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Old 05-11-2012, 05:25 AM
 
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Hi to every one.
My husband got transferred to phoenix, right now we are staying in California and we need to move to phoenix in the month of july.we came here on November 2011 and it took some time for me to get settled and applied for EAD since i am on L2.I didnt tried for job in California since we were in confusion whether we need to move to phoenix or not.I do have work experience of 4 years in India.Now i got 1 year gap in my career.

Now i am in confusion whether to move to phoenix along with my husband or go back to India.I heard that the job opportunities in phoenix is less and since my technology is very rare i am afraid that i may not get job ending up with more gap in my career.But if i go back to India i am sure that i will get job there.

One more reason for going back to India is my husband doesn't want to stay for long time in phoenix may be for 9 months to 1 year.So i feel that even if i get job after much struggle in phoenix i will have to leave that and move along with my husband.

Dont know what to do.Kindly suggest me.
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:54 AM
 
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In my opinion, having a one year gap in your work history is not a big deal. Based on what you said about your field being somewhat scarce and specialized you would have an edge in the candidates they choose from. Looking at it as being more of an interim thing I would probably go back to India and and get situated there to work and wait for your husband to follow. You may need time to settle down there, as you did here, and so when your husband joins you again in India you will be prepared to work and resume your role as a wife. Another option is to look for a job here. I think getting to where you see yourself in the next year would be better than to try and make a start here...only to leave.
Let us know what you decide!
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:26 AM
 
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I would be where my husband is - wherever that may be. If I was unable to find a job in my field, I would look for something else I could do in order to bring in a paycheck in the meanwhile.

It doesn't sound like you're hurting for that second paycheck too much, or else you probably would have worked in California - even if you had to leave that job because of a potential transfer to Phoenix. In that case, it probably wouldn't matter all that much if you found something or not.

Only you can decide what is best for your marriage and your family.

Good luck whatever you decide.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:09 AM
 
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I think that CheyDee has some valid points, but I think we are in a new day and age and being able to adapt to it is paramount...meaning there are people willing to have long-distance marriages and you have to compete with them for "survival". Your marriage will suffer much more if you encounter financial troubles. I'm not saying it is the "right" thing to do, but just a reality. My marriage crumbled when the mortgage industry tanked...we lost our business and even though I made a commitment to my marriage, it did not recover...
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:34 AM
 
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Thanks for all of your suggestions.Kindly let me know the IT job options in phoenix?
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:57 PM
 
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IT phone support job in Phoenix could be an 'ok' short term position for you.........although you may have a difficult time convincing the callers that you really are in Phoenix and not India?
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:41 PM
 
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I finally decided to go back to India so that i can get work experience and my husband can save for 1 year.If at all my husband stays here ,after 1 year and if the location is hot for IT jobs like bay area i may come back.

Thanks a lot for all of your suggestions.Just thought of sharing my decision.
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:11 PM
 
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Nowadays, especially with recent economic events, a one year gap in employment isn't a big deal so don't worry so much. If I happened to obtain employment in the Phoenix area before my husband, I would move to Phoenix first, then have him follow after he handled all the house selling and packing up for relocation. I did it all on our last relocation. Best of luck to you.
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