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Deciding To Move Due To Work
Deciding To Move Due To Work

It is on an ordinary day; you leave your house take a bus and head to work. Later that morning, your boss summons you to their office and breaks the news. The company has offered you a place at one of their branches in another city. To take up the role, you must relocate. The question is whether you would accept or turn down the offer.

The decision might be a good one, especially if you can get help to make the move to the new region without disrupting your life. If your career is beginning to take shape, such an opportunity cannot go away.

However, if you have built your name, do have a family and are attached to your city, relocating will require a lot of consultation.

Examine the consequences

As an employee who has worked in the same company for a long time, it means you are also a long-term resident of your dwelling place. You already have a lifestyle that is deeply rooted in the city’s culture. Your children, if any, attend school nearby. Most of your friends reside here and, perhaps, you are also in college for further education. Moving out would mean uprooting your lifestyle, family, and circle of friends.

Support from the company

Consider the job offer and whether it fits into your career progression plan. Spare another thought for the organization. If the company offers to assist with costs of relocating to the new city, then it is a sign that you matter to them.

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Getting acquainted

Support from family and friends also weighs in on your decision. Finding someone you know from the targeted location can help you settle down comfortably. Besides, even if you did not have the job offer or had not succeeded in job hunting ventures, you would consider moving if the prospects look promising.

Long-term gains

Examine what you stand to gain, in the long-run, from the new locale. Before you move, share your concerns with your spouse and a few trusted friends. Also, book an appointment with your human resources personnel. Find out what they know about the job and the city. Whenever you are free, such as on the weekend, visit the city. Walk or drive around and get acquainted with how it would feel to work there.

Analysis of pros and cons

Analyze the upcoming opportunity and weigh both the good and the bad. On a book or spreadsheet let one side be for the benefits and the other for demerits. List down each of these as they come to mind. Also, consider the overall effect the plan would have on your family. Prepare a tentative budget for the same.

Always weigh the gains of a work-oriented relocation. Think about the repercussions to your family and the effect on career. Someone who is familiar with the locale can help you blend in. Think long-term and be sure to analyze both the benefits and shortcomings. If you encounter any obstacles and harbor doubts, you can politely decline the offer.


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Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

Email me - info@a1autotransport.com


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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

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Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
★★★★★

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
★★★★★

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!
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We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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