My wife recently got a job offer with a company in Georgia, and our family currently resides in Utah. They offered her a flat compensation of $5,000 after taxes as a lump sum to cover moving costs. We are pretty skeptical of the amount thinking that it wouldn't be enough to get us out there, on the premise that it is around 2000 miles apart.
I was under the impression that most companies would cover some sort of temporary housing so that you didn't have to stress about the amount of money that would take either.
My question is: - Does this sound like a typical relocation package for a company? and if not what is the best way to go about negotiating for a more fair offer?