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Message Board > Miscellaneous > Found a new job much closer to home ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

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Found a new job much closer to home
No more commute!!!
Michelle T

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Date: 1/7/12 12:17 PM

I have been working 4 days a week 40 miles away from home. My commute has added up to 3 hours to my work day. I have been spending 12 hours a week in the car.

On Wednesday I was offered a job a short walk from home. It might take me 10 minutes to get there.

Instead of burning 2 tanks a week one tank of gas should last a month now.

I feel like a huge cloud is gone. The long days were exhausting and I have had so little time left for my family, let alone sewing. I already work 2 days a week in my home town (3 miles from home). I will keep up the 6 days work week, but will finally have some free time in the morning after the kids go to school and after work. We will be able to eat dinner before 7:00pm.

I am so happy about the change.

The work will be similar to what I have been doing, but it is a new position so I will be developing it as I go. My net pay will be a bit less, but easily offset by not having the cost of the commute anymore.

And like so many jobs, I heard about this one via word of mouth at my second job from a co-worker. Networking does make such a difference in finding a job.

I am been busy documenting procedures at my current job so the new person will be able to step right in. I am also setting up reminders in Outlook, so they know when seasonal projects need doing with links to the documentation.

I start in 2 weeks. YIPPPEEEEE.

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Date: 1/7/12 12:40 PM

Congratulations! You'll really appreciate all the "extra" time soon available.

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Date: 1/7/12 12:52 PM

Congratulations. If you figure out the money saved on gas, it's probably equivalent to $200 to $300 per month, plus wear and tear on the car, less maintenance, lower insurance, etc. Could add up to as much as $3600 per year. And that's after income taxes and other employment taxes have been taken out (at least in the U.S.)
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January 2009 to January 2010 81 yards out and 71yards in January 2010 to the present 106.7 yards out and 146.5 yards in. January 2011 to the present: 47 yards out and 69 yards in.

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Date: 1/7/12 1:19 PM

Hi Marilyn,

You are correct my vehicle expenses were after deductions. My new pay cheque will be $50.00 less than my current one (every 2 weeks), but my fuel costs alone were $120.00 per pay period. When I add in wear and tear, maintenance etc the savings are even greater.

I am so excited to be getting the time back.

Last year my garden looked terrible as I just did not have the time I needed to work in it. I will even have time to prune the fruit trees before Spring.

I will have time to spend in my sewing room. It will need a good clean up after over a year of neglect and only quick small projects. My first project will likely be a baby blanket for my niece who will be arriving next month.

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Date: 1/7/12 2:18 PM

Hurray! That is awfully good news. And that drive, especially at this time of year, must have sometimes been horrific. There will be a few sunny spring or summer mornings where that commute might be quite lovely, but the Malahat in winter is commuter h@ll.

Congratulations and happy sewing and gardening!

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Date: 1/7/12 2:52 PM

Great news!!

Every day will be like a vacation.

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Date: 1/7/12 2:59 PM

That is awesome. A long commute can be so draining, both physically and emotionally. I bet you will be feeling wonderful when you are done with your old job!

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Date: 1/7/12 4:07 PM

Congratulations! what a good way to start the New Year.

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Date: 1/7/12 6:03 PM

Michelle T. this is wonderful news.

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Date: 1/7/12 6:11 PM


What Great news for us all.. you are the second member to report finding a new job this week.. It seems things might be getting a bit better..

Am so thrilled for you .. Money is one thing.. but time is precious too..

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