(Closed) New Job=Relocation to Chicago UPDATE

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

@bestbuddies:

I think that you have already REALLY answered yourself.  The Chicago job is 8 hours a day. You stated that you don’t think you REALLY can do more where you are, you have developed high blood pressure and you feel like your job is your life.  There are always risks in life, and we don’t really know all the answers, but I think you know that a Chicago offer is most likely the way to go.  If it were me, I would just go along with the flow at work on Monday until you get an actual offer from Chicago, and then make your decision based on (a great offer from Chicago) and go for it!  Consider yourself fortunate to have a decision to make.  πŸ™‚  There are many of us who are jobless. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

your health is important and valuable.  take the chicago job.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@bestbuddies: go for what will make you happiest, not what is easier. You will be far better off in the long run. Higher salary doesn’t equal happy. If this Chicago job would really be a step up in your eventual career goals, def take it!!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I only say this because I’ve been in grad school for the past 5 years and haven’t liked it much.  As a result my health has significantly declined and I’ve had $3k in med bills the past year.  Health is very important.  And in the future, I will definitely consider jobs that I know will help make me feel better,, not make my health worse.  Health and family come first in my book, once you lose those you’ve lost everything.

If your health is bad now it will only get worse if you stay at your current job and then add on the stress of caring for a young baby. I’m not saying the chicago job will be better, who knows, but it sounds like it’d be a good choice for now. 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Arg, double post..

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

 I’m facing the same conundrum right now – my department is moving from Boston to the bay area in CA! Hoge move! You can do it, though – the big moves in my life have been the most transforing (in a great way). I think everyone should be pushed outside their comfort zone – that’s how they grow!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Outdoor ceremony, banquet hall reception

I just wanted to pop in and say that Chicago is a fantastic city! πŸ™‚ Move to one of the neighborhoods north of downtown and you’ll feel right at home. Also, using a realtor can really REALLY help navigate the rental scene, and you can find some pretty awesome places on Craiglist as well.

Good luck with the move!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

If you miss Indiana, you can ALWAYS return home.  Take a chance, experience a new city…especially if its Chicago! 

If you move to Chicago, I would keep in contact with the Indiana boss…just for a safety net if case you wanted to return. 

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