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Old 10-16-2008, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Morristown, TN
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We're moving to NM after the first of the year. We're hoping to have our moving expenses comped by the company my husband ends up signing with.
The company he is currently with is a small town thing, but sells service from other companies. The plan is to hire on with one of the other companies. Our question is whether or not the new company would comp the move for a new hire or if he'd have to be established with them prior.
Obviously y'all don't know the answer to that, but i'd like to know if anyone else has been in our shoes and what your experiences have been.

Did your company move you? Were you new or an established employee? Anyone know if any wireless companies relocate employees?

Thanks.
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Old 10-16-2008, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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We're moving to NM after the first of the year. We're hoping to have our moving expenses comped by the company my husband ends up signing with.
The company he is currently with is a small town thing, but sells service from other companies. The plan is to hire on with one of the other companies. Our question is whether or not the new company would comp the move for a new hire or if he'd have to be established with them prior.
Obviously y'all don't know the answer to that, but i'd like to know if anyone else has been in our shoes and what your experiences have been.

Did your company move you? Were you new or an established employee? Anyone know if any wireless companies relocate employees?

Thanks.
I was a wireless employee that had a break in service for 4 1/2 years. I would consider myself a new employee. I was relocated by the employer from CT to NC, but because of a change in company guidelines, they no longer purchased my home, and it was also a lump sum payment instead of paying for everything in the relo. It was better than nothing, but things were better before.
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Old 10-17-2008, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Sadly, in this economy it might be harder to find a company willing to move a new hire unless they really need you in another state. And I mean REALLY. We are in the same situation. My husband would like to quit his job but his company was planning to move us eventually. Now we are afraid of what's out there, possibly nothing, and if they will even consider spending that kind of money on a new hire. Maybe a few years ago, but now? I wish us both luck!
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Old 10-18-2008, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Morristown, TN
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Thanks for the information, bibit. I've told him he needs to start actively looking NOW, as things like this took time to put into motion. He's seen such interest, without even formally applying with anyone, that I think he's afraid it will move TOO fast. I don't know...

Yeah, oc- it's a catch 22, that's for sure. I know one of the positions my husband is qualified for has been open since 9/15, so apparently the need is there.
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Old 10-19-2008, 08:28 PM
 
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I had my company do a full service move (packing, moving cars and airfare for 4)on their dime. I have been in banking for 20 years so i dont know if that is why they did it. My job was posted for about 3 months before i applied and i was hired 2 days after the interview. I was a new hire..heck i never heard of this bank until i went on CareerBuilder.
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Old 10-19-2008, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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GB, out of curiousity, what type of job do you do and which bank? If it's the bank that I'm thinking of I may have some warnings for you. You can DM me if you'd like since this is way off-topic.
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Old 10-19-2008, 10:19 PM
 
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I think it might be hard to find a company that pays for moving. My husband is a police officer and the Departments wouldn't even pay for his relocation so if government jobs aren't really paying for it I doubt small time companies are
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Old 10-20-2008, 03:59 AM
 
Location: Amelia View
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Relocation packages vary industry to industry, company to company, level/type of occupation to level/type of occupation. There's no hard and fast rule. Some companies that want you to transfer to another office may or may not pay your relocation expenses. As a new hire in some companies, it might depend on how high up your occupation is - sometimes executives get full relocation packages whereas middle management might get a lesser package. As I said, there's no hard and fast rule, no generalities. One's best bet is to look at a job posting and see if relocation assistance is offered.
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Old 10-21-2008, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Morristown, TN
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So far, I haven't seen a mention of relo, so it may be something that needs to be negotiated in. If this were a few states away type move I wouldn't bother. We're talking 1500 miles and 23 hours away, though.
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Old 10-21-2008, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Burnsville, MN
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My company helped relocate me, this was last summer and I had been with the company for 18 months. They had a very thorough policy on it - so much dollar amount for the move, a set amount for the initial trip to find a place. All of it was reimbursed as soon as I sent in the paperwork. My company is good about reimbursements though, I'm sure some companies might vary. Good luck with the relocation!
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