How far is too far?

Yesterday I was asked to do a practice translation for one of the companies I applied for a job at. It was a hard translation, but I think I did ok. Then, after I’d sent it off, I decided to find out where exactly this company is up to now all I’ve had is the vague knowledge that it’s “near Stuttgart” and Stuttgart is “only about an hour away so I suppose this other place can’t be that far.”

So… a two hour* commute to work. That would be manageable, right?

* Actually, the train journey is anywhere between 1 hour 35 minutes and 2 hours 9 minutes depending on which speed train is running and how many times you have to change… worst case scenario being 3 times!! At least the company appears to be close to the train station there – only 15 minutes walk according to Google maps.

2 thoughts on “How far is too far?

  1. I don’t know. It might not seem like a big deal if you’ve been unemployed for a while and are desperate for a job. Maybe if you don’t take it and end up in that situation you’ll regret it. On the other hand, you could end up in a job where you spend your whole life traveling and are miserable. That was no help was it? I think in the end it’s probably better to be employed than unemployed. At least if you already have a job you can take your time finding something closer.

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