Longer commute vs. lower pay?

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Answer #1 | 15/12 2013 20:53
Question: Longer commute vs. lower pay? Answer: Move! Sounds like a good company to stick with. Otherwise, actual costs of driving a small car is about $0.50 a mile -- for you, about $50 a day commuting costs, not counting the hour of time. It would be worth it only because of being full time. You can try getting your current employer to get you full time. Commuting costs will be about $1000 a month -- you can move for free. Personally, I would move. I am retired, but for my last 35 years my home-work commute was under 4 miles.
Answer #2 | 15/12 2013 21:15
If you are a " renter " and not a home owner .. Take the new job , then after 2 or 3 months of commuting and if it turns to be more than BS as in a real job and not just them blowing smoke . .. Then you would move and rent a new place closer to your work. you can find part work again if it doesnt work out. Go ahead and do it , Unless you are planning on continuing to do an hour commute each way and never move closer , then idon't think you should you should do it .. 2 hours a day commute is not a good idea at all for several reasons .
Answer #3 | 16/12 2013 09:49
I do not know about California but in New Jersey (where I live) and hour a day is not considered a long commute. Right now you have a part time job at $17.50 an hour and work 25 hours a week maximum. If you work 40 hours at $20 an hour that is 15 extra hours or $300 a week more. Even with taxes you could afford a new car plus commuting expenses for an extra $300 a week. And there is opportunity for promotion which is important too. If you look at your commuting time the issue is the extra time over what you spend now, not the total time. The new job offer is definitely worth it--it is full time, a lot more money and opportunity for promotion. Your present job has none of these things.

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