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They are never HR or Benefits Administration jobs... *waits patiently*

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Celestial Healer wrote:
They are never HR or Benefits Administration jobs... *waits patiently*

I think the coke machine would object to being replaced...

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I so wish I had any chance of talking my wife into moving cross-country. That Software Developer position sounds like a dream job for me. (That is, I might be qualified for it, and I'd absolutely LOVE to work for Paizo!)


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Liz Courts wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
They are never HR or Benefits Administration jobs... *waits patiently*
I think the coke machine would object to being replaced...

I'm sure we could work out a generous retirement plan for Ms. Machine.

After which, Celestial Healer and I will arrange an appropriate gladiatorial battle* to the death to establish a pecking order for the opening that Ms. Machine's retirement creates.

*:
Such a combat would necessarily be fully clothed, so as not to create a potential sexual harassment environment, and would need to take place in a fully ADA-compliant location. Also, gambling on the outcome would be a violation of applicable State law and is impermissible.

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Arazyr wrote:
I so wish I had any chance of talking my wife into moving cross-country.

Have you tried?


Woot! My girlfriend just said she would move to Redmond! Sending my resume!


F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
Hear that guys? We're "trendy up-and-comers." :)

Just because all ravens are black doesn't mean all black things are ravens...

Mark Moreland wrote:
But the same is true of taking any job anywhere. Folks with families shouldn't feel that Paizo isn't the sort of place you can work. Obviously you need to consider your family, but if you feel you're qualified for any of the jobs we post, by all means, apply!

It's certainly fair to say that having a family to move should factor into any decision to take a job that requires moving, but some industries are more robust than others, and some positions within companies are more robust than others. Paizo is, first and foremost, a publisher of original printed material. If the market were to change, and the company was cutting back on non-essentials, it would be the positions farthest from the core activities that would go first. I'm guessing software development might be among those.

That said, I have only the vaguest feel for how fickle the industry is, so I certainly wouldn't say that my warnings are Nostradamus-style prophecy or anything ;)


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Treppa wrote:
Aren't your employees more "right-brained" thinkers?

I was going to ask this. The "right brain" is what's associated with creative thinking (imagination, wholistic and symbolic views of things). The "left brain" is analytical and math and language oriented -- which, mind, I imagine is also important in game design! But the clause doesn't reflect that concept.

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Chris Lambertz wrote:
I'm so hip I can't see over my own pelvis.

I'm gonna call you "Zaphod Chris" from now on. Or perhaps "Beeblechris."

Cheliax

I can do this job, hopefully get hired, I do need a job...

I find it funny I'm not that great in IT but I still did Small Business development for 10 IT companies and got 1 certified in CMMi.


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Mrs. Gersen tells me she'd move to Redmond in an instant. She also tells me she'd be willing for me to take a pay cut to do so, and would offer free yoga classes (she's a certified instructor) when we got there.

I take these as subtle indications that she might not mind relocating to Washington State.

Cheliax

Very subtle ones Mr. Gersen, My wife might start cooking some pies and cakes hahaha and coffee to go along with the cookies.


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blasted lack of college degree gets me again. O well, yell if ya needa salesman in fla.

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VoodooMike wrote:
F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
Hear that guys? We're "trendy up-and-comers." :)
Just because all ravens are black doesn't mean all black things are ravens...

Hear that guys? We're ravens... or black things... or...

Screw it, I'm going to stick with "trendy up-and-comers."

Cheliax

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Judy Bauer wrote:
Eric Jarman wrote:
Liz Courts wrote:
Move to Washington, there's no state income tax.
But how are the sales and property taxes? Not to mention license/registration fees...
In Seattle, sales tax is 9.5%; in Redmond it's 8.6%. -_-

In Illinois you can have that sales tax, 6-8% property tax, 5% income tax...

...I guess we don't have explosive volcanoes, so there's that.

Paizo Employee Editor-in-Chief

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Squeatus wrote:
I guess we don't have explosive volcanoes, so there's that.

Oh, good point. This was something that wasn't pointed out to me until like a month after taking my job on Dragon. Though, I would have still moved out here even if I had known what a lahar was in 2003.

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I thought those clips were of what happened when James was playtesting Fiendish Codex 1?

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

Program Manager, Cert Level 1 (2 years exp) vs. Paizo Project Manager: Not quite the same, I only handled the taxpayer money of one country, not the hopes and expectations of a rabid community of fans from around the world. Too much pressure!

Cheliax

Liz Courts wrote:
Alexander_Damocles wrote:
Another year or two and I'd love that software developer job. That internship also looks delicious, but Washington is a wee bit north of me. Move to California, we have better weather!
Move to Washington, there's no state income tax.

I just got turned on by that!

Tell me about tax write offs! Sloowly ...

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F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
Oh, good point. This was something that wasn't pointed out to me until like a month after taking my job on Dragon. Though, I would have still moved out here even if I had known what a lahar was in 2003.

Good news on that front—the new location is no longer in the lahar evacuation zone! (Though I can't imagine the predicted tsunami in Lake Washington will be good for the 520/I-5 floating bridges. ...Dibs on the cleanest Paizonian couch!)

