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Posted: 8/11/2012 5:04:14 PM EST
I have an interview for a company for a great job on Tuesday afternoon. It is also on the other side of town, like, way other side. They said I'd be out of the office by 2 o'clock, and I'm not sure if I could tele-commute/e-commute for what I'm doing for most of the days so we'll have to see.

Anyone else drive far to work?

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I have an awesome job, but I end up commuting an hour and 20 minutes each way.

It certainly does get old at times, but at the end of the day, I really do like my job.

I sure as hell wouldn't drive that far for something I hated.
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If the job was that awesome I'd be moving closer.

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Hour plus every day, it sucks but living out away from the crime, high taxes, high cost of living in a decent neighborhood, decent schools, etc it's ultimately the sacrifice you have to make. Been doing it for the past nine years. Get a good stereo and a set of Michelins, they are your friends.

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I have an interview for a company for a great job on Tuesday afternoon. It is also on the other side of town, like, way other side. They said I'd be out of the office by 2 o'clock, and I'm not sure if I could tele-commute/e-commute for what I'm doing for most of the days so we'll have to see.

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I moved when I got married. I doubled my commute. Now it's 2 miles. Takes me at least 10 minutes.
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Link Posted: 8/11/2012 5:14:53 PM EST
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45min-60min in the morning.

Minimum of 90min heading home.

NW Atlanta-metro.

EDIT: 35miles one way.

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Only if there is major traffic. 40 minutes is average.

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1.5 hours each day, each way. I've drove that far for the past 15 years. I drove 1 hour each way to college when I was younger. My wife drives an hour to work the opposite direction. It sucks, but you do what you've got to do. Buy a cheap beater that's good on gas for commuting.

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Link Posted: 8/11/2012 5:22:47 PM EST
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45min-60min in the morning.

Minimum of 90min heading home.

NW Atlanta-metro.

EDIT: 35miles one way.


Dude it's ridiculous. When I'm older I'll tell my grandkids my favorite past time was sitting on 285 trying to go North.

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Two hours paid both ways.
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On average 55 minutes each way for me. I get a laugh at everyone always in a hurry flying by me. Been doing this commute for 14 plus years and never a speeding ticket yet!

Lost count of how many deer have I have hit though grrr.

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1.5-2 hours each way depending on traffic. under an hour when i work saturdays, no traffic. About 130 miles round trip.
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500 - 600 miles one way. Only come home on the weekends. Would kill for a job close to home but can't afford a 50% pay cut, yet. I'm working on that.

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Yep, 1 hour and 20 minutes give or take... been doing it for the past 10 years. It sucks but I like my job but dislike where it's at... and I love my house.
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I just got stationed at fort myer. For anyone that doesn't know, its next to the pentagon. I ended up getting a small apartment about 2 miles away just to avoid traffic. I can take side streets the whole way and avoid the anal prolapse that is 95, 395 and 495 at peak times. I miss having space, but its worth it to run home for lunch every day and see my little boy.

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At least. It's 55mi to my closest office, 90 to the furthest, but I'm in the middle of them.

Then again, I do have the Eastern half of the state to cover.

What's your monthly average? I usually do about 3000mi/month.

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Hour plus every day, it sucks but living out away from the crime, high taxes, high cost of living in a decent neighborhood, decent schools, etc it's ultimately the sacrifice you have to make. Been doing it for the past nine years. Get a good stereo and a set of Michelins, they are your friends.



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20 minutes to anywhere in town, one end to the other, east to west or north to south.

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Basically, you would be working an extra 2 hours per day, off the clock.
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Basically, you would be working an extra 2 hours per day, off the clock.


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About 20 seconds and 30 feet from the upstairs bedroom to the downstairs home office.
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I ride mass transit to commute to work;
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More than 50 miles one way.
In the D.C. area that can range from one hour to three.
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less than 5 miles.

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Link Posted: 8/11/2012 6:46:57 PM EST
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45min-60min in the morning.

Minimum of 90min heading home.

NW Atlanta-metro.

EDIT: 35miles one way.


Dude it's ridiculous. When I'm older I'll tell my grandkids my favorite past time was sitting on 285 trying to go North.


And thats what I will be moving to Right now I have less than a 2 min drive to work.
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traffic on the way home usually sucks and takes an hour or more.

depending on when I leave home, going TO work can take 25 min or more.
average is about 40 min.
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I used to have a 70K one way commute (~45 miles) and loved it, even in bad weather. Even had a fuel allowance that covered my regular vehicle service as well. Driving to work in the morning gave me enough time to get my head in the right mode to focus on going to work, coming home was good private time to reflect on the day and look forward to what was at home waiting for me to get there.
These days I have a 10 minute commute and all I see is pissed off drivers with a small commute that I swear have timed their drive to the last second.

