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Old 07-21-2011, 11:09 AM   #1
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Friends..... today I witnessed the final landing of the Space Shuttle. With the end of the program also comes the end of my career at Kennedy Space Center - just over 22 yrs as a mechanical engineer, working in a few capacities. It was a great ride!

As I've mentioned in a few other posts here, I would like to examine a new direction. I've been preparing for a dramatic change for several years physically, mentally and financially and am ready!

I will be getting a second (phone) interview for a job on a 400 acre home ranch that is located about 30 miles east of Reno NV. The job is essentially providing daily care for a few horses and attending to a small orchard. Compensation is the use of a beautiful private home and utilities. I am 100% confident that I can do the work with ease. The owners seem to be very likeable and genuine. I can swing the finances for awhile and can get a part-time job if needed. And I'd entertain a professional type job at that!

So, my questions for you all are..... (1) what more should I ask about this opportunity and (2) anyone know anything about Washoe County? I've been doing some internet research on the area and on health insurance and have a little list of questions. I have probably overlooked a few *biggies* just because I'm so excited. You all have such diverse backgrounds that I'm sure you can give me some good suggestions! Thanks for anything you can offer...

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So, it sounds like this is an arrangement with a private party (or perhaps a small corporation if they have their ranch set up that way.) Does it involve a contract? I'd be leery of moving 2800 miles on a verbal agreement with someone where you may not have any viable recourse if they renege.

It doesn't have to be 50 pages of boilerplate, just a clear description of the duties involved in the position, the accommodations and other aspects of the compensation, and perhaps most importantly how to unwind the agreement if things go south. You don't want to step into a situation where they can say "You need to be gone by midnight" especially when they are more likely to know the sheriff than you are. It might be good to have the document looked over by someone familiar with Nevada law, as well.
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So, it sounds like this is an arrangement with a private party (or perhaps a small corporation if they have their ranch set up that way.) Does it involve a contract? I'd be leery of moving 2800 miles on a verbal agreement with someone where you may not have any viable recourse if they renege.

It doesn't have to be 50 pages of boilerplate, just a clear description of the duties involved in the position, the accommodations and other aspects of the compensation, and perhaps most importantly how to unwind the agreement if things go south. You don't want to step into a situation where they can say "You need to be gone by midnight" especially when they are more likely to know the sheriff than you are. It might be good to have the document looked over by someone familiar with Nevada law, as well.

Could not agree more.
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That's the stuff I'm looking for SKB_SATX! Thanks!

I would be working for a private party --- professional couple who don't have quite enough time to care for their horses/garden during the week. They seem to understand my *crossroads* position in life and think we might be able to make this benefial for all.

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