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Old    Brett (bmcgee)      Join Date: Nov 2007       07-22-2010, 4:53 PM Reply   
Just curious to see how far everyone has to drive to work everyday. I've been interning for a company this summer that is located about 70 miles away. Outside of burning through 2 tanks of gas a week, I really don't mind it as much as I would of thought.
Old    Trace (trace)      Join Date: Feb 2002       07-22-2010, 6:49 PM Reply   
I commuted 50 miles each way for about 7 years. I wouldn't do it now that I have a family. It's a lot of your life wasted staring at a windshield.
Old    Akadirtbikingdad (wakeboardingdad)      Join Date: Aug 2008       07-22-2010, 7:32 PM Reply   
Mine is about 20 miles each way. 15 minutes late in the morning and it costs me an additional 10 mins. Usual commute is about 30 mins if I time it right.
Old     (tro)      Join Date: May 2009       07-22-2010, 7:43 PM Reply   
6 miles each way right now. 35 miles is the most i'll commute and thinking about moving to start doing it. but 35 miles down here in houston takes 1 hour in the morning and 35 minutes in the evening. if there's a wreck, maybe 1.5 hours in the morning.

i commuted 65 miles each way while in school.
Old    Patrick (jetskiprosx)      Join Date: Aug 2004       07-22-2010, 8:22 PM Reply   
Used to commute 55 miles each way. Did it for almost 2 years and hated every minute of it! You wouldn't think it, but stressful heavy traffic driving is tiring.

I now commute (if I can call it that) 5 miles each way. My drive went from 1hr 15 minutes to 10 minutes. Without trying to sound cheesy, it totally changed my life for the better! Not tired/grumpy when I get home from work. Get to sleep in an hour later and get home an hour earlier. Instead of filling up every 3 days it's every 3 weeks!

I will never commute again!
Old    John Anderson (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       07-22-2010, 8:26 PM Reply   
I used to commute 300' to work. But the company moved it's office 7.5 miles away.
Old    Matt Ritchie (ritchieps190)      Join Date: Aug 2001       07-22-2010, 8:44 PM Reply   
My commute can be as short as 15 feet and as long as 162 miles. Makes for a long day when I have to round trip the 162 mile commute in the same day.
Old    Charlie (mnwakepuck)      Join Date: Jun 2007       07-22-2010, 8:54 PM Reply   
WIsh I had a job right now (recent grad) haha......
Old    Clayton191 (clayton191)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-22-2010, 9:13 PM Reply   
Basically -- 22 foot steps into my office from my bedroom.

Thoughts about working at home? I'd love to share them. Sounds great, it really does -- but its always greener on the other side. Guess what, your personal hygiene goes to ****, you feel paranoid that people are talking about you, plotting against you in the home office, your wife / newborn child will decide to scream, **** themselves, or freak out about laundry during important conference calls. You lose track of cool songs on the radio. Your staff is hard to manage. Your idea of a good time is taking a 15 minute break to check wakeworld hoping SOMEONE wants to talk to you.

I'm not against working at home -- I'm against working for someone else in your own home. If I could feel like I could go to the gym, take lunch, maybe hit up xbox during the day, it'd be a lot better -- but its not. It's stressful sometimes!
[/rant]

Just for clarification - I lead technology for the company I work for -- basically lead / develop software / do product development.
Old    Ed (elc)      Join Date: Jan 2008       07-22-2010, 9:34 PM Reply   
Only about 12 miles but 45 f'n minutes... lovely Socal traffic
Old    Wes (pesos)      Join Date: Oct 2001       07-22-2010, 9:42 PM Reply   
did it for a few years - never again. now i just go downstairs
Old    Chris G. (chris4x4gill2)      Join Date: Sep 2009       07-23-2010, 5:34 AM Reply   
I have 25 miles. Almost all Interstate and no traffic.
Old    Baitkiller (baitkiller)      Join Date: Jan 2010       07-23-2010, 5:44 AM Reply   
I watched my father commute from the AV to Burbank for 15 years. No way baby. Every day is different for me, today is the office, Monday on a plane to new England, home Tuesday and work the local marina the rest of the week.
I hauled ass out of Cali in '85 and haven't looked back.
Old    E.J. (deuce)      Join Date: Mar 2002       07-23-2010, 6:13 AM Reply   
10 miles, takes me about 15 minutes door to door.... I bike commute it in 30 when I ride.....
Old    P A (flattirenotube)      Join Date: May 2007       07-23-2010, 6:35 AM Reply   
100 miles each way. I work construction and for the last year I've been on a project thats pretty far from home. I get compensated for the commute though. Never again though, I should have just moved.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       07-23-2010, 6:45 AM Reply   
25 minutes in the morning, 45 on the way home.

I actually a little commute. give me some time to wake up, caffiene up, little music.

Worked at home for about 4 years. It was great, but as mentioned above, it can be tough.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       07-23-2010, 7:00 AM Reply   
25 miles takes me about 30 mins door to door.... one great think about living in the sticks.... no traffic. I got slowed down today by a ****load of turkeys in the road.

