- 5 years ago
Hi Bees, I had a feeling this was coming but I always hoped for the best. Over the past few yrs my VP’s (had two) have asked me to move across the country as my division HQs is there. I’ve been working from home successfully since 2008-ish as they closed my office here. The call today from my VP pretty much said, “The 5yr corporate plans includes you out here. I need you here”. He knows I have family here, my mom lives w/ me, I have a house/mortgage, my Fiance has an excellent job w/ the state w/ an even better pension plan & benefits.
He even said, would your fiance consider relocating here and doing the same job? I straight out told him that my Fiance is the breadwinner in our relationship. (He makes 6 figures, I make 40 some grand). Relocating to another state would kill his pension. There’s NO way we can move.
This is frustrating as they did the same exact thing to a coworker of mine. A few years ago they said move here, or you don’t have a job. Well she ended up w/ a servenace package after only working for us for a few years.
My VP said to talk to my Fiance tonight and we’ll talk again tomorrow. I have a strong feeling once I say no to moving, he’ll say ok, you have X amount of time left before you’re gone.
I talked to a coworker that I trust and he mentioned calling a lawyer. I’ve never been one to lawyer up, but is he right? I’m upset that this is happening. The job hunt in my area isn’t the greatest, similar jobs are typically paying a lot (1/2!!) less.
I’m polishing up my resume none the less, as I’m afraid of being jobless. My Fiance says not to worry, but I don’t want him to pay my bills!
I’m pissed off that after 12yrs of faithful service, I’m likely getting the boot!