CSNM-Carl (13th September 2010)
I can make it to work in one Lady GaGa track.
CSNM-Carl (13th September 2010)
Main office I work in when not working from home is 8 miles and takes any where between 10 and 25 minutes depending on the traffic on the A180, if I go to the other office 12 miles away its around 12 minutes down the back roads unless I got stuck behind a tractor.
If I have to go to one of our remote sites for a early morning site down it can be anything up to a 30 mile trip at around 40 minutes.
10 minutes walk. 20 minutes by car (due to traffic congestion) - I usually travel by bike as that's about 5 minutes
In my old job had a 40 min commute, now its 5 mins, but only because the speed limit is 25 Kph! Don't walk as currently its in the mid 30s at 6:30am!
8km (5 miles) but takes me anything from half an hour to an hour depending on traffic! The bus takes about 20mins but is expensive. Looking at getting a bike now the weather is getting nicer.
edit: my last job in scotland, i had to walk down my drive, cross a road, and i was at work. And i was late every day.
About 30 Seconds / 50 Steps, I work from home
I'm 40 minutes by car up the M4. The motorway is fine but the bits getting to and from the motorway take a long time.
Sometimes getting to work after the motorway is a nightmare because one of the local roads shuts due to high tide.
On a positive note, I love my journey to school in the morning as it's my time. Just me. Never mind all this eco-car sharing, I like my time driving listening to music, a podcast or if I'm in the mood - the radio. Nice and quiet ready for the day ahead.
Driving home is the same - my time before life begins again during that time before bed.
It's a bit humbug but I hate giving lifts to people as well :-)
14 miles at best 40-60 minutes each day the distance isn't the problems the amount of traffic, roadworks, roundabouts and traffic lights are
Difficult one, and depends on what you like doing.
My previous job was an hour's drive, and by the end of it (2 years) I was really getting sick of it. It wasn't my main reason for leaving, but it was significant enough that the journey was high on my priority list for the job search. My current job is 30 mins on public transport or 45 on the bike - the former doesn't require me to be awake, the latter wakes me up :-)
Having said that my Dad has done a similar journey to your one for many years, and doesn't mind it at all (though he does leave early and get home late to avoid rush hour, and thus has free time only at weekends.
If you've not done so, weigh up additional cost (petrol, additional mileage on car), realistically how good this job is and whether a similar thing might come up locally, plus your 2 to 5 year plan (promotion? training? moving on?). Have you got young kids? I did a spell of commuting 1.5 hrs by train recently and quickly got to hate the fact that I only saw my kids awake at the weekend.
@LosOjos - 7 miles is a nice ride and will take you half the time of your current journey - get the bike out and some decent riding clothes and you'll be fitter, richer and happier :-)
11 miles each way. Can take anything from 15 to 40 mins depending on traffic, a swing bridge and if I am on the motorbike or car. Average is about 20-25 though.
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