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Relocation Assistance: How Bad Do You Want The Job? September 14, 2009

Filed under: Unemployed — jenharris @ 2:05 pm
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Last week I had my first phone interview for a job that I was VERY interested in. One of the very first questions was “Are you willing to relocate?”  I answered: “Yes, I am.”

In my head I answered: Yes, I am willing to pick my family up to a town where my not-good-with-changes 6 year old would start a new school & get yanked from her new soccer team, a town that is 15-20% more expensive than Boise, a town that a comparable house is about $120,000 more expensive and a town where my husband would have to work from home because there is no facility for him to go to work to. Yes, I want this job, I want to make a difference in your company

“Would you need moving assistance?” Why, yes I would, thank you for asking.

WHOOPS! Was this where my candidacy for this position was 86’d? Should I have answered: “that is negotiable”?

They told me today that they hired someone local. I think this is where I lost the job.  Or maybe I am over reacting because I REALLY wanted this job & the reality is, I wasn’t a good fit.

Good luck to this company and their new Social Media Specialist – I look forward to seeing a multi-billion dollar company get on board and use social media to its fullest extent.

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3 Responses to “Relocation Assistance: How Bad Do You Want The Job?”

  1. George Says:

    Sorry to hear that you didn’t get the job. But like you said, maybe it just wasn’t a good fit. After all, that was an awful lot of compromise for the position (changing schools, husband working from home, more expensive to live…). It’s probably for the better this way, as hard as that may be to see right now!

    For the record, that question gets me every time!

    • jenharris Says:

      Thanks George!
      Glad I am not the only one who gets stumped on that question! I just have to be honest, sometimes I am too honest!
      Cheers!
      -jen

  2. Leif Says:

    Or maybe you think too much 🙂


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