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Moving Job locations- what would you do?

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#1 The Mandy in Chandy

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    Posted 05 August 2009 - 01:33 PM

    There is a position (lateral move) in my company in another office 30 minutes away. Knowing I am only going to be here for another year, I am wondering if I should take the position. WHY? This is a smaller office with only 1 other coworker to "deal with" though she is nice and would be no trouble. Anyway, the downside is the extra 30 min drive (hour a day) and the gas I would use. I thought it might be a nice change from my recent stresses. I would also have more time (slower office) to do wedding planning- lol.

    What would you do. Do you think the extra 30 min drive would be worth the serenity?

    #2 jojo194

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      Posted 05 August 2009 - 01:50 PM

      Personally I wouldn't do it mostly because I hate to drive. Driving an extra 30 minutes each way would be really hard for me. 20 minutes is too long :), but I say whatever makes you happiest. It is nice having more time at wedding planning, but the drive would make me stay at the first place. Good luck with your decision.

      #3 Destination Scout

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        Posted 05 August 2009 - 02:21 PM

        I agree with jojo. I hate driving. I would also be worried that transitions tend to cause more stress. If you're only in it for a year, it may not be worth it.

        #4 jk1101

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          Posted 05 August 2009 - 02:52 PM

          How much slower of an office is it?
          Break it down a little more:
          30 minutes x 2 = 1 hour per day
          x 5 days = 5 hours
          x 50 weeks (factoring in some vacation)
          250 hours over the year
          Will there be traffic? so will that 30 minutes become 45 minutes?
          How much more gas will you use a week than you use now?
          Will you accomplish that much more wedding planning at work to compensate for all of that car time?
          Do you really want to make another change right now with all of the other changes you've been through lately? You've been through a lot - it might be good to keep the job you've had as the one constant in your life.

          #5 The Mandy in Chandy

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            Posted 05 August 2009 - 02:57 PM

            Those are all very good points, girls. I needed someone to show me both sides. I should probably stay where I am- but things in this office aren't exactly "constant" right now anyway. It's in such a mess, I just want some sort of stability back. Luckily there is no traffic, it's a long country road, which could be daunting come winter


            part of me also wants to distance myself from my long-time coworkers so it won't be so bad when I move away.

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