In some countries (depends again on the job; pilot is not equal ground staff) you are more tied to a community because your responsibilities are high but then again your securities (insurance, pension) are high. It almost seems like you get compensated to be stuck in a place. its only a few jobs where you get paid well AND get to see the world. otherwise you get compensated to be stuck. you get paid well to go to a chinese restaurant instead of being able to go to china.