...you can check them out. 

Agreed. Although Tuktoyaktak is 2,300 miles from here, it is in our own country. We will travel the length of BC, bottom to top, then across the North West Territory to the Arctic ocean. Another plan is to ride the mint 83 XS1100 Yamaha to Reno Nevada and back, before donating it to a bike museum. If for some reason, maybe in 10 years or so, we can not use the boat, we might travel by van and trailer to many US places.

This year will be busy with boat work, and work on my property. Unkle Krusty

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On 1/27/2018 at 10:05 AM, eric1207 said:

Regarding   "Here, the garbage collectors and the doctors may not live in the same neighborhood but the pay ain't bad..."  http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/24/news/economy/trash-workers-high-pay/index.html

As a retired blue collar worker I am sometimes compelled to defend us.  The pay is good in this instance (ie hasn’t fallen behind inflation in the last 40 years) because they work 55-60 graveyard hrs, often in crappy weather and conditions.  Subtract the 15-20 hr time-and-half OT and their base wage isn't as good as it would seem; considering cost of living in NYC, or a 1 or 2 hr commute on public transportation..  Now compare that life to my tech worker son who I love and respect as any parent would, but who makes 2 or 3 times that, loves his work, doesn’t need a shower when he gets home, takes his free coffee/munchie break in the company cafeteria and often completes his assigned task in less than 40 hrs, whereupon he can tinker on interests (R&D, inventions?) that his employer encourages.  Then he goes out to dinner in the evening or skiing all weekend because he is not bone tired.    Now lets move on to executive compensation....


This is why I am in the tech sector.  More bang for the buck ( or is it buck for the bang?).

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