(Closed) How long is your commute (one way)?

posted 6 years ago in Career
  • poll: On average, how long is your commute (one way)?
    5 min. or less : (19 votes)
    11 %
    15 min. or less : (33 votes)
    19 %
    30 min. or less : (57 votes)
    33 %
    45 min. or less : (25 votes)
    14 %
    1 hr. or less : (21 votes)
    12 %
    1.5 hrs. or less : (10 votes)
    6 %
    2 hrs. or less : (5 votes)
    3 %
    2.5 hrs. : (1 votes)
    1 %
    3 hrs. (or more) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    4272 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Like 17 minutes depending on traffic.

    Post # 4
    3885 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Telecommuting FTW!!!

    Today I worked from a hotel room 3000 miles from home. I didn’t take any time off. Kinda sucked getting up at 5am to stick to my expected work hours, but I’m free for the weekend in one of my favorite cities, till my red-eye flight home Sunday night!

    When I’m not traveling, I commute up one flight of stairs to my home office!

    So yeah… Telecommuting… Rocks!!

    Post # 5
    1901 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

    Around an 1 hr 15 min. It suuuuucks and I am looking forward to a shorter commute one day, BUT it’s all public transit so I get to read, veg out, etc. I think I’d go crazy if I had to concentrate on driving for over 2 hrs a day!

    @fishbone:  Darling Husband telecommutes and I am super jealous!!

    Post # 6
    25 posts

    7 minutes, tops! I refuse to move more than 10-15 minutes from work. I used to commute 3 hours, one way, and I was so burnt and stressed, never again.

    Post # 9
    25 posts

    @duckyducky:  It was so horrible! I was working 12 hours, getting home to my son, whipping up dinner, then driving the sitter home. yuck! My boss felt so bad he offered to pay for my move and everything I needed to be closer to work. I’m muuuuch happier now. 

    Post # 10
    473 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    35 minutes, roughly. My first transit line is 15-20 minutes, depending on if I catch the local or the express, and the el takes 10 minutes.

    Post # 11
    3718 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    It takes me about 40 minutes to get to my office by metro and about 45 minutes running. It gives me a perfect reason to work out 🙂 I can also telework whenever I want, which I did for 2 hours this morning (I hit a groove and was able to knock out a lot of work)  and do whenever I don’t have in person meetings.

    Fiance has about 40 minutes there and an hour back in bumper to bumper traffic and can’t telework. I did it for a year and I refuse to go back. 

    @fishbone: I hear  you– I took a straight from work flight to LA last month and didn’t get to bed until 2 am east coast time. My boss texted me at 7:30 east coast time because she assumed I was starting normal teleworking hours. It was brutal to start that early!

    Post # 12
    2086 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

    15 minutes walking, less than that if I hop on the trolley.  Mr. Mink often drops me off on the way to work and that takes about 3 minutes. 


    When I lived in Boston, it took me 45 minutes to go 9 miles and that was reverse commuting (living in the city, working in a suburb).

    Post # 13
    516 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My commute is about 1.5-2hrs each way.  I used to drive but now there is a free company shuttle.  It’s a long commute, but there is wifi on the shuttle and I am saving money on gas.  It is tiring and can be hard, but the job is good and pays well and I like living in the city.  

    Post # 14
    3941 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    4 minutes!  It’s awesome.

    Post # 15
    9677 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    40 min one way Frown

    But it’s because I work in a different town so it’s not even traffic related.  I actually don’t mind the drive too much, just the gas. 

    I won’t be doing it forever though.

    Post # 16
    1471 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I teach at 5 schools. MY commutes range from an hour to an hour and a half, door to door. My contact prevents me from driving to work (Japanese contract – something to do with insurance I think?), so they pay for me to take public transport. As a result, I just read/ email/ chat on my ipad. I actually really enjoy it!


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