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Posted: 12/5/2012 11:01:07 AM
35 miles away. On a good traffic day, 45 mins to an hour. On a rainy Friday afternoon, up to 2 hours.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 11:12:56 AM
I currently live 4 miles from work. Of that 2 miles is 55 mph, 1 mile is 45, then 35, and the last mile is 25 mph so it's really not all that zippy. But it's relaxed.

DH has a longer commute, taking between 1/2 and 3/4 of an hour. Early afternoon going in, dark of night returning home.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 11:19:39 AM
Depends on the day/time. Anywhere from 25-40 minutes.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 11:20:26 AM
15 minutes, about 6 miles.

But in previous jobs/cities, I have commuted by train (45 minutes) and by car up to 45 minutes.

When I was commuting by car for that long, I was working at the same office as my now ex-hubby so we enjoyed the chat time and listened to the radio and drank our coffee and time went by quickly.

When I was commuting by train, I usually read. LOVED that!

Now my commute is short so I don't really worry about finding something to do, but if it was long, I'd look into podcasts to down load, checking out books on CD, etc. or finding radio shows I enjoy listening to.

My boyfriend commutes about 30 minutes one way and he really enjoys his satellite radio and listening to talk shows (mostly political/current events).

So maybe finding something you enjoy listening to will help ease the pain. That will be a bummer not to be able to go home for lunch. The escape from the office can be nice, but it can get expensive to escape to coffee shops and restaurants every day.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 11:50:15 AM
An hour via commuter train and shuttle bus.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 11:58:16 AM
Two miles. It takes about 5 or 6 minutes. Love. It.

I have never lived this close to work before!


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Posted: 12/5/2012 12:02:22 PM
I have an 8 mile drive. In the summer when the school buses are not running it takes me 10 min. During the fall/winter about 15.
Not too bad.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 12:20:48 PM
Right now, about 25 feet to my home office; however, the main office if I have to go in is 72.5 miles each way and took me about 80 minutes in the morning and could take up to 2 hours coming home if I didn't leave at the right time.
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Posted: 12/5/2012 12:45:14 PM
1.2 miles. It takes me 3 minutes, maybe 5 if I hit the red light at the end of my street.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 12:48:11 PM
I work from home now, but have always worked in small cities so never more than 5 minutes from my office.

I live in the type of city (100K) where people gripe if it took them 15 minutes to get across town.

I used to have to drive a lot for work, though.

I can't even imagine -- I would want to at least be able to take public transportation so I could get stuff done during the commute.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 1:00:53 PM
Around 15-20 min depending on traffic




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Posted: 12/5/2012 1:07:35 PM
I live 39 miles from the university and it takes me anywhere from 35-45 min. depending on the time of day. I ride my bike from an off campus parking lot and need an hour give or take five mins. to get to class. My husband drives 10 mins.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 1:07:58 PM
I'm about 15 miles, takes on a good day about 25 minutes. The crazy part is I live & work in the same state but have to drive thru another state to get from home to work


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Posted: 12/5/2012 1:17:34 PM
About 36 miles away, and I take an express bus. In the morning it only takes like 30 minutes; I come in really early. In the afternoon it usually takes 40 minutes to an hour depending on traffic.



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Posted: 12/5/2012 1:29:36 PM
3.5 miles. Takes 10-12 minutes.

I had a long commute once (40 miles, 90+ minutes each way), years ago. Never again. DH and I have agreed we will always make short commutes a priority when choosing where to live.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 1:35:26 PM
Longest was almost two hours (1 hr 45 min) for a temp job that sounded "great" but the commute

DH works 5 miles way, (9 driving) and can take between 15 min to just short of 45 min, depending on traffic. Close enough to run home.

My last job was a 15 min commute.




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Posted: 12/5/2012 1:47:14 PM
About 10 minutes and that includes trolling the parking lot for a spot.




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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:10:11 PM
currently, it's 28 miles, takes about 30 minutes to over an hour depending on traffic.

I've just accepted a new position that is 3.2 miles away from my house via a very lightly travelled road. I'm SOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!

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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:23:25 PM
30 minutes, give or take, depends on traffic. Which is generally good--so much better than my previous 30 minute commute, where traffic was horrid and it was so stressful and it usually actually took 45-60 minutes.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 3:39:37 PM
1/2 mile. I walk!

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Posted: 12/5/2012 4:37:40 PM
1 hour each way.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 4:47:51 PM
7 minutes from door to door....I love it!


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Posted: 12/5/2012 4:58:27 PM
2.5 miles
Dh used to drive 52 miles each way. Thankfully he drives 3 miles each way every day.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 4:59:45 PM
4 minutes on a good day. 10 if I hit all the lights

My old job was literally 12 houses away at the school. So one block. Took me 5 minutes to walk


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Posted: 12/5/2012 5:35:39 PM
Last year I had to drive from Northern Virginia through downtown DC to a hospital up in the northeast part of the city, about 11 miles. If I left by 6:30 it took me 30 minutes at the most and even less if I hit the lights just right. If I waited until 7:00 to leave it would take 45 minutes. Any later than that and it was over an hour. Needless to say, I left at 6:30. lol. Coming home was 45-50 minutes no later than 3:00.

