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I recently got a new job in a new city. My husband moved departments to be in the same city with me. The department he moved to is completely unacceptable. They have unsafe practices and my husband and I do not feel safe having him there. He wants to go to another department but we are worried about him not being able to find a job or get hired due to his seemingly "unstable" work history. He was with his first department for less than two year and has been at this current one since the end of July. Is this an unreasonable fear? Is it likely that he will not get hired? We are considering going back to his original department so we dont risk him not having a job or not being able to be an officer anymore. Is this unreasonable? Could he reasonably find another department where we live now? 

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You ask a very relevant question. Whether or not lateralling to another department will 'injure' your husband's career.


Answer: It very possibly could. However, if your husband has no baggage from which he his hiding, it should not be a problem to move to another department. The best and easiest response to why he would move is this: "I discovered this agency just isn't a good fit for me." Nothing shrouded, nothing hidden, no misrepresentations. His departure from the undesirable agency MUST be made on good and amicable terms.


The age-old formula for career changes is 3 moves. You could make more but then suspicion surfaces. The always completely acceptable reason for a department move is when you actually move out of town or out of the county or out of the state. No one will dispute a relocation.


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You ask a very relevant question. Whether or not lateralling to another department will 'injure' your husband's career.


Answer: It very possibly could. However, if your husband has no baggage from which he his hiding, it should not be a problem to move to another department. The best and easiest response to why he would move is this: "I discovered this agency just isn't a good fit for me." Nothing shrouded, nothing hidden, no misrepresentations. His departure from the undesirable agency MUST be made on good and amicable terms.


The age-old formula for career changes is 3 moves. You could make more but then suspicion surfaces. The always completely acceptable reason for a department move is when you actually move out of town or out of the county or out of the state. No one will dispute a relocation.



Bump Sarge, and if his current department has these issue's then other departments at the local, state , and federal level are aware of that!  Good luck to you and your husband!


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