I have recently completed my MBA and my fiance and I are planning on relocating this year. As of now, it is unclear that my job is even considering a promotion for me despite clearly talking to them about it. I haven't brought up the relocation, yet as it is still 7 months away and while we have and continue to be WFH in Covid, they talk about having more in-person meetings as time goes on and I'm unsure if they will continue to support me if I relocate.
So I have been reviewing options out there as I want to advance my career. I am looking in San Diego where we are moving, but also mostly for Remote work. I am a dedicated employee, I work very hard, and am very good at what I do. I take on special projects and I work above and beyond my colleagues. But I also treasure my personal time. I work 45-50 hours on average and will step up when times require it and put in more. I answer emails if I can outside of normal work hours. I am a dedicated, hard worker.
But I refuse to apply to jobs that make it sound like all they want is someone to work. With phrases like, "We will push you harder than you have before" and "We expect our employees to be working long hours and we do it together!"
I will work hard for a company and I will make sure I do my job, but I also want a company that understands their employees are people, with lives outside of work, and that a healthy work-life balance usually creates better employees and reduces the chance of burnout.
I will care about a company the way I want my company to care about me.