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    You're on a contract which pays an excellent daily rate, however the workload is non-existent and the commute isn't great (about 3.5hrs round trip). Given the long time you've been on the project, this contract has the potential to go on till 2011 and maybe even early 2012.

    You've been offered a contract elsewhere which is 10minute from home (family with kids) with what appears to be interesting work as well, but it means taking a 30% pay cut.

    Would you terminate your existing contract early and jump?

    Just wonder what people's priorities are in this present climate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ojock View Post
    Just wonder what people's priorities are in this present climate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ojock View Post
    You're on a contract which pays an excellent daily rate, however the workload is non-existent and the commute isn't great (about 3.5hrs round trip). Given the long time you've been on the project, this contract has the potential to go on till 2011 and maybe even early 2012.

    You've been offered a contract elsewhere which is 10minute from home (family with kids) with what appears to be interesting work as well, but it means taking a 30% pay cut.

    Would you terminate your existing contract early and jump?

    Just wonder what people's priorities are in this present climate.
    Dependent on the kids ages and how much it would unsettle them, I'd look to stay in the current gig and move the family closer to the sure thing contract and coin it whilst you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightship View Post
    Why would anyone else's priorities have any bearing on your own?
    It doesn't really, just canvassing some opinions from other contractors

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    Quote Originally Posted by ojock View Post
    You're on a contract which pays an excellent daily rate, however the workload is non-existent and the commute isn't great (about 3.5hrs round trip). Given the long time you've been on the project, this contract has the potential to go on till 2011 and maybe even early 2012.

    You've been offered a contract elsewhere which is 10minute from home (family with kids) with what appears to be interesting work as well, but it means taking a 30% pay cut.

    Would you terminate your existing contract early and jump?

    Just wonder what people's priorities are in this present climate.
    I'd jack and take the local one. But it depends on how much cash you have and how you feel about it.

    I get bored. RRRRRREEEAAAALLLL Bored, so need interesting work otherwise I want to kill someone.

    Plus 3.5 hours round trip with boring work makes you depressed.

    Make the change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ojock View Post
    You're on a contract which pays an excellent daily rate, however the workload is non-existent and the commute isn't great (about 3.5hrs round trip). Given the long time you've been on the project, this contract has the potential to go on till 2011 and maybe even early 2012.

    You've been offered a contract elsewhere which is 10minute from home (family with kids) with what appears to be interesting work as well, but it means taking a 30% pay cut.

    Would you terminate your existing contract early and jump?

    Just wonder what people's priorities are in this present climate.
    I would prefer interesting work for less money.

    Also depends on whether or not you want to spend time with your spouse. Personally speaking I was always glad to escape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ojock View Post
    You're on a contract which pays an excellent daily rate, however the workload is non-existent and the commute isn't great (about 3.5hrs round trip). Given the long time you've been on the project, this contract has the potential to go on till 2011 and maybe even early 2012.

    You've been offered a contract elsewhere which is 10minute from home (family with kids) with what appears to be interesting work as well, but it means taking a 30% pay cut.

    Would you terminate your existing contract early and jump?

    Just wonder what people's priorities are in this present climate.
    This sounds like a LloydsTSB role in Yorkshire! I ****ed it off as it was boring and frankly, beneath me. No doubt some will say take the money, I can only assume they have a massive debt they have to pay off.

    Wild horses wouldnt keep me in a tulip job unless I had big debts.

    My advice, move on. Your sanity is worth more than pound notes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BolshieBastard View Post
    I ****ed it off as it was boring and frankly, beneath me.
    No wonder you admire an X3. I always thought BMW drivers were knobs and you certainly fit the mould. Well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SofaKingdom View Post
    No wonder you admire an X3. I always thought BMW drivers were knobs and you certainly fit the mould. Well done!
    I'd rather be a nob (you cant even spell it correctly!) than a *unt like you any day of the week. Get back on your sofa in your chuddies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliphead View Post
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    Spend the time self-learning or working on a Plan B.

    The role is a known quantity whereas the new role may turn out worse.

    Sounds like your current role is a 'sure thing' which in this economy is golden.

    To make life easier, can you not adjust your hours so you start and finish early?

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