Would you commute an hour to a job you wanted? - page 4

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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 requires a one hour commute each... Read More


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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.
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    I live in Los Angeles. A 1 hour commute is pretty normal here considering how terrible the traffic is.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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    I also had a job walking distance from my house which was also horrible with staffing enough nurses and had no help, lasted only a couple weeks. I always wanted to work close but it has no t worked out for me.

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