Post # 32
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
My commute is 3 hours + round trip… aka, TOO EFFING LONG. 🙁 It usually takes me an hour and fifteen minutes to get to work, and an hour and forty-five minutes to get home.
I think 45 minutes to an hour each way is sustainable, though unpleasant. I would ideally like to get to 20 minutes or less.
Post # 33
Around 10-15 minutes, depending on traffic lights.
Post # 34
I was commuting an hour+ each way for the last 6 months and it was seriously horrible. If there was bad weather or an accident I could spend up to 3 hours a day commuting. I left by 7am everyday and never got home before 7pm. I had zero life Monday-Friday and it effected our relationship. We were tired and cranky when we got home (BF had a long commutte as well) and it was just terrible.
Luckily, we both recently got josb much closers to home. I now commute about 30 min. each way now and i LOVe it!
Post # 35
7-15 minutes! Depending on lights and traffic. Sometimes I wish it were further because I always wait till the absolute last second to leave the house since I know it doesn’t take me long but if there’s a wreck I’m screwed.
Post # 36
It takes me usually 40 minutes both ways. I only live 7 miles from work but I work in the city of Pittsburgh which is all bridges and tunnels, and of course that’s where the traffic clogs the most :/
Post # 37
Mine is about 45 mins but can be up to an hour if there’s an accident. I don’t mind it tho cause it gives me time to listen to the news or think about things I need to do for the day/week. And I must admit I take care of most of my phone calls during my commute (No, I’m not one of those drivers with the phone glued to my ear – I use my hands free ear piece lol!) cause I hate wasting time on the phone at home. 🙂
Post # 38
I have an hour commute. I don’t think its bad but it is in low traffic and is pretty much all highways. An hour in bumper to bumper traffic and I’d be going nuts. By The Way I’ve been driving an hour for about 2.5 years, I’m used to it now. =)
Also as the PP said, I do almost all my phone calls in the car, when I walk in the door I’m done with the phone. =)
Post # 39
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Funny that I posted about how my commute is too long and then I got into a fender bender on the way to work today. :-/
That is something to consider if you spend a lot of time on the road–you’re much more likely to get in an accident. Mine was small, but it’s not the first time I’ve been hit on the way to work. Blah.
Post # 40
I’ve always had about a 45 min or more commute to work. My last job was located in the suburbs of Philadelphia and my commute was about 45 min. So when I moved to Seattle, me and my DH moved to an area that was farther from the city but rent was pretty reasonable. So my commute is still 45 mins or so. People are shocked I commute that long into Seattle and I don’t think it’s that bad because I’m used to it.
I can see it being a difficult to get used to if you go from no commute to a long commute. While going from a long commute to a short commute, would probably really nice.
Post # 41
I used to have to commute 1+ hours each way for a number of years and it nearly killed me. Now, my commute is anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes a day and it’s so nice to have all that time back in my life!
Post # 42
I don’t work yet, but I have a 45 minute commute to school. It really sucks in the winter with the snow & the fact that I have class at 7:30am doesn’t help… in the winter I have to leave around 6 to make sure I get there in time. Add to that the fact we don’t have a garage… brushing the snow off that early is not fun. At least when it’s not snowy I can wait until 6:30 to leave. =P
Post # 43
Luckily I live about 5 minutes from work 🙂
Post # 44
Thanks for all the replies! I’ve decided to apply and then think about it more seriously if I get an interview. I think this job would be 8 hour days. The commute would make it 10 hour days. BUT most jobs in my field are 9-10 hour days (plus whatever the commute is) plus some weekend work… so it might even out.
Post # 45
mine is about 20-40 minutes on Metro(if there are delays), and sometimes an hour by car. (im in DC area) mind you i actually live 3 miles from my office. i could probably RUN faster.
but thats the nature of the beast.
depends if the commute will be a relaxing one. i dont think i could drive every day in 1 hour traffic thats bumper to bumper. at least the metro i can read or sit down or something if there are delays
Post # 46
I work 20 miles from home, and have to take the nation’s busiest freeway 405 for part of it. I made my own flexible hours, 10am-7pm that makes it much better. Most evenings I get lucky and traffic’s completely open and I can make it in 20 minutes, not counting parking which is a battle in itself. Mornings are usually worse. And If there’s an accident, which is often, the same commute can take 1.5 hours. I just listen to the radio a lot and work on my karaoke skills 🙂