If you are seeking employment, you might face the challenge of deciding whether a long commute is worth the extra money and time away from family. You may also have to decide if living farther away from where your service member will work to be closer to a more desirable employment location for you is the best option. These considerations are particularly important and require open communication to balance both working partners’ needs.
“Transportation and Housing Costs” explains how deciding where you will live and how far you will commute can have a direct effect on your family’s quality of life.
For additional guidance on selecting the best option for you, contact a career coach at 800-342-9647 or use the Live Chat feature on MySECO. You may also want to consider telework opportunities with a number of Military Spouse Employment Partnership companies and organizations. This could be a great option if you are looking to strike the perfect balance between work and home life.