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Will relocating close off future opportunities elsewhere?

Your friend is just wrong. Obviously companies hire from other parts of the country, otherwise everyone would be stuck in one city for the rest of their lives. Is it helpful to live in the same area ...
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Will relocating close off future opportunities elsewhere?

There are things to consider, but that isn't really one of them. Your first position as a programmer need not be career-defining, but it is influential, and it will start a rut that can be hard to ...
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Told to report to unexpected work location at new job

There's the "myth of HR" and then there's reality. The myth is what you read in the employee manual and are told repeatedly during orientation. It's that they're there to help you, "open door policy" ...
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What is the point of an employer to adjust the salary of an existing employee based on actual remote work location?

A huge portion of any market salary is the cost of living for that market. It's no different than the living wage being different in different countries. Clothes and shoes are made in specific ...
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My company is looking to move, but some employees want to stay

You can't. The company can move wherever it wants. Period. You can try to convince them it will hurt morale. You can try to convince them that it will increase turnover. You can even threaten to ...
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Will relocating close off future opportunities elsewhere?

Your friend just doesn't want to see you go :) Because he's wrong on both counts. First, you won't have any trouble going to California later, unless you develop an addiction to Coney Islands or ...
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Will relocating close off future opportunities elsewhere?

Your friend is wrong. I work in a company in Southern California and we hired somebody from Michigan. I have grown up in Southern California, worked in Silicon Valley, then worked in Connecticut. ...
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How to phrase that I have no interest in working outside my current location?

Have a following text at hand: Thank you for reaching out. I would gladly receive an offer concerning an assignment in Galway as I'm not interested in commuting above X minutes a day and relocation ...
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What is the point of an employer to adjust the salary of an existing employee based on actual remote work location?

The reality of the world is that some areas are more expensive to live than others. I'm not saying that's right or wrong, only that it is true. Without a global economy and shared global currency, it ...
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How to phrase that I have no interest in working outside my current location?

I've been getting a lot of headhunters trying to offer me jobs in other parts of the country or even outside Ireland. This may be partly because you've changed your profile recently. A lot of ...
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How to ask to change location of interview?

How to reply the interviewer email to possibly change the venue to GSC office at sabah instead? Just be honest and ask. Most reasonable people will be able to accommodate the first interview. The ...
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I accepted an interview somewhere I don't want to work at due to location, and just realized. How do I cancel it?

First, don’t do this by email. It should be done by phone so there is no delay or chance it won’t go through. And it’s a more mature way to deliver bad news. (If they have only corresponded with you ...
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Can my company order me to work at a client's office?

I don't think "order" is the correct terminology here. I'd say, they will "require" you to go and work at a client site, for which they can place a formal requirement. However, you can still open up a ...
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Is it ok to put my Linkedin location to the place I would like to work?

If you want to move, don’t use your current location on your LinkedIn profile. Use your desired location instead. And don’t put your address on your resume. Recruiters Restrict Their LinkedIn ...
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How to find out if an international transfer will be possible when negotiating a job offer?

Is there a way to find this out before I accept the job offer? I'd seriously reconsider if I knew for sure that they wouldn't allow it, but I don't want to risk the whole offer by asking them ...
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Is it ethical for me to ask my manager to change my work location?

I wouldn't say it is unethical to ask to move back to your original location. You tried to make the adjustments and could not. That is perfectly normal, not everybody will be able to adjust. Go ...
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Told to report to unexpected work location at new job

Since you're working for a large, global company, what we have here is likely a failure to communicate. Or a misunderstanding. Don't escalate to HR right away without a clear understanding of the ...
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Send unsolicited application for a different location

At least here in Germany "unsolicited" applications are quite normal (Initiativbewerbung). In your case it´s not even that unsolicited at all, because you have the skill-set they are currently looking ...
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Will relocating close off future opportunities elsewhere?

Your friend is almost certainly wrong that taking a job in Detroit will close opportunities to move to California later. If you're good at your job and there's a market for what you do, then you ...
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Will relocating close off future opportunities elsewhere?

I'm a programmer in the south east and receive unsolicited contact from recruiters from California (general San Fransico) as well as other parts of the country at least once a week. You'll always ...
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Can my company order me to work at a client's office?

This time they would like me to be onsite for 20 hours per week. Is this an unorthodox request? It isn't. Clients often request or require that contractors work on site at the location of their ...
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Asking about job location

I don't think it is unprofessional at all to ask about it. You are entitled to inquire about details in the job offer, and given that applicants were given the location only after the interview ...
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How to request a interview when I am avaliable?

Should I ask them to change the time (after 17 h or during lunch time) You won't have any success trying schedule an interview for after work hours. Asking for it to be during lunch is reasonable, ...
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What is the point of an employer to adjust the salary of an existing employee based on actual remote work location?

I suspect companies are not as sold on remote work as they claim There was this wave of cheers a couple months into the pandemic that “remote was the future” and “everything was just as efficient.” ...
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Is it ethical for me to ask my manager to change my work location?

Why are you "not able to adjust"? Two months is not a lot of time to adjust to a move. It's pretty normal to miss things about the previous location or to still be finding your footing in ...
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How to phrase that I have no interest in working outside my current location?

You won't really change anything, even putting it at the top of your profile in 72 pt text. There are two things the recruiter is hoping: This job they have presented is amazingly, exactly, what you'...
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Internship has several possible locations, some with smaller teams. How to ask for relocation?

First, you can't possibly know that you would have a better or worse experience at head office or in the smaller location. Even if you could prove that such a theory is true in general, that doesn't ...
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Accepting contract elsewhere to circumvent non-compete clause?

He also mentioned to me that I can accept a fixed-term contract elsewhere to 'exhaust' the non-compete clause and then return to apply for a proper position at the subsidiary company. Should I ...
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Contract Amendment with Promotion Offer

You can always ask. They can always say "no". The one thing you can not do is demand unless you're willing to forego your promotion. If they say "no", see if you can narrow down the geographical ...
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What is the point of an employer to adjust the salary of an existing employee based on actual remote work location?

The thing to remember is that salaries are set by market forces. Specifically the competition between buyers (employers) and sellers (employees). Compensation for a position ends up as a range ...
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