(Closed) How soon after accepting cross country job do you start?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I dont know if this will help or not, but when I was younger my dad’s job relocated to California (from Maryland) and he moved out there a few months before my mom and brothers and me. He lived in an apartment. Then we moved out there and we continued living in an apartment (it was one of those short term lease type places) until my parents found a house to buy.

I would imagine that your Darling Husband may need to start out there first, then you move later. Or you both move together and you live in a temporary place until you find an apartment that you can sign a year long lease for.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I just got a job offer on Dec. 21 for a job in Atlanta (we currently live in Dallas, TX).  My start date is Feb. 6th (which is actually more time then I figured I’d have).

We aren’t planning to find a permanent place to live until after we relocate.  We’re lucky in that my inlaws offered to let us live with them for a few months while we house hunt but if that option wasn’t available, we would have just done month-to-month in a small apartment until we found a more permanent place.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

My guess is that they wont give you all that long to move over, most likely your spouse will have to go ahead and then you will have to follow behind as soon as you can. You may have to ‘pop’ over to look at places, the internet is a good place to start, find out as much as your can about rentals online, call up some people, book yourself a weekend trip over to look at places and go from there. If in doubt your spouse may have to hotel it for a period of time, before everything gets sorted out. In canada you get a ton of tax credits for moving long distance, including hotel costs, travel costs, food costs etc etc, so it isn’t so bad.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

@Mrs Hedgehog: It depends on the situation, maybe 2-4 weeks. Anything past 4 weeks is a lot! 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My husband accepted a job on July 1st and we were moving on the 22nd with him starting on the 25th.  It gave enough time to give a decent notice to our current jobs, pack, clean up our old apartment, and drive across the country with a couple of days to rest. 

We actually stayed in a hotel for about five to six days while we looked for a place to live.  It was not ideal, especially with animals, but it worked fine for those few days.  We moved from South Carolina to Minnesota if the distance helps at all. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

My husband works for the federal government and can be transferEd anywhere in the country.  Itexpect accepting a new job but they usually give 90 days to commence at the new posting. They send him wherever for a five day houwe hunting trip but that’s it 

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper

When we moved for my husband’s job he accepted the offer June 23rd and started August 5th. So we had awhile to prepare.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Mrs Hedgehog: My husband was hired with his company on May 15 when he first started and didn’t officially start until June 20th. However, when he got bumped internally across the country, he was only given four days notice- which was crazy. I’d say they would give him at least a 1-2 weeks before starting from the offer letter, if not longer.

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