DH interviewed for a new job and got an offer today! He is very unhappy where he is now, and this new offer is with a company he worked for before (completely different division/location) so he's very excited about the opportunity. The past 2 times he has changed jobs, we were given very generous moving packages plus a sign on bonus. This time, we won't have to move, so they obviously won't have any expense to move him for the new job. However, when they called to make the offer, they said there was no sign on bonus included. We also *might* have a short lapse in insurance coverage since they won't cover us until the first of the month, which will cost us $2000+ for COBRA if we need it during that time. Unfortunately, there would only be a very small increase in pay, but still a very good salary for the position. So other than his own sanity , they really aren't offering him much incentive to go there. Since they obviously want him, I think maybe he should try to negotiate a sign on bonus since they don't have to pay a penny to move us and because of the lapse in insurance etc. Of course, his parents think he might mess up the offer by even asking, so now he doesn't know what to do. Any thoughts?? Thanks!