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Old 02-11-2019, 08:07 AM
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all depends on the drive. I took a job that was 50 minutes away once. summer time turned the drive into a hour and a half so I didnt last long. I take alot of jobs in the city with a 35 minute drive but after I park and walk to the job It takes 50 minutes or more and I still have to pay for parking.
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:17 AM
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50 miles, it was the main reason I retired. The company put us on rotating 12 hr shifts, and I was one of those guys that wouldn't leave them in a lurch if they were backed up and needed me.

But 12-16 hr shifts, then fighting traffic (depending on the day and direction I was heading) it REALLY wore me down so I retired .
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:41 AM
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My commute is about 40 miles, one way. 5 days a week. Enjoy it.
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:43 AM
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My current commute is about 9 miles and always takes 20 min with lights and schools. It’s a nice drive over the river .

I have had 2 jobs that were about an hour and hated it. I felt like I was wasting away in the car. It also made running home a major inconvenience. in my current situation it makes no difference if my doctor or whatever is near my house or office. It did when I was 50 miles away.

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Old 02-11-2019, 09:05 AM
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Currently drive about 80 miles one way. In the airline business, if you can drive to work, you aren't considered a commuter. Up until last year I used to "commute" to Dallas from FL, which really isn't that bad of a commute. I have friends that live in the USA and commute to Dubai or London.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:13 AM
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30 to, 40 back.

I listen to a lot of podcasts.

I can do highway or in town, both are the same time...but one you get to look at the pretty girls around the college, and the other is stress free and 70...depends on what kind of day I've had.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:13 AM
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I'm 50 miles each way, 50 Minutes in the AM and an hour in the PM.
Going on 25 years.

Moved where I did by choice, couple of acres, wildlife wooded down the bottom that I cleared out.
Did not want my kids to grow up in the city like I did.
They are now 22 & 21.
6 More to go and then a commute to the boat ramp!
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:19 AM
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4.3 miles for me
12.1 miles for the wife

Tried to move further away but the commute around New Orleans would take too long. I'm home by 410 and she's home by 500 as it is now.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:20 AM
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DC beltway -- 49.7 miles each way. if i leave my house by 0600 then it's less than an hour (usually). if i leave at 0620, then it becomes an hour-twenty. heading home its almost always an hour-ten unless i leave before 230-300...which almost never happens. there's also the chance of mid-day road construction up until 300 that can even mess up an early office departure. i do try to telework once per week and that helps.

i'm just accustomed to it at this point....have lived in the area most of my life and been commuting to DC since i left active duty in '98. i listen to a lot of music and sometimes do audible books. i've been able to adapt to the mindset, that i have "alone time" every day in my car and can decompress from work and find a way to enjoy the time. if you try to make it a race against the clock, then you will lose and end up going crazy.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:23 AM
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16 miles of two lane country road
3 miles (15 minute) car ferry
16 miles of two lane

About an hour total but with a relaxing break in the middle, wintertime much more stressful dodging suicidal deer. See at least a half dozen every night.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by gc28 View Post
1 hour 20 minutes each way with a 20 minute commute by boat 4 days a week. I work on a private island east end of long island ny
Plum Island??

Originally Posted by LI32 View Post
It is 1.4 miles by car, 24 miles by railroad, 2.2 miles by subway and a 1 block walk - 1 hr and 5 minutes if all the connections work and there are no mass transit delays.
In the NYC area, commutes under an hour each way are extremely rare unless you live in Manhattan, and 90-120 minute commutes are not uncommon at all.
Similar here. 1.5 miles from house to train, 5 minutes, not sure about mileage on the train, but the express train is 1:03 to Manhattan. Then the 2/3 train downtown is anywhere from 20 minutes to 30, depending on a lot of factors, again not sure of mileage on subway.

Door to door from leaving my house until I get in the elevator of my building is usually 1:50, one way and not at all out of the ordinary for an NYC commute. I work with people that commute up here from Philly and it takes basically the same time. It is what it is.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:34 AM
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I lived on the boat for a year. The summer marina was 2 hours from work, the winter marina was 1 hour. The latter was high-stress suburban traffic, the 2-hour was backroads and empty freeways. I preferred the latter by a LOT.

Now I have a 40-50 minute commute each way. I have a luxury hybrid that makes it easier, even with low fuel prices. It's also quieter, brakes last much longer and has better range.

I have CarPlay so I can send/receive texts, listen to podcasts and have Waze on the screen without ever touching my phone.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:47 AM
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7 miles 10-15 minutes
I go home for lunch and put my feet up for 30 minutes

Looking at working from home pretty soon.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:48 AM
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I had a 35 mile(each way) commute for 20 yrs. Now it's out of the bedroom and cross the hall into my office.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:50 AM
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16 miles in the morning 1hr with 10min daycare drop off
15 miles return trip 35 min.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by RollerCoastr View Post
I lived on the boat for a year. The summer marina was 2 hours from work, the winter marina was 1 hour. The latter was high-stress suburban traffic, the 2-hour was backroads and empty freeways. I preferred the latter by a LOT.

Now I have a 40-50 minute commute each way. I have a luxury hybrid that makes it easier, even with low fuel prices. It's also quieter, brakes last much longer and has better range.

I have CarPlay so I can send/receive texts, listen to podcasts and have Waze on the screen without ever touching my phone.
I didnt realize Google opened up Waze to Carplay. Thats why I ended up switching to Android a year or 2 ago.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:58 AM
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One thing you can count on is it will always take longer as time goes by.
When I was in DC I was another one of those "half way around the beltway" guys and it really didn't matter much which way I went. In 66 when I started it was tolerable but traffic always got worse. I ended up changing to mid nights just because of the traffic. I did that for the last 11 years I worked there. When I moved to Florida my rule was less than 10 miles, no lights no bridges. By the time I retired my 15 minute commute was more like a half hour in season with a lot of lights.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:01 AM
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When in the office it is 21 miles and 20 minutes for me in perfect conditions. Normally works out to 25-35. Rarely worse that 45 minutes. Also nice to be able to get home at some point during the day if I need to.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:03 AM
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Currently at 7 miles and 10 minutes but the office is moving so I'll cut that in half. I've mostly had a 30-60 minute commute throughout my career, and one of my biggest regrets is wasting time listening to talk radio or music instead of foreign language CDs. I could be fluent in multiple languages if I put those thousands of hours to better use...
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:07 AM
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32 miles each way. Morning drive 35-40 minutes evening 45-55.
Snow days I grab a pizza on the way home and get there when I get there.
Been doing it for thirty years. Not bad , I get my mind set on the way in and wind down on the way home.
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