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Would you quit for a higher paying job but longer commute?

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Would you quit for a higher paying job but longer commute?

Would you quit your job for 10 bucks more an hour but the catch is an extra 45 minute commute?
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No, because I make more than $10 in 45 minute.

This question is hard to answer without knowing how much you are currently making.

Edit:
meant to say make more than $80 in 45min. Also, what's your current commute? Either way I wouldn't do it because after certain amount, time is more important than money.
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pltz77 wrote: No, because I make more than $10 in 45 minute.

This question is hard to answer without knowing how much you are currently making.
One would assume he works more than 1 hour per day...

At extra $10 an hour you are looking at roughly $20k more per year. Is that 45 min total..or one direction?
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pltz77 wrote: No, because I make more than $10 in 45 minute.

This question is hard to answer without knowing how much you are currently making.
Wow.... Just wow
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JohnS821 wrote: Would you quit your job for 10 bucks more an hour but the catch is an extra 45 minute commute?
Does the employer pay mileage and toll roads too?
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eblend wrote: One would assume he works more than 1 hour per day...

At extra $10 an hour you are looking at roughly $20k more per year. Is that 45 min total..or one direction?
Makes 20+ and offered 32. Also 45 minute to go and 45 minute back on a good day.
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Omakase wrote: Does the employer pay mileage and toll roads too?
No and no. It's just 32/ hr that's it.
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JohnS821 wrote: No and no. It's just 32/ hr that's it.
If the higher rate helps your future potential and you don’t mind the extra transit then try it
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Dec 28, 2017
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Job potential is important, is that a step up in your career ladder?
Also, do you have family obligation that requires you to be home before a certain time? (Pick up kids from daycare/school)

What is your current commute time?
I used to commute 15 mins one way to work.. but changed jobs for the better with commute of 1hr+ one way. A few years later, I do very well up in my ladder.

And $10/hr is a large jump (since you ask this question here, I'm pretty sure you are not an executive level )
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JohnS821 wrote: Makes 20+ and offered 32. Also 45 minute to go and 45 minute back on a good day.
A jump from $20 to $32 per hour with 1 an a half more time of commute I will take it in a heartbeat if the following conditions are right:

1) Are the health/dental benefits for you and your family same, worst or better?

2) Vacation time

3) Overtime opportunity

4) How often the new company do layoff, cuts etc.

5) Opportunity to go up into the company

6) How the extra hour and a half of commute will affect you and your family schedule.

7) Nature of the job and how comfortable will be the new enviroment. Bigger or smaller office?, working outdoors or indoors? Type of equipment/programs the new company use etc.

Is not all about the money but how the overall change will affect you and your family life.
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JohnS821 wrote: Would you quit your job for 10 bucks more an hour but the catch is an extra 45 minute commute?
Wayyyy to many factors to consider. Also is it a 100km 45minute commute or a 10km 45min commute? That's a huge factor.
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It’s not jut the time, consider your gas expense too

You’re making an extra $80 per day, but if you’re already making $20 per hour. Factor in the value of your time for travel and gas and you’re really only making $20 more per day.

I would still take the job.
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I'd quit and then move closer to the job.

Extra $10/hour equates to $21,000 extra per year and that's just with regular 40 hour/week.
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My previous manager commuted from Guelph to Brampton. He commuted at off peak times, but this guy worked like a machine (12-15hr days).

I guess he was raking it.
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Yes, because to me, $20/hour is not a livable wage. However, we don't your personal situation: age, married, kids, dependents etc....so the real answer is "it depends".
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As others have said, it really depends on a variety of factors:

- Aside from the pay, are there other differences in the compensation/benefits package?
- Career-wise, is this a better step than where you are?
- Your own life situation will dictate whether an extra 45min of commute is a big hit (ex: if it'll mean having to have a daycare for kids or if it affects any other obligations you might have)
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Mar 22, 2012
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Can we cheat a little bit?

My commute is currently 1.5 hours via TTC. In order for me to add 45 mins, I would have to move outside Toronto. However at that point with $10 more, I would be able to use the Go Train, which cuts down my time considerably. If I moved from Scarborough to Ajax, my time from Ajax to DT Toronto via Go Train might be shorter than my commute from Scarborough to DT Toronto via TTC.

I'd literally have to move from Scarborough (using TTC) to Hamilton (using Go) in order for my commute to be 2 hours.
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Apr 30, 2013
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I would take it. More bargaining power down the road.
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Sep 17, 2017
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It's the nature of the work that matters. If you're in a great organization with cool dudes and flexible work hours, the commute distance isn't a constraint.

Just my opinion ;)
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Going from $20/hr to $32 is most likely a big step. From entry level to low level professional. In this case well worth moving. If however the job is the same but location just pays more (either because of the more remote location or randomly) than I probably would turn it down.

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