Advice: What would you do?
Ok, here is the situation. I am currently unemployed, by choice. I resigned from my last position in December 2008 for a number of reasons. I have been looking around, haven't found much I'm really interested in. Have been on 12+ interviews, several second interviews.
After two interviews recently with a company, I have been offered a job, and I think I'm going to decline it. The reasons:
1) The hours seem bad, 50+ per week, and it's salary so no OT. This is one of the reasons I left my last job, I was tired of working insane hours and having no life.
2) There is a temp currently filling the position, and has been doing it for the last 10 months. The temp was offered the position on a permenant basis, and declined. To me, this is a MAJOR red flag for this job.
3) The commute. It takes me 45-50 minutes each direction, in good weather and normal traffic. I'm guessing in the winter, you could double it, easily. It's 65 miles a day, round trip.
So, am I totally nuts for turning this down? I am not hurting for cash, I have enough money to get me though several years of unemployment if necessary.
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