(Closed) How far do you travel for work?

posted 6 years ago in Career
  • poll: How long does it take?
    < 5 minutes : (7 votes)
    12 %
    5-15 minutes : (10 votes)
    17 %
    15-30 minutes : (18 votes)
    31 %
    30-60 minutes : (15 votes)
    25 %
    1-2 hours : (9 votes)
    15 %
    2+ hours : (0 votes)
    I don't work : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    2418 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I was transferred to a branch office about six months ago so I’m traveling about 2 minutes each way. However, prior to that I lived the furtherst from the office and it would take me anywhere between 45 minutes and an hour to get to work. Is the pay increase large enough that you would still end up with more money each pay period evne with the increase in gas usage? If so, I would take it!

    Post # 4
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    2162 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I live on Long Island and I teach in Queens. It’s about an hour each way with a little traffic, there are definitely days when it takes almost 2 hours each way. It sucks, but I’m lucky to have a teaching job! I can’t imagine this commute forever, so I think Fiance and I would most likely move closer when we are looking to buy a home.

    Post # 5
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    3624 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My commute takes 25-40 min depending on the freaking subway (you’d think that not having traffic would make it standardized! Nope!). But I said 15-30 min because it’s usually 25-30 minutes. If we move (which we are trying to), my commute will be 45-ish minutes.

    Post # 6
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    9181 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    I voted “>5 minutes”  but what I think you really meant was “<5 minutes”, right?  Under 5?

    Post # 7
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    1542 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    30 miles one way. Thanks to traffic, it takes about 45 min in the morning (I leave my house at 6 am) and about an hour in the afternoon. We have had snowstorms this week so yesterday and today it took me 90 min to get here and almost two hours to get home yesterday. I absolutely hate it. I figure I spend over $3000 per year on gas, and I have to get an oil change every 6 weeks instead of every 3 months. When my daughter gets sent home sick from daycare, it takes me at least 35 min to get her (and that’s if I get called in the middle of the day). I am currently looking for closer work, but in my industry, most of the jobs are in Minneapolis and I live in one of the far north ‘burbs. I’d move closer to work but my husband works 30 miles away in the opposite direction so that wouldn’t be fair.

    Post # 8
    Member
    242 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I like to have the freedom to go home on my lunch hour and relax. So, anything over 15 minutes makes me cringe. I used to drive an hour to work one way and it was awful. But, I know people do it everyday.

    Post # 9
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    3170 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    It takes me 10-15 minutes to get to work but when we were considering moving to a different town for my husbands job I would have had to drive 30-45 minutes. I would be find with anything under an hour.

    Post # 10
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    1069 posts
    Bumble bee

    Depending on traffic on that day, 20-50 minutes

    Post # 11
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    3624 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @WhatMaeBee:  My Darling Husband used to drive from Queens to Suffolk county for work! That was really rough.

    Post # 12
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    2162 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @redheadem:  I live in Suffolk! The commute is seriously the pits-work is tiring/draining enough, then having to battle traffic and drive after is not fun :-/

    Post # 13
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    6830 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @Tatum:  Agh driving the past 2 days has sucked! I am 15 miles from my office and it took me an hour and 15 yesterday both ways! 

    OP on a good day maybe half an hour (am also in Minnesota)

    Post # 14
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    543 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    My commute is 15 miles-it takes about 30 minutes when there is no traffic. Traffic days, can take anywhere from 35-few hours depending on how bad it is. Luckily, my commute is in the opposite direction of traffic (out of city in morning, into city at night!)

    Post # 15
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    1542 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @Sassygrn

    OMG, it’s horrible! I was on 694 and 35W yesterday (which I never go normally) and I was like, did they even attempt to plow 694? Thought I was going to pop my tires and bend my frame. Usually the roads are cleared 24 hours after a storm, but we are going on 3 days and the roads still suck.

    OP, sounds like you live in a northern climate as well. Keep in mind how much the commute can change if there’s snow, ice, etc. Hell, even a light mist in the middle of summer can slow down my commute.

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