My boss is moving the office to a little village half an hour away. He is very keen for me to move with him, and to do increased hours. (I only do 12 atm).
But I don't drive (pathetic I know), and public transport back is a nightmare. I have consistently passed up opportunities because I want to pick the boys up from school, not any other alternative. But that doesn't seem possible if I don't work in the town.
But jobs are very hard to come by here. And this one seemed just perfect.
If he is v keen can he help you sort out a lift / carshare? I am sure that he doesn't want to lose you ... and you can take driving lessons in the meantime (maybe he would contribute to the cost - you never know).
Incentive to learn? I do sympathise because I'm a fellow non-driver but have got away with it because of my 100% urban sphere of operations...
Or cycle...don't laugh. You say half an hour - is that flat out at 60mph or wandering through little lanes?
I know there are ways around it and lots of possibilities. I'm just feeling really fed up about it, because it will no longer be my ideal job (for the present time).
I don't want to spend time travelling, I don't particularly want to work more hours (esp in holidays), I don't want to work in a system which is more complex than 'one boss', I don't really want to learn to drive, and in any case we wouldn't want to run two cars so that's not really relevant. But I don't really want to start looking for jobs again either.
I am in a strong position because my boss is very keen to keep me, but I don't like negotiating about things anyway, so it doesn't really help. I just want to be in a situation where everyone behaves reasonably!
I know I've no real reason for feeling fed up, loads of people spend hours travelling every day, and anyway round here I'm lucky to have a job. But it just all came as a big shock today and I am feeling a bit down about it, hence the self-indulgent whinge