My husband has been offered a new job with the same company he currently works for. This new position is a major promotion. It also means we would have to relocate our family 4 hours north. We have 3 children (5, 2 and 3 months). The 5 year old has just started pre-prep (kindy) at one of the schools here after being in daycare. She loves it and we have noticed a massive change (positive) in her behaviour and confidence.
We also have my husbands 15 year old sister living with us. She has gone from failing school (on the rare occasion she went) last year (she lived with her mum), to getting A's and B's and even receiving an academic award this year. The school she goes to is notorious for violence, drugs etc so for her to stay on teach is huge.
My grandad also lives here (as does my mum). He is very close to the girls and misses them terribly if he doesn't see them for a week or two. And that's only him living half an hour away.
We are in financial crisis. After our rent and groceries are paid (no other bills or money spent), we have between $12 and $100 left to live off for a fortnight, to pay our other bills etc. I get centrelink (tax benefit a and b) but it pretty much all goes on school fees and bills. This new job, and the resulting move, would mean we would be financially stable.
My worry is... the kids. Especially my 5 year old. Would you take the job and know you will no longer have to worry about bills. Or would you stay so you don't disrupt the kids?