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  • Updated Oct 7

    should i take this job that pays 10k more a year but the commute would be 80 miles total a day

    right now i work hybrid and when i do go into the office at my current job its literally down the street like 4 miles away.

    the new job would make me more productive and i wouldnt feel as stagnant as it is more focused on IT instead of office admin HR work

    im in california btw
    i drive a 2017 mazda 3

    UPDATE: I looked at address of office and it would only be 62 miles round trip now

  • Take the money

  • sounds like the job will push you forward in life so yes

  • why not move if you getting paid more

  • schizoidkid
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    should i take this job that pays 10k more a year but the commute would be 80 miles total a day

    right now i work hybrid and when i do go into the office at my current job its literally down the street like 4 miles away.

    the new job would make me more productive and i wouldnt feel as stagnant as it is more focused on IT instead of office admin HR work

    im in california btw
    i drive a 2017 mazda 3

    UPDATE: I looked at address of office and it would only be 62 miles round trip now

    U cant do hybrid at new job? 80 miles gonna take a toll on u tbh

  • 80 miles? Damn I鈥檇 relocate as soon as possible

  • No FUKK that job

  • Oct 7

    depends on your lifestyle if you value having extra time to spend outside of work or if you value money and career growth. Keep in mind, outside of the money the grass isn't always greener (My bro took a more involved role for more coin and ended up being kept back for hours doing legwork). From what you鈥檝e written I鈥檇 have a crack at the new job just to have that sense of progression

  • Oct 7

    Mazda 3 gang lol

    But I would definitely look at the area cause 80 miles everyday ain鈥檛 it fam

  • It's not worth it for 10k more imo. 80 miles a day is like two hours extra in terms of commute.

    If you choose to relocate you need to factor in cost of living and if its worth leaving the area you are in.

  • Oct 7
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    not for the money. 10k is what, 6-7 after tax? hardly going to move the needle on your lifestyle whereas an extra hour or two commuting definitely will

    opportunity/progression is another matter but doesnt sound like the value in the tradeoff is there i.e. your life will be worse off all things considered

  • Oct 7
    2 replies

    Where do you live

    In the bay or LA that鈥檚 deadass a 3 hour drive EVERYDAY.

  • Oct 7
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    A Calm Ye

    Where do you live

    In the bay or LA that鈥檚 deadass a 3 hour drive EVERYDAY.

    im in the LA - south bay area...

    the drive would be to the more south part of orange county...

    damn i just dont wanna stay at my current job anymore lol
    but i wonder how bad the 80 miles is gonna be..

    tbh i drive a lot i do doordash a lot too, but i definitely am not gonna do that a lot less if i go for the new job

  • Oct 7
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    schizoidkid
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    should i take this job that pays 10k more a year but the commute would be 80 miles total a day

    right now i work hybrid and when i do go into the office at my current job its literally down the street like 4 miles away.

    the new job would make me more productive and i wouldnt feel as stagnant as it is more focused on IT instead of office admin HR work

    im in california btw
    i drive a 2017 mazda 3

    UPDATE: I looked at address of office and it would only be 62 miles round trip now

    more focused on IT huh is there any chance of working remotely? what position is it (developer, helpdesk, sysadmin, etc.)? salary?

    $10k increase in salary sounds nice, but i could easily see the costs of gas and maintenance on the car (given the increased commute) being able to erode those gains.

    if it were up to me, it'd come down to two things:
    1. is tech where i ultimately want to be at for my career? (most important)
    2. am i willing to move for the job?

  • Oct 7
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    dax

    more focused on IT huh is there any chance of working remotely? what position is it (developer, helpdesk, sysadmin, etc.)? salary?

    $10k increase in salary sounds nice, but i could easily see the costs of gas and maintenance on the car (given the increased commute) being able to erode those gains.

    if it were up to me, it'd come down to two things:
    1. is tech where i ultimately want to be at for my career? (most important)
    2. am i willing to move for the job?

    we'll see, i still dont know if i got it, i need to do a 2nd interview

    its desktop support specialst / helpdesk / junior system admin position...

    with ppl who also are in IT, so more room to keep learning by just being there, unlike my current job...

    my current job is supporting this HR,staffing,recruiting company with setting up laptop for new employee, showing ppl how to use office, and helping ppl figure out why their mic and sound isnt working lol

  • Oct 7
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    schizoidkid

    we'll see, i still dont know if i got it, i need to do a 2nd interview

    its desktop support specialst / helpdesk / junior system admin position...

    with ppl who also are in IT, so more room to keep learning by just being there, unlike my current job...

    my current job is supporting this HR,staffing,recruiting company with setting up laptop for new employee, showing ppl how to use office, and helping ppl figure out why their mic and sound isnt working lol

    ahh, seems like it'd be kinda the same as what you're doing now tbh. personally, if i were to be commuting 80 miles per day i'd probably even consider taking a $10k pay cut to have my job 5 minutes away from me lol.

    if you ask me, i'd probably stay at your current job and skill up until you can move out of user support. unless they offer remote work, then i might go with the new job

  • Josuke 馃巸
    Oct 7

    No that鈥檚 too far of a commute

  • Ask for a relocation package

  • The way you phrased it makes no the more compelling answer, I had to think about how long that would actually be and I figure in Jersey folks from the countyside commute into Philly for work every day and out every evening, dictance from shore towns to city is about 40miles min, & they do it easily.

    Granted we all drive fast ashell here and it's an expressway

  • Oct 7
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    That鈥檚 an extra 145 bucks per week net of tax for 800 miles of commuting per week.

    Doesn鈥檛 sound worth it to me, you鈥檇 be refilling your tank so many times per week (like 10)

    If this job can change your career in big ways 鈥 maybe it鈥檚 worth it then to you.

  • Kr0niic 鈽橈笍
    Oct 7

    40 + minute commute each day鈥. And that鈥檚 with 0 traffic so we pushing an hour each way鈥

    Idk man鈥︹

  • Kr0niic 鈽橈笍
    Oct 7
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    LB Birdie
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    That鈥檚 an extra 145 bucks per week net of tax for 800 miles of commuting per week.

    Doesn鈥檛 sound worth it to me, you鈥檇 be refilling your tank so many times per week (like 10)

    If this job can change your career in big ways 鈥 maybe it鈥檚 worth it then to you.

    Wtf kind of car do you Have where you only get 100 miles a tank

  • Oct 7
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    Kr0niic

    Wtf kind of car do you Have where you only get 100 miles a tank

    Oh yea ignore that part type-o

  • schizoidkid

    im in the LA - south bay area...

    the drive would be to the more south part of orange county...

    damn i just dont wanna stay at my current job anymore lol
    but i wonder how bad the 80 miles is gonna be..

    tbh i drive a lot i do doordash a lot too, but i definitely am not gonna do that a lot less if i go for the new job

    I can tell you right now that the 91 freeway and 405 are horrible freeways. Unless you leaving before 6am and returning after 8pm you gonna be in traffic for two hours each way

  • Can you negotiate more money? Tell them the job is what you're looking for but they've gotta make it worth it for you

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