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  • Serendipitious
    Serendipitious Posts: 6,446 Forumite
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    Yes, three days is good.

    If it feels too much day by day, can you split the days and do Mon/Weds/Fri for example just to dilute the effect?
    “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.”

  • Dill
    Dill Posts: 1,743 Forumite
    edited 10 March 2016 at 8:49PM
    I would try the journey in rush hour, as someone has suggested. A lot of people commute from my town to London by train, which I believe is about 50 miles, and it takes about an hour by train, yet (according to google) it takes considerably longer by car!

    **sorry, just re-read your post and it's 50 miles there and back, which isn't quite so bad! **
  • piglet74
    piglet74 Posts: 2,157 Forumite
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    Yes, without a doubt.
  • ChemistDude
    ChemistDude Posts: 126 Forumite
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    Yup I drive 1.5-3hrs for work every day
  • balletshoes
    balletshoes Posts: 16,610 Forumite
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    Thank you everyone!! Really appreciate your input. *I think* decision made. ( for the person who asked, cCommute would be an hour in peak)

    Role is in marketing and only up until next January so a good *taster* is what I'm thinking.

    Now just need to get my head around leaving my only child in the care of someone else. I have no family to help out so he's not used to being away from me, but he'll probably love it, right?!

    I'm sure he'll settle and be grand - my only child was in childcare from the age of just-turned-2 (nursery, then childminder for a while, then nursery again when she was 3, right through until she started school). We parents tend to get upset more than the kids do :), as long as you handle the leaving them in the morning well, they'll be calm (or they'll calm down quickly) and you then won't need to be worrying about them.

    Does your son socialise now with any other children?
  • Beckyy
    Beckyy Posts: 2,830 Forumite
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    I would, providing you can manage the commute.

    If it doesn't work out at least you've tried, otherwise would you not always wonder?
  • Spendless
    Spendless Posts: 24,213 Forumite
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    In a heartbeat I would have, 3 day week to be £450 better off. My employer didn't employ part-time workers when I had my son, and the cost of childcare equated to my net income. My option was work full-time, be no better off financially and see little of baby or pack in my job. I chose the latter.
  • LannieDuck
    LannieDuck Posts: 2,359 Forumite
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    Yes, I work 4 days a week with an hour commute each way. Kids are 2 and 4, and i've been doing it since the baby was 1 year. The kids really enjoy nursery, although I'd be reluctant to have them in full time (I know some families do this without a problem, it's not just for me)... but part time is a great compromise.

    It's in the field you want, and part time is perfect at this age. Plus you'd have some surplus after childcare. I would jump at it.
    Mortgage when started: £330,995

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  • enjoyyourshoes
    See each job as a stepping stone.
    Save the spare in a help to buy iSA, max £12K and when used to pay deposit you get 25% billy bonus from the nice folk at the Treasury (£3K max) If there are two of you, an account each thats £6K !!!! max.

    make your own lunch for work , will save you £'s
    Debt is a symptom, solve the problem.
  • Former_MSE_Andrea
    Nice post enjoyyourshoes!
    Could you do with a Money Makeover?

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