Archive for September, 2011

September 14, 2011

Always knew this was a possibility

by happytogethergirl

So I heard back from HR at the Charleston branch of the school I work for and they are fully staffed at this time.  Cue :::womp, womp::: music.  So this will make the transition a little tougher, but we always knew that both of us getting transferred was the best case scenario and not a sure thing.  I will continue to look on-line for jobs in the Charleston area and hopefully get some interviews lined up for our trip in October.

Speaking of which, we’ve decided to go down the week of Oct 17th to job and apartment hunt.  We’re still weighing the pros and cons of flying vs. driving.  If we fly, we have the expense of the tickets, the hassle of packing to TSA standards, plus the cost of a rental car.  But it would give us just one day of travel on each end.  If we drive, gas isn’t cheap and we’d probably have to pay for two more nights in a hotel in order to break up the 12 hour drive.  But we would have the option of stopping on the way down or back to see one of my best friends’ new baby twin boys who will be arriving between now and then.  Decisions, decisions.

T hasn’t talked to his job about transferring yet, hopefully soon.  His industry is more fickle and he doesn’t want to ask too soon and risk losing his job before we’re ready to leave.

So that’s where we stand as of today.  Tomorrow’s another day and who knows what will happen!

~ A

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September 8, 2011

“This is actually happening, we’re going to let this happen”

by happytogethergirl

Name that movie?  Anyway.  Yesterday, I spoke to my manager about wanting to transfer to Charleston.  She was a little surprised, but seemed willing to help me out with the necessary paperwork and the process.  The technical rule is that employees have to have been working in their current position for one year before being considered for a transfer to another location.  But that requirement can be waived and I’ve been told by other employees (who have transferred) that it happens all the time.  So I e-mailed the HR director at the Charleston school to see if they would be willing to do that.  Still waiting to hear back…

The next steps are:

  • Get my resume updated and internal application submitted
  • Have T approach his manager about a transfer
  • Continue to look at apartments and get neighborhood recommendations from people we know who have lived in the area
  • Plan a scouting/interview trip
  • Figure out how in the H-E-double hockey sticks we’re going to physically move our stuff, two cars and ourselves 650 miles.

But we’re on our way 🙂

PS – Forgetting Sarah Marshall – Russell Brand is a comic genius.

~ A