A job in Abilene may be opening up. How do we make a decision?
Let’s say that Ron makes X. I would expect the opening in Abilene to pay 1/2X. Average home price in Houston is $198K. Average in Abilene is $140K. Not 1/2.
We’d get a substantial break on tuition for the youngest munchkin. That would be worth a lot. But not enough to make up for the 1/2 we’d lose. And in four or six years, when he’s finished, we wouldn’t have the cash of that tuition.
I know the job.
I like the people.
We have talked about moving there before.
Hubby could do something different.
I would actually have a job that would pay me decent money for doing 2/3s of what I am doing now.
Not big city.
Have to go to X church.
No real retirement fund gets built there.
Away from my family. (Yes, I know that could be a positive for my immediate family. But it would still be a negative for me.)
You know what? I am doing too much. I think I need to seriously consider cutting back on the school I do next year. Perhaps I should drop English at the SLAC. I’d still have the 2 business courses. But I wouldn’t be working full-time for part-time pay anymore. (Which I am right now.)
Maybe the reason Abilene sounds good is that I wouldn’t be working too much. It’d be more laid back. I could do two conferences and … I don’t have to do two conferences now, but I am. And if we went to Abilene, I couldn’t afford to go.
Gotta think about this.
Why is it so appealing? And is it appealing enough? I don’t want to go after the job and then turn it down if they offer it.
I mean, I could say, if it’s not $X, then I can’t take it. That’d be different than saying, “Oh, you know, I decided I didn’t want to go.”
M says you make the decision with prayer and fasting… I’m not sure when I have time to fast, but I sure have time to pray.
God, do you have a plan here? Would you mind telling me what it is?
Any answers yet?
No, not yet. We’re going to visit Abilene. We’re calling friends to find out what the actual pay is/will be. (Although that may not be our best choice.)
I think at this point R just wants a change. Abilene would let/make us change.
Even if we decided to go, there would still be other questions. Big house? Small house? Land? No land?
It’s an interesting question all the way around.
I think if I had a full-time paying job here we wouldn’t even be considering it. But I don’t. What does that mean? I am not sure.