What is your distance limit to drive to a job?

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  1. Fretting out

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    I did some work for a woman that her husband worked in stocks in New York City and commuted 240 miles round trip every day, that’s not so bad if you’re making a million dollars a year though.

    Personally being in the construction business if it’s only a project that lasts a month or so a 2,1/2 to 3 hour drive one way is the most I like to do that’s not permanent though
    So it depends on the job also
     
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    35 miles one way for me in Charlotte. Take 40-45 minutes if I leave home early AM or leave late after work. If I do it at 7:30Am and leave at 5PM. hour and 15 minutes each way. Unfortunately, here in Charlotte, everyone does that.
     
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    I'n in the construction game as well, last week i worked 5 blocks from my house, this week it's a 40 minute drive each way. Depends on where the money is.
     
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    Job? Remind me what that is. :D

    Actually, I lived about a six block walk from my work place for 28 of the 33 years I worked there. They sold the building and I had a 15 minute drive to the new location. That's about it for me.
     
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  6. Chud

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    It would really depend on the job and the drive as others have noted. Public transportation in nyc is a crapshoot on a daily basis. I could get to my office in 40min or in an hour and 40min depending on the day.


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    I used to work in South Austin, about a 130 round trip! It sucked!!
    Had to get up real early to make it on time, and drink our way home:confused:
     
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    My job is three days in the field, two in home office. Some days I do over 500k, (just over 300 miles), and I love it. I get paid the same whether I'm seeing the sights cruising up the road listening to music, meeting with a client, or in my pjs doing the computer part of it. And I get my mileage paid too. If I wasn't getting paid for drive time or mileage, I'd say 15 - 20 k would be my limit. Mrs. Oatsoda just started as guidance counselor at a school, and she is doing about 22k each way. Never much traffic here to get stuck in though, and with an AWD Subaru, winter travel is no big deal.

    Driving is awesome, especially out in the country.
     
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    When a gal. of KY would really come in handy:twisted:
     
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    I seem to do a lot of 70-100 mile round trips.
    I put a ton of miles on my cars.
    Toyota, y’all!
     
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    I once commuted from Rohnert Park, CA to San Ramon, CA. I think it was about 80 miles each direction. It was also through the heart of the Northern SF Bay Area, so one way took anywhere from 2 - 4 hours depending on the traffic. I left home at 4 AM and got home at around 7:30 PM. Eat, sleep, repeat. Did it for a year and a half.

    Now my limit is about 40 minutes one direction - and I'd have to be making some damn good money to do that. Just moved in May and my current commute is 7 minutes from the front door to work; loving it.
     
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    47 miles each way, each day.

    a few years ago it was 73 miles each way, each day.

    it gives me time to think. I like'at.
     
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    I've had hour each way commutes when I worked in Dallas and lived in the country north of McKinney some time back. Now I work from home and I joke that my rough commute is a stumble to the coffee maker. I consider myself super lucky to work from home. If my company had a local office it would likely be about 60 miles from me one way, and I'd be complaining again... Lol.
     
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    I spent 12hrs/week in the the car + 65 work hours when I was working. Between that and a-holes I ended up with GI bleeding, severe anemia and kidney failure. I don't miss it.
     
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    If I had to drive to the same location for work every day 12 miles or 20km of city driving would be about my limit. I hate city driving. I drive less than 1km or .6 miles to the grocery store and that's a drag most days.
    I get to do it in a 290kw 6ltr v8 though.:)

    I work different locations all the time but like to work close and local so I can get out of bed later in the mornings. A 30 min drive each way is about my limit.
     
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  17. Brad Pittiful

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    for me...the traffic is what makes the time so long...its not just straight highway driving
     
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    I base it on time more than mileage, but where I live that's a necessary measurement

    I won't go more than an hour both ways
     
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    long drives to work and a long drive home, SUCK!.... all that time on the road for nothing...

    around half an hour is good...less is better..:)

    I don't get the "winding down" by driving around.... quite the reverse on most drives....;)
     
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    Shortest was a ten minute walk across the park. Longest was ninety minutes each way, in traffic. The only good thing about a long daily drive is it gives you a chance to decompress.....and not ruin your family's evening, with work crap.
     
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