What type of job would that be for? Does everyone get full education benefits? My husband's company has never sent anybody to HK. They only have 7 locals working on rather small salaries and have never even heard of these expat benefits. We have a very high salary for our area and live in a place with good public schools and decent housing stock. An apartment half the size of our home would cost twice as much and we could not send our children to public school, so this seems only fair!
Not to mention the fact that we are willing to just pick up and leave mid-year with three kids!
The job is specific to my husband. He is the only person that is really able to do it, as he has been with the company since before it had any roots in Asia. The company is growing, things are a bit of a mess and he would need to reorganize and train someone to manage the Asia/Pacific region, as well as oversee operations in Shenzhen and possibly open something new in India.
It is a big project and it seems as though to do it properly, he should be comfortable at home. His boss knows what a crab I can be when things are difficult! I cannot be alone with three children and broke in a 700 square ft apartment, even though my husband would do it for a year.