Would you commute an hour to a job you wanted?

  1. 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 way. Live in an area where the winters can be dreadful. Any thoughts?
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  3. by   flipflopsNsweetTea
    I currently commute an hour to my job. I really like my job most days. I work nights, and the drive in isn't do bad. The drive home is a killer though! I also work the night shift.
  4. by   jamie05
    it is fine. I commute for 2 hours everyday before i get to job
  5. by   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.
  6. by   Esme12
    I have and it was worth it....I still miss that job.
  7. by   kaydensmom01
    There is only one small hospital close to me that is never hiring- the closest ones are 1.5 hours away. Most commute at least that long in my area.
  8. by   OrganizedChaos
    I have commute an hour+ for work. There is just no work available in my town & the work that is I have to drive over an hour to.
  9. by   Blackcat99
    I hate to drive so that would be a "no" for me. I have a 20 minute drive to get to work. That's long enough for me.
  10. by   MissChloe
    I would. I have had jobs as close as 10 minutes and as far as an hour. I think an hour would be the absolute MAX. I currently commute 40 minutes (still a student, but work in a group home) and that's not too bad.
  11. by   RNOTODAY
    i commute to a job I DONT want, because I have to. Its not really that bad, and considered the "norm" for most of the country........but not foe us east coasters......lol
  12. by   RNOTODAY
    and its 65 miles one way, btw
  13. by   hiddencatRN
    I allow 90 minutes for my commute. It usually doesn't take that long but sometimes does. Monday mornings my commute home hits during rush hour so that takes 2 hours. We get snow but more importantly, they don't know how to manage snow here so even a little leaves roads messy.

    I don't love my commute but I really like my job and the hospital I'm at and love my schedule too. I left a 10 minute commute to take this job and I'd much rather have a long commute I hate and a job I love than a commute I love and a job I hate.
  14. by   ellaballet
    Yes! Just because an hour commute would mean a job in a big Boston hospital vs the small town one I'm at now!