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Old 02-01-2010, 01:25 PM
 
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I know I'm not a true SA resident yet (hoping to be relocated rather soon) but I'm I thought I'd share my predicament.

So, a few threads ago, I asked a few questions about the area, relocation, etc. I had a Tentative Offer with the Fed Government, and was expecting to be relocated rather quickly. Well, after doing some salary negotiations, and agreeing, I've been waiting on signatures for my Final Offer from the Government. My recruiter states it should be any day now (It's been 4 weeks...).

In the interim, my wife applied to a few City of San Antonio jobs, and it looks like she's gotten a call back today. This is such a huge predicament for me, as my wife's been unemployed for almost 2 years now, after receiving her Bachelors (almost done with her Masters now). The wife is excited, but is concerned that if she doesn't act quickly, the job opportunity may blow away in the wind.

I don't think there's much I can do in the current situation... but often times it's good to share with others, on a not so personal basis.

Has anyone else been in similar situations? It would be so much easier to just have a start date from my recruiter. If my wife was going to be offered a job, I would almost be willing to forgo the incentive I requested in the first place, if it would expedite the start date.

Ugh!
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:29 PM
 
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Verio,
What position are you applying for with the Feds? If you have a T/O, then you pretty much have the job, it's just a matter of waiting for the F/O. Was the job going to relocate to SA? if so, then why not do the move if your wife gets the job? you're going to be in SA regardless, no?
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:26 PM
 
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... but often times it's good to share with others, on a not so personal basis.
You are correct about that,

What I would do if I was you...
I'd tell your wife to take the job and ask for 2-3 weeks before starting because of X reason.
It's likely that they'll understand since you'd be relocating.
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:44 PM
 
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Verio,
What position are you applying for with the Feds? If you have a T/O, then you pretty much have the job, it's just a matter of waiting for the F/O. Was the job going to relocate to SA? if so, then why not do the move if your wife gets the job? you're going to be in SA regardless, no?
Applying for a GS-13 position... relo included. However, I can't have the items relocated prior to getting a final EOD (PCS Orders). Catch-22 for me.

Tried to contact my HR Rep, and they're unavailable for the next week, so now we just wait and see
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:25 PM
 
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If you pack things up into a box and stuff, I believe you can designate a neighbor or someone to open up your place for the movers after you're gone.

Are you coming into federal employment from the private sector? If so, I think things get a little more difficult there.

Good luck on the GS13. Best job to have at the moment!
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Old 02-02-2010, 01:37 AM
 
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I would let wife take job down here first then you move later. Good jobs are not to be passed up in this job market
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:40 AM
 
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Two options.... move your wife down early, or, move down with her, and get a power of attorney authorizing a friend or family member to ship your household goods. Don't pass up a job opportunity for her. You will regret it.
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:16 AM
 
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I would let wife take job down here first then you move later. Good jobs are not to be passed up in this job market
Totally agree...good luck to the both of you!
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:15 AM
 
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Well, the good news is, she told the hiring Manager on the phone that if she did take the position, it would need to be Mid-March. He still wants to set up an official interview for next week.

This is good news.
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Old 02-02-2010, 07:37 AM
 
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Where are you relocating from?
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