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    If you're single then why not? For me with wife, young kids etc I only work away if there is nothing else. I wouldn't do it out of choice for 3x the rate. Only time I ever came close was for gig 2 days in london, 3 days wfh so just one night a week away. But even then with the one night accom and train fare it didnt work out too well.

    I've been lucky. In 20 years contracting, never had a gig where I couldn't come home every night. One or two a fair distance away where I've stayed over occasionally but nothing that far.
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    Done both from Stockport, stay in the NW.
    45 mile commute each way
    If you do the Liverpool one make sure you get on the M56 early

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    There's less fumes in the north. Can't put a price on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tractor Trace View Post
    I'm based in Manchester and have the offer of 2 gigs: One in London, which would mean with accommodation/food/travel leaves me with a day rate of 15% less than what I would normally work for (that's staying away for 3 days of the week, 2 at home). The other is in Liverpool, 30% less than my usual going rate, would be about a 45 mile commute each way by car but would hope not to have to stay away from home. With my warchest literally being depleted I need to take one or the other but not having worked in London before I'm unsure of whether it will be worth the extra money. Both gigs are pretty equal in terms of work and in length. Would I be a fool to take the low payer?
    Stay in NW and build a network locally for ongoing work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    Stay in NW and build a network locally for ongoing work.
    And spend a fortune on new wheels.

    On the upside you'll have enough bricks for to build an extension by the end of the gig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    And spend a fortune on new wheels.

    On the upside you'll have enough bricks for to build an extension by the end of the gig.
    As long as he's not competing with you noshing Turkish sailors at Seaforth Dock, I'm not too worried.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    As long as he's not competing with you noshing Turkish sailors at Seaforth Dock, I'm not too worried.
    They tell me 6 times a day to go find the golden rivet. I've still not found the bugger!
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    They tell me 6 times a day to go find the golden rivet. I've still not found the bugger!
    They're hinting you need knee implants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    As long as he's not competing with you noshing Turkish sailors at Seaforth Dock, I'm not too worried.
    Your knowledge of the seedier parts of the Liverpool docks is impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woohoo View Post
    Your knowledge of the seedier parts of the Liverpool docks is impressive.
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