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

  1. 1 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 angeles to san diego for work. I figure I only work 3 days a week so it can't be that bad....right?

    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.
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  3. Visit  pnkgirl25} profile page

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    pnkgirl25 has '1' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Wound Care'. From 'Los Alamitos, CA, USA'; Joined May '12; Posts: 337; Likes: 95.

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  4. Visit  FutureCRNA?} profile page
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    Well I'm still a student, but I commute 150 miles round trip 5 days a week. Then on Saturdays, I drive another 150 miles for a mail route. I put about 1,000 miles a week on my car. Been doing this for a year and a half. It's tedious but necessary (house has been up for sale for a couple of years, but in a rural area & not selling). I have a year and a half left of school. When I find a job after graduation, I'll likely be commuting a minimum of 120 miles round trip the large city in my area. We traded in our gas guzzling suburban when I started school. I now get about 45 mpg, which is much better than the suburban which got 12-15 mpg.
  5. Visit  AKreader} profile page
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    I'm a student too. I drive 75 miles round trip 3x a week. This won't change once I graduate. I am a bit of a hermit so I like living out in the country...the drive doesn't bother me.
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  6. Visit  pnkgirl25} profile page
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    Quote from FutureCRNA?
    Well I'm still a student, but I commute 150 miles round trip 5 days a week. Then on Saturdays, I drive another 150 miles for a mail route. I put about 1,000 miles a week on my car. Been doing this for a year and a half. It's tedious but necessary (house has been up for sale for a couple of years, but in a rural area & not selling). I have a year and a half left of school. When I find a job after graduation, I'll likely be commuting a minimum of 120 miles round trip the large city in my area. We traded in our gas guzzling suburban when I started school. I now get about 45 mpg, which is much better than the suburban which got 12-15 mpg.
    good god that insane...errrr dedication lol. okay so i guess my measly little 125 miles 3x a week is nothing lol.
  7. Visit  OnlybyHisgraceRN} profile page
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    My commute is 60 min. 25 miles away. Traffic is TERRIBLE going in for night shift and leaving the hospital during AM rush hour.
    And its 3x a week.
  8. Visit  pnkgirl25} profile page
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    Quote from OnlybyHisgraceRN
    My commute is 60 min. 25 miles away. Traffic is TERRIBLE going in for night shift and leaving the hospital during AM rush hour.
    And its 3x a week.
    Where are you located?
  9. Visit  BlueDevil,DNP} profile page
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    I live one mile from my office: 3 minutes by car, 15 minutes on my bike or 25 minutes if I walk. I work 4 days most weeks, 5 days the weekend I am on call.
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  10. Visit  BeanBean1216} profile page
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    I was commuting from San Diego to LA several times a week and, depending on the time of day, it could easily take me 3 1/2 to 4 hours one way. Without traffic it took about 2 hours. I stayed in a hotel several nights a week so I didn't have to make that drive every day. I had to leave at 4:00 a.m. in order to miss the traffic on the way there, and wait until 8:00 p.m. to miss it on the way back. It made for some very long days. It's definitely doable, especially if it's your only option. But it's not easy.
  11. Visit  MBrickle} profile page
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    I drive about 80 miles round trip to work (3-4 days a week, including tonight during a massive snowstorm, yikes!) it takes me about 45 minutes to get there for my 11p shift, and in the morning I'm with all of the rush hour traffic headed into the city and it takes me about an hour and a half to get home, with the max being about two hours. It's not so bad but I have a higher tolerance for it than some I think.
  12. Visit  FutureCRNA?} profile page
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    Quote from FutureCRNA?
    Well I'm still a student, but I commute 150 miles round trip 5 days a week.
    Quote from pnkgirl25
    good god that insane...errrr dedication lol. okay so i guess my measly little 125 miles 3x a week is nothing lol.
    I guess I should also say that I deal with virtually zero traffic and can make it to school (75 mi one way) in 70 minutes. Speed limit is 75 over half way there so it's pretty zippy

    I'll be going the opposite direction likely for work after graduation, so I'll probably have a longer commute time with shorter distance.

    Because of where I live (in the middle of nowhere lol) I consider going anywhere in about an hour to be acceptable. Grocery stores are about 30 min, movies about 45 min, decent restaurants about 45 min and unfortunately all 4-year universities are 60 min or more. Nearest hospital is 30 min, but don't especially want to work there. I will be hoping for a large magnet hospital 60+ min from me. But doesn't everyone hope for a hospital like that
  13. Visit  kh321} profile page
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    I drive 64 miles round trip 4 days a week. It takes about 40 to 45 minutes. I don't mind the commute.
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  14. Visit  Blackcat99} profile page
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    My drive is usually 20 minutes both ways. I work 5 days a week.
  15. Visit  pnkgirl25} profile page
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    Quote from BeanBean1216
    I was commuting from San Diego to LA several times a week and, depending on the time of day, it could easily take me 3 1/2 to 4 hours one way. Without traffic it took about 2 hours. I stayed in a hotel several nights a week so I didn't have to make that drive every day. I had to leave at 4:00 a.m. in order to miss the traffic on the way there, and wait until 8:00 p.m. to miss it on the way back. It made for some very long days. It's definitely doable, especially if it's your only option. But it's not easy.
    Is it any better if you are working the 7p to 7a shift? Do they have fast past? What about taking the train in


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