I've been pushing for a promotion at work. The same job I am doing now but on a corporate level. Well, today I was told, we are going to put you in this position as a trial as we don't have a corporate level of your job title. They want to try this out as we have just purchased 5 mines and they want someone to look after what the maintenance departments are doing.
I was super excited, till the next words out of his mouth was "I need you to leave Thursday morning for one of our southern locations. Everything you need will be provided for you, you will stay there 1 to 2 weeks" That SUCKS! I'd love it if I were still single, but being married, little girl, and one brewing in the pot. I really don't like being away from home. This will not be a something that happens a lot though. Probably a few times during this transition period of bringing the new mines online with our ways.
3 hour drive one way is too much to commute every day. And I will be expected to work EVERY day I am there, no time off during this stint.
I'm really torn on what to do here. I'm considering a near doubling of my salary. That would make enable my wife to be able to give up her nursing job and she could be home with the kids, but I won't be home nearly as much. Right now I work 7 to 4 M-F with every weekend off....
Probably looking at 7 to whenever working 6 days a week.