Update: Just got a job offer that all-in (e.g., if I get the significant portion of the pay that is bonus-based) will be more than double my current job.


@52fighters I think it will be a good fit. It is similar to what I do now, but private sector instead of government. My commute though will go up from a five minute drive to almost an hour.
Oomph. So it is not a costless decision.

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@Columbkille @52fighters audiobooks and podcasts are great for hour commutes. Used to have one myself and sometimes I miss it.

@alexmcculley19 @52fighters I will say that with working at home, it's great I'm accessible with the kids but sometimes I'm a zombie at dinner. They run up and grab me at 6pm, and usually my head is still spinning from working frantically all day.

I think the commute will be all-in door to desk about 50 minutes, with a short drive, a solid 30 minute subway ride and some walking. My plan is to load up on podcasts and audiobooks and use that for some me time. I've also got informal authority to work from home about once a week as long as we don't ink it in writing -- I gather it's frowned upon by "corporate" but my manager is open to it.

One weird aspect of the job is that the work I'll be doing is actually more cutting edge / complex than my titular manager. He's basically a longtime company employee with a ton of experience (mostly leasing / operations), and I've been brought on to do some specific things (real estate development). He'll be my manger because we're both lawyers, but I'll mostly be directly supporting the business unit.

I think I'm OK with it though. He seems like a nice guy and near enough to retirement that he'd be happy to let me run with things if that means no extra work for him, since he's got plenty of other things to do and a (small) team to manage.

The development sites are really cool, some of the best in our city, and with the raise I think I should be able to swing K-12 catholic schools and no-debt college for three kids. Which is an enormous investment but, for me, worth it.

@Columbkille @52fighters

Congratulations on the new job! I used to have a client that I drove 5 hours round trip to see. I became a fan of joe Rogan's podcast during that time since the podcasts were lengthy and I could listen to one full episode on each leg of the drive.

@Tinyhouse4life @52fighters I used to watch him on Youtube and then stopped with the switch to Spotify. I may restart but there are plenty of other people who are independent and it's nice to support them instead.


I do miss him on YouTube.
Most of the time I just listen but there are episodes that I would like see their body language. I have yet to figure out how to watch video on spotify. If you care to, I would love some new suggestions for podcasts.

@Tinyhouse4life @52fighters My favorites right now are:

Jordan Peterson
Rod Dreher (General Eclectic)
Aaron Renn (Masculinist -- but really it's intellectual analysis and rarely about specifically men's issues)

Others I have on the deck, which I just watch from time to time:

Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend
Jocko Podcast
Art of Manliness
Catholic Man Show
Daily Discipline
Bigger Pockets
Bishop Barron
Fr. Longenecker
Tim Ferris
Wall Street Journal What's News
Steve Turley, Turley Talks

There's a few others I listen to more rarely or are on the deck but I haven't tried out if you want a large list.

What about you? I like to have a bunch of different options and some of them I just then pick based on whose the guest, etc.

@Tinyhouse4life @52fighters Pretty much everyone on that list is male (except I do also listen to Mikhaila Peterson from time to time), and I'd like to get suggestions for female podcasters to broaden the list out a bit.

@Columbkille @Tinyhouse4life My commute to work is a 5 minute walk so I've never gotten into podcasts.

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