(Closed) Daily commute to work

posted 8 years ago in Career
  • poll: How long is your commute?
    under 20 minutes : (49 votes)
    29 %
    20-30 minutes : (43 votes)
    25 %
    30-45 minutes : (40 votes)
    24 %
    45 minutes- 1 hour : (26 votes)
    15 %
    1 hour - 1 hour 30 minutes : (10 votes)
    6 %
    1 hour 30 minutes + : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    3762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    For me personally, an hour is too long of a commute.  I already work long hours so when I don’t get off until 6 and then not get home until 7 I’m just not happy. 

    Right now my commute is about 30-40 minutes with traffic.  If there isn’t any traffic I can make it in about 20 minutes.  This is about right for me, I wish I could be closer to go home for lunch but we love where we live. 

    Post # 4
    2066 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Less than 20 minutes!!  I live close to work on purpose.  I don’t commute well. 

    Post # 5
    467 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    i used to work an hour away from home, and it honestly wasnt that bad – i guess it depends on traffic though – mine was a pretty straight shot, quick moving drive, so it didnt really feel as long as it could have if i was stuck in traffic

    my commute now is between 30 and 40 minutes – not that bad, and i kinda like the down time before getting home

    Post # 6
    681 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    I drive about 25-30 minutes in the morning but traffic makes the same drive 30-50 minutes in the afternoon.

    As far as an hour commute—I think it would depend on if that was an hour of smooth sailing or an hour bumper to bumper. Also, if the job had the option of flex time (where you could do 4 longer days a week or something) then I think it would be much better.

    Post # 7
    27 posts
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I think you have to look at the big picture for the job.  If it’s a good career move and is paying you enough to make the cost of gas worth it, it’s sustainable.

    Post # 8
    2714 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I have an hour-long commute. BUT, I live in NYC so it’s all public transportation. As long as I have a good book the commute really only feels like 15 minutes and sometimes my Fiance and I end up on the same train, which is even better! I think if I was driving I would not choose to commute an hour away for work.

    Post # 9
    544 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I take the good ‘ole CTA to work……Chicagoans can feel my pain 🙂  It usually takes me 30 minutes from door to door going to work.  Coming home can be a whole other ball game!

    Post # 10
    442 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015


    I’m very fortunate to live 5 mins from my job. I save a lot of money on gas. How much does it cost to fill up your gas tank? How many times a week do you have to fill up your tank? How is the traffic during your commute to work? Having a job might outweigh the cost and time for commuting, but it is something to consider.

    Post # 11
    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    does the hour include traffic? is the traffic like a parking lot? that could make it unsustainable. is there public transportation available? driving an hour can be sustainable as long as you’re not stuck in terrible traffic.

    Post # 12
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I used to commute an hour for a daily summer internship. It was okay, nothing too awful. Gas was annoying, but it’s gone down a little (at least here) since then. Just make sure you have a good radio to keep you company :).

    Post # 13
    1020 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I live about 5 minutes from my job, and my fiance has about a 20 minute commute. I HATE commuting–25 minutes is my maximum.

    Post # 14
    463 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I commute one hour to work by public transit.  i’ve gotten use to it and it doesn’t feel very long.  Most of the time i read the paper, eat breakfast or nap on the transit.  I have tried taking the car, but whether its by highway or the inner roads, it still takes me 45-50 minutes to get to work.  So i choose to take transit and relax.


    Post # 16
    2767 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    10 minute walk to work!

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