I am on the fence here, and thought maybe I could get some input from those of you here at ATS.
Here is the situation...given the current economy, I am struggling to find work in my area. I would say that my location has been the bottom of the
barrel the past 10 years (and only getting worse) in regards to employment. I live in the mountains, in a very small community, very rural setting.
But there are no jobs unless I travel an hour to an hour and a half away. I have 4 school age children still at home, and no help with sick days, dr
appointments, etc. Making it difficult to even consider taking a job that far away.
I have put in an application an hour and half away from here. Its local to where my parents currently live. Its a small city. I would have to move in
order to take the job. I would most likely end up in a condo/town home or apartment with the kids. I would have employment beyond child support
(which is what I am desperate need of). Child support has become sporadic due to the kids dad who a builder and having a hard time finding work up
north. When he works, he pays. When he doesn't work, he can't. Which makes it hard for me to maintain bills, or even have an idea what I have to
work with from month to month.
My biggest concern is this economy. I could have a job once hired, but for how long? If the SHTF I am going to be in a place I don't think I would
want to be. At least here in the mountains, I know I can survive, and those in the community are all hunters and survivors. I have 10 acres of land
that I can allow anyone to hunt on.
I am so torn ...do I stay?...or do I go?
Do I go to where I am going to have employment for the time being? OR, do I stay and hang on a wing and a prayer that child support comes in a bit
Do I go and hope the SHTF situation does not happen? If it does- I would be better off in this small community vs in a small city where people are
not gonna know what to do.
Do I go and hope that the job I have will still be there in 2/3/6 months, or do I stay put knowing that I can make it, even when support is lagging -
at least I have up until now? Makes it tough, stressful and close calls to my power being shut off, car being repo, etc.
Honestly, I would rather have money coming in for now. If child support came in it would be extra. BUT, if TSHTF and I am relocated and lost my job, I
would be screwed there.
Soooo....what say you? Would you go for the job and hope you are able to keep it? Or would you go for the security of knowing if TSHTF you are in
the best possible place you could be?
*Note* Sometimes I wish I wasn't so up on the news and how bad things really look. Some times I wish I could go back to that box I once lived in, and
didn't know (or care) what was going on in the world around me. If i was still in that box, I would be gone from here.