posted on May, 23 2015 @ 03:08 AM
a reply to: coldkidc
Bottom Line Up Front: Add up the pros and cons and your decision will be clear.
If you go back and read my intro thread, you'll find I have been looking for a suitable job for two years. I've taken one and I'm wrapping up my
time in Korea. The movers will be here on Monday (Sunday night your time).
Compelling reasons for me to leave: I'm damn tired of living here, I get to be closer to my kids, my wife's parents have passed-on now (which is
why we originally came back here), I get a nice little pay bump, it sets me up for retirement.
The cons: I've got friends here that are closer to me than my extended family members, I'll lose (and never regain) my position of seniority, the
overall security of living here (if you rule out a North Korean invasion LOL) can't be matched in America.
The heaviest weight was given to being closer to my kids and developing retirement options.
You're talking of a pay bump upwards of $15K. Is that that important? An extra 30 miles driving distance ... is that one-way? That's gonna wear
on you. Can you move closer? Are you moving into a position with better retirement options? Are you giving up any retirement options?
Whew ... I hope it works out in your favor!!