No matter how long your drive is, get to work early. It really makes the day go better and the drive much more enjoyable.

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I drive about an hour each way every day. it's not bad for me because it's highway at 65 MPH. I'd hate it in stop and go traffic.
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Link Posted: 8/11/2012 7:05:12 PM EST
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Basically, you would be working an extra 2 hours per day, off the clock.


Don't forget the gas and set of tires every year

I'm salary and on call 24/7. The truck and all its expenses are paid for by the company.

However, there are certainly perks to this awkward schedule. Show up and 10 and leave at 2? No one cares. Need to run errands during the day? Sure. 3 hour lunch? Not uncommon.

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I drive about 45-60 minutes each way for school. It isn't that bad considering there's never any traffic leaving or heading back to the woods.

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I have an interview for a company for a great job on Tuesday afternoon. It is also on the other side of town, like, way other side. They said I'd be out of the office by 2 o'clock, and I'm not sure if I could tele-commute/e-commute for what I'm doing for most of the days so we'll have to see.

Anyone else drive far to work?


Yes. Easily an hour if I leave on time. Can go to 1:15 if I let the departure time slip a bit.

There have been days of 1.5+.

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I drive an hour to work every day.

Doesn't bother me in the least.


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35 miles to job A then 40 miles to job B and then 10 miles home. But, as of this weekend, no job B so I'm pretty happy about that.

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I drive 77 miles each way. It takes an hour and a half in the morning and about two hours to get home. I love my job and the drive is worth it. I carpool and the company gives us each $55 a month for gas, so it's not that bad. Once my probation is over, I am going to look at buying a house close to work.

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I used to, before the Army.

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Blanding Blvd turns into a giant parking lot, mornings and afternoons. Same with the I-295 where the exits to 17 and Blanding are.

Now I live right outside Gate 1 at Ft. Campbell. If no traffic, I can make it to the Battalion area/Barracks in 5 to 7 minutes. With traffic, I leave the house at 0545 and get there at 0610. To get to Sabre Army Heliport it takes all of 15 minutes.
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Basically, you would be working an extra 2 hours per day, off the clock.


Don't forget the gas and set of tires every year

I'm salary and on call 24/7. The truck and all its expenses are paid for by the company.

However, there are certainly perks to this awkward schedule. Show up and 10 and leave at 2? No one cares. Need to run errands during the day? Sure. 3 hour lunch? Not uncommon.

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it's not too bad at first provided you earn enough that it's worth the gas.

Start looking for places to move to on that side of town.

You can write off moving expenses if your new home is something like 30 miles closer to your new job than your old home...

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My last job was 45 min.each way. Got use to it after a while. Self employed now. Desk is 15' from bedroom. I like it better.

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1.5 to 1.75 hrs in the morning
1 to 1.5 hrs back in the evening

in arguably some of the worst traffic in the country, in and out of DC


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Life is too short and dangerous to waste two hours a day on the road.

We had a fool that was driving two hours each way ... when the traffic (in Los Angeles ) was good. Another drives over an hour - he automatically takes the day off when it rains.

There are more important things in life than money and stuff.

I work four miles away from my home.


Life's even shorter being broke and in the streets. Sure wish I was as independently wealthy as you were to be able to see things that way.

Can your pride explain what's more important than having "stuff" like a roof over my head, food, transportation, and putting myself through college?

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Life is too short and dangerous to waste two hours a day on the road.

We had a fool that was driving two hours each way ... when the traffic (in Los Angeles ) was good. Another drives over an hour - he automatically takes the day off when it rains.

There are more important things in life than money and stuff.

I work four miles away from my home.


Life's even shorter being broke and in the streets. Sure wish I was as independently wealthy as you were to be able to see things that way.

Can your pride explain what's more important than having "stuff" like a roof over my head, food, transportation, and putting myself through college?



Move closer to work.


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Depending on weather, my morning commute takes 50 minutes, and in the afternoon it's usually closer to an hour. If it starts snowing while I'm at work, I leave immediately, otherwise, it can turn into a 3 hour commute.

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I lived well over an hour from work at one point. But I was living with a family member, so didn't have to pay rent to live there. I was fine with it.

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One of my coworkers drives a minimum 2 hours one way to and from work.

4+ hours on the fucking road a day. Leaves at 5, gets into the office at 7, works to 5-ish, gets home at 7-8 depending on traffic.



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