View Full Version : Job Dilemas

11-05-2006, 17:46
I have a second interview for a job workin in the area i want to, lab work. BUT its based 25 miles away in matlock (quality drive there but everyday?!.....no thanks!) and i dont think i like the place.

thing is its experience and it would be job security which i need with a house on the way.

do i go for it or do i stick it out where i am at Xerox (ongoing temp, supposedly secure but u never know do you?!) untill something better comes up?!


11-05-2006, 17:49
go for it. i would go for it even if i knew i wouldnt stick it out. even 6months experience on your cv makes the world of difference. anyhow, cant you always move? rent somewhere a bit closer.

J o n
11-05-2006, 18:07
tough one, wouldn't wanna commute that in a valver or willy though, would get into work with a right ****ing head ache... lol

11-05-2006, 19:24
What sort of lab work is it? have you done lab work before? is the money decent?

11-05-2006, 22:27
done a good 6-7 months of lab work, then 3years of uni and 2 years of college lab work including dissitation experiment design etc. pays 15g plus bonus

its analytical chemical stuff, workin at lead recyclers

12-05-2006, 06:57

i'd hold out for a better offer m8

12-05-2006, 10:19
Well I would say wait for something nearer you really. All analytical lab jobs are gonna be in that salary range and there is a huge range of analytical positions out there.
might be worth looking on http://www.srg.co.uk/ if you haven't already. :)

12-05-2006, 18:04
go for it coops!....25miles is nuthin really, if its betta money, betta security and more experince then i think youl regret it if u dont go for it

and as people say if the 25miles was to much for ya you could always rent / move closer 2 your work

13-05-2006, 12:18
cheers for the support people, altho am still undecided, i've got a second interview n medical check next friday and i've got the car thing covered maybe so comfy commute but i'll see!

spotted a few other things n all so its all up in the air atm!


13-05-2006, 12:31
If it's 25miles of flowing traffic, that's nothing. That's should be an easy 30-35 min drive.

13-05-2006, 16:55
go for it, they're decent roads round there coops ;)

20-05-2006, 00:08
had the interview today, me and this chick are all thats left for the position, rekon its in the bag :wink: nah am jokin but was happy with the day, cupla meeting with senior staff etc n i think i stand a good chance. on second visit i prefer the place, its more money and its good for the CV/future prospects. i've also sorted a good route to the place past chatsworth house missing bakewell and sorted the route out of sheffield to miss the city centre

to cut a long one short, if they offer me it am takin it! 8)

20-05-2006, 00:20
hope it all goes your way.

good luck

20-05-2006, 09:07
cheers jamie mate! 8)