6 thoughts on “Consultant’s long weekend – Arizona

  1. Pierre Thibeault

    A short visit is good…..I was there on contract for two years….craved green grass and trees and put up with 100+ degrees (dry heat mean nothing at those temps)! A survey at the time found that 50% or the population of Phoenix would move if they could find a job elsewhere. The moral of the story is don’t make life decisions based on a couple days in the winter.

    1. consultantsmindadmin Post author

      Too funny – your comment made me laugh. So true, there is a huge difference between 93 degrees and 110. Reminds me also when I worked in Seattle in the summer for 8 weeks and there was only 1 rainy day. Yes, sample size (n=) is so important. Your experience in Phoenix is clearly a more accurate read. Thanks for reading.

      1. Pierre Thibeault

        Read your blog religiously and appreciate you generosity with info and procedures. Been at it myself for 30+ plus years…..now lying about in green cool places…..but wishing I was still at it. Somehow the body wears out and being frisked at the airport is less appealing than it might be.

  2. Daryl Gerke

    Moved my half of a consulting firm to AZ 20 years ago. Find 100 pleasant if out of the sun, but don’t care much for 110+. Still, nine months of the year the AZ weather is beautiful, as is the scenery.

    Another alleged stat is that for every 5 people who move in, 3 people move out in two years. But of those 3, one will move back. If you make it past two summers, you will likely stay as we did.

    Full disclosure – for the past ten years of so we leave for a while in the summer. We head to MN where grandchildren and a small condo await. One of the great things about being an independent consultant is that you can can choose your location(s) along with when to work.

    Love the consulting life! Been at it full time for almost 30 years with my own engineering practice.

    1. consultantsmindadmin Post author

      Dude, you are an inspiration to many of the readers of this blog. Also, I know -speaking to a lot of people – Phoenix has changed enormously in the last 10 years. Tempe – with it’s glass towers. Probably a good bit of California money moving in too. We ate at Chelsea’s Kitchen, True Food, and Culinary Drop out. All good food.

Comments are closed.