Post # 1
Bees I am so confused! I work in a small medical office right now 9-5 mon-fri and the pay isn’t the highest but the doctor I work for is amazing and considerate. I get off at a decent hour and have vacation days with benefits.
The problem.. i am trying to get into a program to further my career and have moved 15 miles away from my current job. My fiancé wants me to look for a new job before I start school in January, but I’m afraid to be jobless and not make any money in those couple months.
Any advice?? Should I stay or go..
Post # 2
FutureRosas : Why wouldn’t you stay at your current job if you only moved 15 miles away? I did the reverse commute (from city to suburbs) and that was 35 miles one way.
I wouldn’t just quit. It’s much easier to find a job while you’re already employed.
At least where I live, because most people have to commute some distance, employers would give you the side eye if you told them you quit over a 15 mile commute.
Post # 3
I wouldn’t quit your job until you have a new job.
Post # 4
sunnierdaysahead2 : I’m kinda only guessing on the actually distance amount. The drive isn’t too bad to me, I will have to pay more for gas. But I agree with the above statement, I would rather have a new job lined up then not. Thank you
Post # 5
Find a new job before you quit your old one. Much harder to find work when you aren’t working.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California
15 miles is not that far, especially for (what sounds like) a pretty decent job. If you’re unhappy with the commute, I would try to look while you’re still employed. Why does your Fiance want you to change jobs anyway?
Post # 7
stay. it doesn’t make sense for you to leave unless you have another job lined up. what is his reasoning?
Post # 8
Thank you everyone. I agree with you all. My fiancé just thinks it is easier to find a new job while unemployed, but I disagree. I want to stay until December before I start school 🙂
Post # 9
It is never, ever easier to find a job when you’re unemployed.
If you don’t read the Ask A Manager blog, you should. She dispells a lot of job searching myths and has awesome tips on the job hunt process and workplace dynamics.
Post # 10
FutureRosas : I commute about 10 miles one way, which means a 20 mile commute in total to work. And honestly I dont’ see it as a bad thing at all.
Post # 11
raliel : Thank you for this! I am going to check the blog out now
Post # 12
A decent boss isn’t so easy to find. It’s definitely something to appreciate and might outweigh a drive. I know for me it would.
Post # 13
I would keep your current job while you look for something else for sure! Have you thought of having a little side hustle to earn some extra money, and create a “Plan B” ? I’m a Rodan and Fields consultant. You can EASILY make $500/month with very minimal hours/effort. You could make WAY more with a few more hours. I’d LOVE to chat with you about my experience if you’re interested at all! You can message me on here or email me ([email protected]) 🙂