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Old 05-13-2015, 01:20 PM
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70 mile round trip is a bit of a bitch.

I did a 150 in car and it wasnt a long term thing. I've just finished a stint in london (i live in notts) and that was a decent term as the money has set me up.

But i've had enough now

I do broadly similar role by the sound of it so pm me if you need any advice fella
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Old 05-14-2015, 02:56 AM
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^ sod a 70 mile round trip for less money. After commuting you're going to be even more £down. Unless its a dream job that's gonna wear you down real fast.
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Old 05-14-2015, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by RichwiththeS2000
^ sod a 70 mile round trip for less money. After commuting you're going to be even more £down. Unless its a dream job that's gonna wear you down real fast.
Agreed! I took a 15k pay cut for my current job, but it's less stress, fewer hours, flexi time, less travelling, less solo working and fills the gaps in cv. Other than the money, there are no down sides. If you're not getting what you really want, then hold out for something more suitable.
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:40 AM
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I would love to move job ... but haven't yet worked out what to do ! I would certainly take a pay cut - within reason due to mortgage - so long as there was less responsibility and stress involved
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I wouldn't move if I were you. If the job is like for like, but pays less and lacks some white collar benefits, what makes you think it will be better?

The commute also would put me off. I travel 120 miles a day at present but it's an easy drive that flows, but I wouldn't do it as a a permy.

I was in a reasonably similar position years ago and jumped to a like for like role for no cash benefit. However it meant I didn't have to work with my ex wife anymore which was worth its weight in gold!!
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:02 AM
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its probably nirvana we're all looking for. Back in 2006 i was a seasoned dev and saw the outsourcing thing making life difficult for me so i changed to something i was interested in but was more secure in terms of demand, i didnt want to be tied into some tech specialist dead mans shoes role or worse.

I did that as a perm for a few years then switched to contracting at the start of 2010. Best move i ever made as now i am taking the summer off with a view of picking something next i want to do. i've taken two 3 month stints off since 2010 out of choice as my nipper grew up.

morale of that story is play the long game. contracting was my medium term aim when i moved jobs in 2006 but given i was moving into a new job it took me a few years before i was ready to break into it. now i'll decide if i can be arsed to do it again, at my own pace.

i think more of a life balance becomes important when you have kids or as you get older. [email protected]#k stress and working long hours, i'll leave that to the perms
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thanks for all the comments - much to ponder
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Old 05-15-2015, 02:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Nottm_S2
its probably nirvana we're all looking for. Back in 2006 i was a seasoned dev and saw the outsourcing thing making life difficult for me so i changed to something i was interested in but was more secure in terms of demand, i didnt want to be tied into some tech specialist dead mans shoes role or worse. I did that as a perm for a few years then switched to contracting at the start of 2010. Best move i ever made as now i am taking the summer off with a view of picking something next i want to do. i've taken two 3 month stints off since 2010 out of choice as my nipper grew up. morale of that story is play the long game. contracting was my medium term aim when i moved jobs in 2006 but given i was moving into a new job it took me a few years before i was ready to break into it. now i'll decide if i can be arsed to do it again, at my own pace. i think more of a life balance becomes important when you have kids or as you get older. [email protected]#k stress and working long hours, i'll leave that to the perms
Amen to that brother!
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