Wednesday, February 17, 2010
As many of my sparkfriends know, I am set to move with my fiancee to Minneapolis in March.
I work for Walgreens. I have had no job luck in any other (better) fields utilizing my degree. It is difficult to find a job when you are not near the market yet. My fallback was a Walgreens transfer until I had the time and the proximity to pursue bigger and better opportunities. Much to my dismay, my fallback is seemingly falling through... all of the stores in the Minneapolis area do not need a transfer at this time.
However, there is a city about two hours from Minneapolis that has a Walgreens job posting for the exact same job I do now.
We have a good enough cushion to get us established in the Minneapolis area and have rent paid for several months to give us time to settle, get to know our options, and find one that will sustain us in the city in which we want to live.
We could move to the city with the (95% guaranteed) job opening and limit our future opportunities.
I do NOT want to work for Walgreens for the rest of my life. If I did, I would have pursued a pharmD or business management. I want to be a librarian. I have applied for the Minnesota ReadingCorps that will start in August, and I really think that would be the better door to open for a chance at a career path down which I would not feel as if I had taken a walk with the devil and compromised my soul along the way. However, the prospect of not having a job (even though we have cush) when we arrive bothers me. (My eating habits and lack of physical motivation as of late prove that fact... geesh.)
So, I guess this blog is really a plea for advice. Help! Any stories of relocation triumphs or words of advice otherwise would be greatly appreciated!