Seriously, though, for those concerned about the possibility of moving to an earthquake/volcanic zone, the city of Seattle (presumably Redmond too) takes the natural disaster threat pretty seriously and is keen on citizens being prepared. They offer lots of free workshops on emergency preparedness, earthquake retrofitting, first aid, etc. that are great for peace of mind, as well as support for community-building events to help people get to know their neighbors.


Compared with the constant annual threat of hurricanes coming in from the Gulf of Mexico -- not to mention flooding every time it rains -- I'd be happy to trade down for an occasional volcano threat and/or mudslide. (Not to mention that people like me, with a geology background, have an ingrained fascination with volcanoes that sometimes compels us to move towards an eruption (to study the lava) instead of moving away from it like most sane people.)

Cheliax

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Judy Bauer wrote:
Seriously, though, for those concerned about the possibility of moving to an earthquake/volcanic zone, the city of Seattle (presumably Redmond too) takes the natural disaster threat pretty seriously and is keen on citizens being prepared.

...and then there's the hundreds/thousands of years periods of inactivity and the fairly reliable early warning ("Ranier is 10 feet bigger today, think it's time for a road trip everybody") so it is kind of like worrying about the sun burning out on us. :)

@Kirth: If you're out that way and something does happen, please don't run toward it. I'm betting the lava is pretty interesting, but I'm guessing the superheated gas, ash, and razor sharp rocks blowing by at the speed of sound might complicate things. :)

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VoodooMike wrote:
F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
Hear that guys? We're "trendy up-and-comers." :)

Just because all ravens are black doesn't mean all black things are ravens...

Mark Moreland wrote:
But the same is true of taking any job anywhere. Folks with families shouldn't feel that Paizo isn't the sort of place you can work. Obviously you need to consider your family, but if you feel you're qualified for any of the jobs we post, by all means, apply!

It's certainly fair to say that having a family to move should factor into any decision to take a job that requires moving, but some industries are more robust than others, and some positions within companies are more robust than others. Paizo is, first and foremost, a publisher of original printed material. If the market were to change, and the company was cutting back on non-essentials, it would be the positions farthest from the core activities that would go first. I'm guessing software development might be among those.

That said, I have only the vaguest feel for how fickle the industry is, so I certainly wouldn't say that my warnings are Nostradamus-style prophecy or anything ;)

I've got a 16 and 4 year old and it took us five months to finally get relocated completely from Atlanta. I also left a police detective job of 10+ years. Sometimes, for peace of mind and quality of life, you have to take a chance on a job you will love as opposed to a job that will never go away (like a police detective).

And for those who don't think they can talk their wives or significant others into it, just ask Mrs. PFS. It took some talking but I convinced her to take a chance also.

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Michael Brock wrote:

I've got a 16 and 4 year old and it took us five months to finally get relocated completely from Atlanta. I also left a police detective job of 10+ years. Sometimes, for peace of mind and quality of life, you have to take a chance on a job you will love as opposed to a job that will never go away (like a police detective).

And for those who don't think they can talk their wives or significant others into it, just ask Mrs. PFS. It took some talking but I convinced her to take a chance also.

Amen! Billing Medicare and Medicaid just isn't feeling fulfilling right now. Obviously I'm not interested in money. :D

My immediate problem is that my wife couldn't move on a dime, because of the nature of her job, but that could change in the future. Like a year or two... and right now I don't have to worry about it today.

Heck, she went so far as to say if I could find an arrangement, we could live apart for a few months and see each other every couple weekends (temporarily).


thrown my resume at the software development position, Hope to hear back from Paizo about that soon :-D yay for being local already.

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Jim Groves wrote:


My immediate problem is that my wife couldn't move on a dime, because of the nature of her job, but that could change in the future. Like a year or two... and right now I don't have to worry about it today.

Heck, she went so far as to say if I could find an arrangement, we could live apart for a few months and see each other every couple weekends (temporarily).

I moved here the last week of September. My wife moved here permanently on Sunday. We had visits the 5 months in between but maintained households in both Seattle and Atlanta during that time. It takes some working but it can happen.


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Chris Lambertz wrote:
F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
VoodooMike wrote:
It makes it a decent fit for the trendy up-and-comers...
Hear that guys? We're "trendy up-and-comers." :)
I'm so hip I can't see over my own pelvis.

Somehow, my image of you has...changed...

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VoodooMike wrote:
F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
Hear that guys? We're "trendy up-and-comers." :)

Just because all ravens are black doesn't mean all black things are ravens...

Mark Moreland wrote:
But the same is true of taking any job anywhere. Folks with families shouldn't feel that Paizo isn't the sort of place you can work. Obviously you need to consider your family, but if you feel you're qualified for any of the jobs we post, by all means, apply!

It's certainly fair to say that having a family to move should factor into any decision to take a job that requires moving, but some industries are more robust than others, and some positions within companies are more robust than others. Paizo is, first and foremost, a publisher of original printed material. If the market were to change, and the company was cutting back on non-essentials, it would be the positions farthest from the core activities that would go first. I'm guessing software development might be among those.

