I've finally caved.
I'm willing to move.
I have not wanted to do the moving thing. I'm happy here. I have friends here. I have history. I know the checkers at my grocery store. I know all the streets in the town. I've lived here for about half of my life (and as I'm not a fresh 20-something that's sayin' something).
But I don't like our living situation, and, well... it's complicated. The husband is unhappy. I'm thinking long term this doesn't need to be the place for us.
So, folks... Who's hiring? I heard recently about a department that advertised for a few weeks for a few openings and received over 1,000 applications. DH's department recently hired a few 20+ year veterans from other departments who had been laid off. He also tells me there are two or three ride alongs from other agencies every day this week who have (or will be) laid off and are looking for a job. This is not the time to be looking for a job.
The obvious thing is for him to stick in law enforcement, although he has skills in many other areas. Staying in law enforcement could be tricky if we cross state lines and he needs to go to a sort of "make up" academy. However, both of us are going to start looking for work and see if anything comes up for one of us first. I'd like to look at states on the west coast or states like Idaho, Wyoming, Montana. Other states which don't seem too palatable but might be OK are Alaska, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Nevada. Don't ask me why, that's just how it is in my world right now.
So if you have any good suggestions or leads, please leave them in comments. Feel free to leave them anonymously if you are concerned about your identity and location being out in the cyberworld. Or email me! email@example.com
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