country life or city life?
September 4, 2012 7:35 AM Subscribe
Should I take the higher pay in a city or the lower pay in the country?
posted by skwint to Work & Money (12 answers total)
I am a table games dealer and am considering two job offers. One is at a small casino in New Mexico. There are only five tables but the casino is very clean, drinking is not permitted at the table, and tips are divided by shift. Business is ok but not very good during the week. According to the employer the dealers are making around $10 an hour in tips. The casino is about 30 minutes away from the city and I would like nearer to the casino in the country. Rent is not bad and I could find a bigger place.
I also received an offer from the Tropicana in Las Vegas. Hypothetically the best dealing work is in Vegas. I know I would make more money there even if business is not great. The idea of living in Vegas isn't very appealing. I've never lived in a big city and am not really a night life person.
Once I relocate I am going to begin a year long medical program.
I am having a difficult time deciding in which direction I should go. I know that I have the job in New Mexico and have not gotten the job in Vegas yet. On one hand I would make more money but I don't know what it would be like to live there. On the other hand I would make less money and am sure I could get a second job and live relatively stress free.
What is Vegas like to live in? Should I take the higher paying job and city life or the lower paying job and country life? It's the same exact job and I have decided it will be the last time I deal. The only difference is money and life style.