Question-how far do you travel for work daily? - page 3

I was wondering how far some of you travel to work and back daily. I live in fairly rural area and I now drive 36 miles round trip for work. I am thinking about taking a job in a larger city... Read More

  1. by   inSANE
    Originally posted by KRVRN
    20 miles, one way.

    30 minutes doing the speed limit of 65, 20 minutes doing 80.

    Would take me over an hour if I worked day shift d/t traffic.

    Bless those wings...have a pair myself!
    I think I can do it in 20minutes at the rate of 80 mph. My husband gets pissed tho'. He didn't know about my rate of speed until I passed him one day doing 84, not paying attention of course, blew right passed him. I had to hear about it forever!
  2. by   KaraLea
    1 1/4 hrs each way, I don't mind the drive too much. I just listen to the radio, CD's, and Audio Books the whole way.
  3. by   deespoohbear
    I am really suprised by all the responses here. Thanks. A lot of people travel farther to work than what I would have guessed.
  4. by   mario_ragucci
    23 minutes, and I park 10 meters from the entrance. If it's raining it takes 33 minutes. If I drive the car it can take anywhere from 15-?? because traffic and lights and stop signs and \\\\ :kiss
  5. by   slinkeecat
    I travel 22 mountain miles to work and back 44 miles round trip takes me about 30 min in summer, fall and anywhere from an hour or 4 hours when it is snowing......HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
  6. by   nimbex
    dees, like you I have looked at a change that would take 60-90 minutes of driving vrs. the 10 I do now.

    All you 60 min. plus drivers, any have any problem staying awake? Ever regret having to do the drive? I'm afraid I'll end up in a ditch!

    Have also thought about working the 3 in a row and staying in a hotel. Anyone do this?
  7. by   nell
    Originally posted by inSANE
    Bless those wings...have a pair myself!
    I think I can do it in 20minutes at the rate of 80 mph. My husband gets pissed tho'. He didn't know about my rate of speed until I passed him one day doing 84, not paying attention of course, blew right passed him. I had to hear about it forever!

    :roll :roll HaHaHa!
  8. by   jemb
    My current drive is about 32 miles, taking about 35 minutes , one way. If I make the same drive at a busier time of day, it can take 45-55 minutes. When weather is bad, it can take even longer. A few years back, I worked about 80 miles from my home, I did the 3 days in a row, stay in town thing, so I didn't have to drive all the time. (That drive was in heavy traffic and could take 2 hours or more one way.) But the facility started to cut staffing, and it was a real pain to have my shift cancelled after I was already in town. Sometimes the census would go down after I started my shift and I'd get sent "home" after 4 hours. Never knew whether to stay in town and expect to work the next day, or go home and take my chances. It got to be too much of a hassle after awhile.
  9. by   mario_ragucci
    I don't know how yall 30+ milers a day do it. It would be tough for me to sit still for so long, especially after work. I planned my life so that everything I need to do is within bicycle shot.
    I'll even go as far to say that if I was forced to ride a car everyday, that I probably would hafta be on some kind of med to help me deal with that.
    When I start nursing school, its gonna be a challenge to make the one hour bike ride to school. At this time, I am planning to bike during good weather, which is abundant in Portland.
    Deep down, I would like to see the stars at night, which I can not see because of the lights where I live. Excuse my silly mood here :-)
  10. by   micro
    today, no time at all.....
    day off.....yee hah!!!!!

    k' when I do work......across the river I must go.......
    it depends which bridge I take........in town or the interstate.......

    30 minutes gets me there for real...........
    if not before.....
    without my heavy foot.........
    or cop car behind me.........

    but not to test the theory again until Monday, my friends.........

    micro has flipped out again.........
    "
    --
  11. by   Audreyfay
    15 minutes for my full time job. (What a luxury after living in L.A., SanFrancisco, and Honolul!). My on call job is 40 minutes away. But, my favorite job is the consulting job I do in my home!
    Keeping awake....keep the car cool...as cool as possible, put the favorite music on loud enough to sing with it, and have diet soda on the side to pump in!
  12. by   I1tobern
    48 miles round trip.
  13. by   futureccrn
    My new job which I just started last week is 34 miles one way from my home. It's pretty much all highway miles. In the nice weather, it's been taking me about 40 minutes. When the snow starts flying, I imagine it'll probably take me pretty close to an hour to get there.

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