How far is your commute and how offten do you work? - page 4

by pnkgirl25 6,504 Views | 42 Comments

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... Read More


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    Quote from ExPharmaGirl
    I'm a new grad in San Diego and there really aren't any jobs down here. If something doesn't happen soon I was thinking about trying to find work in LA and commuting. I did interview for a great job that I really really want, so I'm hoping that it doesn't come to that.

    Do you have something lined up down here?
    I interviewed with a psych hospital last week and am applying to a few more. I don't have my heart set on SD.. dont even like SD to be hones. I am willing to commute anywhere withing a 2 hour drive if I have to.

    I wonder if most hospitals offer shuttle service from the train stations. I know 4 of the hospitals near me in los angeles have shuttles that pickup people the the train stations. If I could get that setup Ill commute 5 hours lol
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    I don't live in your area but I commute I think it's 76 miles a day and I love it. It's all highway for me since I live less than 2 miles from the ramp and its so soothing to get that break on the way home and my alone time in the morning. I work 5 days a week 8am to 5pm. I leave at 6:50am and get home at 5:50.
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    Quote from ExPharmaGirl
    I'm a new grad in San Diego and there really aren't any jobs down here. If something doesn't happen soon I was thinking about trying to find work in LA and commuting. I did interview for a great job that I really really want, so I'm hoping that it doesn't come to that. <br>
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    Do you have something lined up down here?
    <br><br>I interviewed with a psych hospital last week and am applying to a few
    more. I don't have my heart set on SD.. dont even like SD to be hones. I am willing to commute anywhere
    withing a 2 hour drive if I have to.<br><br>I wonder if most hospitals offer shuttle service from the train stations. I know 4 of the hospitals near me in los angeles have shuttles that pickup people the the train stations. If I could get that setup Ill commute 5 hours lol
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    double post
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    Quote from pnkgirl25
    No, the three days that I would try to work would be the three days that I don't have her that way the 4 days I do have her will be just her and me time. No work needed.
    Something to think about. If you are unable to "float" the days you have her to accommodate your work schedule you very likely will have difficulty arranging your work schedule to accommodate your custody schedule. As a new person there will be limited flexibility and your custody issues will not be a priority of the manager. Their priority is staffing the unit. Also, if you are working night shift you must be able to get your needed rest so your time with your daughter is beneficial to the both of you. I don't mean to be a Debbie Downer I just want to make sure you"ve thought about this from all angles.
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    Quote from pnkgirl25
    <br><br>I interviewed with a psych hospital last week and am applying to a few
    more. I don't have my heart set on SD.. dont even like SD to be hones. I am willing to commute anywhere
    withing a 2 hour drive if I have to.<br><br>I wonder if most hospitals offer shuttle service from the train stations. I know 4 of the hospitals near me in los angeles have shuttles that pickup people the the train stations. If I could get that setup Ill commute 5 hours lol
    San Diego does not have extensive public transportation. I'm not sure if the hospitals would provide that. I highly doubt it, but it's definitely something to check into! This is a weird little big city. It is so spread out.
    I have the same 2 hour radius
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    10 minutes away and 3 sometimes three days a week.
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    Quote from pnkgirl25
    Is it any better if you are working the 7p to 7a shift? Do they have fast past? What about taking the train in
    I'm thinking 7p to 7a would be more difficult because you would be hitting traffic both ways. A 7a to 7p shift would work better because you could leave early enough to miss it in the morning, and late enough to miss some of it at night. But, if you're planning on staying down in San Diego, you would only need to make the drive twice a week, so it wouldn't be that bad.

    I know there is a fast pass lane for a portion of the drive (not sure if it's the whole way though), but I never used it because I was only working in LA temporarily (about 6 weeks). I'm not sure about the train either. Sorry, I wish I had more info that would be helpful to you. I know it's tough right now, so if you have a great job opportunity in San Diego, it might be worth the hassle for a while... until more options come along. That's why I did it, and fortunately a job closer to home opened up so I didn't need to make that commute for as long as I thought I would.
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    When I lived at home with my family I commuted a whopping 7 miles each way 5 3-11 shifts a week...six months ago when I moved in with my boyfriend, I took on a commute to my previous facility that was probably about 40 miles each way (took me about an hour each way). Three months ago I started a new job at a teaching hospital 18 miles away which has cut my commute time in half (not to mention increased my rate of pay despite taking a 32 hour position instead of my previous 40). Soo much happier now!
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    I was driving 40 miles which took me 90 minutes give or take with traffic (occasionally 2 hours). I worked night shift and even commuting against rush hour I still always hit traffic. I left to work at a place 10 minutes away from home and deeply, deeply regret doing so. The only thing I like about the new job is the commute.


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