How far is your commute and how offten do you work? - page 2

I have a custody issue that I'm dealing with so I'm unable to move our daughter out of the county. I know nursing jobs are hard to come by so i was thinking if I had to I would commute from Los... Read More

  1. by   marcos9999
    I commute 7:30 hours to work. Of course I moved there but I still come home every other week and a half thanks to the rural hospital where I found work is all 12 hs shift. Of course my kids are big boys and my wife is OK with it. Times a tough right now is an understatement.
  2. by   melmarie23
    commute is a half hr door to door and I work 2 12s a week

    threre are 2 hospitals in my city but I commute to mine bc I prefer it more
  3. by   thecool1Nscrubs2no
    That's a good idea with the hotel, and for three days a week you can do it. I would opt for a hotel or something like the extended stay ones that sorta look like an apt( cheaper than some of the big chain hotels). Also talk with the manager on duty or head desk clerk at the hotel many don't mind working with nurses, you might even luck up with a discount. When I was in a traditional nursing school I commuted to my campus over a 100miles round trip per day. I stayed in hotels for rotations and 3 nights a week. I had classes five days a week. I worked every Saturday and every other Sunday. I did 16 hours on Saturday and 12 hours on the Sundays. If there is a will there is a way and you will. Continue to work towards the goals you have set for yourself. Also try to book six days at a time since rates can vary at the hotels. Also with in about 6-7 months of working there continue to place applications in of where you want to go, since you had said something about closer to home. If something comes up while you are working at that hospital as a possible interest in a position apply for it. Don't feel pigeon holed to a place even if you are new grad, if you get a job offer somewhere else that you want go for it. I wish you the best. Keep your eye on the prize and you will do just fine.
  4. by   nurseprnRN
    I am almost embarrassed to say now I work in a home office and my morning commute (in my slippers) is downstairs to the kitchen and then to the back of the house. But I've done years of the 50-milers and the thousand-mile weeks, and you just do what you have to do. I learned a LOT about interviewing from listening to Terri Gross and Ray Suarez on NPR. Books on tape/CD also make the miles fly by and I don't resent the drive time so much because I'm doing something I can enjoy and look forward to.
  5. by   pbuttercups
    I work about 45 min. away, 32 mi. one way. All highway...not too bad...never alot of traffic.
  6. by   Rnkaren86
    I work 5 days a week and commute each day about 45 minutes each way it is tiring at the end of the day but worth it to live in the country. I am not a city type girl
  7. by   Vishwamitr
    For housing i would either rent a cheap hotel or look into area hostiles. It owuld only be short term...maybe a year until I can work out a better custody arrangment or get my one year of experiance and move closer to home.

    They have built-in spell-check you know. Posts like these only make me wonder.
  8. by   NutmeggeRN
    3.5 miles one way minimal traffic....weekdays...and grateful everyday! Used to communte into an inner city for 11p-7a and do NOT miss that at all!!
    Last edit by NutmeggeRN on Dec 30, '12 : Reason: typo
  9. by   Laboratorian
    I just moved closer to my job.
    Google maps says I am 2.1 miles away.
  10. by   Laboratorian
    Quote from thecool1Nscrubs2no
    That's a good idea with the hotel, and for three days a week you can do it. I would opt for a hotel or something like the extended stay ones that sorta look like an apt( cheaper than some of the big chain hotels). Also talk with the manager on duty or head desk clerk at the hotel many don't mind working with nurses, you might even luck up with a discount.
    I know most hotels in my city do offer this or have a running agreement with local hospitals.
  11. by   evieinco
    I've been a nurse for almost a year, currently work in rehab at an LTC facility. My work is only 3 miles away from my home. That will all be changing in the next four weeks. I accepted a night position at a hospital that is 50 miles away. So my round trip will be 100 miles, 3 x a week. It's all highway, and takes about 45 -50 minutes one way, no traffic, but snow could cause a problem. I know they close the highway down at lease a few times a year but hoping I won't be working when it happens. If it does, then I'll deal with it then.
  12. by   08RNGrad
    I'm sorry for your situation I think that sounds like an awful lot of travel, if you can, try and stay closer to home...that would make for some long days. Best of luck!
  13. by   FlyingScot
    Is being away from home 3 days (or nights) a week going to have a negative affect on your custody issues? I can see this possibly turning ugly and being used against you.

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