Hello nesters I want advice on a job, I was laid off from my temp job on the 19th of December. I have a new job but it is a 2 hour commute that's the only fault. The job is laid back but the driving back and forth is taking a toll on me advice please!!!!
Would it be possible for you to find a place to stay closer to work 2-3 night/week? With the money you are spending in gas, you may be able to get a cheap hotel or rent a room somewhere. I had a CW one time who would work in a city for a few months to a year. His family lived in one place, and he rented a room in a local house as someone's roommate during the week. He traveled home on the weekends. Would that be a possibility?
Post by gnomesweetgnome on Jan 3, 2013 10:12:28 GMT -5
I hope you can find something closer to home soon! I absolutely hate commuting, so there is no way I would do a 2-hour, one-way commute. One hour is pushing it for me, but is not unheard of in my area, unfortunately.
I commute 1 hour each way. I can't imagine doing 2 hours. Ugh. I hope there's a light at the end of your tunnel (when can you move)? H and I will move in 18 or so months and then my commute will be under 20 minutes if I can help it. (That's my light at the end of my tunnel.)
it's too far -- you have to think about quality of life. I commute 45-1 hour each way but it is an easy traffic-free commute. Anything more and you may end up resenting it later. I'd also considering moving to an area where there are more available jobs.
Can you take a lower paying job that's closer, just for now?
Is there any way you can carpool or something? At one point I worked over 70 miles from my house in a different city and found a rideshare that was a van of people who lived in my city and commuted to the other. I only had the job for 3 months, but having that rideshare sure helped. Someone else did the driving and I sat back and slept for most of it.
keep the job while you feverishly look for something closer to home. people like to hire employed people over unemployed (it's a known bias), so don't quit without something lined up, but hang in there!