Sell cymbals, live amongst caribou

I love google maps.  I’m a natural busybody, so I’m always checking up on addresses  and snooping around neighborhoods.  Couple that with a healthy interest in geography, and you can imagine the hours I’ve wasted.

I’ve been seeing this posting in trade magazines for a while now:

US Educational Sales Specialist
Sabian Ltd. is a family owned company with manufacturing and corporate offices located in Meductic, Canada. Sabian is a world leader in the music industry, selling cymbals and hand percussion instruments under the Sabian and Gon Bops trademarks.
We are currently seeking a sales professional to concentrate on US Educational Sales. Reporting to the Director of Education, this position will be responsible for achieving strong growth in Educational Sales in the US, as well as oversee all aspects of marching percussion initiatives. Preference will be given to candidates who have proven success in sales and/or sales management.

I always think ‘hmm, Meductic, Canada, I wonder what that’s near.  Turns out, not much:


OK, small town Canada, just a highway and a main street, but it has to be near something right?

I still cannot place this, I’m guessing that the border w/ Maine? So I zoom out some more:

And I’m right.  About 4 hours from Bangor Maine, close to almost nothing, that’s where Sabian is headquartered. I always thought an international company had to be located at least somewhere near some sort of city, or maybe just a port, but I stand corrected.

And this is a real job opening by the way, if you have the skill required, and this is the life change you’re looking for, go ahead and apply.