If you follow this blog religiously, you probably know that I have been looking for a full-time job since graduating in December. Well, I am glad to announce that I have been conditionally offered a job! However, the job location isn’t quite what I wanted. Technically, when you apply for some Government jobs, you have to choose three different locations that you would want to work. We live in the DC area and obviously, that was my first choice. My other two choices were for places in Pennsylvania which really would not work for us. I bet you can guess where I am going with this. The position I was hired for is in Pennsylvania and about 2 1/2 hours away. The other kicker is that my fiancee has great job security here in Maryland and we do not want to give that up.
There is still the opportunity that a position will open up in DC but nothing is guaranteed. The job is exactly what I was looking for (other than the location) and I know that I can succeed in the position. After discussing it with my fiancee, we decided that it was best for me to accept the position regardless of the location. If we need to make it work we will. We have family about an hour from the PA location and if I have to stay with them during the week, I will. Hopefully then, something will open up in the DC office where I can transfer.
So, you can see that we are pretty desperate for additional income in our household. We are so desperate that we are willing to uproot our lives during weekdays. So, my question to you is:
How far would you go or what would you do if you were desperate for a job?