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Re: Potential new job in Birmingham... worth it?

Having worked away - shift work / local lodgings and food expenses - for the better part of 25 years, I'd be inclined to take a trial run using both personal and public transport timed for both parts of the journey... Taking the worst timings, plus a %, as a normal situation scenario.

Weather also has to be accounted for and can add considerable time to any journey, especially in the winter months where local conditions at both locations can vary greatly.

Even that far back, mid 70's until 2002, stress played it's part and can, and did take its toll on family life.

Depending on your personal circumstances / offer conditions etc., If possible, ask for a trial period. Nothing ventured - nothing gained so to speak. If you're lucky, the grass really can be greener on the other side... if not, then at least you gave it a try?
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