Would you commute an hour to a job you wanted? - page 3

Currently doing 12 hour overnights in a job I'm not very fond of, mostly clock watching. But this job is 15 minutes away. I have been offered a position I'd really enjoy, on the day shift, but... Read More

  1. Visit  xoemmylouox} profile page
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    I've done it in the past. I hated it, but if it was for a job I enjoyed I would consider it. Times are tough so I wouldn't be too picky.
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  3. Visit  Caribbean Character} profile page
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    Get digital audio books and load them onto your MP3 player to listen to during your commute.
  4. Visit  MommyandRN} profile page
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    Quote from ThePrincessBride
    If it was a NICU or Baby Nursery job...yes!
    Me too.
    ThePrincessBride likes this.
  5. Visit  Student Mom to Three} profile page
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    Nope!! Used to do it....won't anymore. I worked 5 days per week so figured I was spending an extra 8 hours on the road that I could spend with my kidlets....or sleeping....or whatever! 8 hours per week! Extend that out over a year and it is a huge number!
    I was lucky and found a job I like...that pays better and is only 20 minutes from home. It is much, much better!!
    Marisette likes this.
  6. Visit  Wrench Party} profile page
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    Nope, nope, and another tall glass of nope! I live 15 minutes by bike, and 40 minutes by walking, from my place of work,
    and I would never give that up. The benefits far outweigh the negatives: exercise on the way in, no parking fees, no waiting for
    the shuttle, no long commute in traffic, no wear and tear on my truck, no gas, no worrying about the truck getting broken into in the parking garage. I'll keep the extra money, thanks!

    FWIW, I used to commute an hour each way to another job on the busiest of roads in my region, and it ruined my health, relationship and wasn't worth it financially.
  7. Visit  BellaRose4281} profile page
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    I live in Los Angeles. A 1 hour commute is pretty normal here considering how terrible the traffic is.
  8. Visit  Pamiesue22} profile page
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    I drive 50 minutes to work, I love my job and the people I work with. It's well worth the drive 3 days a week. Plus the ride home gives me time to unwind from a 12.5 hour shift! being able to work at a community hospital with private rooms vs. a closer hospital that has semi private rooms and bad pt to nurse ratios is so worth it.
  9. Visit  eeffoc_emmig} profile page
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    Quote from Pamiesue22
    I drive 50 minutes to work, I love my job and the people I work with. It's well worth the drive 3 days a week. Plus the ride home gives me time to unwind from a 12.5 hour shift! being able to work at a community hospital with private rooms vs. a closer hospital that has semi private rooms and bad pt to nurse ratios is so worth it.
    I drive an hour. That's my quiet time...or sometimes listen to really loud music time. Both of which I can only do on my drive to and from work since I always have kids with me any other time.
    Rensoul likes this.
  10. Visit  jeckrn} profile page
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    Been there done that to include the weather were it would take and extra 30-45 minutes to get to work. You have to weight if the job is something that you really want or not.
  11. Visit  WoundedBird} profile page
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    I commuted from Baltimore to DC (it was a miracle if i could make it in less than an hour, even at 3am) for a non-nursing job in college that opened up so many doors, contacts, and experiences for me, so it was definitely worth it.
  12. Visit  Starting Over...} profile page
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    More times than I wish to count, I have spent over an hour in traffic just to get to a job that was 20 mins away.
    If took me an hour to get to my dream job, I would rather do that versus sitting an hour going no where.
  13. Visit  #NurseB} profile page
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    Quote from EarthwormRN
    Love it!
    I agree! Another way to look at it: I'd rather work 12 good hours and drive 2 bad than work 12 bad hours and drive a good 15 min
    hiddencatRN and Starting Over... like this.
  14. Visit  BoscoRN} profile page
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    I commuted to a hospital for 15 years, it was 45 minutes from my house. Yes I hated the drive, but I'd rather drive long then hate the 12 hours I was there. I also had a job that was 20 minutes away but hated the staff and the workload. If the job is worth it, I would take it.

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