Question-how far do you travel for work daily? - page 2

I was wondering how far some of you travel to work and back daily. I live in fairly rural area and I now drive 36 miles round trip for work. I am thinking about taking a job in a larger city... Read More

  1. by   Mattigan
    I drive 0.9 miles - if I get a parking place up close, if not then I have to drive EXTRA.
  2. by   nurseratchett29
    I drive about 40 miles each way. Depending on the time I go in, it takes me from 50 minutes to up to 1 1/2 hours. Going home is a different story==Takes me from 1 hour 15 minutes to 2 hours depending on the time I leave. THE MASS PIKE IS HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. by   Dr. Kate
    About 15 miles, takes about 25-30 minutes in the morning depending on traffic. If I'm real late 20 min to get home, earlier up to 45 minutes.
    For 6 weeks (they closed the hospital on me) I was < 3 miles, 5 min, from home, that was a luxury I miss.
  4. by   gigi59
    Until I moved to my new citylast year I lived 50 miles from the big city I worked in. I wanted to continue to live in the small town I grew up in but work at a major academic medical center in the city. I drove one hour (50 miles) each way but only worked 3 12s at the time. When I decided t work more day shifts I started taking the train and then my commute became 2 hours each way. I did that for 6 years before deciding I'd had enough. Now I live and work in a smaller big city and only drive 15 minutes. I think you should do whatever you want and don't worry about the weather. I was in the north and worried about driving in snow and ice but I had a 4 wheel drive vehicle and never had a problem.
  5. by   teeituptom
    howdy yall
    from deep in the heat of texas

    I live so close to work that in one full year. of just my car to and from work and to and from the golf course, I have put less than 4000 miles on it. And I work a lot and golf a lot. but its all close by....

    doo wah ditty
  6. by   nell
    My commute is 40 miles and the time it takes is very dependent on the traffic - 45minutes to 2hours. I work evenings so that I'm pretty much opposite of the commute.

    If you can work 12 hour shifts, you'll spend fewer hours on the road each week.
  7. by   KC CHICK
    15-20 minutes.
  8. by   CATHYW
    An hour and 10 minutes drive (shades of WalMartADN!), but it is 48 miles. 15 miles are mountains, and that eats up almost 30 minutes.
  9. by   zumalong
    Cool thread. One job is 36 miles, one is 35 miles. One is strictly highway (most of it 65) can get there and home on ave 38.253 min. (figuring the wind speed and police traps)

    Other job is all back roads, little towns, lots of farms. Can do that in 32.765 min. (figuring in cows, kids, and large farm machinery).

    I have lived out here in the "southern" county of our nine county area for over 16 years---would never move closer to city. Like coming home to my little lake--with little chance of drive by shootings etc. I worked once only 6 miles from home, my body did not know what to do. I was always late for work.

    I think the drive time depends on what kind of work you want as compared to what type of area you chose to live in. Give me a big city hosp. with a small country life.
  10. by   RoadRunner
    The bus ride, 15 minutes.
    The bike ride, 25 minutes.
    The walk, 50 minutes.
    The can-I-get-you-a-ride ride, 10 minutes.

    Well for me I live in Cairo Egypt, I travel (current location) 32 hours on a plane, to Nebraska lol but a 5 minute drive to the hospital. But when I lived in the states my home was 55 miles from the hospital I worked at one way but only 15 minutes from the college I was attending. I had a hospital in the town I lived in but it didnt have the aquity that I wanted to work in , so the drive was wonderful. If I had a bad night then I had a hour drive home to get it out of my system. I blared the music the entire way home if it was a bad night(death) Pasty Cline was my tunes and if it was a hectic night Metallica rocked the car.
    The drive always allowed me to unwind from the days events.
    Last edit by DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE on Aug 8, '02
  12. by   monkijr
    Hey new here, hang in with me, I'll get it. Believe it or not I could walk to work. I live approx .5 miles from where I work, but do I? NO:chuckle Should I? well.... maybe, but why?
  13. by   Step
    I work temp and my agency has sent me to a placement 1000 miles away that was 2 days drive... do I win