How much would you value a shorter commute?

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As much as I hate commuting (but I suppose who doesn’t?), there’s no way an extra hour each day is worth a $30k pay cut. I’d rather take the higher paying job and look at moving.

Barrel-Of-Tigers

If someone offered you 30k a year to drive a car for an hour, a days 5 days a week would you

Amcal

My commute consists of a 2 minute walk across a city park, and I absolutely love it, but 30k/yr is too steep unless you are comparing jobs that are paying like $250k+. If you are chucking that 30k into retirement its a difference of like literally millions of dollars at retirement.

coletain

Try the longer commute during rush hour both ways. I had a 30 mile commute that was pure torture, and then I had a 65 mile commute that was smooth and painless. You should know what you’re getting into.

Infield_Fly

30 minutes with little traffic is an easy commute in the grand scheme of things. If it was a long commute, sitting in traffic jams, etc. that would be different. Take the 30k, get your salary up there, then your next gig you are starting from a higher salary point negotiating wise.

david_chi