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probably been done before but i'd like to know as i have been offered a new job.
but that's an unlimited use bus card so it gets used outside of commuting too.
The biggest problem is that it's made me a lazy fuck.
9I live aross the road fomr my work, so £0.)
Congratulations on the job offer!
My new job is a 35-40 mile round trip, 5 times a week, so that'll cost me about £20 in petrol a week
Less than half what I was paying a month ago.
that's a week.
If i do it by car: £130
but that means I can use it at weekends and other times. So technically a bit less than that.
So let's say 600 miles a month. My 'miles remaining' thing goes to about 400 when it's full so I reckon tank and a half. £90-100?
London zones 1-3 travelcard
zone 1-6 travelcard. comes in handy when doing other, non work stuff though, particularly as I'm not always based at the same office so nice that it's a bit flexible.
Your employer should cover the cost of your travel to a site that is not your ordinary place of work.
and as such they can send me to any of them and it's fine. all but one are zone 1 though so it's not like it's a massive pain to move between them.
the one that isn't zone 1 they will pay for your travel, but somewhat ironically that's the one that's closest to where I live and I can just get a bus straight there, so it's far far cheaper. it's far far nastier though, so no chance would I want to work there permanently.
they do do a season ticket loan thing to help you out, but I would need to actually be organised to sort something like that out. and be sure I want to be here for a year.
You can always claim a refund for a yearly season ticket. It's no committment to stay in employment for one year.
assume they'd just want it all back in one lump, which would be a faff. but then if I could get a refund on the season ticket (didn't know you could), I could use that to pay them off.
over 11 months is £107 a month for Zone 1-2
A bit of that's probably driving around at weekends and to the shops and stuff, so call it £150 / £160 a month.
You driving a lawnmower?
£71. £74 from next month
plus a bit extra cause sometimes i go from the girlfriend's in Zone 3
Thought I was still in Peterborough for a minute.
which might include increased pay as well as opportunities, and setting it against the increased journey time and travel costs.
Unless it offers opportunities for promotion, I probably wouldn't move to a different job if the wage increase was less than twice the increased cost of travel, and if my commute ended up being more than an hour.
I think I'd baulk at paying more than about £100 a month and spending more than an hour commuting.
and haven't answered the question
Includes car and it's a nationwide job, get the money back that i'll pay for petrol but it'll be weird driving hundreds of miles instead of jumping on the bus for 10 minutes
I lose this thread, right?
I basically only play DiS football as it makes me feel like I'm getting value for money.
you're spending more on travel than you're spending less on rent/mortgage, and the place you're living isn't as nice as where you work.
do you commute into london? it's going to cost me circa £350 a month
Was £80 until I came to my senses and moved out of the middle of nowhere.
It was awful, bus only ran Monday-Saturday and didn't go past 5.45PM.
i'll be commuting into london from kent on the highspeed so am looking at about £350 a month :/
How much longer/cheaper would the normal speed train be?
the highspeed takes 30 minutes, to do it the other way would take 1hr 15 mins and only be £50 cheaper :(
Live 10 mins' walk from my office. Luckily there are no bars on my street otherwise my entire universe would be less than 1km long.
14 a month