Considering Higher Salary but a very un-MMM commute. Note: I have not received an offer yet, this is all just to see if i should even apply.
Hello, a defense contractor competitor moved into the area and rumor has it they are pulling people in from our location with hefty salary increases. What i’ve heard: 20% increase of current salary with 10k starting bonus.
I have been at my current job for 3 years, and am considering applying.
Current Commute per day: 70 minutes (35 each way)
Current commute per week: 70*4.5 = 315 minutes (both jobs on a 9/80 schedule)
Current Tolls: $25 a week
Current Gas: Avg $25 a week
Commute/day: 172 minutes(est from google @5:30pm)
Commute/week: 172*4.5 = 774 minutes
Miles: 639/week (ouch)
Projected gas: $85/week (guess from 25/189 = dollars/mile)
Net Change in income per week: +178.60
Change in tolls per week: +25
Change in gas: -60
Actual Net after adjustments: +$143
Change in total time commuting: 459 minutes/week
Is it wrong to look at this as making that $143/7.6 hours minutes of commute difference?
Commute “Pay” = $18.82/hour take home.
Monthly increase to bottom line: $560 (all would go to paying off my house, which I’m actively doing now, and this would help)
The other option is a carpool to the coast, I know a few guys that do that to get to NASA from the Orlando Area, but I would have to look more into this (it would be preferable to driving myself every day if I could)
What do you guys think? I could use some help thinking something like this through since a commute wouldn’t be the easiest thing. Also this would be my first job hop. My confidence level on getting AN offer is high, but i am unsure of what type of an offer I would get for sure, just going off what others have gotten.
Thank you in advance