We talk a lot about relocating for work and how to understand the benefits that an employer offers for such circumstances. Recently, a good friend of mine was offered an amazing opportunity to help expand her company to the west coast. If accepted, she would move to California, be promoted, receive a salary increase, and get the chance to work side by side with top executives. She’s always wanted to move to California since a lot of her family is already there and she had been working hard to prove she was right for the job. Here’s the catch, her company doesn’t offer any relocation assistance. The entire move from Delaware to California would be out of pocket and on her own time. That changes what would have been a no brainer to a pretty tough decision.