"why would you do it without a guarantee that the person for whom you are trading your career stability can’t simply walk away?" No fault divorce? There's never a guarantee.
@Meaghan O'Connell "Worth it?" It wasn't a lot of money, and it worth the convenience.
@kellyography Well, hers is not a daily commute. When I had my house staged, I saw the stager exactly 3 times: the initial interview, the set up, and the tear down. For those 3 visits plus her furniture and expertise, I was charged $6k. That's an average of $2k per visit.
We were allowed to put whimsical titles on our business card at Apple. I knew "A Scholar And A Gentleman" and the "Village Idiot". Me? I was the Rocket Scientist.
@MrDean As a property owner in San Francisco, I am a vocal supporter of all policies and propositions that limit the supply of new housing units. The price of my property will drop if we allow more development. To be honest, I am not sure why the renters are against more development. You'd think they would figure out that more development means more supply, and that ultimately will flatten or lower rents.
@Allison I would think that "Oh god, in 4 years my oldest will be leaving us for college" could be quite the wake up call. Or maybe just a teenager pushing against rules by saying "What do you care, you're never home/in this state."> Could be. In that case, I would hope the next CEO has a better sense of timing than this guy.
@Aconite I'd assume the same for both sexes. In general, you don't get to the C- level by being a family person. You get there by sacrificing family life (and everything else) for your career. In this case, it's especially telling that his kids are 14, 12, and 9. You generally don't start thinking about spending more time with the family when the kids are in (or approaching) their teenage years.
@jr I don't know the person and only slightly know the product. However--and I freely admit to being a cynical bastard--"I'm quitting to spend more time with my family" is corporate talk for "The board is firing me, but they're gracious enough to let me make an excuse so I'll keep my dignity".
@Josh Michtom@facebook For some people, the issue is being able to work and eat while waiting in lilinene. If you are waiting for your green card or work permit, you are not a legal resident here. If you are nevertheless living here and waiting, then you are not here legally. For other people, there is no line to jump because there is no possibility or getting legal status. If you are living here without an official immigration status, then you are here illegally.
@avianbonesyndrome Depending on where you live, immigration can definitely get in the way of hiring someone you want. If you're a STEM person in the DC area, immigration can *absolutely* be a huge factor in getting a job/hiring someone, because most of the STEM-related jobs involve government contracting somehow. So move somewhere else. It's a big country.