Hi GT! I think I mentioned a few posts back that I may have an opportunity to move to Ireland for work. While I have lived abroad for work before, they were VERY quick moves, like I flew in on Saturday and started work on a Monday. I don’t ever want to do that again.

So my question is, if you have moved abroad for work, how long did you arrive before you officially started work? A week, two weeks, a month? Please tell me that moving one day and starting the next is not typical (crossing fingers)!

I’d like to target 3-4 weeks in country before officially starting my position, is that too far off the normal?

I work in tech and will be relocating from California.