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Appleandbanana123 Mon 18-Mar-19 11:52:09

Next week, I will be moving to the other side of the world to start a new life chapter. The move was always discussed but it was an employment opportunity for me which prompted DH and I into action. Therefore, right from the start, I've felt the pressure of it all hanging on me getting the job.

After a very lengthy and grueling recruitment process, I've got an offer and start date pending** successful completion of background checks by a screening company. This can take 4-6 weeks, and we are now in Week 4. Meanwhile, I've tried my best to create a 'Plan B', just in case, but I have nothing concrete in place.

I am terrified and have horrible visions of receiving an email from the hiring manager or HR advising that there's a problem. I haven't lied, hidden anything and have no logical reason to think that this might happen, but nevertheless I am filled with dread and anxiety. Has anyone been in a similar situation? How did you cope? Is it normal to feel this way?

Thank you in advance thanks

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