I did, it was called Afghanistan and Iraq
I wouldn't leave my spouse for a better job but I would consider moving my
family. I'm currently looking at an international opportunity but would
never leave my family here for the job. I would, however, leave extended family
for a better opportunity.
Not long term leave, but these last several years haven't been good for
folks. Executives want to promote staff who are flexible and willing take on
responsibility even when it's outside our comfort zone. We're not
living in the 1990's anymore so I think this needs to be considered too.
Come on Joe?...
18% seems really high for how many people would be willing to move permanently
away from a spouse. That question should have been coupled with another about
how invested they are into their marriage. Why can't the 18% take their
spouse with them to their new job? I know a few people that travel a lot for
their job and are away from home, but they would not permanently leave their
You should ask those some people who would leave their family and move to MARS!
Bad economies and money problems have always had a hand in separating families.