Hello all, I hope everyone is staying safe during these difficult times. I have a 3 part question about my current job. I have not been highly satisfied with the job I am currently in. The original plan was to switch jobs as soon as my husband comes because I don't want switching jobs to interfere with him getting the visa, since it will look like I don't have a lot of experience at the new job. However, I'm starting to think about my options. If I were to take a paid leave of absence, in which I would still get paid monthly but only 60% of my normal paycheck, do you think this would affect my husband's interview and the CO's opinion of me being able to support my husband once he's here? Also, I have the same question about my option of taking a longer, but unpaid leave of absence. I would still be an employee at my job, just without the paychecks. My hope would be to live with my husband during these leaves of absence.
Lastly, do I even have an option of switching jobs at this point? I have been working at my current job for about 1.5 years now. I just would hate to have only a few months of job experience at a new job during the time my husband has his interview because I'm afraid it would negatively affect the outcome.
I know no one can tell me for sure but I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience with these situations and can give me some advice? Thank you!