The idea of relocating for a new job is a choice that many people are faced with everyday

The idea of relocating for a new job is a choice that many people are faced with everyday

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Kelly Brown BUS-X320 Sec. 24318 Reading Reflection #1 1/17/11 The idea of relocating for a new job is a choice that many people are faced with everyday. Normally I would consider this an exciting opportunity, but if I had a sick parent, I would not be able to leave without that parent. My mother, father and I have a very close relationship and while job opportunities these days can be scarce, at the end of the day my family is more important. This topic has special meaning to me because it happened to my own parents. My dad had always dreamed of starting a real estate career in southern California but was held back by my mother’s family. My mother did not want to part with her father as his health was deteriorating, so they stayed in Indianapolis
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Unformatted text preview: and she continued to care for him until he died. If an opportunity came along where I could move my sick parent to my new job location, I would definitely look into doing so. Though I have never been in the situation, I think taking on a new job, in a new city is hard enough as it is, let alone caring for a sick person at the same time. I think it is great that many companies are willing to accommodate the needs of a potential employees sick parent, but that option might not always be what is best for the ailing parent. If I was ever put in that situation, I would have to significantly weigh the pros and cons before I made a decision; however, if the choice is between a new job or my family, I would choose them every time....
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