going for 2 job interviews next week, both jobs will require some decent commutes. i think one is 18 miles away from the apartment im moving into and the other is over 30. how many would you drive to go to work ?
7 miles each way - takes about 10 minutes.
I could probably do 30 miles each way if it was 60 MPH country roads with no traffic, but 30-40 miles in the city would be a no-go (like going from Fort Worth to Dallas). That takes close to an hour during common commute times.
I mean, I spend about 20 minutes in the car each day. It would take a lot for me to bump that up to two hours a day.
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My office is 35 miles away. Never any traffic to deal with. But I work on the road most days and my first stop could be 5 miles away or 150. I average well over 40k a year.
I took Urban Planning in college. One unique point we learned was that over the decades of city growth and changes in transportation, commute times never changed.
When people would walk to work, they would generally tolerate no more than a 40 minute walk. The same applies when train cars are divested are introduced and later the car. 40 minutes.
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Job 1: ~3 miles, takes me <5 min to get to work. Job 2: 12 feet from my bed
Longest commute I ever had, 68 miles 1 way. Detroit Ugh... 55-60 min in the morning as long as I was on the road by 6am. And if I missed the 5 minute window at 315 pm after work it was a 3 hour commute home. You can bet your ass I was on the road daily at 315 on the dot.
24 miles one way
25 miles each way on country roads with no traffic (usually). 11 of the 25 miles are on a really twisty coastal road. I never drive anymore though. One of my coworkers picks me up daily and I give him gas money.
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