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#1 Heady

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:25 AM

45 minutes by car (53 miles)
1 hour 20 minutes by train

So basically I have to choose, drive 100 miles and fill up the tank every 3 days ($40)
Or pay $4 a day for the train. Even better I should get a free train pass soon now that I'm a federal employee

Crappy thing is that train leaves at 6:03 am to get me to work on time. Goodnight!

#2 gregoir

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:31 AM

3 minutes on Monday, Wed, Thur :pimp:

25 minutes on Tue, Fri

#3 Heady

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:38 AM

Where can you get in 3 minutes??? That's pretty fast

My old commute was from the bed to the computer on my desk. Paid the same as current job. Trade offs, I would rather be in an office setting learning hands on from other people. Ill just sleep on the train and hopefully get used to this early ass schedule soon. Funny thing is the days that I keep my son, I will drive leaving at 730, giving me a chance to "sleep in" :lol:

#4 deadheadskier

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:38 AM

40 miles/50 minutes - do it 6 days a week between work and school

#5 gregoir

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:40 AM

Where can you get in 3 minutes??? That's pretty fast My old commute was from the bed to the computer on my desk. Paid the same as current job. Trade offs, I would rather be in an office setting learning hands on from other people. Ill just sleep on the train and hopefully get used to this early ass schedule soon. Funny thing is the days that I keep my son, I will drive leaving at 730, giving me a chance to "sleep in" :lol:


My work is literally around the corner. I can walk there in 5 minutes. the only reason I drive is so I have my car to get stuff done on my lunch hour.

#6 Speckta

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:44 AM

50 minutes door to door by subway.

#7 Heady

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:58 AM

My work is literally around the corner. I can walk there in 5 minutes. the only reason I drive is so I have my car to get stuff done on my lunch hour.


Say any news on that job I think u said it was in or near boston

#8 gregoir

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:03 AM

Say any news on that job I think u said it was in or near boston


not yet hopefully by the end of the week otherwise I have a feeling it's a lots cause.

#9 Eco

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:08 AM

Long....with multiple clients almost every day I spend about 3-5 hours a day behind the wheel. $250 ish a week in gas kills me!

#10 In A Silent Way

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:13 AM

A fucking hour each fucking way every fucking day. $8 every damned day. I hope my fucking employer goes belly up.

#11 groundhog

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:30 AM

15 mins > work...... average about an hour > show.

#12 Kashmir

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 05:01 AM

Now? 20 minutes. Before? An hour.
I traveled an hour one way, 4 days a week for 13 years......damn!!! I don't even wanna know how much I spent in gas :shocked:

#13 manzanita stark

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:58 AM

My work is literally around the corner. I can walk there in 5 minutes. the only reason I drive is so I have my car to get stuff done on my lunch hour.


My lawn borders college property so I've got to go with 3 minutes. :lol:

I drive because if I get called to another area of the campus they don't expect us to take the time to walk.

#14 cj

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:12 AM

it was an hour by bus each way, 20 mins or less if i had the car. but i quit my job yesterday so no commute for me! :lol:

#15 freerange

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:26 AM

changes every day when i don't have to go in to the shop first
at 6:30 it's 45 minutes when i have to do the ottawa south to carp morning drive

#16 Geminimoon

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:30 AM

Just found out they are moving my college program to the Brooklyn campus..... It will now take me an hour by train.

I don't own a car any longer but I am thinking about it. The price of gas and tolls are keeping me from it at the moment.

Maybe i can buy a scooter...

#17 Mind Left Body

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:47 AM

7 miles but it takes me 15 minutes or so.

#18 Dr. Lostreality

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:58 AM

Right now I own a house exactly 2 miles from my office, so without mcdonalds breakfast about 6 minutes by car. With mcdonalds breakfast about 15 minutes. Bike about 10 minutes.

When I was in college I used to commute 2 hours and 3-4 trains each way to get to school/work (I worked at my school). You'll get used to it, just find something to do on the train (or maybe sleep in the morning and find something to do on the train home). I found it's a great time for reading/studying-the great part about training it is you're not driving so you can read/do crosswords/learn a foreign langauge/whatever. Depending on where you live some places have daily commuter newspapers that has the news and like a sudoku puzzle.

#19 IT_Buzz

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:59 AM

20 minutes if Ieave before the traffic. 35 to 45 if I do not.

#20 georgi

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:24 AM

On a good day with no traffic - 7 minutes.
On a normal day with traffic - 20 minutes.

#21 mamapajama

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:34 AM

main places are 3 miles away, about 10 minutes with stop signs or stoplights. It is 7:33 now. I still need to drink my coffee, finish breakfast, take my son to school and I'll be to work by 8:00.

I do, several days a week, drive to another site 20 minutes away and, on rare occasions, to another that is an hour away.

#22 Tabbooma

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:45 AM

New Projects have Tabbooma 20 Mins from home ;)

#23 crujonez

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:58 AM

2 miles- 5 minutes

#24 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:04 PM

About 10 minutes - 8 miles door-to-door (thank google maps for the measurement, I still don't understand miles! :lol:)

I have a 20 minute commute threshold before I go berserk.

