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    How bad is your commute?

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    So I might have an opportunity to make a job switch, but its not an ideal commute. Its "only" 40 miles, but in this area - 40 miles might as well be 400. In perfect conditions thats a 50 minute commute; in realistic conditions its pushing an hour, and with heave traffic/construction (which is currently going on) I'm looking at missing a birthday or 2 each time.. (Actually, about 90 minutes each way if I'm lucky).

    I can take a train, although from my local station I'm driving ~10 minutes, taking a 45 minute train, then transferring to another train for a 10 minute ride.... (65 minutes + walking)

    Or, I can drive about 20 minutes, hope on a train for half hour, then another quick train for 5 minutes.. (55 minutes + walking)

    So, as much as it does seem like a GREAT job opportunity - the commute ain't easy... (Right now it's a 20 minute drive to get into work and about 30 home...)

    Do any of you have horrible commutes? How do you deal with it? Does the commute itself get so bad it makes you dislike the job itself?

    Ideally - if things go well theres a good possibility I'd move closer and that would mean just a half hour train, but I can't guarantee that and it wouldn't happen for at least 6 months...

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    Re: How bad is your commute?

    Well, I'm in kinda that situation. It's only about 30 miles away. But on a good day (i.e. no traffic, which hardly ever happens) its a 25-30 minute drive on the Freeway. On a normal day, 45-minutes. On a day like today, which seems to be happening more often lately...it took me an hour to get to work. My worst commute to my job was 2.5 hours...but that was because of an accident and not traffic.
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    Re: How bad is your commute?

    My commute is about 10 miles and believe it or not it takes no time. everyone seems to get out of the way of my Police car Yes we take our cars home

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    Re: How bad is your commute?

    My commute is about 10minutes.

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    Re: How bad is your commute?

    My commute is about 2 miles to my "regular" job, I just show up when I want for however long I want; it's a tech support job with a school. My own business normally doesn't involve any commute, nor does college which is online.
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    Re: How bad is your commute?

    ...Stupid Corperate jobs with their commutes.

    I need something different...I could be a body guard

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    Re: How bad is your commute?

    well when i was able to work at my home terminal, it was 37 miles (40 minutes at the worst) but now im being forced to work 200+ miles away, so its a 3 hr drive...
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    Re: How bad is your commute?

    i'd pay money to work from home...
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    Re: How bad is your commute?

    If I have to sit through 3 cycles at the same light, its a traffic jam. 20 minutes, tops, on a bad day. 3 old ladies broadsiding a truck full of kittens next to a school bus full of allergic kids and it might be 30 minutes.
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    they let schoolbuses ride thru the red light district??
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    Re: How bad is your commute?

    i love 7 miles from JSC(NASA) in Houston and it takes me anywhere from 25-35 minutes to get there.

    sad isnt it?

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    Re: How bad is your commute?

    Quote Originally Posted by synik103
    they let schoolbuses ride thru the red light district??
    Job training. Come on, its public school. What else will they be able to do with the education they get?
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    Re: How bad is your commute?

    and even THAT is no guarantee!
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    Re: How bad is your commute?

    i drive roughly 60 miles a day too and from work. Its all highway but still sucks...thats why I am about to buy a house closer to work...
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    Re: How bad is your commute?

    My commute is about 10 seconds too, I'm a resident property manager.
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