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Should I take the new job?

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18 (66.7%)
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Broadway2019

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Re: Evaluating Job Offer - Long Commute
« Reply #50 on: February 12, 2019, 06:53:15 PM »
Update: I turned down the job for a lateral move within my company. I was not able to get a raise but will have more opportunity for a promotion. Also, I will get to travel once a month and work from home the rest of the time. It was a hard decision but came down to the fact I do not want to live in Delaware ever so why take a job there.

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Re: Evaluating Job Offer - Long Commute
« Reply #51 on: February 12, 2019, 07:50:49 PM »
Update: I turned down the job for a lateral move within my company. I was not able to get a raise but will have more opportunity for a promotion. Also, I will get to travel once a month and work from home the rest of the time. It was a hard decision but came down to the fact I do not want to live in Delaware ever so why take a job there.

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Re: Evaluating Job Offer - Long Commute
« Reply #52 on: February 12, 2019, 11:22:56 PM »
Update....base salary to $168,000. I visited the office and the people were great. The office was nice and had a lot of amenities. Also, I take the train 3-4 days a week. 1-2 days work from home. So the cost is roughly $500-700 a month for the train. It is a lot but just the base salary makes up for it. The bonus would be all extra.

Also, I really trust the leadership. Both directors I would be working for seem very supportive and nice. While there I asked a few co-workers about work environment, promotions, etc.. Everyone had glowing things to say but not overly fluffy. People seemed very genuine.

That's a brutal commute.  Did you factor in the value of your time?  And compound it as you get older? 

Your time will be worth more once you're married.  Even more once you have kids.  And yet more as they get older. 

And if you and DW have that type of commute, kids may be a new kind of complicated. 

I'd be very hesitant to give up the incredible setup you have now - working from home for that pay - for such an intense commute.  Most people would be (are!) begging to move in the opposite direction, even if the job's a bit less interesting...

MrThatsDifferent

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Re: Evaluating Job Offer - Long Commute
« Reply #53 on: February 13, 2019, 12:15:12 AM »
Update: I turned down the job for a lateral move within my company. I was not able to get a raise but will have more opportunity for a promotion. Also, I will get to travel once a month and work from home the rest of the time. It was a hard decision but came down to the fact I do not want to live in Delaware ever so why take a job there.

Wise move. Congrats!

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Re: Evaluating Job Offer - Long Commute
« Reply #54 on: February 13, 2019, 07:54:21 AM »
Update: I turned down the job for a lateral move within my company. I was not able to get a raise but will have more opportunity for a promotion. Also, I will get to travel once a month and work from home the rest of the time. It was a hard decision but came down to the fact I do not want to live in Delaware ever so why take a job there.

Wise move. Congrats!
I totally agree.  You looked hard at it and then found an alternate route to a better work environment.  Well done!