That said, I have only the vaguest feel for how fickle the industry is, so I certainly wouldn't say that my warnings are Nostradamus-style prophecy or anything ;)

I would like to point out that the vast majority of the staff has been here for many years. Some of the "new" people have been here for over a year, and we have people who have been here since day one. (I, myself, have been here for approaching 5 years [that's about half of the company's history for those keeping track] and am not considered part of the old guard [at least, I don't consider myself part of it].)

There are instabilities in any job and workforce. Speaking as an insider and someone who has worked HR for several different industries in a variety of economies, employment at Paizo is one of the most stable I've ever had the pleasure to experience.

So don't let worry about Paizo's future stop you. We're not going anywhere. Employment here, from my experience and perspective, is very stable.


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I still call dibs on running the Paizo Cafeteria...

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David Devier wrote:
I still call dibs on running the Paizo Cafeteria...

Ah, so you're applying for that Chipotle managerial position I saw on the door the other day?


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You tempt me, Moreland. I've been looking for a way out of east Texas...

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Mark Moreland wrote:
David Devier wrote:
I still call dibs on running the Paizo Cafeteria...
Ah, so you're applying for that Chipotle managerial position I saw on the door the other day?

Hey, now! It's about equally split between that, Jimmy John's, and Fatburger. You can't ask poor David to run all three of those!

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Don't forget Spicy Talk! Or Kanishka!

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You know, if we had a manager at Haiku that got us discounts...


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Well, I've got nearly 10 years of Restaurant management. I can't believe you guys have got me seriously looking into this.

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Liz Courts wrote:
Don't forget Spicy Talk!

Who's talking about me?!

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David Devier wrote:
Well, I've got nearly 10 years of Restaurant management. I can't believe you guys have got me seriously looking into this.

Vic just pointed out to me that Haiku is hiring.


This place is near the Paizo office? Now I NEED that job!!!

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Kirth Gersen wrote:
This place is near the Paizo office? Now I NEED that job!!!

If you're coming to PaizoCon, Haiku is literally right across the street from the hotel.

Spoiler:
Well, technically, it's across the street from the hotel whether you come to PaizoCon or not


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Maaaaan. Now I'm looking at my finances and plotting the sheer crazy of moving halfway across the country.

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Mike Brock just moved a considerable household across the country. I would advise asking him what he would do differently.


Liz Courts wrote:
Don't forget Spicy Talk! Or Kanishka!

Kanishka? A Buddhist Kushan ruler of Kashmir? Huh?

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Well I got nothin' to say except I'm hungry now. :(

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Jeff de luna wrote:
Liz Courts wrote:
Don't forget Spicy Talk! Or Kanishka!
Kanishka? A Buddhist Kushan ruler of Kashmir? Huh?

Since I appear to be in the business of linking local restaurants today: Kanishka is hands down the best Indian food in the area.

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Jeff de luna wrote:
Liz Courts wrote:
Don't forget Spicy Talk! Or Kanishka!
Kanishka? A Buddhist Kushan ruler of Kashmir? Huh?

Locally, Kanishka is a very delightful place in which I overeat plates of naan, saag paneer, chicken tikka masala, goat curry, veggie pakora, and tandoori chicken. It's awesome if you dig Indian food.

Which I do.


Liz Courts wrote:
Jeff de luna wrote:
Liz Courts wrote:
Don't forget Spicy Talk! Or Kanishka!
Kanishka? A Buddhist Kushan ruler of Kashmir? Huh?

Locally, Kanishka is a very delightful place in which I overeat plates of naan, saag paneer, chicken tikka masala, goat curry, veggie pakora, and tandoori chicken. It's awesome if you dig Indian food.

Which I do.

You're making me hungry.


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One thing I have going for me is the fact that I'm single and can still move everything I own in an SUV with a small trailer. But I definitely think I could maybe manage the move in.. 2-3 months, if I economize. We shall see what the future holds. Someone get out the Harrow deck!

edited because I missed an I in there and it looked silly.

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David Devier wrote:

One thing I have going for me is the fact that I'm single and can still move everything I own in an SUV with a small trailer. But I definitely think I could maybe manage the move in.. 2-3 months, if I economize. We shall see what the future holds. Someone get out the Harrow deck!

edited because I missed an I in there and it looked silly.

The good thing about a food background is that you can be dropped blindfolded pretty much anywhere in the world, and if you're good enough with basic cooking skills and pantomime, you can get a gig where you can make a living within a week. I say this as a guy who worked kitchens for a dozen years. Portable skills are good skills.


If you ever need legal counsel, I have an impressive CV.


Adam Daigle wrote:
David Devier wrote:

One thing I have going for me is the fact that I'm single and can still move everything I own in an SUV with a small trailer. But I definitely think I could maybe manage the move in.. 2-3 months, if I economize. We shall see what the future holds. Someone get out the Harrow deck!

edited because I missed an I in there and it looked silly.

The good thing about a food background is that you can be dropped blindfolded pretty much anywhere in the world, and if you're good enough with basic cooking skills and pantomime, you can get a gig where you can make a living within a week. I say this as a guy who worked kitchens for a dozen years. Portable skills are good skills.

That just happens to be what I'm going to be studying.

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