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Jobs and New York 2016 edition

Looking for a job and having a young son at home is not the recipe for keeping a food blog alive. Being on a diet doesn't help either. I've come to realize that finding a job as a non-superstar comp sci person is not that easy in New York City, and looking for a job where recruiters always have to ask, "Are you open to relocating to [here]" is also not easy. Who wants to move? No one. But remember that part about the young son? Apparently little kids like to crawl and move and look for space and do things. Since I love sports, the best analogy when it comes to finding a job in NY is to talk about something like football.

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Every company wants to hire Aaron Rogers or Tom Brady. The problem is, most players are average. There are literally millions of average football players in America, and they're usually in high school. It's just that being an average football player doesn't even begin to pay your cellphone bill, much less afford your home.

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I used to believe that the bar is just unnaturally high in NYC, but the few times that I've gone out to eat since little dude joined us, I've noticed that good restaurants are always packed. New York City is just a place with the highly accomplished and these restaurants have no shortage of customers. Like when we went to eat Pok Pok earlier this summer... the next table over, I overheard a guy just came back from Everest. Like... I can't run a mile and that guy went to Everest. Shit ain't happening in Oklahoma City...

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The long divorce from New York is happening at a glacial pace, with me still prodding the city for an opening that'll keep us here. No luck so far, but when I started out the process, the estimation was that this would take six months at a minimum. I don't think life will grant me 6 months until our current living situation feels too tight, when little dude can stand and maybe walk. The quest continues...

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