Would You......

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

Would You......

1. Take a demotion so that you can work normal hours (9 to 5, 9 to 1:30 on a Friday) but would take a weekly 40 euro/34 pound/43 dollars hit in wages.
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2. Stay where you are, better money, better money once you get promoted than the other job but you have to work 11:45 am to 20:15 pm.
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Would You......

Postby The Great Defector » 19 Apr 2017, 14:36

1. Take a demotion so that you can work normal hours (9 to 5, 9 to 1:30 on a Friday) but would take a weekly 40 euro/34 pound/43 dollars hit in wages.
2. Stay where you are, better money, better money once you get promoted than the other job but you have to work 11:45 am to 20:15 pm.


Bit of context, I've had one 9 to 5 job in my whole life. Since I was 13, I've worked hotels, night duty in Tescos and discos. Basically late night jobs. I would love a nine to 5 but it would be a step down.
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Re: Would You......

Postby Jimbo » 19 Apr 2017, 14:48

Life is too short. Take the easier job with better hours.
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Re: Would You......

Postby Jeemo » 19 Apr 2017, 14:57

Take whatever one keeps you from posting shite on here the most.
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Re: Would You......

Postby Minnie the Minx » 19 Apr 2017, 15:08

I vote A.
I left a job of hideous hours but employment seniority and excellent pay and have a job that's flexible but generally non-taxing, but with no 'promotion' prospects and I could sit in this chair and do it till I die. If I woke up tomorrow and decided I didn't want to come in I wouldn't have to. That sort of flexibility is priceless and makes life so much easier.
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Re: Would You......

Postby Goat Boy » 19 Apr 2017, 15:10

That's not an insignificant loss of wages but quality of life man.
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Re: Would You......

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 19 Apr 2017, 15:12

11:45 to 8:15 isn't that bad, is it? At least you get to sleep in a bit in the morning.
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Re: Would You......

Postby The Great Defector » 19 Apr 2017, 15:34

Harvey K-Tel wrote:11:45 to 8:15 isn't that bad, is it? At least you get to sleep in a bit in the morning.


That's the problem I don't want to. I want to also finish early so I can take up BJJ again, play basketball and watch mid week football.
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Re: Would You......

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 19 Apr 2017, 15:43

The Great Defector wrote:
Harvey K-Tel wrote:11:45 to 8:15 isn't that bad, is it? At least you get to sleep in a bit in the morning.


That's the problem I don't want to. I want to also finish early so I can take up BJJ again, play basketball and watch mid week football.


Ah, but can you do all those things with a 40 euro pay cut? If so, then go for it.
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Re: Would You......

Postby The Great Defector » 19 Apr 2017, 16:45

Jimbo wrote:Life is too short. Take the easier job with better hours.


The job is mind numbing, but it would only before a year before I can look for promotion to a slightly better job.
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Re: Would You......

Postby The Great Defector » 19 Apr 2017, 16:45

Goat Boy wrote:That's not an insignificant loss of wages but quality of life man.


Aye, I'd save that amount easily if I cut down on the Guinness.
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Re: Would You......

Postby Jimbo » 19 Apr 2017, 17:09

The Great Defector wrote:
Jimbo wrote:Life is too short. Take the easier job with better hours.


The job is mind numbing, but it would only before a year before I can look for promotion to a slightly better job.


Take frequent naps in the toilet like I did.
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Re: Would You......

Postby K » 19 Apr 2017, 17:11

Maybe have my job. I basically work 7.30am until 10pm (with a break to put my kids to bed)
Oh, of course I get those amazing "teacher holidays"
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Re: Would You......

Postby The Great Defector » 19 Apr 2017, 17:16

K wrote:Maybe have my job. I basically work 7.30am until 10pm (with a break to put my kids to bed)
Oh, of course I get those amazing "teacher holidays"


Yeah, yeah, I know all about it. I have a unusual amount of friends that are teachers.
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Re: Would You......

Postby The Great Defector » 19 Apr 2017, 17:17

Jimbo wrote:
The Great Defector wrote:
Jimbo wrote:Life is too short. Take the easier job with better hours.


The job is mind numbing, but it would only before a year before I can look for promotion to a slightly better job.


Take frequent naps in the toilet like I did.


Nah, I just have them at my desk.
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Re: Would You......

Postby Quaco » 19 Apr 2017, 20:27

The 11:45 job is only half an hour longer than the other one, and they're both shorter than what a lot of people do, which is eight hours plus an hour for lunch. Maybe factor in the transportation time and see how much time you'll actually save in the first scenario. Then think about what it's like being on the job -- can you surf the internet with either? are the people cooler in one than the other? that early Fridays is pretty awesome, might they let you out early on other days too?
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Re: Would You......

Postby Brutal Kangaroo » 20 Apr 2017, 08:49

I work 600 - 1430 and I think I'm pretty blessed tbh, both of those options would make me worse off :lol:
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Re: Would You......

Postby The Great Defector » 20 Apr 2017, 15:47

So I talked to the head dude in my department and it's a no go. On top of that I'd lose about 7 to 8 grand a year. Bollocks. Still more chance to post on here, so you know, silver lining for you guys.
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Re: Would You......

Postby sloopjohnc » 20 Apr 2017, 16:47

Minnie the Minx wrote:I vote A.
I left a job of hideous hours but employment seniority and excellent pay and have a job that's flexible but generally non-taxing, but with no 'promotion' prospects and I could sit in this chair and do it till I die. If I woke up tomorrow and decided I didn't want to come in I wouldn't have to. That sort of flexibility is priceless and makes life so much easier.


I did this once when I became a dad for the first time because that meant a lot to me and I do it now so i can be close to the kids, mainly my son, and have lots of flexibility and don't have to work that hard. I think it depends where you are in your career and what you want outside of work.
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Re: Would You......

Postby sloopjohnc » 20 Apr 2017, 16:48

Quaco wrote:The 11:45 job is only half an hour longer than the other one, and they're both shorter than what a lot of people do, which is eight hours plus an hour for lunch. Maybe factor in the transportation time and see how much time you'll actually save in the first scenario. Then think about what it's like being on the job -- can you surf the internet with either? are the people cooler in one than the other? that early Fridays is pretty awesome, might they let you out early on other days too?


I've done the 10 hours, 4 days when younger and I'd usually spend all of Fridays trying to catch up on my sleep. And I was in my thirties.
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Re: Would You......

Postby K » 20 Apr 2017, 16:49

The thread title just makes me think of...
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Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


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