If you were offered a job in a different country, would you go?

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If you were offered a job in a different country, would you go?

Mwar Mwar
Let say that you were offered your same job (or a promotion of it, etc.) but in a different country. The company would pay for traveling fees and assist you in finding somewhere to live.

You need to decide quickly, because if you say yes, you're leaving quickly! Woud you go?

To keep things simple, assume the job is one you'd be content with for the long haul and the country is not one you dislike, but not necessarily one you love. (so different, but no extreme visceral reaction on either end).
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I would go
Woman China , Sundae Sparkles , HannahPanda , LAndJ , SMichelle , Beck , Bignuf , GenderSexplorations , Badass , emilia , Love Obsessed , Gracie , Various , Miss Nessa , Apate , wicked weasel , BlooJay , ArmyWife4311 , Princess Zelda , michael scofield , G&L , Tork48309 , Errant Venture , DeliciousB , neil i. , theothers1 , Airen Wolf , ViVix
28
I would not go
Zombirella , newlady , Mikemanz
3
It would be a hard choice
solitudinarian , laflauta , digit88 , LAndJ , Kissaki , GenderSexplorations , PeachCandy , Kissy , Dixiemomma , pinkpottergirl , <3BF , Envy , Squeaky , Nora29714 , spunkmonkey , hall5885 , puppylove , Michele , ArmyWife4311 , michael scofield , FHeemz , Sammi , DeliciousSurprise , Taylor , Allstars316 , Gluesnffr , Alyona
27
It would be an easy choice
DeliciousB , Mikemanz , Airen Wolf
3
I don't know if I would go
solitudinarian , hotcherry , laflauta , MissBre , Dixiemomma , Envy , hall5885 , ArmyWife4311 , little miss kinky , Sammi , DeliciousSurprise , Taylor , dv8 , skeeterlynn
14
Other - CHINCHILLA!
little miss kinky , FHeemz
2
Total votes: 77 (59 voters)
Poll is closed
07/23/2012
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Woman China Woman China
In a heart beat!!!

I wouldn't even think of it!!! I'd start counting down the days, think of what shots are needed, then worry about the visa for that country, then worry I've not enough pages in my passport... all the while packing in my head thinking of what would be the best way to send the majority of my things to my future home, then think screw it. I don't need most of it, get rid of it, need to get rid of the old stuff I've been holding onto and then just get all excited and wonder what would my new home be like???

And all that would be running through my head at the same time.

Some of the biggest things to look for are the salary. Many companies will offer you the same salary but if you are in the States then move to England (as an example), your salary... well it doesn't covert all that well, so make sure that it is converted into the local salary with the standard of living you are comfortable with.

But if you move to a developing country, keep your American salary and ask for a distance bonus.

But above all else, negotiate a new contract to make sure you can have time off (and a good amount of time too) to return home to visit. You don't have to take it, but have it there, and they should be footing the bill for the travel.

Is this you in this question? I love to move to new cultures and learn about them!!! Can you tell?
07/23/2012
hotcherry hotcherry
It depends on where.
07/23/2012
laflauta laflauta
It depends where it is; I would really rather live in a developed country. I would definitely have a really difficult time leaving my family and friends.
07/23/2012
Sundae Sparkles Sundae Sparkles
hell yeah.. Its my goal to see the world..
07/23/2012
HannahPanda HannahPanda
Most likely, I would go.
07/23/2012
digit88 digit88
Quote:
Originally posted by Mwar
Let say that you were offered your same job (or a promotion of it, etc.) but in a different country. The company would pay for traveling fees and assist you in finding somewhere to live.

You need to decide quickly, because if you say yes, ...
tough choice
07/23/2012
LAndJ LAndJ
It'd be a hard choice, but I think I would go. Right now, nothing better is coming up, my boyfriend would love it, and we're young and don't have ties other than family in the US. We don't have kids right now, or amazing jobs, or even a house yet.
07/23/2012
SMichelle SMichelle
Most likely I would go -- especially if the job were in Europe.
07/23/2012
Beck Beck
I would most likely go. However; that would depend on the country. If it's somewhere that it isn't all that safe to go or it isn't safe to go outside of the city; then hell no.
07/23/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Mwar
Let say that you were offered your same job (or a promotion of it, etc.) but in a different country. The company would pay for traveling fees and assist you in finding somewhere to live.

You need to decide quickly, because if you say yes, ...
What a cool opportunity to enjoy another culture and still get paid doing it...with a promotion, no less? YES, would so do this. I get to travel worldwide now, with my job...SOMETIMES, and it is amazing, but a week here and there, is still just "tasting" not "living" the lifestyle.
07/23/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Mwar
Let say that you were offered your same job (or a promotion of it, etc.) but in a different country. The company would pay for traveling fees and assist you in finding somewhere to live.

You need to decide quickly, because if you say yes, ...
You might want to actually spell out what country you are being offered a position in, and perhaps someone here on EF knows some tips about that place that could help you decide or have a better time when there. This is a GREAT resource of people.
07/23/2012
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
It would take some thought and consideration, but chances are I'd definitely go. I love to travel and I think it would be a great adventure.
07/23/2012
Badass Badass
I would go in a heartbeat.
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PeachCandy PeachCandy
I'm not sure. It really depends on the country for me
07/23/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
I'd love to go, the only thing that might discourage me is if there was a language barrier.
07/23/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
I honestly wouldn't even apply. That is just too far for me to be from my family and friends.
07/23/2012
emilia emilia
I so would go
07/23/2012
Dixiemomma Dixiemomma
i dont see me going.... it wouldnt be worth it for me to leave everyone i know unless there was a substantial pay raise
07/23/2012
Love Obsessed Love Obsessed
I would go.
07/23/2012
<3BF <3BF
I had some college friends who, like me, had only a relatively useless English degree who went overseas to teach. Though I was tempted by that option to see another country, gain experience and get paid, I don't want to be alone overseas for 2 years.
07/23/2012
Gracie Gracie
I voted yes, but it would depend on the country. I would not move to a country where it was dangerous. But as long as it was safe and the necessary resourses were included I would!
07/23/2012
newlady newlady
I voted not to go.
I would miss my girls and grandson too much!
Plus...what would I ever do with the cat? (and the husband? LOL!)
07/23/2012
spunkmonkey spunkmonkey
It depends on the country.
07/23/2012
Various Various
I would probably go.
07/23/2012
Miss Nessa Miss Nessa
Quote:
Originally posted by Mwar
Let say that you were offered your same job (or a promotion of it, etc.) but in a different country. The company would pay for traveling fees and assist you in finding somewhere to live.

You need to decide quickly, because if you say yes, ...
I would go just about ANYWHERE...
07/23/2012
Apate Apate
I would love to travel! Though I may be a tad bit hesitant if we didn't speak the same language.
07/23/2012
wicked weasel wicked weasel
Heck, I'm in a different country now and I haven't looked back.
After awhile, you get use to the language and the locals but it's
an experience you'll never forget.
07/23/2012
puppylove puppylove
It would totally depend on where, a beautiful island oasis with a beach and blue water, sign me up!
07/23/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
I'd probably go, depends on the country though.
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