Thank you in advance for taking the time to read. I am currently a recent MBA graduate working as a Senior Financial Analyst. I am currently located in the Midwest region and have been granted the opportunity to transfer to NY for better leadership and promotion opportunities. My wife and I currently have a small child ~2 years old and are basically by ourselves because family is on the East Coast and West Coast. Made the request to move for a few reasons:
- Family Support
- Better Opportunities/Better Pay
- Future Job Prospects
Here's the Hiccup, my wife is also ambitious and had been planning on applying and attending graduate school. She has recently been admitted to Law school here in the Midwest (TOP 15 Law School) and wants me to apply to different jobs ruining my NY plans and trajectory, or we do distance where I am separate from my daughter and wife for potentially one to three years.
What would you do in this situation, would you take a chance on your career for your family? Would you try to convince your wife who has been at home with your child for the past ~2 years and is dead-set on beginning graduate school (applied for 2 years in a row) to give up and apply again?
I have my reservations because family is important to me, but I don't have a ton of relevant skills/experience because I'm a career changer from my MBA who has no finance experience, whose company took a chance in the first place in an industry where people are being laid off monthly at my current site.
To reiterate, thank you again for taking the time to read. I am open to all advice, please be as crude, gentle, honest and open as you like regarding what you would do.
Your fellow monkey