This year I drive six miles south one day a week, ten minutes. I'm going against rush hour so it's smooth sailing. Same with coming home. The other four days I drive west eight miles to a different hospital. That's also against rush hour although there are several major intersections in between me and the hospital, as well as the entrance to our Beltway (aka "take your life in your hands if you drive there". So it usually takes me about 20 minutes. Coming home is less, about 15.

My dh drives into DC but his agency is just over the bridge so he doesn't have to drive into DC very far. Takes him 15 minutes on a bad day. This was a huge thing for us when we looked to buy a house. We ended up buying a much smaller house than we could have gotten if we'd moved more out to the west. But, his commute would have been awful so we decided that less stress was more important. (plus we love the schools here in our tiny county).

Anyway, I'm very happy with my commutes right now compared to last year. And I'm very lucky compared to so many people who work in this area.



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Posted: 12/5/2012 5:38:14 PM
1-2 minutes depending on if the crossing guard sees me come out the front door and stops traffic right away or waits until I get to the corner.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 5:44:41 PM
I work at home, so it's an easy one. Right now my three customers are 20-60 minutes away. I probably go into one of their offices once every week or two.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 6:03:53 PM
With traffic about 14 minutes. Without. About 10-12. So not too bad at all. I think is is about 8 miles or so and mostly 50 mph.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 6:04:39 PM
If I hit the lights just right, I've made it in 7 minutes.

I give myself 20.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 8:34:27 PM
A half hour on a good day.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 8:53:12 PM
Mine is about 14 miles each way. In rush hour it can take 30-40 minutes, about half that if I go home in the middle of the day.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 8:55:10 PM
Work from home, but go into office at least once a month.

Office is about 18 miles away and I live in DFW so that can take 20 min to an hour one way depending on time day.

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Posted: 12/5/2012 10:00:27 PM
Right now for the last 1-1/2 years, it is 3.9 miles, takes me about 10 minutes to get to work and clock in. For 3 years before that, it was 8 miles and about 20 minutes. The 3 previous years it was 4.9 miles and less than 15 minutes to get to work and clock in. For the previous 10 years, I worked at home so practically no time!

But for 8 years, I had to drive 26 miles one way and it took an hour and 5 minutes to get to work except for the last year when I was able to work 7:30 to 4:30 AND they gave me an expensive but FREE to me parking space, that cut my commute and walk into the office to 40 minutes. I was missing the heavy 8 to 5 AND almost equally heavy 7 to 4 traffic.

I gained 50 minutes a day to NOT be in the car!!! I hope I never have to drive that far to work again. I hated that commute, before that, I was so spoiled, never took more than 15 minutes to get to work.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 10:09:30 PM
Mine's not terrible.. I work in downtown Charlotte and live in the suburbs to the north, so it's about 16 miles give or take.

On the way there in the morning, I go through the city and it's easy, not that much traffic on my route. Plus, I just won a premium parking space for the year so I'm about 10 steps from the front doors of the hospital. About 35 minutes from walking out the front door to sitting down at my desk.

The way home is hit or miss. Best case I did it in 30 minutes flat, by taking the interstate and lucking out on traffic. Usual day, though, with everyone clocking out around the same time and heading up to the lake area, it's about 35-40 minutes.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 10:13:09 PM
I only work about 10 miles from home, but it's about 30 minutes in the morning. It's taken longer, some days.

My commute home is usually about 30 minutes. If I'm able to leave early for some reason, I can be home in about 20 minutes.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 10:19:14 PM
I did an hour long commute for 10 years. This year I finally got a job close to home and now my commute is 15 minutes at the most. I come home every day for lunch which is awesome.

DH drives 1 hour each way to work. Once our oldest graduates from high school we will move closer to his work and just split the commute.


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Posted: 12/5/2012 10:21:00 PM
28 miles 45 -60 minutes unless there is weather and then who the hell knows sometimes as l ong as 2 hours!

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Posted: 12/6/2012 4:51:54 AM
I drive 65 miles (about 1.5 hours) to work, but only 3 days a week. I would prefer to live closer to the office, but can't move because of the bad housing market.


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Posted: 12/6/2012 5:16:55 AM
33 miles - takes about 45 minutes to drive there on a good day (no traffic, fog, or snow).


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Posted: 12/6/2012 7:01:09 AM
I take the commuter train into the city. Round trip, door to door, each day is 3 hours.

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Posted: 12/6/2012 7:19:57 AM
Between 40 minutes and an hour each way.


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Posted: 12/6/2012 8:12:10 AM
25 miles each way.. about a 40-45 minute commute.


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