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MWagner_MA
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Livin' the dream :-)
MWagner_MA   11/18/2016 7:25:41 AM
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Sounds like you are livin' the dream Aubrey!  Except for the winters :-(

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Re: Livin' the dream :-)
antedeluvian   11/18/2016 9:08:49 AM
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@MWagner

Except for the winters

By North American standards winter in Toronto is quite mild. My favourite statistic for visitors is that Toronto is at the same latitude as Rome (44degN like New York city). Even if you exclude Alaska there are many US cities further north with more extreme climates (think Boston).

At any rate I enjoy the winter- it's the summers I can't take...

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People are individuals
TonyTib   11/18/2016 1:46:08 PM
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Silly-con valley is also an international mix.  At my small company, we have/have had first generation Italians, Filippinos, Mexicans, Czechs, east Indians, Chinese, and Thai.  Of course, there are a number 2nd, 3rd, or more generation Americans of various Ethnic backgrounds (European mix, Mexican mix, etc).

But in the end, our individual characteristics far outweigh any ethnic characteristics.

 That said, I've noticed that at times, there does seem to be some ethnic affinity (based on culture, connections/networking, or chance maybe) for certain jobs.  For example, it seems that the board stuffer close by has a lot of Vietnamese employees, and I can think of at least two other local companies that do electronic assembly that also have a high percentage of Vietnamese employees.  But those are anecdotes, not data....

 

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