Would you attend a part time job that is 1hr 30 mins away each way?

  • infinitefrien...

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    Jan 22, 2015 2:48 PM GMT
    Would you or would you not?

    It is a normal £7/hr pharmacy dispenser job...


    Appreciate your views!
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    Jan 22, 2015 2:51 PM GMT
    infinitefriend9 said
    Would you or would you not?!

    Probably not. What is the weekly income? And what is the expense in petrol, and depreciation & service on the car for those miles?
  • infinitefrien...

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    Jan 22, 2015 3:11 PM GMT
    I am on public transport.
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    Jan 22, 2015 3:15 PM GMT
    infinitefriend9 saidI am on public transport.

    Which I assume in the UK is a reasonable cost, unlike the US. Well, if you can spare 3 hours round trip, do it.
  • Eli_jah

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    Jan 22, 2015 3:45 PM GMT
    7 pounds is like what 10 American dollars. Not even a living wage, but if you're desperate, yeah, take it.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 22, 2015 4:02 PM GMT
    To have to evaluate. I mean if it is 20 hours a week and 10 hours on 2 days, sure, I'd do it, especially if I were gaining valuable experience necessary to get a better job closer.

    If it is 5 days a week for 3 or 4 hours a day, I would probably pass unless there was some logical reason. You'd be on the road using gas as much as you work, pretty ridiculous.
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    Jan 22, 2015 5:41 PM GMT
    You cannot expect to get a high paid job if you don't have experience ..
    As everyone , we start low and then go up ..
    Don't be too choosy , spend 3 hours in the public transport and earn some money .
    Using Buses , train or trams , is always interesting , plenty of men to look at ...icon_biggrin.gif
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 22, 2015 6:14 PM GMT
    Yeah I would if I had to pay the bills or needed to break into a field somewhere. You just have to make the most of the commute. Just bring a smart phone and troll RJ. Lol, jk.
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    Jan 22, 2015 6:32 PM GMT
    No. I have done it before (teaching at colleges that were that far apart.) Never again. That much windshield time is a huge waste of life. It might possibly be different if you were riding a train and could do something useful with the time.

    Another problem was that the distance included a major mountain pass and potential traffic congestion, so I had to allow at least an additional hour for contingencies.
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    Jan 23, 2015 1:57 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidNo. I have done it before (teaching at colleges that were that far apart.) Never again. That much windshield time is a huge waste of life. It might possibly be different if you were riding a train and could do something useful with the time.

    Another problem was that the distance included a major mountain pass and potential traffic congestion, so I had to allow at least an additional hour for contingencies.

    He said it was public transport.
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    Jan 23, 2015 2:29 AM GMT
    No! I'd rather work for a lesser wage and a much shorter commute.
  • Jamie1298

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    Jan 23, 2015 2:33 AM GMT
    The wage is decent, however, it doesn't seem like a fair trade to travel THAT far away for it. Not even my dad's job is that far and we both have driven to and from it.
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    Jan 23, 2015 7:22 AM GMT
    Can we change the topic a sec to a guy who is 1hr30min away? Hesitant to see him a 2nd time cause I've never driven that distance and I'm afraid I might fall for him. icon_rolleyes.gif

    (the first time was in town)
  • Antarktis

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    Jan 23, 2015 1:52 PM GMT
    Sure, why not? It would give me time to do a job search.
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    Jan 23, 2015 2:21 PM GMT
    You are a young man, per your profile, always work to maintain yourself,even if the circumstances are dire for you,it builds stamina!!! You've got along way to go!!! Use this opportunity doing something you dont want to do as a bridge to motivate yourself into to obtaining the skills needed to do what you WANT.BOTTOM LINE!!!WORK TO SUPPORT YOURSELF.GOOD LUCK!!!
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    Jan 23, 2015 4:06 PM GMT
    You don't say what your hours would be (several short days vs. a couple of longer days), so it's hard to determine whether or not it's worth it. Furthermore, is the new job somewhere that you are considering moving to? If so, it would give you a better sense of day-to-day life in that area.

    For me, if it were a job where you'd be working short shifts (3-4 hrs) over several days, and you have no interest in relocating to that area, I personally would say no.
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    Jan 23, 2015 10:18 PM GMT
    LeoSk saidCan we change the topic a sec to a guy who is 1hr30min away? Hesitant to see him a 2nd time cause I've never driven that distance and I'm afraid I might fall for him. icon_rolleyes.gif

    (the first time was in town)


    I drive 75 miles (one way) to see my guy. He's worth every mile and every ounce of gas.
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    Jan 24, 2015 4:22 AM GMT
    If they also provide health insurance, it would be worth the trip.
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    Jan 24, 2015 12:40 PM GMT
    Nope. My max would be 45 min and that would be pushing it. Anything more would not be worthwhile financially or in terms of work/life balance. Some London 'extreme commuters' do 3 hours each way every day, but they are usually higher earners who have made a decision to live away from London for a better quality of life for their family.

    My commute these days takes 15 min door-to-door. I realize I'm very lucky though.
  • Antarktis

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    Jan 25, 2015 3:18 AM GMT
    If you need the job go for it. That's serious dedication.