I've run into a major fork in the road.
On top of my full time schooling, I hold down a full time office job.
My wife recently accepted a position that requires us to move to a VERY rural area of S. Dakota. In doing so, I will not only leave the company I am with, but I will have to travel (roughly 60 miles per day) in order to finish my schooling- not that big of a deal. I had planned on working part time while I hit the books as hard as possible, in an attempt finish school in the shortest amount of time.
I was offered an interview with my current company for a traveling position. The interview is in two weeks in Tennessee. The job would demand an incredible amount of time, and I would likely be on the road 5/7 days of the week.The position is brand new, and will require a crash course in multiple areas like MHSA, OSHA and FMCS regulations. It would also increase the years in which I will be in school, something I am vehemently against. I will likely only be able to attend school part time, most likely taking online courses during the evenings.
By agreeing to the interview, I would be stating that I am interested in the position, that I have the intention of taking the position if offered, and that I am "ok" with pushing my schooling and personal goals to the back burner.
By not taking the interview, I am turing my back on the company I've been with for the past 5 years, but I am assuring that I will have the time to devote to my education.
So, would you take the interview or not?