Gotta Determine When To Start

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tripletdad's Comment
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so I'm going to be going to school, background done, everything is in order, just gotta determine when to get started. they'd like me to start the week of January 11, which is roght after my daughters birthday. that's fine, but if I wait a month after that, I'll get vacation pay from my current employer, which will be around $1,600, minus taxes. is it worth staying four extra weeks at a job that I hate in order to get a 2 week extra paycheck?

Rob T.'s Comment
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Personally, I would stick the extra couple weeks out to get the extra vacation time. Only you can decide if you should or not based on your finances, just keep in mind you likely won't be making hardly anything right away while training

Sonnydogg's Comment
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I agree. No sense in worrying about $$ while your trying to concentrate on school. Get the vacation pay, then start.

Errol V.'s Comment
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You didn't mention your school. Assuming the most common situation, you won't be paid for your school time before you get your CDL license. A $1600 stash will work out very nicely.

If your school is OK with the extra month, it's a deal. BTW, an extra four weeks at a "job you hate" won't be so bad because you know it will be all over soon.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Dwight's Comment
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Who said 'money isn't everything'? Take the money. It's easy to hate your job. L.O.L

Tyler Durden's Comment
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so I'm going to be going to school, background done, everything is in order, just gotta determine when to get started. they'd like me to start the week of January 11, which is roght after my daughters birthday. that's fine, but if I wait a month after that, I'll get vacation pay from my current employer, which will be around $1,600, minus taxes. is it worth staying four extra weeks at a job that I hate in order to get a 2 week extra paycheck?

Take 2 weeks vacation and use it as your two week notice. Get paid the first two weeks of school.

tripletdad's Comment
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Alright, it seems unanimous. I'll stick it out another month.

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