(Closed) How far do you drive to work?

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: miles driving to work one way
    5-10 : (29 votes)
    35 %
    15-25 : (29 votes)
    35 %
    30-45 : (19 votes)
    23 %
    50-65 : (4 votes)
    5 %
    70-85 : (1 votes)
    1 %
    85+ : (0 votes)
  • Post # 31
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    942 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I drive 10 minutes – people in my city talk in minutes not miles and if it takes more than 15 min to get anywhere it’s a pain/hassle..ha

    I’m in a medium/metro of 300,000 and there is no traffic/traffic jams – maybe some traffic at 8 am/5pm in certain areas and holiday time near malls but not a huge delay.

    3 hours north of me is Chicago/burbs and for my friends there it’s no thing to drive 45 min to work or to shop or meet up with a friend. Around here, that’s far…

    Post # 32
    Member
    2732 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I drive less than 5 minutes to work. I would never drive that far for $10/hr – especially if it’s not a major step forward in my career.

    It’s not just about gas prices either. You have to think of the cost of wear and tear on your car. Tires, oil changes, regular maintainence, mileage, and overall the car not lasting as long. It’s also the wear and tear on your mind and body. Long commutes can be incredibly stressful and taxing.

    Post # 33
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    13888 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Right now it’s 13 miles each day, but it’ll be 25 each way once I get on a new project I’ve been vying for. 

    OP, your cost for driving isn’t worth it given the salary.  I’m sure you could find something closer!

    Post # 34
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    2251 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Are you kidding me? ?? For 10 bucks an hour to drive this far?  You gonna spend it all on gas!  I think you can find a $10/hr job anywhere nearby.

    I drive 8-12 minutes from home to work each day,  and won’t allow myself to drive more than 30 minutes each way to work.  My time is precious.  And so should be yours

    Post # 35
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    2020 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

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    mrsHankins:  I’m late to this party… I was going to comment to tell you that I drive 56 miles one way and it’s insane, not at first but within 3 months. I started reading through to see if you commented more on your situation and yeah, without a GED where I’m from you won’t even get hired at McDonald’s. I can see why you’re limited and I urge you to work hard and fast to get that taken care of. There will be a whole new world available to you. Have you wanted to be a nurse long? Sounds like there aren’t very many other career options available to you in your town. I hope school works out for you and you have the drive/motivation to stick with it bc it will be no joke trying to juggle work and nursing school.

    Post # 36
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    309 posts
    Helper bee

    I spend about 4 hours a day commuting, but I make a significant amount more than that. It is not ideal, but there are no good paying jobs near me and the housing prices near where I work are not affordable. My job is amazing, so it is a pro/con thing.

    Post # 37
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    2870 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    I have a 25-30 minute drive one way, but my pay makes up for it.

    Post # 38
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    8751 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    mrsHankins:  is there a public transit option that would be cheaper? I’m 10 miles from my office but driving and parking would take longer and be more expensive so I take a train. The bonus is that I get to relax and read during my commute!

    Post # 39
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    2166 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I used to make almost $20/hr and had about a 50 mile commute…not worth it at all. But for reference I live in CA and we all know how that traffic is and the high cost of living. I was barely living…more like going through the motions. 

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