Originally Posted by gamble
That's selfish imo. Wanting the experience is understandable but if you know you're not gonna take the gig off top you're taking the spot from someone else vying for the position.
at the same time, he can interview with the upper hand.
bring up how the drive makes the job less desirable, which may prompt them to offer you more pay (if/when they offer you, if you already told them you'd turn the job down due to pay vs. commute)
its not really selfish, it's their job to hire the "best fit" (supposedly). They'd just be doing their job regardless.
who knows, you might like the environment and they may offer you something to offset the commute, if not, you weren't taking it anyway.