This is all hypothetical, right???......Are you CPC now (I think a hardship in training is looked at as a failure right)? The good news is the low level towers there should get plenty of washouts from the 12 tracon 😉.
The commute to the 12 would be more obnoxious than the lower level towers, plus no potential mids or 6 day work weeks at the lower levels. So the preference would be the lower level facilities, to help accommodate the lifestyle that the reason a hardship exists in the first place.
Still wondering where the 100% guidance is written. HR knowledge only? RVPs only?