(Closed) Need some advice…..

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 4
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2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would go for #1. The drive will suck, but it sounds like it will open more doors – both of these jobs sound like stepping stones to me, so you kind of have to ask yourself which way you want to go.

Post # 6
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375 posts
Helper bee

I don’t understand why Darling Husband is against Job #1–is it just the commute? Do you share a car and this would impact him directly in some way? I’m just having trouble seeing his point of view.

If taking Job#1 won’t pose a financial hardship on your household, I say take the one that’s going to get you where you ultimately want to be.

Post # 7
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538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

job #1 for sure.. it will make you happy and pay off in the long run.

Post # 8
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13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Absolutely job #1.  Shouldn’t even be a question, IMO.  It will do so much more for you than job #2 (and I’d bet make you much happier).

Post # 9
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3175 posts
Sugar bee

I would never, or at least not unless there was NO other choice, do a job for the convenience when I had one that I would love and want. IMO settling on something for money/convenience is a sure way to be miserable!

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

30 minutes is not much of a commute.  Why would your husband be upset at you for wanting to take an apparently better job over a kinda dead end casher minimum wage one just because its closer.  Sorry, doesnt make any sense to me.

Post # 11
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1927 posts
Buzzing bee

Can you explain further why your husband is so upset about the prospect of you taking job 1?  Less time together? More money spent on gas?  I’m just confused because this seems like a no brainer to me to take the better job.  30 miles is really not that far.

Post # 12
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1986 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Umm Job number 1 all the way- is the only downside the commute?  Because if so it is no question to me

Post # 13
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3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

#2 will contribute nothing to your future but stress. Don’t know why your hubby doesn’t get this.

Post # 15
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3135 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

please don’t pass up a job you’d love for a dead end retail job. get satellite radio and enjoy the longer commute.

and also, just because you don’t “need” to work moneywise*, doesn’t mean you don’t need it for your own growth and development. what does a stay at home wife do???? sounds very betty draper. get out there and live and stay home when you have kids 🙂

 

*who doesn’t need more money? don’t spend your money on “things”– maybe triple your mortgage payments, build up a huge nest egg.

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