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  • 02-08-2022 7:58pm
    Registered Users Posts: 19 brian1983

    Got offered a job same pay I’m on now but scale increments to 100K after 15 years.

    Job now is 5 mins from my house.

    New job is 100km drive each way!

    Thats pretty much the only con, job itself is interesting with great benefits.

    Current job is also really interesting but I’ll never get the same wage or benefits.

    But could potentially be on 70K in 15 years with no commute. Tough one to decide on.

    I am settled in the town I’m in, moving isn’t an option. Would you guys drive that length just for the extra cash benefits?


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 9,293 Mod ✭✭✭✭Jim2007

    You are essentially trying to figure out how good are you at your job and what will the competition be like at the new place over the next 15 years and ultimately with the company survive the recession and be in the same format. That is an awful lot of variable to try and predict. Likewise you don't know who things will pan out at your current employer - they could navigate the recession better than most and do very well coming out of the recession, key players could leaving increasing your value to them and so on.

    All you can really do is trust you gut...

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,032 ✭✭✭StevenToast

    Stay where you are...not worth it

    "Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining." - Fletcher

  • Registered Users Posts: 879 ✭✭✭FlubberJones

    Don't do it, the commute will suck the life out of the day and yourself, and you'll inevitably regret the decision, I can say this from experience.

  • Registered Users Posts: 25,111 ✭✭✭✭Mrs OBumble

    What's the salary difference now? (Anything could happen in 15 years).

    Half that difference, due to tax.

    Is the commute really worth it, for that?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,045 ✭✭✭Mundo7976

    Health would start to suffer with that commute, money ain't worth weight gain/back problems/endless tiredness & the mentality of it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 19 brian1983

    Thanks for the comments. I’ve decided to stay where I am. Small private company where I am, they said I can look to be on 60K in 4 to 5 years.

    Weighed up the pros and cons. I suppose the other job was semi state and the wages attracted me. If it was 15 years ago I’d move but things are different now, family etc.

    The place where I am is great, great people, interesting work and mon to Fri, only 5 mins from the house.

    I think the commute would be a killer alright.

    One of the posters above talked about a recession. Do you think we are heading for one?

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,668 ✭✭✭✭Interested Observer

    That commute would be a 100% unequivocal no for me, wouldn't really matter about the money. Think about how much of the raise will be eaten up by fuel and car maintenance?