RE: [stclwrsig-l] RE: finding work out of state and relo

Subject: RE: [stclwrsig-l] RE: finding work out of state and relo
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Gretchen -at- WriteAngleOnline -dot- com, "List,Techwriter" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2006 14:15:27 -0700 (PDT)

> I'm taking this off-list but if you want to publish it
> to the list, I'm OK with it.


> I'm harboring a dream of living in NYC for a year
> after my son graduates from high school (that's in 2
> years, hopefully). I'm currently self-employed but I'm
> thinking of getting a real job for the year so I'm not so
> isolated. Actually, I'd like to find work in publishing
> but I may need to settle for tech-writing (I do love my
> work but would like to try something different).
> My dreamy plan is to sublet 1 or more apts throughout
> the year -- it's not a problem to move frequently since
> it will be just me, my suitcase, and my laptop.

Gretchen...I do something that might interest you.

I live in NJ, about 90 miles from where I work. If I was to commute
every day, aside from $35 per day in gas (I drive a full-size
pickup), the time would be unacceptable (last Friday it took me 4
hours to do the 90 miles).

I do this by sharing an apartment 10 minutes from my office. Every
Friday evening after work I head home and come back up on Sunday
evening. I pay $500/month to split a 2 bedroom aprtment in an old
Victorian (with 9 foot ceilings, wraparound windows, HW floors, cable
and internet wireless access) in a REALLy nice area with a cool 30
year old kid, a manager at the local Cheesecake Factory. I leave at
7:30am and back at 8:30pm, he leaves at 1pm and is back at 4am...we
never see each other. sweet.

If I want to go into the city, I'm a 35 minute train ride into the

BTW...EMC, where I'm at now, has some open reqs for employee
technical writer, if you are interested I can pass your resume.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer

"So long and thanks for all the fish."

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