Would you go for a promotion that effectively pays the same?
Would you go for a promotion that pays a bit more, but all the extra pay would be sucked up in petrol costs to get there?
I’m a teacher, looking at second in department jobs. One has come up but its a 30 mile round trip vs current 4 mile (on bike) round trip. That will swallow all the pay rise in petrol money.
No realistic chance of promotion where I am now, and this is the closest 2nd in department job I’ve seen this year and I’m a bit fed up with the place I’m at now. The other place solves some of my gripes, but I’m sure it will bring up gripes of its own.
Cheers!Posted 4 years agofreddygMember
A 15 mile commute is sod all really! Wouldn’t the time lost in the longer car journey have been spent getting changed/showered anyway when on the bike?
A couple of things:
1) Why can’t you bike in?Posted 4 years ago
2) What car have you got? 30 miles in a 30mpg car will cost you about £6 a day (@£1.35/litre).
3) Why not bike in 2 or 3 days a week (to reduce the fuel costs)mogrimMember
Long term would the new area be better (more schools = more opportunities)? 5 years down the line, say, would you and your partner (if you have one) be able to move there?
15 miles isn’t that much of a commute, depending of course on the traffic you’d reasonably expect to encounter. Assuming it’s not massively hilly it’s also perfectly doable on a bike.Posted 4 years agojulianwilsonMember
Have you considered your increment point? I am not familiar with teaching pay spines/increments, but for me (nurse) a promotion would be less money initially because of fewer nights and weekends (not necessarily a bad thing!) but because I am at the top of my spine, miving on to a new one would pay off in a couple of years beacuse as long as I was doing well enough, the annul pay increments I would have access too would pay off eventually.
Also consider ‘gripes’: 2nd in department sounds like less teaching and more managing other teachers/arranging curriculum which might be just what you want, or it might take you away from the parts of your job you enjoy the most.Posted 4 years agoCoyoteSubscriber
You are moving into a new job so technically it’s not a promotion. I have moved into new roles in the past for lower remuneration initially but with the possibility of greater rewards in the longer term. If your disposable income can take the hit and the prospects are good, why not.Posted 4 years agojulianwilsonMember
Yes – and in fact my promotion has lead me to earn LESS than what I was on.
I blame the Tory cartel and their kleptocratic regime.
…and you can be sure that they won’t be satisfied until you are on £6.20 an hour walking 7-15 miles a day round a warehouse in ill-fitting safety boots. We should be lucky to have jobs at all etc etc Daily Wail guff etc…
Oh sorry, wrong thread 😉 😀Posted 4 years agotall_martinMember
Cheers for the advice.
It’s a busy a road so while I’m happy to do it occasionally in the light doing it in the dark is not Really going to happen.
The £6 per day in fuel is pretty close to what I recon it would cost to get there and that is almost exactly the pay rise.
I’m going to go for it, even if I don’t get it at least it’s a decent interview practice for something closer, and if I do it’s. a step up the ladder on route it hodPosted 4 years ago
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