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Living in Cork, working in Dublin (or similar)

  • 16-03-2022 6:16pm
    Registered Users Posts: 311 ✭✭ spitonmedickie

    Anyone any experience of working in Dublin but your home being in Cork (or vice versa or a comparable situation)? There's a job in Dublin that I would love to apply for, there's no indication of flexibility on the job spec but I'd guess in this new blended world we live in there might be. I know I'd be happy to do a day a week in Dublin (which I kinda do over the course of a month anyway, or maybe even a Monday and Thursday or something, via train) and be as available as possible for in person meetings and overnights but has anyone experience of this and how it works(ed) for you and how employers felt about such an arrangement?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,515 ✭✭✭ wench

  • Registered Users Posts: 311 ✭✭ spitonmedickie

    Yeah the commute is one factor but also any insights into the principle of having an employee living at that distance etc would be great, I do know some examples in the UK where people are living in Scotland and working in London etc but presume they must have a place down there or a generous expense regime!

  • Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 19,676 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Mr.S

    It depends on the employer and hard to say otherwise.

    Quite a few people in our place live in Cork city and commute to the office 1-2 days a week. We have a very flexible policy though in the sense you don't need to do a standard 9-5. There's also the understanding that you might be required to come into the office last minute if something urgent comes up (rare) or at your managers request - but that's usually planned in advance.

    I did Dublin - Cork and back to Dublin once a week before via train and it was fine, if a little tiring some days on the way back due to packed trains.

    Where is the office in Dublin? If you need to commute across Dublin from Heuston during rush hour it can easily add on 30/45mins to your journey.

  • Registered Users Posts: 311 ✭✭ spitonmedickie

    Good to know people can do it. Office would be Baggott St area so across the city from Heuston is another consideration alright.

    So if I can't be seen to canvas, I'd apply with my home address in cork city and see how I get on I guess