Post # 1
I’m having a dilema and was hoping some of you may be able to share your thoughts on my situation.
I will be graduating as a secondary teacher at the end of this year and so am currently applying for jobs. The dilema I am having is whether or not to apply for jobs outside of commuting distance (which would obviously mean we would have to move). Hubby and I own a house here and he has a job that he enjoys so uprooting would mean a lot of organising. I am also worried about dealing with the stress of moving a large distance while starting out in a brand new career that is sure to be stressful in itself. Hubby and I have talked about moving in the future anyway because we would love to be closer to my parents but I’m still not sure this is the right time. At the same time, if I limit myself to only looking for jobs in my immediate area there is a good chance I won’t find anything straight away and will have to work CRT. I should also mention that I already have a good job working for a bank but I’m not passionate about it which is why I went back to Uni. If it took me a while to find a job I could always fall back on this.
What would You do if you were me?
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Apply for everything and see what happens. A decent enough offer may be enticing enough for you and your husband to move. Bear in mind that he would need to find a new job and you will need to sell/rent your house as well if it’s really far away.
Post # 5
@Katchin: I’m not sure… if I were experiencing the same, I would probably keep doing what I’m doing. I wouldn’t feel right forcing my fiance to leave his job (which he does really love, like your husband) to move somewhere new where there’s the risk of both of us being unhappy in our jobs. You haven’t said that you hate your current job; with that in the mix, I think it would be worth hanging in there until something does come up. Good luck and I hope it all works out 🙂
Post # 6
@Katchin: Do you live in one of the capital cities? Because I would have thought there was a large range of possible schools within commuting distance if you are. So assuming you’re in a capital, I’d say look in your city.
If you’re in a regional area, my instinct is to limit it to commuting distance anyway, at least initially. It sort of depends on your DH’s job opportunities.