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Old 02-11-2019, 07:37 PM
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Less than 5 miles, usually 10 min. 15 if i stop for coffee. 20 to 40 if i stop for coffee and someone i know is there getting coffee.
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by bansil View Post
42 miles 1 way, 2 stop signs and 3 red lights...
How do you make it to work if the lights are always red?
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:57 PM
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Sometimes 10 steps and sometimes 15 min if I need to go to the office.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:30 PM
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I do 2 1/2 miles, 8 minutes. My wife makes fun of my commute as hers is half of mine, 1.1 miles the opposite way. Each of us has one traffic light. We're blessed, for sure
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:25 AM
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I have 30 years working all different shifts with commutes as long as an hour. I have found anything over a 30 min commute is hard coming off the night shift. Other than that I never minded the longer rides.
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Old 02-12-2019, 02:02 AM
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18 miles about 25 min without traffic. can be an hr ride home if i leave at wrong time and get stuck in rush hr traffic. could have been closer to house several times but yard im in is busier and the ot availability makes it worth it.
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Old 02-12-2019, 02:18 AM
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21 miles one way. Leave for work at 6 PM takes 40 minutes. Get off at 3 AM only 30 minutes to home. Drive is 10 miles of expressway and 11 miles of secondary roads, traffic lights and all that stuff. In bad weather it's obviously longer. Once a couple winters ago it took me 1 1/2 hours to get home it was so bad.
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Old 02-12-2019, 02:37 AM
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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.
Pretty much my story as well. Admiral drops me off at the foot of the GW Bridge on the Jersey side. Bus it over the bridge and take the A train ( always a sardine can ) down to Penn Station and then walk 2.5 miles to the office ( best part of the trip ). Then do it in reverse going home. I dont measure it in miles - 90 minutes each way when I hit everything right 2 hours plus when I don't.
So, 15-18 hours a week spent commuting - a big chunk of that is on a NYC subway. Definitely has taken a toll on me over the years - I now hate errbody
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:24 AM
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Never really measured it but less than 5 miles
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:21 AM
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Originally Posted by fjmaverick View Post
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.

Yeah, but did you get the memo about the TPS reports?
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Old 02-12-2019, 04:32 AM
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15 miles
20 min in ( 5:am)
Depending on traffic,usually 50 - 70 min home
35 years. I really need to stop doing this.
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:24 AM
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When I don't WFH my commute is about 15 minutes; with snowbirds it can be 25.
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:11 PM
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Thank you all who replied. Some of you have it bad!

My greatest concern is the time I spend driving is time away from my son. That, and not being in town to stop by to see him are a major negative. I've never put my career before my family, ever. This isn't an easy decision.
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:45 PM
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I love a short commute. A long time ago I lived in the south part of town and worked up north. On a good day it was 45 minutes each way. Now, for almost the last 20 years, and 3 different jobs I've worked close enough to the house to go home for lunch most days. Currently it is about 7 miles, takes 15+ minutes if I stay on surface streets. If I hop on the toll road I can do it in 10 minutes or less. I feel like a short commute really improves quality of life.
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:11 PM
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My house is 8 miles, 14 minutes from my office. But my company maintenance shop is halfway between my office and my house.

It's surprising how much efficiency that adds to my daily travels. I always stop by the shop on the way home, make sure it's locked up, make sure parts are out for the mechanic the next day, etc. That adds almost no time to my workday.
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:14 PM
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Just counted it. 22 steps from my bedroom door to my office door. 32 if I hit the fridge on the way to work.
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Old 02-12-2019, 02:15 PM
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Isn't working at home great?
I did it after I retired and was contracting. If I started my car I was on the clock. Sitting in a traffic jam on I-75 is tolerable if you are on the clock plus expenses. Turn up the music and chill. There are harder ways of making a living.
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:25 PM
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37 miles each way / 1.5 hours during the regular commute / 50 min with no traffic
Been doing this for over 25 years
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:08 PM
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Around 42 miles. 50 minutes door to desk.
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Hooper View Post
Thank you all who replied. Some of you have it bad!

My greatest concern is the time I spend driving is time away from my son. That, and not being in town to stop by to see him are a major negative. I've never put my career before my family, ever. This isn't an easy decision.
50 minutes is a long commute. It really adds up over the course of a week/month/year.

Trust me...I was doing the same thing, though a bit worse. My job was almost 40 miles from my son's daycare. My wife handled most dropoff and pickup because it would take me too long to do it. Now, I'm about 15 minutes away, and 20 from the house and handle most dropoff and pickup duties, as well as getting him early when they call. I love it, not to mention I no longer have to worry about working til 5 and it taking 1.5 hours or more to get home...which means no more missing supper or bedtime.

I'd never go back.
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