I'm currently a TL and will soon be interviewing to get signed off as a Sr TL/ETL in a few months. However, me and my wife are wanting to move out of state around the same time. What is the policy on getting signed off as Sr TL/ETL and then transferring out of the district?
Ask your self this - how often does a TL opening come up? How often does a Sr TL opening come up?
If most stores are like mine - TLs positions may come up once every few months. Sr TLs positions? Damn near never. Maybe once in 2-3 years. Hell, the last time we had a SR TL vacany was almost 3 years ago when a Sr TL got caught stuffing money from the cash office in her shoes.
If you promote to Sr TL chances are there will not be an opening at a store where you want to move. (even if there is, that store probably will want to give it to a high potential TL that has been waiting at their own store over you)
So, I would transfer first before trying to go for Sr TL. Otherwise you will probably end up having to demote to TL again once you transfer because those will be the only openings available.