My experience (75 yo, retired engineer) is that there is little left of "corporate loyalty." An engineer who STAYS at the same job for a long time is suspect when applying for a new job. Further, raises are usually meager and far-between, so for salary maximization, periodic job changes are mandatory. Now, with portable IRA's and 401-k's, pension loss is less of a problem.
One thing everyone else has missed, so far: your printer! Read the instructions for shipping! I didn't, and when I moved and opened the box with my printer, ink was EVERYWHERE!!! Wound up pitching the printer!
Although previous comments are correct about identifying your location, down here in the Florida Keys I have DSL service through EarthLink at $39.95/month total bill, and ATT/Bellsouth for local phone only with Sprint for Long Distance.
SandyBrownBPK writes: "Just saw the piece about "Scholarships From FOSS Organizations?"
Here are SOME choices for FOSS:
FOSS Faculty Online Support Service
FOSS Family Of System Study
FOSS Federal Intelligence Security Service
FOSS Fiber Optics Sonar System
FOSS Fiber-Optic Sensor System
FOSS Follow-On System Stock
FOSS Forum of Small States (UN)
FOSS Free / Open-Source Software
FOSS Free and Open Source Software
FOSS Full Option Science System
I'll be durned if I'm going to go thru this for every dablasted ACRONYM that shows up in submissions!"