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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.

Option 1:

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.

Option 2:

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!
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SAPHIRE196 2/18/2010 12:04AM

    Whatever you do at Wal-Greens, you can probably do at any store! Go! Find a job after you get there. When I moved to this small town I live in things were really close knit. You had to know somebody to get a job. It took a year of volunteering in the library reading program, volunteering as a Girl Scout Leader, and working secretarial temp jobs in a nearby town, before I got into a good job I really wanted. This is how I made the connections I needed to get the job. So find out where you want to work, meet and get to know as many people there as you can, and go after it.

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CYCLINGSANDY 2/17/2010 10:06PM

    I have moved lots of times I always go where I have the job. My hubby usually finds one after I find mine. It's a hard decision, but if Walgreens is not your career mode, don't stick with them. Go with where you really want to be, and look for work options there. Are you planning on graduate school in library science? Could you sub. in the schools while looking for work?

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