Would you commute an hour to a job you wanted? - page 6

by nursebythesea | 14,446 Views | 68 Comments

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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    Quote from Blondenurse83
    I commute an hour each way and live in an area with snowy winters. It isn't so bad, worth it if it's a job you'd like! I work nights so my drive home can be rough but it's definitely doable.

    Me too, I did that for years. Of course it's doable. And better for your head. And you can listen to NPR on the commute and learn a lot of neat stuff.
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    I took a dream job♥ with great pay and hours I wanted, an hour commute. In the north with bad winters. I just bought a new AWD/4WD....and hope for the best. I am very happy. Somedays are rough....when I get out late I don't feel like having to drive so far but at least I'm comfortable in the luxury ride. ;-)
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    One of my home health clients is a 90-minute drive one way. I'm thinking of dropping the case because I'm not very good at waking up at 5 am.
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    If you're realy not happy in your currrent job then it should be an easy choice to make. Life is to short to be unhappy, take the other job and be happy. Good Luck...
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    Currently I live 2 hours from the my job. I don't commute daily though and have an apartment within 5 minutes of the hospital (Long story). If I could have an hour commute it would be pushing it IMHO. There are days I do well to stay awake an hour after I get home much less drive.

    What are the chances of you moving closer to the job? Do you know anyone else that works there that you might be able to crash with if you had a bad day? What are their scheduling policies, & what are your scheduling expectations?

    Ren
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    I have a three hour round trip commute for a job I hate. So, yes.
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    I was driving an hour each way for 12 hour night shifts. I would fall asleep behind the wheel EVERY DAY coming home. I had to quit. I did not want become another one of THOSE news stories.
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    I had a job for 7 years that only took me 6 minutes to get to. That was nice, but I hated that place. Now I drive about 25 minutes for I job I love. I pass 3 hospitals on my way. I've never considered applying to them because I really like where I work. 45 minutes would be the most I'd commute.
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    Yes. I've done that for two jobs. The particular facilities were really superior so it was well worth it to me.
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    Ive never commuted in my life. I work 5 mins away and currently got an offer for my dream job (1hr 20 mins away). Thats actually in the train and the commute is very easy....
    I hate the place I work now. Everyone is telling me not to do it because of the horrible commute. I have to make a decision soon. My daughter is finishing HS in 2 years . After that, i can move way closer to my new job. I am happy to see so many of you nurses commuting. Makes me feel I am not alone!
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