I finished my last year of uni in June, have been looking for a job since January and only had my first interview yesterday. Its a job with the nhs, and it sounds really good. Ideal perhaps. The only problem is that I don't drive atm, so it would take 2 and a half hours maybe on publlic transport, until I can drive. By car its no more than 50mins...so I don't know whether I should accept if they offer me the job, simply beceause its good money, I haven't been offered anything else, and its a job I want to do...or turn them down because of the travel...opinions?
That's 5 hours travelling a day?
That would be exhausting!
Well you want it, it is good pay, I guess you should go for it, if you really feel put off by the idea travel or if it will be some time before you can drive, maybe you shouldn't accept it. I had a similar problem, I tried to focus on the plus of having a job and good pay but at one point the long travelling overwhelmed me and caused me not to enjoy the job after awhile...
Take whatever job you can get, especially if it sounds like a good job, and learn to drive as fast as you can.
move closer to the job if it's really worth it.
I'd take it and learn to drive ASAP, or like thebutterflyeffect said move closer to the job.
Perhaps you could try one of those intensive driving courses if you have time before you start? My friend did one and passed in a week, he was driving like 6 hours every day or something i think he said. The one problem with doing one is that you have to have an entire week free, which I guess would be hard to find if you were working....
even if you take the job and pass your driving test it's still 50 minutes there and back, it seems a lot.
You might find someone who can give you a lift when you start. Anyway, take the job and keep looking?
It will be exhausting but to be honest we've got to take anything we can get (within reason). Who knows when the next interview will come. I've only had two this year! Have you started driving lessons yet OP?
Look on lift share websites, meanwhile be learning to drive. It's better that than nothing!
how much would the travelling cost? wouldnt be worth it if its say half you pay per shift
At first place take the job.
You know now is very difficult to find a job
Take the job
Learn how to drive
If it's that well paid, no doubt by the time you've done both of the following check if someone at work wants to flat/house share closer to work.
Could you not rent a flat nearer to where the job is?
Petrol/diseal and car running costs (inc.insurance/tax/mot etc etc.) = quite a lot of cash over a year. Not to mention buying a reliable car.