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Updated by Nathalie Martin on Jun 19, 2019
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Temporary Relocation: What to Consider!

Travelling to and fro from work on public transport can be a pain, but when you have to jet half way across the world for work it definitely takes it to the next level. Which is why many choose to temporary relocate, however this decision isn’t an easy one. Here are some pointers to consider before taking up that job offer!

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What to do with your current home?

What to do with your current home?

Unless your situation changes, you are more than likely to be returning to your home and back to your normal life. Of course, leaving your house unattended for a long period of time can be a little nerve wracking. To ensure all your belongings are safe and secure you could ask a relative to every so often check in on your home. Hiring a caretaker is also an option if you have no relatives close by.

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How long will you be staying for?

How long will you be staying for?

Of course, there will be an indication of when you will be returning to your real home, however sometimes it isn’t as straightforward as a stand and end date. It could be dependent on when you finish a project which may not have a definitive end date, this can be quite stressful, so it is important to find this out as it could affect your visa and other important documents allowing you work in another location.

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Where will you stay?

Where will you stay?

The ideal of staying in a hotel for 6 months isn’t all that appealing and often, businesses will rent a short term let. These properties could be fully furnished or sometimes not, to which you will need to talk to your employer who should be supplying appliances and furniture for everyday living. For example, furniture packages are available for those who won’t be staying long but want to essentially, make a house a home for the duration of their stay.

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Who’s paying?

Who’s paying?

Like with any relocation, there are expenses. It is crucial you find out exactly what those expense will be and who will be covering them. From having to keep and submit all receipts to paying for accommodation, this all needs to be triple checked and preferably in writing!

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Family thoughts?

Family thoughts?

Do you have a family – will they be relocating with you? This is something you need clarify with your place of employment before accepting anything. Moving your partner and kids can be really stressful and cause lots of upheaval in your loved one’s lives. Sit down with your family and discuss the pros and cons to see if it is really worth the hassle.