Monday, November 27, 2006
The company I work for is fairly large and has locations all over the US. I was recently offered a position at a division in Virginia that would include a promotion, higher pay and moving. As much as I like the promotion and higher pay parts, the moving part has me completely freaked out.
While working at a completely different company from where I work now I was offered a 6 month to 1 year position working full-time for a customer in Dallas, Texas. This new job also included a promotion, higher pay and moving. I was also promised a nice apartment that would allow my husband and I to live there with our brand new Saint Bernard puppy. Well, to keep things short, that whole deal fell through because I refused to leave for Texas without a place to live. Roughly 3 days after that I was fired.
So, now maybe you understand my concern with this new job offer even though I know that they would never fire me if I turn this position down, but it's the exact job I wanted to get into eventually, once I was older (according to my husband and my father I'm older now). I just always thought I would get into that type of job here, at home, where I live, in my house, with my family really close.
I just sent an email to my boss telling him that I would be interested but that the money would make or break it for me since we would have to do some major work ahead of us to get our house ready to sell and my husband could potentially be jobless. I guess now it's just a matter of working out the details to see if it will be worth the move. This means that I could be leaving the state I was born in and have lived my entire life. I have always lived less than 30 minutes from my childhood home and moving over 7 hours away scares me. It scares me more than it probably should but that's mostly because things could be out of my control and I HATE