What is your distance limit to drive to a job?

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For me it's a time thing. Took a department head position 1:10 in, 1:40 home. Left a 0:20 in 0:30 home position for it. What I did not know was the company was in acquisition talks with a Texas company. The Texas company would take over my department. 13 months later. Lucky for me I am very good at work stuff. (guitar stuff; just ok)The company I left hired me back when I asked for a reference. So do your research before jumping ship.

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When we were on holiday we avoided rush hour in Tokyo, and every time we got on a subway car we could easily find a seat. Don't let the vid spook you, Japan is a great place for a holiday.

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here's the formula

S(salary in dollars + benefits) /(d (distance) x 500(number of trips in a year)) = P(positive dollars)
s(\$20,000 + \$7,000 = \$27,000) / (60x500=30,000) = \$.90 per mile

C(cost of transit (vehicle+insurance+maintenance+fuel)/D (distance
in miles) (\$3600+\$1000+\$2000 =\$6600)/30,000 =\$.22 a mile cost

P-C= N (net profit (this number may be negative)

(\$.90-\$.22 =\$.68) so basically you are making 68 cents for driving per mile - so if we take 68 cents and mulitply times 30,000 - thats your net annual, minus transportation (20,400 dollars)

then you divide up \$20,400 minus your costs of living,
(food+shelter+clothers+porn) and whatever remains is disposable income to be put away for investment/retirement or burned up on guitars....

do the numbers
see if it works..

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um you mathed me...and im lost...math and i do not mix well...if you wrote to me in japanese id have as much understanding of that as your math fomulas

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Anywhere outside my house.

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This is 30 years old footage,things are way better now,with bigger trains,even more frequent intervals and an "escalated" work hour schedule by most companies so that not everyone has to be at work at the same time.

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I work at sea, but, 10 miles to the heliport there, and 10 miles back.

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Yeah, I should have said ‘more typical rush hour scenario.’

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A few years back, I walked away from a cozy, well-paid career with incredible benefits. One key reason was that my commute involved suffering twice a day at the hands of the most unskilled, selfish and wilfully obstructive drivers I've ever seen (after living and driving on four continents). It was frustrating and rage-inducing.

These days the commute is about ten steps, and I can travel in my pyjamas.

So I agree with whoever said it's not just the time and distance, but what it costs you overall.

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