Lego master builders hopeful for dream job

Posted Monday, January 5, 2004 10:41 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Legoland California will wrap up its search for a new "master builder" for its park later this month. A number of finalists from all over the country, including a corporate lawyer from New York willing to give up a six-figure salary, are hopeful that they'll get the job.

Read stories from Newsday via The Statesman Journal and from The Orange County Register via The Miami Herald.

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Monday, January 5, 2004 11:06 AM
janfrederick's avatar Well, the lawyer probably has plenty of dough already. Heck, I'd retire early with a nice little job like that. And Carlsbad ain't such a bad place to live neither. ;)
Monday, January 5, 2004 1:11 PM
I hate people that can rock Legos like that. I never could do anything other than make bigger square blocks. ;)
Tuesday, January 6, 2004 9:11 AM
I once built an entire town with mass transit system and natural disasters hehehehehe

I was about 15 at the time so my warped teenage mind enjoyed dropping big lego asteroids on the trains full of people.

Quite sad really, but we (my cousin and I), even developed a timetable and route network for the buses (self-built using Lego & Technic mechanics to make a cool steering system, and later even remote control with automatic doors!), trains, and monorails. Ahh the good old days...

geeze i sound old! but i would still like to get paid to do my dream job.... oh wait - i do! Web manager, it manager and sales manager rolled into one with the added bonus of flexi-time, broadband access completely unmonitored and spare time to surf aimlessly!! with perks & bonuses! Woohoo!


Back to the point - most lawyers have silly amounts of money in the bank as they don't spend it... they have millions sitting there but still finance their new car instead of buying outright in cash for less! Go figure.


Tuesday, January 6, 2004 10:51 AM
Jeff's avatar A $100k salary living in NYC is like making $70k in Cleveland. It's not as impressive as it sounds.
Wednesday, January 7, 2004 3:49 AM
A £100k salary here in the UK is $181,536.63 by today's conversion rate. Now that does sound impressive.... but as Jeff implied - it's all relative as gas and taxes over here are far more - a gallon of gas currently costs about $5 and sales tax is applied at 17.5%, although by law it has to be shown as included when advertising prices.

Chances are, $100k salary in the US is better than £100k in the UK coz of the cost of living... so damn expensive!! I pay £450 a month rent ($800) on my place - a one bedroom house (two up two down), which is subsidised. Still expensive but cheaper than most people pay! Our public transport fares have been pushed up again by an average of 20p (50c), and no doubt in the new fiscal year gas will rise as usual.

Right, I'm done ranting... anyone got a house for sale in the US near some parks so i can move out? (jk)



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