I was going to put this in another forum (I thought there was a faith and finance forum, but now I cannot find it), but I decided it belonged here just as well as anywhere else.
My husband has a possible career opportunity that has presented itself and we are unsure how to proceed. He is being pursued, at least at the present, by a global company, which will remain nameless (but is responsible for entertainment and amusement products the world over). They already did a headhunter interview, and want to proceed with the next phone interview. They have already offered to get in touch with me as well, to assuage my concerns about relocation. Problem is, it involves relocation to CHINA, for about 18 months or so. Shanghai, specifically. We would be put up, expenses paid, in an ex-pat community housed in a lovely high-rise apartment community with daily maid service. During that time, we would put our house on the market and immerse ourselves in China, learning about the language and culture. Then, we would move back to the States and relocate in the city of the company’s headquarters.
It sounds like either a tremendous opportunity or a disaster in the making. Since my husband has the curious history of getting every job he has ever interviewed for, and of getting stolen away by one company from another company, there is a good likelihood that by simply saying yes to the phone interview, we are putting things in motion that would be very difficult to stop. On top of that, I am currently pregnant, and with every child I have had, my husband has been stolen away by one company from another and sometimes that required moving across country (I once drove across country in caravan with him and the moving truck when I was 8 months preggo).
Did I mention it would require living in CHINA??? Honestly, my greatest concern is the ability to practice my faith openly, and bring my little gaggle of goslings to a country that is mostly atheistic (with the exception of the presence of the Chinese Christians that are unable to openly practice their faith) and has the abhorrent One-Child Policy. On the other hand, we would be there as guests, living in an ex-pat community.
What do y’all think?