This topic constantly comes up, with various suggestions and opinions. Here is what I would do as a current employee with AMC.
1. Talk to your RAM/RAD regarding this issue. I have seen pilots transferred to a new base in their first 6 months because of family issues. Be prepared to document the issues for HR.
2. Commute as previously stated.
3. Training contracts unenforecable? Maybe or maybe not. Remember, AMC has a large legal division and they might decide to make an example of you. Also, the company can turn your "debt" over to a collection company and now you get to fight that credit issue.
4. You will be blackballed by AMC if you break your contract. And that "blackball list" follows you forever. When AMC acquired TSCF some years ago, HR had a list of current TSCF pilots. Any current TSCF pilot that was on the "blackball list" was terminated by AMC when the acquisition was completed.
Believe it or not, this is a small industry and everyone knows someone. Good luck.