am currently a GED/ESL teacher. I work 8:30-11:30am M-F. I have the opportunity to get a full-time teaching job. I graduated from college in December 2006 and haven't gotten an entry teaching year yet. This is my chance to get my foot in the door. It has benefits and twice the salary I make now. The problem is that this job is a 2 hour commute one way every week day. I had my first baby a dd on November 2. My dh got a new job with benefits. I currently don't have any benefits but would with a full-time job. My dh works long hours and doesn't want me to miss out on the afternoons I get to spend with baby girl or for both of us to miss out on afternoons and evenings with her. What should I do?
My boss, my coworkers, and the principal of the new school all act like it's no big deal for me to just up and leave my close friends here and uproot my baby girl from the family she's gotten to know here and relocate to another town with new people and leave her in the care of a complete stranger. They ask me "why can't you just move to a closer town that's bigger with a daycare?" or they say "there are older ladies in town who would love to watch her for you." They don't understand that my husband's job is here and that he's trying to stay in the shop and not travel as much or at all so that he can spend more time with both of us. There are other offices, but they are not any closer to the new town, and he can't simply get transferred. There are only a limited number of positions available at each office. They suggest moving somewhere in between the two towns and both of us commuting and my hubby bringing the baby here with him to the babysitter we have now. The problem with that suggestion is that we don't have the money to buy a house, and there are no homes for rent in this area. That also means that we'd both have to commute and still spend time away from our baby girl other than just a typical work day. I'm stuck in between a rock and a hard place. What should I do?
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