S/O How do you get to work?

posted 3 years ago in Career
  • poll: How do you get to work?
    Personal car and I drive myself : (129 votes)
    49 %
    Carpool : (2 votes)
    1 %
    Public transportation (train, bus, taxi, ferry, carrier pigeon, etc) : (34 votes)
    13 %
    Feet or bike : (20 votes)
    8 %
    Someone drops me off : (6 votes)
    2 %
    N/A - I am employed but work from my home : (9 votes)
    3 %
    N/A - I am a stay-at-home mom (but that's a job too!) : (3 votes)
    1 %
    Other or Multi-Modal - Explain : (0 votes)
    I drive my own car and my parking is free : (62 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I drive my company truck, and fi has our own personal vehicle.

    We live in the middle of nowhere so there aren’t any parking fees, ever.

    There isn’t really any public transportation around here.. the only one I know of is for the elderly.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1154 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I run one of FI’s companies from home (but lately there hasn’t been much to do!).  

    Post # 5
    Member
    845 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @btothez:  I drive myself, I really should walk cause it would only take like 25 minutes probably … there’s a giant hill that I’m intimidated by though lol. I live in a small town with like 3 bus routes, I don’t think any go past my house. As a student I was sooo pro-bus but I own a car now and have become quite a hypocrite…

    Post # 6
    Member
    3415 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    I typically drive myself.  I only live about 5 minutes from work.  During the spring/summer/fall (weather permitting) I bike to work.  At our old house it was a 3 mile bike one way.  I didn’t get to bike this summer because we were in the process of moving but its a mile one way and I can’t wait to start biking again.

    Post # 7
    Member
    629 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Well I’m in dental school, so not really a work commute. It’s about a 45 minute commute, I drive my own car, and pay ~$1000 a year for parking. I live in a city separate from the university, but I would consider carpooling if I found a nearby classmate – but most elect to live as close to campus as possible.

    Post # 8
    Member
    5518 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I work at an airport.  Driving employees have to park at an offsite lot a mile away and take a bus over to the terminals. I could take public transit but its shorter to drive.

    DH takes the train everyday or the bus if its snowing bad because we live 2 blocks from the stop

    Post # 9
    Member
    8903 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    When I’m working out of the office, I bike half the time (it’s only about 1 mile) and drive the other (when I’m lazy or it’s 20 below F – free parking).

    When I’m doing field work, I drive a company truck from our hotel out to our field sites.

    Wish we had public transportation but it’s nonexistent here!  But the great thing about a small town is that you can bike everywhere… when the ice and snow permits.

    Post # 10
    Member
    7929 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    My husband and I share a car so he usually drops me off so he and our 1 year old have the car for the day. We live close, so it’s no big deal.

    Post # 11
    Member
    164 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Both jobs I’ve had so far I was able to drive and commute is under 30min! With my old job I had to commute to the city here & there, but whether I drive myself or take the train it was reimbursed. Haven’t had to go anywhere yet w/ this job! 

    Post # 12
    Member
    632 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I drive myself and park in the work garage (no fee).  I live in the suburbs of Chicago.  The mileage is about 12 miles but can take anywhere from 25 – 60 minutes depending on traffic.  I would go with an average of 35.

    Post # 13
    Member
    347 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I walk 3/4 of a mile to the underground station (I live in London!) and then get 2 tubes. Total journey takes me an hour if there aren’t any issues, which is spot on average for the length of commute in London 🙂

    Post # 14
    Member
    4147 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I drive myself to work and am very lucky to have a secure, heated, underground parking spot, for which I only pay $40/month and it’s right at my office. It takes me about 20 minutes to get to work, I’m 13 km from the office.

    My MIL for example, used to pay $550 for 1 outdoor spot, several blocks from her office, closer to the main area of downtown.

    Our city has the 2nd highest parking rates in North America…NYC is right above us. Stupid.

    Post # 15
    Member
    2125 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I walk about 10 minutes to the subway station, take the train for 3 stops, then walk for about a minute to my office. The whole trip takes me about 20-25 minutes each way, so not bad!

    Post # 16
    Member
    2576 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I commute into NYC from NJ so I take a bus into the city then I subway it to work. Yes, I’m part of the “bridge and tunnel” crowd. It takes a while and is tiring, but I try not to waste that time by plowing through my Kindle.

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