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What would you say to an amazing job offer that involves 1w/month of travel, and you can't travel that much?

An old boss offered an amazing job to me, but involves 1w/month of travel, and I have two small kids (4yo and 1.5yo) and can't be MIA that much. Would you try to negotiate? Just say no & continue job hunting? ideas? It would be a consutling engineering job with clients in other states/provinces.

Asked By: lvaagen - 8/17/2006
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We all have things we simply will not do - for any amount of money. If someone offered me me a job at 5X the pay or my current job, but it would require something that I was unwilling/unable to do ..then the offer is still not an offer to consider... More
Answered By: joan_mershon - 8/17/2006
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If the job involves travelling, it can only get worse. He's not going to turn down jobs because "our consultant doesn't like travelling".
Answered By: kwan - 8/17/2006
 
I would not pass that up. You need to find a family member or someone you trust to watch your kids.
Answered By: midnite true - 8/17/2006
 
One week per month of travel is nothing. Most consultants travel full-time and are lucky to be home on weekends. If you don't want to travel, don't become any kind of consultant. Get a corporate job instead.
Answered By: jackmack65 - 8/17/2006
 
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