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Old 07-25-2016, 02:24 PM
 
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I work in Minnesota for a company that I have been turned down several times for a promotion. If I stay I feel like I will be stuck in my role for another 10 years. Also I don't want to stay in Minnesota, I want to move back east to be closer to family. So do I take the contract to hire job, and move back home. While working back In Philly I would apply to different companies every single day for fulltime work. Or do I play it safe and stay with the fulltime job with benefits. I do have children to consider.
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Old 07-25-2016, 06:38 PM
 
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I work in Minnesota for a company that I have been turned down several times for a promotion. If I stay I feel like I will be stuck in my role for another 10 years. Also I don't want to stay in Minnesota, I want to move back east to be closer to family. So do I take the contract to hire job, and move back home. While working back In Philly I would apply to different companies every single day for fulltime work. Or do I play it safe and stay with the fulltime job with benefits. I do have children to consider.
If you have children, i would go with a full time job that offers health benefits. If you will be closer down to family, it might also be easier for them to take care of your child while you are working and give you a place to crash at until you get job offered. Contracts are slimy unless they are long term.
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Old 07-25-2016, 08:03 PM
 
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only 27% of contract-to-hire jobs actually become permanent according to the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. Companies and agencies just dangle the work hard and we'll hire you to get people to accept lousy contract jobs. Quitting a full time job for one of these scams is very foolish and very risky.
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Old 07-25-2016, 08:51 PM
 
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I agree it's very risky. But if I stay in Minnesota, I may never get to move back east. It's already hard landing interviews being out of state. If I move and take the contract job, I can apply to jobs in Philly and also Dc while going back to school. If I can land a government job, that gives me some stability. It's a risk but it may be a risk worth taking. IF I stay here in MInnesota, ill have a full time job with benefits but there's no upside. It's gonna be hard landing a job back east. NO promotions, 2 percent raises, and that's it.
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Old 07-25-2016, 09:25 PM
 
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If its a risk you want to take, go for it... But make sure you have a few months pay saved, this way you have a cushion between interviews or job contracts.

Good luck!
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Old 07-27-2016, 05:26 PM
 
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Little is gained without taking a risk. No matter what people tell you, you can't plan your life. This means you are going to go through periods of uncertainty. This is when you will learn the most.

Change takes sacrifice. In order to move you will have to sacrifice the certainty you get from having a current steady income, etc. But if you are miserably unhappy, what is the benefit in that?

Go on Healthcare.gov and look at the healthcare benefits in the state you will be relocating to. You can estimate the cost of the healthcare benefits and factor this into your income at that contract job, etc.

You may be surprised at what you can get at what price. Then when you are there you can seek out that for which you desire.
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