Wednesday, June 25, 2008

It's a 2-year contract, but...

When I visited the Geneva office in January I was invited to a tapas bar (Les 5 Portes) for the retirement party of their CFO. I spoke to a number of expats that night – Brits, Canadians, and Americans – most of whom had children. There were two things I heard consistently throughout the night:
  1. “Geneva is an ideal place to raise a family.”

  2. “I was only going to come for a couple years, but I’ve been here for [answers ranged from 10 to 26 years].”
Kind of scary. But I guess there are worse things than finding a place you'd like to live in for the rest of your life.

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