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Personal Situation - Maddening!  
User currently offlineYV136C From Venezuela, joined Mar 2003, 198 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 851 times:

Hi,

This is what I'm going through right now, I'll put it out there for you guys (and gals) to tell me what you think I can do:

In January 2004 I came to the U.S. from Venezuela leaving my wife and kids behind until I had a stable situation to bring them here with me. Although I have seen my family various times during this time I am really sick of it and I want this resolved NOW. I have been working here at Embraer for 6 weeks now on a SAP project that should last until about May 2006. I also have a very good job offer back home in Venezuela. The thing is that with that offer back home I can cover all my expenses and have money left over, instead here I would need to find a second job to make ends meet. Bear in my mind that my current position is Temporary with no benefits, the offer in Venezuela is as an employee with full benefits.
Intangibles: I left Venezuela because of the ever declining social and political situation and because I wanted to give my kids a chance to learn a new language and see other things, just as I did when I lived here in the States 25 years ago. Also, I always wanted to come back to the States and live here, I have adapted very well and like it a lot but I can't do it alone anymore. It's maddening. On top of that my wife has never been really supportive about coming here, she wants me back there. For my kids sake and my own, divorce is not an option.

I have support here....my dad lives here, my older brother lives in California and my mother is seriously thinking about moving here. It really drives me crazy to think that I have to "give up"my dream and go back to Venezuela....but I will if I have to, but I will always want to come back, that much I know.
Questions, opinions.......shoot away!

Luis
YV136C


Proud to work for Embraer FLL!
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User currently offlineBeefstew25 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 675 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 834 times:

Family is most important....


MLB: Where you are always number one for takeoff.....
User currently offlinePope From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 829 times:

By definition, haven't you failed to realize your goal of establishing a stable situation to bring them here with you? Therefore, go back because your continued presence here isn't furthering your objective. The time and energy you've already spent is a sunk cost, you should only evaluate the future expenditures of time, energy and intangible discomfort (having to live apart) against the prospective gains.

I'm not trying to be mean, just blunt.


User currently offlineD5DBY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 805 times:

perhaps you should stay in the us..trying to become a pro poker player.....

User currently offlineYV136C From Venezuela, joined Mar 2003, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 794 times:

stew: I agree!
Pope: No offense meant, non taken.
D5DBY: Huh??

Luis
YV136C



Proud to work for Embraer FLL!
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