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I'm in a little bit of a rut right now.

Would you rather accept a job offer that is further away from you but pays more, has a more consistent schedule, BUT shifts are 12 hours long?
OR would you rather accept another job that's ~35 minutes closer (depending on traffic, lulz) by driving commute times, has 8 hour shifts, but has a rotating schedule?
The first job offer pays $15k more than the latter, sooooo I really don't know.

To the Bay Area folks, the job that pays more is in South City, and the one closer to me is in the Emeryville/Oakland border. I'm gonna be driving from the Vallejo area, if that matters.
 
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I'm in a little bit of a rut right now.

Would you rather accept a job offer that is further away from you but pays $15k more, has a more consistent schedule, BUT shifts are 12 hours long?
OR would you rather accept another job that's ~35 minutes closer (depending on traffic, lulz) by driving commute times, has 8 hour shifts, but has a rotating schedule?

To the Bay Area folks, the job that pays more is in South City, and the one closer to me is in the Emeryville/Oakland border. I'm gonna be driving from the Vallejo area, if that matters.
South City to Oak/Emeryville can be up to an hour if you're in rush hour. As far as the 12 hr shift job goes, is it 4-12s or 5-12s cause that could be a game changer. Also you would have to cross two bridges for the south city job :sick:
 
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I'm in a little bit of a rut right now.

Would you rather accept a job offer that is further away from you but pays more, has a more consistent schedule, BUT shifts are 12 hours long?
OR would you rather accept another job that's ~35 minutes closer (depending on traffic, lulz) by driving commute times, has 8 hour shifts, but has a rotating schedule?
The first job offer pays $15k more than the latter, sooooo I really don't know.

To the Bay Area folks, the job that pays more is in South City, and the one closer to me is in the Emeryville/Oakland border. I'm gonna be driving from the Vallejo area, if that matters.
Is gas, time, servicing your car, toll and commute worth the extra $15k? Commuting gets tough after a while. What kind of schedule is the rotating shift? No graveyard shifts right? What schedule for the 12 hr shifts? 4 days a week? Vallejo to South City is way more than 35 min. Traffic is crazy either going through the Bay Bridge or San Mateo bridge, especially going back home. I think i would take the closer commute one.
 
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Didnt get the job. Recruiter refused to tell me over email and called me five times to do so. Nice

I'm gonna study a lot harder and kill my future interviews. This job was trying to lock me in for two years at a lower pay rate before transitioning me to a regular full time. I'm gonna get a better one, I just got to keep working
 
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One-uppers are the worst, especially when the one upping they're doing doesn't even apply to them

"Yeah, I learned a little Spanish in high school."
"Oh my son speaks fluent Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, AND English!"

:smh:
 
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Didnt get the job. Recruiter refused to tell me over email and called me five times to do so. Nice

I'm gonna study a lot harder and kill my future interviews. This job was trying to lock me in for two years at a lower pay rate before transitioning me to a regular full time. I'm gonna get a better one, I just got to keep working
As someone who was out of work for 18 months at one point, just keep at it but don't let it consume you. You're doing something right because you got an interview. If you exchanged information with the person who interviewed you, write them a thank you note if you hadn't and ask for feedback.
 
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I'm in a little bit of a rut right now.

Would you rather accept a job offer that is further away from you but pays more, has a more consistent schedule, BUT shifts are 12 hours long?
OR would you rather accept another job that's ~35 minutes closer (depending on traffic, lulz) by driving commute times, has 8 hour shifts, but has a rotating schedule?
The first job offer pays $15k more than the latter, sooooo I really don't know.

To the Bay Area folks, the job that pays more is in South City, and the one closer to me is in the Emeryville/Oakland border. I'm gonna be driving from the Vallejo area, if that matters.
It really comes down to you and the quality of life you want.

An additional $15k sounds great, but, consider all other factors within your work/life balance.

If I were in your position, I would stay with my current job. Unless the company in South City gives you perks and benefits to offset your commute.

Work/life balance is important. Money is not everything. (I know you wedding planning and all, but you'll be good lol)
 

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I'm in a little bit of a rut right now.

Would you rather accept a job offer that is further away from you but pays more, has a more consistent schedule, BUT shifts are 12 hours long?
OR would you rather accept another job that's ~35 minutes closer (depending on traffic, lulz) by driving commute times, has 8 hour shifts, but has a rotating schedule?
The first job offer pays $15k more than the latter, sooooo I really don't know.

To the Bay Area folks, the job that pays more is in South City, and the one closer to me is in the Emeryville/Oakland border. I'm gonna be driving from the Vallejo area, if that matters.
Do you plan on going up the ladder at either job? If yes, is there a company where you see more opportunities down the line?

Some good questions were already asked.
 
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