Post # 31
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
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
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
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
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
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
I have a 25-30 minute drive one way, but my pay makes up for it.
Post # 38
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
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.
Post # 40
Thank you.im hoping it can get it all done soon. the school i am looking into though only lets students apply to get on once a yar nand the dead line is 1/31. so ill have to wait a whole year to get in. I have been wanting to do nursing for a few years now.
No there is not no public transit near me at all. plus my car is about to give out so im going to have to wait until i get a car with my taxes. my car needs a new motor. it has 221k on it so to me its not worth putting a new motor in it.