I'm in the process of moving from one job which is an hour door to door, to one that is 10 minutes door to door.
Yes there is a pay cut, probably about $10k for the year, but the payoffs will be worth it...
We often end up with takeaway midweek, because by the time we get home, we're stuffed.
I'll be riding to and from work, so the health benefits are there, and I'll be saving all the public transport costs.
Less stress about trying to make daycare cutoffs etc, our evenings will pan out so much more smoothly. Effectively, I'm gaining back 1.5 hrs in my day - that's massive.
In the future, I'll be a 5 minute walk from DD's primary school, and about a 10 minute walk from her secondary school.
My parents and MIL live locally and are aging, so being able to drop in at lunch, or quick check before work when it's needed etc...
We know there is a monetary loss, but the non-monetary gains are what count for us.
What do you see you and your family gaining, instead of losing, if your commute is shortened?
This post has been edited by haras1972: 23/02/2013, 08:45 AM