I've been struggling with this conflict for months now. I'm in Amazon Seattle and currently on a long distance relationship with my boyfriend who lives in the Bay Area. We're serious and sure we're going to stay together and get married in a couple of years.
I'm up for a promotion soon from SDE 1 to SDE 2. Manager says in 1 or 2 quarters. I'm really hungry for this promotion too.
However I'd promised that I'd move early this year. And now I'm having second thoughts because moving will mean I might have to wait 1-1.5 years before getting promoted in a new team and I'll be frustrated waiting that long.
On the other hand if I choose to stay, it'll probably be around a year until I internally transfer and move.
What would you do? Would you sacrifice a promotion to make your partner happy?
Personally, I wouldn’t worry too much about the job. This single thing that you do for him will take you very long in your relationship. Bragging rights are underrated.