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Old 09-09-2011, 08:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm taking ecomodding too seriously.

I'm debating turning down a tiny promotion due to it being 4 miles further away plus the two times I drove there to help out I got about 7 mpg less then I get to my job now.

Need mgr experience to get out of retail hell but something tells me this will be equal money but a lot more responsibility, grief and gas.

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drive the same distance of the old job then ride the 4 miles on a bike.

joking aside i feel you on the retail hell, i too want out. this could be a step in the direction. i'd say live a little and take it, could lead to more promotions or other jobs which would = more money.
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Need mgr experience to get out of retail hell but something tells me this will be equal money but a lot more responsibility, grief and gas.
If you want it you pay the price. Sounds like an opportunity.


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You may even find a way to increase your mileage or at least decrease the reduction in MPG.
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Old 09-10-2011, 01:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Currently I drive 50 mph or less back country roads and have been focusing on rolling resistance.

This new location will put me on 70 mph highway for at least 15 miles so if I start working on aero for my car I am sure I could regain some of the lost 7 mpg. I was just worked so hard and am so close to a 50 + mpg average for the entire year and with the new job it will be droping back to the mid 40s.

In the long run it should be worth it though.

Keeping my fingers crossed that I am the one they offer the job to.
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you dont have to do 70 on the highway, 65 should be fine, heck even 60 if you want to be that guy.
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I'm debating turning down a tiny promotion due to it being 4 miles further away plus the two times I drove there to help out I got about 7 mpg less then I get to my job now.

Need mgr experience to get out of retail hell but something tells me this will be equal money but a lot more responsibility, grief and gas.
And the sad part is that if you turn down the promotion, you will never ever get a second chance....

Think of it as incentive to work on aero.
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I say go for it. It's hard enough to find any worthwhile job these days. Being offered a promotion is like gold, or better! I say don't turn it down.

We understand that YOU care about mpg and energy conservation, of course we see that as a good thing. However your career has no understanding of this, your career only responds to things like market forces and education, experience etc. etc. And your career will be very unforgiving if you don't take care of it by accepting that promotion.

Of course that's assuming the promotion is a good thing. Other factors like impossible working conditions or whatever could make the "promotion" actually a negative. But that's completely aside form the mpg hit you may take on the new commute.
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If you get the promotion you can just order your subjects to carry you the last 4 miles.
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take the promotion, use the extra cash for aero mods.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:19 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm a little late on the topic, but as I used to say in the Air Force...... The best thing about being an E-5, is that you have to be one to be promoted to E-6.

That said, if you don't take the promotion, not only are you not likely to be offered anything better than what you have now, they may not want to keep you because you don't {look to them like you} have enough drive.

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