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#1 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:26 PM

DF and I desperately want to move down the coast to where his family and all our friends are. There are two factors why we haven't.
1. It would be hard for me to get a job down there (DF could walk into a job tomorrow).
2. We don't have enough equity in our house to sell.

It has been brought to my attention that a job that would be perfect for me has been advertised. My dilemma is I don't know if I should apply for it or not. If I don't get it, then there is no dilemma, we stay where we are original.gif

However, if I applied and got the job, the problem is where would we live?

Even if we did want to try to sell the house, there is too much that needs doing to it to get it ready for sale and we don't have the time or money to do it. We're getting married in April and all of our money is being squirrelled away for that.

Some of the carpet in our house is almost threadbare (and has been since we moved in). Kitchen and Bathrooms are fine. I guess we could rent our place out (we'd get almost what we pay in the mortgage in rent.) Though I'd feel guilty doing that when the carpet is less than ideal. Mind you we rented a place with carpet that was in worse condition than this is.

We have a menagerie... all of whom I adore and will not get rid of any of them. But I am guessing finding a rental with 5 indoor cats and 2 dogs (who can be outdoors) would be pretty hard to impossible (though it is a rural area, so there are houses on 20 acres we could rent.) Rent would about $350 a week less than our mortgage. My wage would increase and DF's would go backwards, overall we'd be bringing home at least an extra $20k gross a year. I'd say it would take 12 months, probably less to save enough for a deposit and costs to buy a house down there.

I am just not sure if I should apply or not?

WWYD????

Edited by PussyDids, 23 November 2012 - 10:41 PM.


#2 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:29 PM

I don't think there's any harm in applying.  Even if you're offered the job, you're not obligated to take it.

#3 SplashingRainbows

Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:29 PM

Apply  smile1.gif

Go for it and good luck!

#4 intd242

Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:29 PM

I'm fond of the apply & worry about it if/when you get it approach ...

#5 Apageintime

Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:30 PM

Apply.

Figure out the rest if they offer it to you.

#6 FeralHez

Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:31 PM

I would at least apply. Good luck!

#7 Taffyk

Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:33 PM

Yep, apply!

#8 Oh dear

Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:35 PM

I would apply and worry about the rest if i was made an offer.  Good luck!

#9 Oh dear

Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:35 PM

Sorry double post.

Edited by Oh dear, 30 October 2012 - 04:36 PM.


#10 Bluenomi

Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:36 PM

Apply. You never know if you don't try! You can alway decline to take it if they offer it to you if you really can't make it work.

#11 HRH Countrymel

Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:40 PM

Apply.

For the love of god woman apply...

The rest can be worked out later.



If you ignore this the universe won't be laughing at you it will spit vigorously in your face...

#12 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:02 PM

QUOTE (countrymel @ 30/10/2012, 05:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you ignore this the universe won't be laughing at you it will spit vigorously in your face...

*snort* feel the love hehehehe

I should add, it's a promotion, but at the same level that I have been acting in for the last 2 terms.

I thought everyone would say "pfffffffft don't be stupid! It's too hard, don't bother." wink.gif

I suspect if I told our good friends who have 1 1/2 acres about my concerns with the pets, she'd let me build a cat mansion at their house LOL Plus she loves cats and her DP don't let her have one!

Guess I have an application to write. I emailed to ask when it closes... hopefully it's after this weekend so I can work on it on the weekend.

#13 Mootmoot

Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:18 PM

Glad to hear you're applying.  I've been in a similar situation re: renting out our house in order to move somewhere else (no promotion, just for funsies) - if you can pretty much cover your mortgage with the rent then it gives you so much freedom.

#14 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:31 PM

Our house would probably rent for close to $700 a week. Rent in the new town would be $350.

DF has come up with an alternative. If I got the job, take 6 months leave without pay from the job I love up here (that I am returning to in Feb) stay with friends/family during the week down the coast and come back here for weekends/holidays etc. It would give me 6 months to decide if I really want the job. It would give DF time to finish his apprenticeship up here. It would get us 3 months past the wedding, so we'd be in a better position to figure out what to do. If I hate the job, I'd just go back to my old job after 6 months.

I've contacted them to find out when the closing date is. If I don't have at least until the weekend, then I won't have time to write ANY application let alone get someone to check over it. But if I have the time, some kind of application will go in! Fingers crossed.

#15 StarandMoon

Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:40 PM

Maybe the Universe is laughing "with" you, not at you - I agree you should apply, and really think about it while the applications are processed.

Meanwhile, the Universe will continue to giggle like it always does . . .  wink.gif

#16 claptrap

Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:32 AM

Hope it works out for you Pussy Dids!

If you don't apply you'll always wonder "what if?".  So you have to go for it.

#17 Rachaelxxx

Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:41 AM

I second applying for it and waiting to see what happens, you can think it through further while you wait

#18 Chelli

Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:53 AM

It sounds like the lifestyle would suit you perfectly. Good luck with the application, I hope it all works out for you original.gif

#19 ~mimo~

Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:05 AM

That's sort of why we moved here!  wink.gif

Good luck!  happy.gif

#20 71Cath

Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:10 AM

So have you applied yet????

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#21 chic mummy

Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:14 AM

QUOTE (Bluenomi @ 30/10/2012, 05:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Apply. You never know if you don't try! You can alway decline to take it if they offer it to you if you really can't make it work.



Id go for it OP. All the best, fingers crossed.

#22 76 others

Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:19 AM

Good luck. Where down the coast are you moving to?

#23 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:04 PM

QUOTE (71Cath @ 31/10/2012, 11:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So have you applied yet????

biggrin.gif

LOL Give me a break! Have you seen the crap detailed applications you have to write for teaching?

I have to write my philosophy of education, my cv, a cover letter and a statement of my attributes, capabilities and qualities. I don't think they'll accept, 183cm, good at baking and grumpy hehehe

I have to work out what a philosophy of education IS before I write it. The others I understand. I have about a week to write it, so I know I'll be spending my weekend doing!

QUOTE (Gloriosa @ 31/10/2012, 11:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Good luck. Where down the coast are you moving to?

Sapphire Coast.... *hopefully*

#24 Natttmumm

Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:09 PM

Apply, the rest would work out

#25 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:52 AM

Well... I applied and still no word back sad.gif

It only closed last Thursday, but they close on Dec 6th so they will have to sort it out quickly.

Obviously my interpretation of what they wanted wasn't correct.

Bugger... *sigh*




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