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snoodog  ·  779 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Advice on a major post-college decision

Depends on what kind of folk you hang with and how good your social skills are. It's not the friendliest place but people are very nice.

I'll buy you a beer if you hit me up.

Research assistant is a pretty common job but biotech activity is kind of slow in Seattle. San Fran and Boston are the major hubs for biotech in the us

weird-in-the-woods  ·  779 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's good to hear that people are friendly! I will revel in the fact that there will actually be people to socialize with. Going from college campus to rural life is a drag.

And yeah, I tell myself all of the time that a large metropolitan area will yield many job opportunities. But until I get there and start seriously job hunting I will be perpetually anxious about this.

What would you say night life is like in Seattle? I would really like to see a lot of live music.

snoodog  ·  778 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Music scene is great. I have a buddy that has a side biz scalping tickets and he always ends up going to a ton of shows and make a good 15-20k a year side cash.

ButterflyEffect  ·  779 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    What would you say night life is like in Seattle? I would really like to see a lot of live music.

If you're into live music you're in the right place.

ButterflyEffect  ·  779 days ago  ·  link  ·  

kleinbl00 knows my situation which has resulted in the being in the land of 1000 acquaintances and 3 friends. And not in Seattle.

weird-in-the-woods, do what gives you the best possibility of being happy.

snoodog  ·  779 days ago  ·  link  ·  
ButterflyEffect  ·  779 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm not really a fan of that measurement method for multiple reasons.

What defines what an "important matter"?

Just because a person isn't somebody you would discuss an "important matter" with doesn't mean they're not a friend.

weird-in-the-woods  ·  779 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, I guess it also has to do with your definition of friend. If you would only consider someone your friend if you would discuss something important with them, I would say you have pretty damn rigid criteria for friendship.

However, this article did make me realize that the number of friends I have who I would feel comfortable talking about deeply personal stuff with is diminishing kinda quickly. And they're beginning to become more and more scattered around the world.