I really want this job.. However its over 3 hours of transport all up there and back, should I take it? HELP!

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    Jul 17, 2012 12:16 PM GMT
    My friend is offering me a job at one of the big banks in Australia, however it's in the city a little over an hour an a half away.

    It's not full time, but does reap rewards.

    20 hours a week part time, double pay on sundays and public holidays. And it's $22 an hour.

    I'm looking at around $50-$60 a week on train tickets.

    My current job is $17 an hour, i've worked there 5 years and i only get rostered like 12 hours a week, so i have to pick up the rest. However it's like 10 minutes away, and i already struggle to get there by train because our service down here is so terrible.

    What should I do? Is that a lot of transport? Ughhh. i dont know what to do!
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    Jul 17, 2012 12:38 PM GMT
    Depends on how long you enjoy sitting in the train, and if the pay will equal out to more with paying for the tickets. Also, is the experience at the new job more rewarding than the old job. Sometimes trying to hop out of the pot you land on the skillet. Good Luck either way!
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    Jul 17, 2012 12:53 PM GMT
    I work at mcdonalds, so yeah haha
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    Jul 17, 2012 1:06 PM GMT
    $17per hour working part-time at Mcdonalds... surely you jest?
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    Jul 17, 2012 1:09 PM GMT
    Just find an apartment closer to the town or city the job is in. it would be stupid to pay for 3 hours of commute back and forth.
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    Jul 17, 2012 2:08 PM GMT
    Cant you move to the other city? :S
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    Jul 17, 2012 3:37 PM GMT
    Kristoff said

    I'm looking at around $50-$60 a week on train tickets


    Wow, for such a long train ride that seems dirt cheap to me. Here in the new york area, there are many people who commute from that far away into the city, or elsewhere. Just realize that a long commute can take a lot out of you. If your trains are anything like ours, the seats will probably make your back sore if you are sitting in them for 3 hours a day.
    But it's doable. If you take the job, wont you move into the city in a month or two?
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    Jul 17, 2012 8:06 PM GMT
    I used to have a daily 3 hour roundtrip commute into NYC. In fact given the cost of city living that's the new normal - locations two hours away are being touted as "bedroom communities." I used to hear oldtimers talk about how the trains ran on smokey diesel with no air conditioning and open windows in compartments packed with smokers, with bar cars where commuters got blotto before getting in their cars at the station and driving home. I thought I was lucky to have air conditioned electric non-smoking trains, but you're even luckier now people text instead of talking on their cell phones so you can sleep on the way in and watch DVDs on the way home! So even if you can't move closer, if it looks like a good career opportunity why not go for it?
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    Jul 18, 2012 12:40 PM GMT
    I've got an interview Wednesday, so we'll see haha!
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    Jul 19, 2012 11:47 AM GMT
    Kristoff saidMy friend is offering me a job at one of the big banks in Australia, however it's in the city a little over an hour an a half away.

    It's not full time, but does reap rewards.

    20 hours a week part time, double pay on sundays and public holidays. And it's $22 an hour.

    I'm looking at around $50-$60 a week on train tickets.

    My current job is $17 an hour, i've worked there 5 years and i only get rostered like 12 hours a week, so i have to pick up the rest. However it's like 10 minutes away, and i already struggle to get there by train because our service down here is so terrible.

    What should I do? Is that a lot of transport? Ughhh. i dont know what to do!


    So enquiring minds want to know..
    DO YOU MAKE $17 an hour working at McD's in Australia part-time?
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    Jul 20, 2012 4:34 AM GMT
    yes