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56 Post author: Qiaochu_Yuan 07 March 2013 04:33AM

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Comment author: OrphanWilde 07 March 2013 07:30:35PM 11 points [-]

Alternative: Prioritize the ability to telecommute over raw salary, if you're in an industry where you're able. Consider the time spent traveling when considering jobs.

If you can telecommute, also consider that you can live in a different state. Your paycheck can go further still when you aren't paying income taxes.

Comment author: twanvl 07 March 2013 11:44:32PM 14 points [-]

Telecommuting might not be the best thing for everyone. At home I have less social interaction and more distractions.

Comment author: NancyLebovitz 10 March 2013 03:43:52AM 6 points [-]

I've heard that telecommuting makes promotion less likely. If so, then you need to consider more than your current salary.

Comment author: OrphanWilde 11 March 2013 03:56:45AM 11 points [-]

Promotion?

What, you want to put me in a position where I'm responsible for what a bunch of -programmers- do? Did I do something wrong?