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So, you're a TIG welder living in Basingstoke, but your
is in Portsmouth.
There's probably also a TIG welder living in Portsmouth,
whose job is in Basingstoke.
Jobswap.com is a matchmaking service which allows
of people to connect, based on their home address, their
and their skills and qualifications.
When a good match is found, the website provides a
through which the two employers and two employees can
negotiate a job-swap, so that both employees are saved
Aside from being environmentally friendly, there's also
the option for financial benefit (reflecting the cost
savings of shorter commutes) which can be split between
the employees and employers.
The Great Switcheroo
[calum, Dec 19 2013]
||That last part doesn't sound fair, unless the
employers pay part of the commute expenses? If the
employees pay it, then you would have the
employers taking income away from the employees.
Why should they bother switching jobs if their
incomes would go down?
||If I had a 2hr commute every day, and I had the
opportunity to swap jobs and have a 15min commute
for a little less money, I'd take it.
||The employer needs some incentive, I'd imagine, to
||Alternatively, you could swap houses, or wives...
||Conceptually a good idea, but I would suggest most
jobs would not be fungible to that level.
||That is the person in Basingstoke gets paid a little
more, and the person in Portsmouth knows some
tricks for his daily routine that make let him
complete piecework a little faster, and the swap
would make both less productive.
||Yes, true in some circumstances. But that's the aim
of a "matchmaking" service.
||Consider teachers - some of them commute
considerable distances (most of those I know
commute over 50 miles, which is madness), yet
there are roughly equivalent schools teaching similar
curricula in every town, and paying teachers on
||Single people don't do this do they? I walk 10mins,
12 if I get a coffee. It's usually a marriage-based
issue. I have many friends who commute silly
amounts of time/distance, it's mainly because that
one long commute allows the spouse to stay put,
usually with a kid or two, usually within a small
distance of a school or grandparent-based free
||The problem is MUCH worse in the US, I know of
10-20 people who commute 2+ hours each way.
||However, if you see any postdocs involving
redox/calcium signalling at the ER-mito interface
in Bora Bora, sign me up.