Is an hour too far for a commute to work?

posted 3 years ago in Career
  • poll: Is an hour too long to drive to work?
    yes! way too long to be in your car. : (5 votes)
    23 %
    no! an hour isn't too bad. : (17 votes)
    77 %
  • Post # 3
    10384 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I commute an hour, but it’s by subway/cushy work shuttle bus. It only gets annoying when it digs into weekday evening plans (very hard to make happy hour with friends who work by where I live, for example). An hour in the car is pretty awful (and expensive!) but if there’s not traffic, it likely wouldn’t be too bad. Have you tried it? I find that helpful. Do it one or two mornings if you can and see if your blood pressure rises too much :-).

    If you are worried that there aren’t many jobs out there right now, i’d accept and do it for a year, and then re-evaluate. You can do almost anything for a year!

    Post # 6
    6407 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Completely depends how awesome the job is. For a mediocre job it wouldn’t be worth it to me.

    Post # 8
    108 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I commute about 45 minutes to work right now. Once I get married, it’ll be an hour drive. Not too bad – I enjoy the alone time. I also like to think and listen to the radio/audiobooks. I love to read & a lot of times just feel like I don’t have the time, so sometimes it’s nice to get that “reading” squeezed in there like that.

    Post # 9
    1300 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I commute an hour and a half each way to my job.  I drive with traffic, if you’re going against traffic you should be fine. Good Luck and congratulations on your new job.


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