I'd rather bike, but I don't want to get to work sweaty. Also, I have to cross a highway ramp and that kinda freaks me out. :undecided:

#25 Occifer Boland

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:33 PM

7.2 miles.. Average 15 minutes

#26 DancingBearly

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:56 PM

Aprox 18 minutes along scenic country roads. I go by this farm with rolling hills that makes me wish I could paint. I enjoy it.

#27 MeOmYo

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:57 PM

35 miles
~45 minutes but has taken up to 2 hours because of snow

#28 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:06 PM

35 minutes door to door.

#29 concert andy

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:19 PM

When I lived on Staten Island it was bad coming home but mornings were a breeze.
Going to NYC - 25 minutes door to door.
Coming home from NYC - 45 minutes, but if it was raning that could easily be an 1:30 (oof).

Now in Philly:
14 mile commute takes on average 35 minutes.

Friday morning it usually takes 15 minutes.

There is a sign that gives the time it should take to go 12 the miles. Worst time I have seen on this is 56 minutes. That does not include the time it took me to get to that spot.

#30 shadeelady

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:30 PM

i'm about 12 miles....takes about 30 minutes with traffic. 20 minutes without traffic. But there's hardly ever a time without traffic.

#31 Luvsdaizies

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:47 PM

I used to have a 16 mile commute that took 60-90 minutes each way

Now its 4 blocks :)

#32 Bone Daddy

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:54 PM

53 miles 1 - 1.5 hours each way. After 14 years of this I finally convinced the bosses to let me work from home 2 or 3 days a weeks, really helps on the gas bill and tolls.

#33 Jim

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:57 PM

33mi-45mins thru 4 parks... no traffic just me and the critters.
I'm getting really good at "deer slalom"

#34 Joker

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:59 PM

Usually 5-15 minutes depending on where the show is (it usually takes me longer to find parking at the Orpheum and Garden than it does to get there)

#35 melissaphish

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:15 PM

25 - 30 minutes down 11.5 miles of back-ish roads. A tank of gas in the Jeep usually lasts me about a week, including various errands and stuff.

#36 lilphlower

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:32 PM

66 miles into/out of rush hour traffic.....each way. shoot me in the face.

#37 Joe

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:35 PM

About 20 to 25mins on average. Living in the DC area this is a rarity, which is why consideration of commuting is very important in my area. The traffic going into DC is horrendous and the Metro seems to fail on a daily basis. Basically a 20min drive normally can take you up to 1 hour plus. Lucky for me I do a reverse commute.

#38 Feesh

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:43 PM

If I have to go in to the office: 1'20" (in rush hour 2').
Normally: 0.0

#39 kramer

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:51 PM

Used to drive about 35 min and would carpool with a coworker sometimes.. helped to cut down on gas but it was kind of a pain cuz she was chronically late...

Now it's around 18 minutes.. much better!

#40 Geminimoon

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:54 PM

If I have to go in to the office: 1'20" (in rush hour 2'). Normally: 0.0


:moon:

#41 DF

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:57 PM

almost 3hrs each way.
20mins drive -> 2hrs train ride ->20min subway/walk

#42 Feesh

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:04 PM

:moon:

Apparently even working from home one still has to deal with the occaisional ass. :rimshot:

#43 sums

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:08 PM

less than a 5 min drive. i live and work in a really small town.

#44 Misha

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:15 PM

Librarian job- 20 minutes to 1/2 hour depending on traffic Asst Archivist job- 7 minutes

#45 sure-ur-rightdancer

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:25 PM

To my office is 45 min there and like 55 min home but when I am visiting clients it can be 2 hrs there and up to four home if I end up with a late start from the island and then hit bad traffic for the tunnel in the city....


I am so used to the hour in the morning that it doesn't even phase me anymore but driving home an hour in the afternoon for some reason seems much worse

#46 little frog

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:42 PM

about an hour and 15 minutes each way

#47 Gnomes

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:52 PM

With school it's 20 minutes each way. But for the summer it's good bye car, hello bike. For my summer job it's 8 minutes by bike door to door.

#48 Lostsailr

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:21 PM

12 minutes, day in, day out
still unable to avoid dumbass drivers though!

#49 Ginger Snap

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:18 PM

Mine is pretty much the same as heady's- 40-55 min by truck depending on what time of day I travel- my hours vary greatly. I just started riding my bike to the commuter line- it's about 80 minutes. It may eat a little bit more of my time but it feels very good to be free from the tank. And I have a really cool bike. :grin:

#50 vinandtonic

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:24 PM

for me it depends on the time of day I go into work. usually it's about 25-30 min. if I'm doing the later shift it's about 20 min to get home, b/c there's no traffic.

fridays in the summer if I get off at 330 I always take the back way home b/c it's taken me 2+ hours to get home if I take the highways. I won't drive the back way at night b/c there's too many critters.