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If there's an option to either get an allowance or be reimbursed, go with the allowance
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

Will have job offer by Wednesday.  Now the fun part of negotiating begins.  Anyone with experience getting relocation packages encouraged to give advice!

Congratulations!

I have received relocation packages several times. My advice is to work for an employer that provides relocation packages.
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Congratulations!

I have received relocation packages several times. My advice is to work for an employer that provides relocation packages.

 

Well, tell me what was good and bad so I can negotiate, bro.  They told me I will get a relocation package just not what it will be yet.

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Well, tell me what was good and bad so I can negotiate, bro.  They told me I will get a relocation package just not what it will be yet.

Firstly, try to get a househunting trip paid for. Even if you already know the city you're moving to, it''s helpful to get out there for a few days to check out neighbourhoods and real estate.

I also found it reassuring to have my employer provide as many services as possible (packing, moving, real estate) rather than to do them myself and seek reimbursement. Some companies will offer a flat payment to cover relocation but unless this is very generous (or the only option), I'd decline. Things sometimes go wrong and it's nice to leave this stuff to the company to sort out.

Keep in mind that the person offering this advice hates moving and filing expenses. I'm actually procrastinating here rather than completing last month's travel expenses right now.
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Originally Posted by MrGimpy View Post


Firstly, try to get a househunting trip paid for. Even if you already know the city you're moving to, it''s helpful to get out there for a few days to check out neighbourhoods and real estate.

I also found it reassuring to have my employer provide as many services as possible (packing, moving, real estate) rather than to do them myself and seek reimbursement. Some companies will offer a flat payment to cover relocation but unless this is very generous (or the only option), I'd decline. Things sometimes go wrong and it's nice to leave this stuff to the company to sort out.

Keep in mind that the person offering this advice hates moving and filing expenses. I'm actually procrastinating here rather than completing last month's travel expenses right now.

 

Good thoughts.  They paid for me to come out for an interview with my wife and a weekend to get to know the area.  I like the idea of getting a lump sum to cover everything because then I'd be cheap about it and hopefully come out ahead, but moving is one thing that stresses me because I hate it so much, so in reality I am hoping for them to just cover actual costs.  It is a significant distance - MN to NC.

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Couple years back, had a job offer in SF that would have required relocation. They offered 15% of base salary to cover all fees. I didn't take the job offer, but that would have been pretty lucrative as a single dude with no major furniture or tons of belongings.

If given the choice between the two, I'd take a lump sum option in a heartbeat and try to minimize moving costs as much as possible. Obviously different situation as you have a wife and house. Maybe you can research moving costs now and based on what you get as relo options, decide then? Then again, do companies even offer multiple ways of getting relo assistance like that? I feel like it's mostly a "here's what it is, go run with it" type ordeal.

That's how it was when I relo'ed to Dallas for my first job -- they just had movers come pack my stuff and ship my car. No lump sum cash offer to figure things out on my own.
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Also, NC is awesome -- dat tangy carolina cue!
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Also, NC is awesome -- dat tangy carolina cue!

 

We had some good queue while we were there.

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BONERRR

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Also making me happy:

@horns
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

Will have job offer by Wednesday.  Now the fun part of negotiating begins.  Anyone with experience getting relocation packages encouraged to give advice!

I don't usually celebrate the arrival of more carpetbaggers to our fair Dixie, but I'll make an exception in your case, BC. Congrats!
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Got promoted today! Pay bump is a good bit more than I was expecting too.

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I don't usually celebrate the arrival of more carpetbaggers to our fair Dixie, but I'll make an exception in your case, BC. Congrats!

 

Don't worry, I'll buy my acre and keep to it.

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Met one of the five founders of Bain Capital today and now off to dirty seats for the Wild Card game.
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