"You take the BUS to work!" - page 2

Ok. I take public transportation to work. No biggy. I have a co-worker of mine who likes to tell the staff that i don't drive and take the light rail/bus. Its not a big issue but I find his manner... Read More

  1. by   wyosamRN
    I catch similar flack at my current job (not nursing related) for riding my bike to work, in pretty much any weather. Most of them commute in big trucks or SUV's, are really out of shape, and complained non stop about gas prices before things settled back down. Not sure why some people concern themselves with thing that have no effect on them.

  2. by   Pepperlady
    Oh I know how you feel !! I ride my bike to work, takes about 25 minutes and I ride no matter the weather (or used to anyway) and it got so tiresome having people comment about it. Lots of people ride to work here ... the climate allows for it year round (most of the time). I let it stop me and I kick myself because now it is hard to get started on it again. I too found it intrusive.

    I agree with other posters, ask him why he finds it so necessary to comment on it. Or maybe you should turn the tables and comment constantly on his method of getting to work.

    Good luck
  3. by   Mikey 0-0
    I hate driving, I love carpooling. Maybe he has an issue with the ideology of POOR people riding the bus and SUCCESSFUL peolpe driving :thnkg:? I usto run to work and back, great exercise. Heck, the guy may LIKE you and he may still be stuck in that middle school attitude where boys make fun of girls they like . Assuming your a girl ...good luck
  4. by   rn2bnwi
    That would make you 'cool' where i live i think free bus passes are a perk of ALL the hospital workers
  5. by   lovehospital
    Oh lord how are you suriving the cold weather?:uhoh21:
    Last edit by lovehospital on Jan 4, '09
  6. by   back2thebooks
    It IS rude. If I were you, I'd ask him point blank, "I'm sorry, (insert name here), I'm confused as to what is such a big deal about me taking the rail/bus? Would you mind clearing it up for me?" He'll probably keep his mouth closed after that.
  7. by   NickiLaughs
    He's probably jealous...must have shelled out a lot of money recently for repair work on his car. I had one job that was on the next block. I actually got rid of my car because I didn't see the need to have two cars at home if I could walk to work every day.

    Next time he brings it up, "I know it's fascinating, but public transportation wasn't invented for no one to utilize it"
  8. by   Virgo_RN
    I wish I could take the bus! The buses don't run late enough for me to take one home. I carpool, ride my bike, and drive. Some of my coworkers think riding my bike is a big deal, but there are a lot of bicycle commuters at my hospital.
  9. by   RN1982
    I wish I could take a train or bus. Sadly Michigan has one of the poorest public transportation systems. I would love to be able to take a bus or train. It would beat having a 400 dollar car payment. Tell your co-worker to mind his own business.
  10. by   JBudd
    Every time he says anything, say loudly enough for everyone to hear "why do you find it necessary to comment publicly about my personal life?". Do it every time until he is embarressed into keeping quiet.
  11. by   bethin
    I'd ask him how much he spent on gas when it was $4 a gallon. In one month I spent enough on gas to make a car payment on a Mercedes! Not only are you saving money, but you're also saving the environment. I would gladly take public transportation if it was available.

    In some countries, especially European, public transportation is the only way to go. Think of NYC. Do you really want to drive from Brooklyn to Manhattan during rush hour??
  12. by   MaryAnn_RN
    Lucky you for having public transport. I live out in the sticks, in the next county from where I work and public transport is not an option.
  13. by   yousoldtheworld
    I know how that is! Before I moved, I took the bus to work.

    Now, i walk or ride my bike. People always act like it's the strangest thing. I usually just say, "Hey, it's better for me, my wallet, AND the environment."