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    Job interview

    I have an in-person job interview for a university in the Chicago area. It will be a 7 hour drive and I will have to stay the night. The interview is two hours. I already did the phone interview and the video interview. They insist on an in-person too.

    But they will not fund my transport or lodging.

    Do you think I should do it?

    The job would be a significant improvement upon my current job -- more money and better bennies.

    Thoughts?

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    Dang it. Type. JOB! Not Jon. LOL

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    I fixed the title.

    I donít know if you should go or not. Throughout my career most of my interview trips were self funded, and I moved across the country a couple of times. But I did it because the work was more interesting and it was a job I wanted. Increased salary came with this job but that wasnít primarily my reason for moving.

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    After all your recent adventures that you enjoyed, list all the pros and cons and see if it will make your life richer in adventures. I wouldn't worry about the travel expense for the interview, it would demonstrate to the potential employer that you are serious about the job. I expect that the employer has a government budget to limit any more.
    Gandhi: Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony .

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    If I decide to go, should I use two "sick days" or two "vacation days?"

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    When I worked for a university, I used sick days whenever I could. Vacation days accrued into a retirement fund that went with me when I retired. Sick days did not.

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    Yes go, and these things are self-funded. To me it is worth a chance.

    I personally would take vacation, that is based on ethics for me. I would take it as sick time if I was getting a medical test or severely needing a break and it was urgent, like mental health.

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    I would go. You can always decline if it's offered. I did this in Phoenix when I lived in Ohio - I was going to be in Phoenix anyway for a wedding, so they waited 6 weeks to interview me.

    Then they ended up offering me double my wage in Ohio, so I said yes and I've been here 9.5 years and I've never regretted it.

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    When I interviewed with states I had to self fund as no budget to pay for it. Some hired after a phone interview and one I had to fly in person. We weren’t allowed to use SL unless actually sick.

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    It probably has decent dating prospects yes. I mean if there is noone to date in a city like Chicago, then maybe there isn't anywhere.

    As for what is more ethical sick days or vacation, maybe vacation, but mostly I don't care. Corporations think nothing of employing people with no time-off if they want, so how much should I really care, so I can be 10 thousand times more ethical than they are? I think not. Whatever one can get away with.
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