Help! Longer commute worth it?!

posted 7 months ago in Career
  • poll: Which job would you choose?
    Dream job, longer commute : (54 votes)
    90 %
    Mindless job, short commute : (6 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 31
    904 posts
    Busy bee

    Mindless job. Working 3 days a a week vs 5 is already a big perk, especially for similar pay. Add the joy of not having to commute two hours a day, and there is a clear winner to me. It’s like you’re choosing between your life and a job title.

    Post # 32
    2134 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I hate commuting with a passion so I would say pass. Also, I don’t know if this is a factor but if you do want to have children, having a job with those hours and a 1 hour commute both ways will be difficult. 

    Post # 33
    15 posts
    • Wedding: June 2014

    If having a dream job is more important to you, by all means go for that. But if you value your personal time, I would pass. I took a position after grad school that looks great on my resume, but after commuting an hour each way for 3 years, I’m ready to make a change. 

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