asked questions & answers- relocation to a small town:
been asked to relocate to a small town as part of a restructure within the
company I work at. The company will pay for all the relocation
expenses to the small town & I am happy at this company, but I
don't like the small town life, as I am a city person. My immediate
manager knows I don't really want to relocate to a small town, but
it's not up to him. So can I simply refuse to move or do I tell them
either I don't move or I will resign ?
would evaluate this based on my personal circumstances such as the position,
finances, age & what risk I can take or would be willing to take. Also, how
easy would it be to get another similar job in the city.
As for if you can simply refuse to move
or to simply resign if they insist that you relocate, it depends on the laws of
the state or country you live in and on the company policies. But if the company
needs you to move to the small town & if it is easy for them to replace you,
then it is probably best to tell them your preference, without refusing to
relocate, and if they insist, then may be you can relocate while starting to
look for another job elsewhere. Again it depends on your personal circumstances.
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