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      05-08-2012 02:37 PM #1
      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 ?

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      05-08-2012 02:41 PM #2
      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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      05-08-2012 02:46 PM #3
      59miles each way, 4 days a week - hence the TDI. Takes me about 1hr 10min each way, have to get up at 5 in the morning.


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      05-08-2012 02:46 PM #4
      75 miles each way for the last 12 years......
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      05-08-2012 02:47 PM #5
      I drive 22 miles each way in Houston traffic. Take about an hour to 1.5 hours depending on how many wrecks.
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      05-08-2012 02:48 PM #6
      Literally 1 mile.

      I usually bike to work.

      Sometimes if I leave home early enough, I just walk.

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      05-08-2012 02:50 PM #7
      40 miles each way. Only 4 days a week thou so not too bad.
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      05-08-2012 02:50 PM #8
      I used to do 50 miles one way. Then I went to 65-70. Then I moved, that was a bit too much for me to deal with. Spending 3-4 hours in a car everyday, mostly sitting in traffic, sucks. By the time I was getting home and eating, it was time to go to bed.

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      05-08-2012 02:50 PM #9
      100 miles each way. Only three days a week though.

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      05-08-2012 02:52 PM #10
      13 miles each way, takes about 45 minutes each way

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      05-08-2012 02:53 PM #11
      about 7 miles / 20 minutes.
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      05-08-2012 02:54 PM #12
      6 miles each way.
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      05-08-2012 02:56 PM #13
      10 miles each way

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      05-08-2012 02:57 PM #14
      ~30 feet...
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      05-08-2012 02:59 PM #15
      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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      05-08-2012 02:59 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by rich! View Post
      ~30 feet...

      x2 (4 days a week...the other day it's about 30 miles one way)

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      05-08-2012 03:00 PM #17
      20 miles each way. Takes about 30 minutes since I'm going against traffic.
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      05-08-2012 03:00 PM #18
      22 miles each way, takes about 25 minutes.
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      05-08-2012 03:01 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      40 miles each way. Only 4 days a week thou so not too bad.
      thinking of applying for a job that's 40miles each way, but 5 days a week. Not sure if i want to deal with it

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      05-08-2012 03:01 PM #20
      36 miles each way - 5 days a week.
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      05-08-2012 03:01 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by EternalSunshine View Post
      75 miles each way for the last 12 years......
      75 miles each way for me as well. 5-days/week. Mostly interstate, can do it in just shy of an hour and 10 minutes each way.

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      Upside down on my mortgage. Will be hopefully able to afford to move maybe in 2-3 years. Have been commuting this far for ~6 years now. Solid job, good prospects... carry on.
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      05-08-2012 03:03 PM #22
      About 25 miles each way ... my girlfriend lives about 25 miles each way as well ...

      I put a lot of miles on my car ...


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      05-08-2012 03:03 PM #23
      according to google maps:

      15.7 miles one way. 20 mins - i leave @ 710 to be in for 730.
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      05-08-2012 03:03 PM #24
      3.7 miles. But it takes 15 minutes.
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      05-08-2012 03:07 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      3 miles? Takes me about 15-20 minutes though.
      3 miles each way for me as well, takes me 15 minutes by bicycle. Sadly takes me nearly 10 minutes by car due to poorly timed traffic lights and of course traffic.

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