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    Lol i love all the mixed responses because at least i know my dilemma is not without cause.
    Hubby could pick up casual relief work through a temp agency easily. But in doing so we would still only just make ends meet. DH wants to study his teaching degree also.

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    Me personally, I'd go job number 1.

    Good luck with your decision.

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    A little more info just to make it harder. The positions are childcare director positions. The closer one means should i ever want/need care for my DS who is nearly 2yrs (DD 6yrs is at school) i would be prioritised and would be able to take him to the same centre i work at. At this stage i don't need care for him but am unsure long term if he will go into care prior to going to school.

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    I'd still stick with job number 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by jez View Post
    A little more info just to make it harder. The positions are childcare director positions. The closer one means should i ever want/need care for my DS who is nearly 2yrs (DD 6yrs is at school) i would be prioritised and would be able to take him to the same centre i work at. At this stage i don't need care for him but am unsure long term if he will go into care prior to going to school.
    This would make me choose 2 in a heartbeat.

    Job 1 sounds much more attractive, but there is a lot of ifs and buts around it.

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    For me, supporting the family financially would be the number 1 priority.

    In the situation where your DH doesn't have a reliable and significant source of income and wants to study then the financial reality leans heavily to number 2.

    If your DH was in full-time work then I would absolutely do the 2 days at the preferred workplace.

    It really sounds like a family decision though. You and your DH both need to be on board and happy with the choices made by both of you.

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    I'd go with number 2, although reluctantly. The most important thing at the moment that I see is financial stability. You can always look at other options later down the track when it's not so scary money-wise, but it's so important to have a steady full-time income you can rely on to pay everything that's needed. You just don't know what can happen.

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    I'd probably go with job 2, reluctantly but try and be positive and enjoy the extra money! I know money doesn't buy happiness but not having money sure makes things difficult.

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    I was all ready to say that I would choose option 1 in your position - but then I read that it was just a 12 month contract, so instead I would choose option 2. However, I would consider it temporary and would be looking for other, more preferable positions. In my opinion, a pleasant, enjoyable workplace is a must for long term employment - I couldn't work long term in a job/workplace that I didn't really like just because it was close to home (unless I had to/that was the only option).

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    Both jobs i have been told i am the 'preferred candidate' and have been at police clearance stage. Job 1 has just been formally offered to me this afternoon . They would like my answer tomorrow and for me to start Wednesday.
    Job 2 is still pending police clearance, which will come back fine but i don't have the official job offer yet. So I am reluctant to turn job 1 down tomorrow without an official offer from job 2. But i most certainly do not want to start in a position for a few days and then say i have had a better offer.


 

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