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ClevelandSkylineI am moving to Cleveland, Ohio.


I will pause for my audience to make faces, ask why, tell me I’m going in the wrong direction and act as if I announced I’m moving to the 6th circle of hell…


Yes, I’m moving to THAT Cleveland (not Cleveland TN):


Of burning river infamy (now a great beer)

Home of the most miserable professional sports fan base

Voted one of the most miserable cities in the U.S. by Forbes magazine


I guess to say I’m moving is incorrect, I’m actually boomeranging back to Cleveland. I spent most of my childhood and adolescence growing up in a suburb just outside the city, went to college and got my first job there. My husband and I left for the same reason many people leave the rust belt: better jobs and better weather.


But some funny things happened along the way further south: we missed Cleveland. Family and good friends were a huge part of the decision but we also missed the cooler summers, great restaurants and the gritty, down-to-earth-ness that is Cleveland.


On the work front, nothing much will change except I’ll be telecommuting. I plan to write a book about my experiences titled: HR Without Pants.

Surely a New York Times bestseller…stay tuned!

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Mary E. Wright May 29, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Cleveland also has a very low cost of living. See, there’s that silver lining. (And because I cannot help myself..I give you the hastily made Cleveland video. )

Melissa Fairman May 31, 2014 at 9:12 am

That is a classic video!

Tracy Tran May 29, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Another person leaving Virginia for a better opportunity. Now, Cleveland houses Johnny Football, the upcoming #1 pick in the NBA Draft, maybe LeBron, and now you. Congrats Melissa!

Melissa Fairman May 31, 2014 at 9:12 am

Thanks for the kind words Tracy! I don’t know about Lebron though…

Dan Fairman May 29, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Hurry up and move already! It is lonely in the 6th circle of hell without you!

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