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    Congrats! It seems the hardest part is over already.

    And don't forget to post pics of your 'I gotta raise knife'.
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    Congratulations Colin!

    How do you pronounce Shinacock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Von blewitt View Post
    Congratulations Colin!

    How do you pronounce Shinacock?
    Phew, thought I was the only one who giggled when I read that.

    Congrats btw!
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    Awesome, Colin! You fought your ego (we all have one, so that's not a knock) and went with stability and quality of life. Now, blow people's minds over at "The ****".
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    Congratulations, Colin. And best wishes for continued success.

    This has been a very interesting discussion, particularly because it is a real situation rather than hypothetical.
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    I think you went with your gut. If the Per Se gig was what you really wanted you wouldn’t have hesitated for a second.

    It’s nice knowing you’re at that standard, and it can be the cool thing of ‘I turned them down’!

    All the best for the new place

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    Shinacock (sha-in-a-****) hills golf club was the smarter move. After thinking about it a lot (with the help of you guys) I realized that although working for TKRG would have been a "new change" and the city move had its appeal, the golf club is the type of gig that I have been working towards for the past 15 years, I just wasn't seeing it at the time. Keller on a resume would opened up new doors, being the executive chef at the #4 golf club in the world will look pretty nice to on a resume and also open new doors.
    It's funny most of you guys were pushing for TK, and that's what I thought would happen, it what I needed to here. All my friends and family were saying things like:
    "Your going to pass down a job like Shinacock to work 100 hr a week for what?"
    "Man if you take the job can you get me on the course?
    "Man I would love to work there"
    "Can you get tickets to the World Cup"
    I didn't really realize that Shinacock was such a high end "exclusive/ elitist" club, do you know what it costs to join these clubs, my jaw dropped when I found out there are crazy people out there that pay over 1/2 million just to play golf play golf yet alone join the club.
    Anyway it's got great pay, good benefits, 4-5 10hr work days, and 6 weeks payed vacation, TK couldn't offer that.

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    Wow, now that you explain the LI gig I would have taken it myself. Gratz sir.
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    Great choice - Better lifestyle and your own time has a much higher value

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