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Well, boss, I really like Oshkosh, but, if you insist, I'll move to our Nepal branch.

In tight job markets, employees tend to hang on to what they have. Maybe that's why employees who once balked at being transferred now more willingly agree to move. A recent survey by Employee Transfer Corporation, a nationwide relocation company, found employee willingness to relocate at its highest point in five years. The corporation got its data, however, by checking with a sample of workers transferred during 1981. Most drew salary increases and said they felt the transfer had helped their careers.

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Close to 80 percent said they would be willing to relocate once again if called upon, though almost as high a percentage said it had been less-than-pleasant experience.