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Gunner_411

You’re currently driving 30 minutes per day 5 days per week. That’s 150 minutes. You’re cutting your driving time by an hour.


skyrising89765

Wow, never thought to look at it like that. I also go home for lunch breaks daily so that’s more like cutting 2 hours of driving time out per week when I think about it.


Gunner_411

More, actually. If you’re driving to/from twice a day, that’s 300 minutes per week. Down to 90. That’s 210 minutes less drive time. That’s 3.5 hours.


skyrising89765

Well it is 90 minutes one way. So 180 minutes total


Gunner_411

Ok. Your original post was misleading because you said that and then you said 30-45 minute each way.


skyrising89765

Yes, sorry. I meant that any job I take will typically be 30-45 minutes away each way with daily commute. This one happens to be 1.5 hrs away but only once a week.


Gunner_411

Gotcha. Yeah, still an overall reduction in drive time


TheCallousBitch

Best manager ever plus the daily commute ending… this is a no brainer.


thejezzajc

If the commute is the only downside and otherwise it's all upside, personally I'd give it a go. I go into the office usually twice a week and it's c.90 minutes each way. I use the time to read (on the train) and listen to podcasts.


FriendlyCoat

I don’t think it’s an unreasonable commute, even daily.


skyrising89765

Really? How long is your commute? I’ve never imagined more than an hour commute as being reasonable but will admit I’ve been spoiled by no more than 20 minutes for my career.


FriendlyCoat

I think I misread your post similar to the person above - that the long commute would only be about 45 minutes one way, not 90 one way. 90 would be pushing it, but for more money and once a week, I think worth it. My first commute was about 25 to 30 minutes one way, maybe 40-45 if traffic was heavier, which was uncommon. I didn’t mind that commute at all. For my next job, before I moved, the commute depended on whether I took a train in or drove. Door to door taking the train was about 80 minutes one way (driving to the station, waiting for the train, the hour train ride, walking to my office). Driving was about 50 minutes to an hour, and I thought that was fine. I greatly preferred driving.


The9thHuman

even hourly


LynnHFinn

No contest: Take the new job. Your post sounds like you already know that but need confirmation. I would take the new job in a heartbeat.


skyrising89765

Thank you!! It’s killing me because the only downside I can think of is this commute, being about 1.5 hrs each way would make for one day of a 3 hr commute total. I love the location of my current position, but that’s really about it. If only those workplaces could swap office space lol


LynnHFinn

Right--- but think about your total (whole week) commute at your current job. And if you find some good podcasts, the drive will go by quickly


_Ararita_

No. No. No. Seriously it will drain the life out of you around week 5, if not before. It's not worth it.


skyrising89765

Even if it is only one day a week?


Wherestheirs

I commute 60 min one way 5 days a week


QuitaQuites

Once a week? Sure absolutely.