I damn near moved out your way a few years ago. Grey Direct had wanted to hire me to run the creative dept. and the UA account in their Downers Grove office. But the general manager wanted to hire locally, and a better gig in NY came along.<br><br>
I may wind up in their NY office when I move back. The there ECD has wanted to hire me for a couple of years, but they've had a long new biz drought, and have had to lay off more people than they've hired. <br><br>
Loc: Bay Area, California, USA
Ugh. Now you've gone and reminded me of all those ugly agency years I had in the 80s. They haven't changed. They paid crap for wages then and the still do for the most part. I see the fruits of their miserly ways every day in the form of poorly designed and executed artwork.<br><br>On the other hand, I've had the extreme pleasure of working with some true experts who easly made high six-figure salaries because they not only do GREAT design but they know production as well and make a living out of saving their clients A LOT of money. Most of them do national accounts and live in Bermuda or Italy or someplace.<br><br>
Ooooh Steve you might want to stick it out a little longer.<br><br>If you sell your home within the first year of ownership the IRS will stick you with capitol gains tax. Not to mention all the hard work you put in the home.<br><br>
Haven't done much more than a little painting. And as for Cap Gains, you get a substantial exemption if you have to sell and move for a job. Even without the exemption, "sticking out" diminishing income is not an option.<br><br>
You will have to Prove that "exemption if you have to sell and move for a job" its Subjective to the IRS and they want to see a paper trail - however if that move is common in your hood by many others before you, maybe the IRS will over look that Red Flag.<br><br>I wish you the very best and Holy Cow what a bummer<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Even without the exemption, "sticking out" diminishing income is not an option.<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>Exactly...tax breaks are nice, but I wouldn't allow the IRS to dictate my major life decisions. <br><br>
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