(Closed) Work Relocation

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’ve never relocated for work (well, at least not that far), but my FI’s parents have moved for/through their work something like 6 times now, and we helped out a lot for their last one. My biggest advice, I suppose, is to review your relocation beneifts CAREFULLY because moving a household is really expensive. For example, they received $10,000 to pay for moving services, which was a workable amount, but in no way excessive. It completely baffled me how much it cost. 

Post # 4
5001 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

We are actually relocating from Phoenix pretty soon!! Phoenix is pretty cheap, though maybe not compared to Missouri. I woudl recommend living in Scottsdale if you can afford it. I really dislike the Phoenix area, and if we had to stay, I would insist on living in Scottsdale. It’s a little snooty, but it’s prettier than the rest of “the valley” and just a nicer area. If you have kids, or are planning to, the schools are really bad here except for some parts of Scottsdale, Chandler, and Awatukee. Anyway, it will be a big change, and AZ is a pretty weird place IMO, but plenty of people like it. If you have any specific questions about the area, shoot!

Post # 5
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We moved to a new place for my husband’s job over three years ago.  If you both are working, it will be easier to meet people and figure fun stuff to do.  When we first moved, my husband was traveling a lot and I wasn’t working so I didn’t really get a chance to meet many people.

It’s worth moving around to see if you like another place better though!

Post # 6
350 posts
Helper bee

Not sure if you’re planning on having kids, but be very careful with school districts if you are. I taught this summer in Phoenix and many of their school systems are just.. well, not good. There have been some heartbreaking things happenning in education in AZ, so just something to consider. 

Post # 7
1460 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I relocated twice.  The last one was almost 12 years ago and was the best career decision I ever made. 

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