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Long commute -- 4+ hours per day #4649853
01/29/18 09:14 AM
01/29/18 09:14 AM
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America
Alfred_B Offline OP
Alfred_B  Offline OP
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America
Does anyone else have a 4+ hours a day commute (2+ hours each way)?

How do you cope with all that time spent on the road?

Re: Long commute -- 4+ hours per day [Re: Alfred_B] #4649857
01/29/18 09:17 AM
01/29/18 09:17 AM
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ROCHESTER, NY
Char Baby Offline
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ROCHESTER, NY
Books on CD or talk radio.


"Retired"
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'80 Firebird FORMULA V8/4bbl-purchased "NEW"
'15 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV
'15 Honda Civic LX
Re: Long commute -- 4+ hours per day [Re: Alfred_B] #4649860
01/29/18 09:19 AM
01/29/18 09:19 AM
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Chicago Area
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Chicago Area
Close...3-4 hours depending on whether the train is on-time or not. And lately it's not.

Sleep. And surfing on my cell phone.


Current Fleet:

2010 Hyundai Sonata GLS
2009 Chevy Cobalt SS Sedan (yes,the turbo)
2002 Dodge Dakota SXT Club Cab
1994 Ford Ranger XLT (RIP, Dad)
Re: Long commute -- 4+ hours per day [Re: Alfred_B] #4649862
01/29/18 09:21 AM
01/29/18 09:21 AM
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Chicago,IL,USA
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Chicago,IL,USA
closest I had was 1.5-2 hours in winter+bad design construction+rush hour

Radio and CDs


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13 Mazda5
08 Yaris
04 Elantra
95 accent
95 mystique
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Re: Long commute -- 4+ hours per day [Re: Char Baby] #4649867
01/29/18 09:25 AM
01/29/18 09:25 AM
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Texas
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Originally Posted By: Char Baby
Books on CD or talk radio.


I also listen to audio books .


Wyr
God bless
Re: Long commute -- 4+ hours per day [Re: Alfred_B] #4649868
01/29/18 09:25 AM
01/29/18 09:25 AM
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Orlando, FL
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Orlando, FL
They better be paying big $$$$ to spend so much time traveling.

Re: Long commute -- 4+ hours per day [Re: Alfred_B] #4649874
01/29/18 09:29 AM
01/29/18 09:29 AM
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Wet side WA
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Wet side WA
Originally Posted By: Alfred_B
Does anyone else have a 4+ hours a day commute (2+ hours each way)?

How do you cope with all that time spent on the road?


I had a 1 hour each way commute and I spent more of my off time looking for a job 15 minutes from home. It worked and I wound up with a better job! The same pay but no high cost for commuting it was just like getting two raises that year.


2004 Corolla 124831
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Re: Long commute -- 4+ hours per day [Re: Alfred_B] #4649875
01/29/18 09:30 AM
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socal
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socal
When I took the metro train in and out of downtown Los Angeles, it was 1-1.5 hours ea way, I mainly slept and listen to music. If you are driving, then audio books may be your best bet. U can also have phone conversations (via Bluetooth or hands free) but only a teenage girl could talk on the phone that long everyday lol


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17 Cadillac ATS (wife)
05 Toyota Camry (daughter)
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Re: Long commute -- 4+ hours per day [Re: Alfred_B] #4649881
01/29/18 09:33 AM
01/29/18 09:33 AM
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Michigan
ZZman Offline
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Michigan
That is ridiculous! Most I have had is 25 minutes


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Re: Long commute -- 4+ hours per day [Re: Alfred_B] #4649889
01/29/18 09:43 AM
01/29/18 09:43 AM
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N.H, U.S.A.
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N.H, U.S.A.
I had a 33 mile that was my limit. The congested highways killed it. If I could run at 80+ mph it wouldn't be too bad but not these days. I read the general population is up 50 % since I was graduated through high school; It's likely 2X over pop in certain hubs.

No way would I do 4+ hours. I would move if the job is good or forget the job if it just so so.


2014 Nissan Rogue S CVT, OC#9 41392mi-QSUD10W30 + M110A CHAMP Filter; 2017 Subaru Crosstrek CVT OC#2 ?? mi-SOA/Idemitsu 0w20 + SOA Filter
Re: Long commute -- 4+ hours per day [Re: Alfred_B] #4649910
01/29/18 10:05 AM
01/29/18 10:05 AM
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The Midwest
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My wife travels a lot for her job. Any commute time after 1 hour per shift is paid time.


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Re: Long commute -- 4+ hours per day [Re: Alfred_B] #4649911
01/29/18 10:05 AM
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SE Texas
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SE Texas
I am considering a new position at a different company that will significantly increase my commute time. I have two choices--drive or take the bus (I have never used mass transit in the US, only in other countries). For me, when driving, I am either listening to audio books or music. If I choose to take the bus, I will likely write in my novels or catch up on e-mails before I start the day.


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2018 MB C300 2.0L - M1 0W-40/OEM
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Re: Long commute -- 4+ hours per day [Re: Alfred_B] #4649912
01/29/18 10:05 AM
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Central Coast California
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Central Coast California
My Dad did a 220 mile round trip commute for several years. It took a big toll on his health, stress and no sleep is not good. There was a few asleep at the wheel incidents, many dead birds. On the upside he added about 50k per year to his retirement and cashed out just before the dot com crash. Retired at 57 with 100% of his regular pay.


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2005 Chevy 1500 Crewcab 4X4 180k-BC 0w30 $2/qt
2016 Outback 2.5 Limited 60k-shop brand?
Re: Long commute -- 4+ hours per day [Re: Alfred_B] #4649919
01/29/18 10:17 AM
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Ontario, Canada
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I wouldn't drive much farther than my current 40 min and its pretty painless in terms of traffic, so unless it was for a very significant raise or I could work from home a couple days a week, I wouldn't go to much farther. On a nice train it might be different, but I've been on our local commuter train when its been delayed and the regulars weren't too chill about it either.
One of my friends just switched from a 10 minute drive to an hour and ten minute commute into the city and isn't enjoying very much...


07 Focus ZXW, 5spd manual, 210km M1 5W30
18 Outback 2.5 CVT 10km 0W20 "bulk subaru" whatever that is
Re: Long commute -- 4+ hours per day [Re: Alfred_B] #4649928
01/29/18 10:29 AM
01/29/18 10:29 AM
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Storrs, Connecticut
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Storrs, Connecticut
I wouldn't commute that far unless it was a significant pay increase, and only for a short time until I could relocate closer to work.

At my previous job I lived about 45 minutes away. My commute was 45 minutes in the morning, but due to 5 neighboring companies and 2 schools getting out at the same time, the commute home was an hour and a half to 2 hours. That got old quick, and I left for another job with better pay.

Traveling for your job is completely different than commuting to your job. I do a fair amount of local travel for my job, but I get paid for mileage, I'm on the clock while driving to the different sites, etc.


2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L (181k) - Pennzoil 10w30, Napa Gold 1516, Magnefine trans filter
2009 BMW 328i (33k) - Castrol Edge Euro 0w40, MANN HU816X
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