Originally posted by Eric Lemaitre:
Americans are very strict towards contracts, simply if you contract doesn't clearly state that you must relocate in some cases, you can refuse to whatever the reason.
Originally posted by Ahsan Saeed:
When I had joined the company, relocation or travelling was never discussed or even mentioned.
Can you really give it a legal turn when the employer is not violeting some contract? They did not discuss this at all! May be NOW is the time.
Now, my employer wants me to relocate for around 6 months. If I don't agree to this, he might ask me to spend atleast one week every month in the company office.
You can convey them that you will relocate for 6 months only. Not any more. So u can check if u really can't manage. And they are also forced to think that you are not interested but are helping for a first few months of a new setup.
May be u can check if spending one week in a month is the best of both worlds! Never know!
Originally posted by Mike Gershman:
2. Refuse, explain why, and hope you keep your job. I assume from your post that you need an income, so be very sure you can get another job if necessary. What reason for leaving will you give in a job interview? Are there only a few IT employers in your town? Is blacklisting a risk?
Remember, you are selling your services. Not yourself. People who hire should also be aware that they are hiring real people.. people with smal/big concerns.