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your commute

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by DAIR, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. h00fzilla

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 1, 2009

    Posts: 674

    Location: Finsbury Park

    About 2-3 seconds - walk from bedroom to lounge (I work from home) :D
     
  2. WillyNelson

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 28, 2003

    Posts: 5,439

    Location: Worthington-on-sea

    I live on the coast and work on the edge of the M25 so my commute is anywhere between 1:40-2hrs on the way and the same on the way home. And all for the bargain sum of £230 a month.

    Been doing it for just under a year now and I've sort of got used to it. The worst part is that I maybe get to see my daughter for 30min on a weekday if I'm lucky :( I used to only have a 2mile journey which was great, lots of quality time when she was a baby and sleep until 7:30. However, redundancy put a stop to that and a £10k payrise tempted me to my current job.
     
  3. clv101

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 9,890

    Location: Bristol

    Long daily commutes are just daft in my book. About 5 years ago I spent a year doing ~50 minute each way commutes and hated it, such a waste of time, and fairly expensive considering fuel and miles of the car.

    Spending 3hr 45min on the road each day as the OP does is just crazy. What's that, 150 miles+, 750+ a week at a cost of ~£100 a week in fuel alone, before you consider the ware and tear on the car. I'd never consider a job that involved that, or if I did take the job, I'd move house. My time is far too valuable to me to waste it sitting on the road like that. Your commute is costing you something like £500 a month and 75 hours of your time, crazy.

    Today, my commute is a 15 minute bike ride each way.
     
  4. utajoker

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2006

    Posts: 19,812

    Location: Wigan

    6 minutes in 6 minutes home.

    I wouldn't travel more then 40 mins to work unless the salary was ridiculous.
     
  5. robj20

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Apr 9, 2007

    Posts: 7,582

    Location: Manchester

    Average is about 4 mins walking, fastest i have got home is 1 min 40 seconds on my bike.
     
  6. PMKeates

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 16, 2004

    Posts: 14,017

    Office 1: 3 seconds each way
    Office 2: 1-2 hours each way
    Office 3: 5 hours each way
     
  7. Vince

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 30, 2003

    Posts: 7,468

    Location: Essex

    Mine is pretty long... in the new year it will be longer. As it stands im 1 hour from thorpe bay to fenchurch street, In the new years its thorpe bay to holborn which means a longer commute at about 1hour 20 mins. I do it all on the train but couldn't earn close locally.
     
  8. Docaroo

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 27, 2005

    Posts: 2,863

    Location: Aberdeen, Scotland

    I have a 25 minute commute through the countryside which is absolutely great!

    I wouldn't ever continually commute more than 40 minutes to work, I would move closer to work in that case.

    Spending too much time travelling each day is not good for a nice standard of living - I personally wouldn't do a commute of more than 1 hr.
     
  9. Participant

    Caporegime

    Joined: May 13, 2003

    Posts: 30,351

    Location: Warwickshire

    :cool:
     
  10. ubersonic

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 26, 2009

    Posts: 20,471

    What time are in work for? and what time do you have to wake up to make it?
     
  11. King Damager

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 16, 2010

    Posts: 16,469

    Location: London Burger Place

    00:04:20 on a bike into uni- p.b. that one. Might try and break it today if I'm bored. But it relies a bit on traffic lights as to how long it takes.

    I used to do an hour to school and back daily though, so 2 hours total commute. I think I'd happily manage that now a swell. Not sure I could do more than that. Ideally when I leave uni, I want a distance that's bikeable in under 20 minutes.

    kd
     
  12. DAIR

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jul 23, 2009

    Posts: 8,649

    Location: Wales

    I don't drive in. As I've said that would be even worse.

    I currently spend £5 each day on travel... Slightly less on gym days as I don't finish until 7pm (train fairs are cheaper after 7).
     
  13. King Damager

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 16, 2010

    Posts: 16,469

    Location: London Burger Place

    Guessing you work from home? xD


    kd
     
  14. tidusjar

    Mobster

    Joined: May 11, 2011

    Posts: 2,858

    Location: Farnborough

    Get up inbetween 7-7:30am, leave to catch the bus at 8:30am, into college around 9:05am, starts at 9:15am.
     
  15. Vince

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 30, 2003

    Posts: 7,468

    Location: Essex

    I thought most people were similar to me and used their commute as an extension of bed time.
     
  16. PMKeates

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 16, 2004

    Posts: 14,017

    ;)

    Either home, 60 miles away or 600 miles away. I'm currently 600 miles away.
     
  17. paradigm

    Caporegime

    Joined: Aug 26, 2003

    Posts: 34,701

    Location: Staffordshire

    Typically 6 minutes door to door, 25 if I cycle it, 45 if I walk it.
     
  18. mrk

    Man of Terrible Jokes

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 83,949

    Location: South Coast

    I hope most people don't sleep and drive!
     
  19. DAIR

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jul 23, 2009

    Posts: 8,649

    Location: Wales

    Need to be in for 9.

    I try to wake up for around 6am but usually end up waking up at 6.30. I leave my place at around 7.15
     
  20. krooton

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 9, 2004

    Posts: 24,776

    Location: Leafy outskirts of London

    Long commutes suck if you spend all your time doing the commuting (car, bike, etc), but I don't mind my hour+ each way on the tube as I can listen to music, play games, read comics and watch tv shows.