(Closed) What's your commute to work like?

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Post # 91
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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happy2bee:  I just google mapped mine and my house is 2.6miles away from work. I also go home every day for lunch and hang out with my doggies. It’s so much nicer than the 15min commute I use to have that ate up half my lunch just driving to/from home.

Post # 92
1450 posts
Bumble bee

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rubyrane:  totally!  I hang with our puppy too.  Nice for him and for me! 

Post # 93
5870 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

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trinibride0417:  That sounds soul crushing.

My commute is long which I hate, but at least I don’t have to drive.  First I ride my bike 1 mile to the train station, then I take the subway 25 miles to work (luckily for me I don’t have to change trains!), then I walk the last 0.5 mile to work.  In total it takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes each way.

The subway in my area is neither cheap nor glamorous, but it’s pretty reliable and it’s great to not have to focus on driving.  I can’t get anything productive done on the train, but I do enjoy listening to podcasts and using it as general “me” time where I get to tune out. 

But when I work late it really burns my biscuts to have to spend SO LONG getting home.  The commute takes a lot longer late at night because you may have to wait up to 20 minutes for the train to arrive and when there is no traffic it would only take like 30 minutes to drive home, so it’s a bit of a frustration.  Plus the train is creapier and less safe at night.

Post # 94
525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

10 minutes to go three miles. Not bad. Lots of stop lights but it’s a state highway the whole way.

My husband drives 40 miles and it’s allllll interstate freeway so he’s there in 30-40 minutes. The only time his commute time changes is if there was a major accident holding up traffic.

My husband secretly wants to move closer to eliminate the commute for him, but then we’d just be splitting it – he carpools with four other engineers from the office so we only pay for gas once every five weeks, which is really sweet. I think I’d like a slightly longer commute than I have now. I like podcasts and audio books and I feel like I need time to unwind from the insanity of chasing high schoolers around all day. 

Post # 95
1386 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Mine is between 12-15 minutes coming and going. Hardly any traffic. I leave my house at 7:40 and leave work around 4:45. 


Post # 96
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Long Island

My previous job was in Westchester and I lived in Queens, NY and since I took public transportation my commute was a whopping 2:30 hours EACH WAY on a good day. I would need to walk to the bus stop -> take the bus to downtown for the subway -> switch to another subway -> wait for the metronorth train -> take a shuttle to work…

I did this for 3 years and hated every minute of it. 

Post # 97
2120 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My husband and I live in the OC and my commute is 20 mins (I work south of where we live). My husband works in Beverly Hills, so his commute is awful (at least 1h 45 or 2 hours on a good day which is still better than the close to 3 hours it would take on public transit), but he can shave an hour off if he rides his motorcycle. He feels the same way as you when he gets home. 

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