Mike Lane
over 6 months ago
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Relocating to Arizona

My company just announced to my department that they are moving us from our office in Los Angeles to Phoenix.

We have been offered relocation but there is a catch. If we move to Arizona we have to take a 10% cut in pay because they are paying our relocation expenses to move and because the cost-of-living is lower in Arizona. Everybody in my department is not happy about the 10% cut in pay. My question though is whether it is worth moving for a company that would take advantage of their employees like that. We were never told that there would be a 10% decrease in salary when they first talked about moving our department out-of-state so they basically lied to us to make it sound like they really don't want to offer relocation to existing employees and would rather hire talent that is already in Arizona.

I am almost tempted to take my chances on unemployment at the end of this year when they offer me severance if I don't move to Arizona.

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Eva Davis

Companies "relocate" all the time with the same plan your company is offering. The company plan is to increase their bottom line - which will definitely increase if you don't "relocate" with them. What happens when you "relocate" and they "terminate" you?

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Maryjane Garza

What kind of work do you do ? I'm moving to Arizona too

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Prasad Chaugule

Any work I do

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dency abosi

Very nice

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Jeremiah Gupton

Moving and relocating to another locationtakes a lot of time and work. If you want are going to a another location call the other company’s business directory to see what their business be like in a normal day. Then if you want to relocate, that’s fine with you.

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Eva Davis

WOAH BUDDY ! Can you qualify/collect unemployment if they offer you severance? I thought severance was "go-away-hush money" Don't they need to fire you for you to collect unemployment? Isn't "severance pay" taxed ??? My advice to you is to start looking for a new job NOW - work anywhere except there.

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Jennifer Miller

Jobs never last, everything changes in companies. Companies look out for them selves as a whole to keep in business. Either way you decide you will be taking a pay cut. If you stay you have to find a new job. I guess the question you need to decide is what is best for your family. Maybe it is time to make a change and get out. Get your severance pay and start your new journey.

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Harold Brown

I do wish I could give to good answer, due to the fact I have been mostly military and State Government so , money wise you are set and unless you can move up, then no matter where you move to, pay does not change with the move unless you are moving up..grade wise..

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Sonya Smith

Do you like your job? All things equal, would you mind moving to Arizona? If you have a family, what do they think about it? Do the math. If taxes and expenses are a lot less than los Angeles, would they be more than the 10 % pay cut? For example, if it costs 25% less to live in Arizona than it costs to live in Los Angeles, even with the 10% cut, essentially you would be getting a 15% pay raise. What's the job market like in LA? how difficult is it to get another job there now? Pull out a sheet of paper and make a pro/con list of every reason to stay or go. Only you can decide what's best for you.

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Leonard Garland

Please dont move here to AZ we already have enough Californians that are coming to this state (other states too) and are trying to ruin it like they did Cali with their insane liberal views and liberal voting...!!!

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