(Closed) moving cities for a job?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1487 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We have.  But I think you’d already be better off than us, we moved a whole country away from everyone we knew.  We lived there for two years.  DH handled it better than I did, but we ultimately left because I was so miserable.

A few things:  I’d want you to do an in person interview in New York before you accepted the position.  You have to meet the team, see the environment.  Is it a terrible neighborhood?  Does everyone look stressed and miserable?  These are additional factors.

Get everything, EVERYTHING in writing.  Salary, moving expenses, quarterly raises, if they offer it, make them write it down in a contract.  When we moved we were promised a raise and a promotion.  We ended up with neither.  My mistake, but I will never make it again.

Lastly, for moving expenses: our company asked us how much we needed to move.  I figured it out, and answered “6k” (or whatever.)  So they cut a check for that, but I didn’t account for that check being taxed.  So we spent a couple thousand of our own dollars to complete the move.  Ugh.

Post # 4
1249 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

My only thing is that living in NYC is expensive.  Would the additional salary cover your living expenses, plus give you more spending money?

Post # 6
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have – twice!

I moved from Indiana to LA for my first job.  After a little under a year, I moved from LA to Dallas for that same job (going to a different division of the company).

After almost two years in Dallas, Darling Husband and I moved from there to Atlanta so that I could make a career change and get back in a lab research environment.

It really isn’t that bad, especially if you already have ties to and friends in the new city (the only time we had this was for Atlanta).  I only got relocation covered for the first move too so in my mind, that isn’t even a necessity.

It sounds to me like this could be a good opportunity for you!  Congrats!

Post # 7
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

If it is only for a few years and not long term, your Fi is on board I think you should go for it. It’s a close drive or bus ride to Boston, the higher pay would be great.  I also agree with asking them if you could visit and get a feel for the office and coworkers over there. Good lucik!

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