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Sounds like Sarasota, FL where I grew up and worked summers while in
college.  Of course, now I'm on the Left Coast (Portland, OR), the last safe
haven for apparatchiks from the fallen Soviet Union.  If it wasn't for the
good skiing and lack of air-conditioning necessity, I'd still be
swimming/sailing/scuba'ing in Sarasota.

Gulf Breeze has much the same to offer, along w/ a more temperate winter to
kill off the mosquitos.

Larry Oeth
----- Original Message -----
From: Fountain Conner <fconner(--nospam--at)>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Sent: Friday, June 23, 2000 2:27 PM
Subject: Geography -- Re: Average Salary by Experience

> I live on Florida's Gulf Coast.  Access to the white sands of Pensacola
> Beach, and the Gulf of Mexico is worth at least $10,000 per year, relative
> to Birmingham, or Mobile, Alabama.  Double that if you're coming from
> Atlanta.  Don't believe it?  Try to get a job here.
> The west cost seems to be similar to the Gulf Coast, except that cost of
> living is *so* high out that way that salaries are lots higher than
> anywhere.  Otherwise no one could afford to live there.
> When I was losing engineers from the midwest to Denver, I discovered that
> (25 years ago) the view of the Mountains was worth about $5,000 per year.
> Does that translate to about $15,000 today.
> And I know of one place (which shall be nameless), that's so remote,
> backward, humid, full of snakes and alligators, and far away from *any
> other* market for engineers that it takes a *premium* to attract someone
> there.  One clue, the word "grits" is pronounced with two-syllables.
> Fountain E. Conner, P.E.
> Gulf Breeze, Fl. 32561
> ----------
> > From: Khosrownia, Ghassem SPK <GKhosrownia(--nospam--at)>
> > To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)'
> > Subject: RE: Average Salary by Experience
> > Date: Friday, June 23, 2000 6:38 AM
> >
> > How does locality come into the picture in this salary report? I always
> > assumed the salary for those practicing in the southwest should be
> > than say those who work in the southeastern U.S.
> >
> > Ghassem.