Spin-off: How long is your commute to work?

posted 2 weeks ago in Career
Post # 2
625 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

I have a zero hour contract and my place of work changes regularly. 

So 30 mins – 5 hours. 

Post # 3
2291 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

10 minutes,  which is a huge upgrade from the 45 I was driving a couple of years ago. 

Post # 4
1986 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

10 minutes. 20 if I get coffee and the person in front on me orders the menu. On public transit? 60 mnutes or more, lol. Transit is a joke here. 

Post # 5
723 posts
Busy bee

About an hr and 20 mins going (I leave at 545am) and about 1.5 coming home. I also live in SoCal and the commute is awful!!!! I hope to find something else soon closer to home.

Post # 8
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A Historic Inn

I drive about 25 minutes in the each way. Almost all of it is interstate/highway. Public transportation is also a joke here! 

Post # 9
12345 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

30 miles — in the DC traffic that’s anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours.  Most often it’s about 45-60 minutes.

Post # 10
284 posts
Helper bee

I drive 3.1 miles and it takes me 25-45 minutes. Just insane. Seattle traffic is aweful and I have to drive straight through Amazon.com headquarters. We’re looking to get out of the city!

Post # 11
591 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

6 minutes, so much better then the up to 2.5 hours it could take me at my old job

miss the money sometimes but the extra sanity is amazing lol

also in SoCal

Post # 12
1954 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

To the office, about 10 minutes.  Much better than the hour plus commute I was doing until we moved last fall.

My FI also recently switched jobs and he too has like a 15 minute commute.  He is such a happier guy now.

Post # 13
7514 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

10 minutes.

Post # 14
81 posts
Worker bee

Also in SoCal… Also awful 🙁 Depending on the time of day, it can take anywhere from 25 minutes to 2 hours one way. I’d say I usually budget 45 minutes-1.5 hours, that seems about average. I would move, but rent is so much more expensive and apartments are way crappier closer to where I work, plus I work out of multiple sites so if I moved closer to the main one, the other commutes would become worse. It’s kind of a mess, but I have found that singing loudly in the car helps me decompress from my day and I get through the commute a happier person 🙂

Post # 15
13623 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

25 minutes with zero traffic at all (so never except when I have to go home mid day to let me dog out), typically about 30-35 minutes.  Really bad days are 45-50 min max.  This is pretty typical for the Boston area.  I have a ton of coworkers that drive 75-90 minutes one way.

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