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Old 02-10-2010, 09:10 AM
 
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I live in Roswell, and I am not finding much in the way of jobs. I've expanded my search to include Atlanta, although I am not sure this is a smart thing to do. I thought taking MARTA would be the best way to handle this, and I've done the bus/train shuffle to get to a couple of interviews. I was wondering if anyone out there does this on a daily basis... It seems like it would get old pretty quick. I only live 5 miles away from a park and ride, but it takes me 20 to 30 min to get to it in the mornings... I have an interview with a company near Peachtree Center, but I'm thinking of telling them no thanks.

Thoughts, anyone?
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:41 AM
 
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Ummm...I would take the interview especially in today's economy. I haven't been on Marta consistently since college so I can't tell you about the daily commute. Have you thought about jobs that would allow for teleworking from home?
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:45 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Yeah, not a fun commute, but I'm sure that a lot of Roswellians do it. My advice is that if you decide to do it, head for work early...and when I say early, I mean before 7:00.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:52 AM
 
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Have you thought about jobs that would allow for teleworking from home?
Ah, my old job let me do that... It was great. But nowadays, if a job can be done from home, odds are it can also be done from India. Sad to say. There are also fewer and fewer jobs that take the comfort and convenience of the employee into consideration at all. PM me if you know of any jobs at all like this. I'd consider a pay cut if I could avoid the commute!
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:52 AM
 
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If your out of work and looking I don't see why you would close opportunities before you interview and have a chance to find out more about the job. What if this is your dream position. If I was not employed I'd consider All locations in the metro. If it turns out you don't want it long term you can always see what comes up down the road. It is always easier to land a job when you are already employed.

My wife commutes from midtown to Alpharetta and it has turned out to be not nearly as bad as we thought it would. Of course its a bit different going into town but luckily you have the option of either driving or taking the train.
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Old 04-18-2010, 06:10 AM
 
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I live in Roswell, and I am not finding much in the way of jobs. I've expanded my search to include Atlanta, although I am not sure this is a smart thing to do. I thought taking MARTA would be the best way to handle this, and I've done the bus/train shuffle to get to a couple of interviews. I was wondering if anyone out there does this on a daily basis... It seems like it would get old pretty quick. I only live 5 miles away from a park and ride, but it takes me 20 to 30 min to get to it in the mornings... I have an interview with a company near Peachtree Center, but I'm thinking of telling them no thanks.

Thoughts, anyone?
Been doing that commute for 33 years.

Going in isn't all that bad; about 45 minutes. For some reason, coming home is worse, about an hour. But that's to the state capital area. From Peachtree Center, you can probably cut five minutes off that.
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Old 04-18-2010, 06:29 AM
 
Location: East Cobb
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If your out of work and looking I don't see why you would close opportunities before you interview and have a chance to find out more about the job. What if this is your dream position.
Agreed. My father-in-law always told his children "You can't turn down a job you haven't been offered."
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:13 AM
 
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Listen it is not bad if you can do the following...I live in Alpharetta (exit 9) and work in Midtown....I leave home at 6:40 and get to my desk by 7:15...after 7am is bad. I leave between to 5:30 and takes me 40-45 minutes...really not terrible.
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:30 AM
 
Location: North Fulton, GA
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We have been in corporate housing off Haynes Bridge in Alpharetta and my husband has gotten to GT in 25 minutes, but he leaves by 6:15. About 45 minutes coming home leaving Tech at 5:00.

(Unfortunately he is currently stranded in Finland)
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