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drive an hour to work for a job that pays 20,000 more a year or work close to home for 20,000 a year less?

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Asked by steveiguana at 2:22 PM on Sep. 19, 2010 in

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  • I drive an hour to work, and I make good money. I don't mind it at all. It's worth it.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 2:26 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • Move close to higher paying job. I like living close to work and move when it makes life easier.


    Answer by Gailll at 2:29 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • If it's just an hour, absolutely. $20K a year is a lot of extra money and could help us get out of debt much, much faster.

    Answer by MommaofH2 at 2:30 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • I would go with the job that I love the most.

    Answer by Leigh519121 at 2:39 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • drive an hour

    Answer by cynprz at 2:53 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • drive an hour to work. my husband already commutes that every day and he never complains.

    Answer by Orionsgirl at 3:11 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • It depends on what the base salary is. If the base is 50,000 then 20,000 is a VERY significant difference. If the base is 200,000 then not so much.


    Answer by sahlady at 3:27 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • I would drive for an hour for 20,000 more until I found a place closer to the job! LOL

    Answer by KCG20073 at 3:58 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • work closer for less...

    Answer by dinaca81 at 4:18 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • Drive an hour. Hell i did that for 7 years until they let me work at home. It's really not that bad at all. I got paid well. Of course it seems like a raise since I started working at home lol

    Answer by MissAlisabeth at 4:35 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

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