Quote:
give me some time to wake up, caffiene up, little music.
I like it too, just long enough, not to long.... but then again I don't deal with traffic... I hate traffic
Old    John Anderson (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       07-23-2010, 7:40 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by clayton191 View Post
Just for clarification - I lead technology for the company I work for -- basically lead / develop software / do product development.
I worked for myself as a software consultant for 6 years in the tech boom of the 90's. Working at home I found myself playing to much online Age of Empires

But it was so lucrative back then that I could work half a day and make plenty of money. When I got a contract at a local company about 25 miles away, they said I could work at home. But I needed a break from home and chose to drive there every day. It's nice to work with people who are skilled. You can exchange ideas and learn from each other.
Old    Scott (scotthons)      Join Date: Mar 2010       07-23-2010, 7:46 AM Reply   
I used to work in downtown Los Angeles and it was only 18 miles away, but would take anywhere from 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours. I got out of California and now my commute is 7 miles and maybe 12 minutes if I hit too many lights.
Old    A-dub (behindtheboat)      Join Date: Aug 2006       07-23-2010, 7:54 AM Reply   
15-20min, 12-15 miles
Old    Aaron (aarond0083)      Join Date: Apr 2007       07-23-2010, 8:02 AM Reply   
95 miles round trip but only three days a week. I don't hit traffic often so it's usually 45 minutes each way. The other two days I work from home. Ideally for me would be three days at home and two days commuting.
Old    Brian Ferrell (0klahoma_Breakdown)      Join Date: Mar 2010       07-23-2010, 8:04 AM Reply   
32 miles and it is generally a reverse commute. I can do it in 35 minutes in the morning and around 45 in the afternoon.
Old    Matt (duramat)      Join Date: Feb 2008       07-23-2010, 8:10 AM Reply   
I fly 3000 miles to work. Do a 2 week hitch and fly 3000 back.
Old    Richard Coop (mendo247)      Join Date: Mar 2005       07-23-2010, 8:39 AM Reply   
5 Minutes. It has its good and bad qualities. I wouldnt mind a fifteen minute or half hour commute at all. I like being in the car/truck listenning to the radio. I also think that 15-30 minutes really gives you time to wake up on the way and also wind down after work. Sometimes I'll have a bad day at work and when I get home Im still pissed off lol seems like driving 15-30 minutes really calmed me down before I got home lol
Old    Manzo (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       07-23-2010, 8:42 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by clayton191 View Post
Basically -- 22 foot steps into my office from my bedroom.

Thoughts about working at home? I'd love to share them. Sounds great, it really does -- but its always greener on the other side. Guess what, your personal hygiene goes to ****, you feel paranoid that people are talking about you, plotting against you in the home office, your wife / newborn child will decide to scream, **** themselves, or freak out about laundry during important conference calls. You lose track of cool songs on the radio. Your staff is hard to manage. Your idea of a good time is taking a 15 minute break to check wakeworld hoping SOMEONE wants to talk to you.

I'm not against working at home -- I'm against working for someone else in your own home. If I could feel like I could go to the gym, take lunch, maybe hit up xbox during the day, it'd be a lot better -- but its not. It's stressful sometimes!
[/rant]

Just for clarification - I lead technology for the company I work for -- basically lead / develop software / do product development.
^^ Very True

I now have a 12 mile commute to my office, used to work from home. All of my employees work remotely, but with 2 kids, a third on the way, 2 dogs, 2 cats and god knows what else, even having 7k sq ft was not enough room to be able to be productive working from home.
Old    Jay (jay_g)      Join Date: Apr 2006       07-23-2010, 10:25 AM Reply   
I make a right out of my bedroom and a left into my home office. Usually takes about 10 seconds, but sometimes a make a detour to the kitchen for coffee and a bagel
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       07-23-2010, 10:33 AM Reply   
My boss lives in AZ. Every monday he flies to SFO, works mon-thursday, and flies back home friday.
Old    Shane (shane97210)      Join Date: Jan 2007       07-23-2010, 10:40 AM Reply   
I work from home 75% of the time. Like was said above, grass isn't always greener on the other side. i look forward to when i have to drive 30 minutes to our manufacturing facility a day or two a week. The upside of working at home is when its gonna be a boat or golf day, there are no office distractions and i can crank out what i need to get done pretty quickly and get out by noon.

I used to live in DC and commute 12 miles each way that took an hour or so, never again will i do that. That is around 500 hours a year wasted behind the wheel.
Old    Manzo (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       07-23-2010, 10:45 AM Reply   
Quote:
I used to live in DC and commute 12 miles each way that took an hour or so, never again will i do that. That is around 500 hours a year wasted behind the wheel.
Yea, Uhh DC Sucks... My 12 mile commute takes me at most 25 minutes and that is including a stop to grab a couple bagels and a coffee at Brueggers...
Old    Darrel F (95sn)      Join Date: Sep 2005       07-23-2010, 10:49 AM Reply   
Almost a mile. I moved close to avoid a commute.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       07-23-2010, 10:55 AM Reply   
8 miles each way. 15 minutes by car, 25 minutes by bike. I love it. The furthest I'd go is 15 miles. I've gotta be in comfortable range to ride my bike to/from for me to be OK with it.
Old    Bruizza (bruizza)      Join Date: May 2009       07-23-2010, 12:20 PM Reply   
I am the same as guido 8 miles each way and it takes 15 minutes.
Old    Brett (bmcgee)      Join Date: Nov 2007       07-23-2010, 12:36 PM Reply   
I'll agree to the morning drive gives you time to wake up. The ride home can go either way. If I had a bad day at work, I can get pretty frustrated with the traffic. On a good day I can make the 70 mile drive in about an hour and 15 minutes, but road construction has been slowing me down a bit for the last month or so. On my way in in this morning I counted 31 miles of construction zones divided up over the 3 highways I take to get here.
Old    Buzz (buzz_grande)      Join Date: Mar 2004       07-23-2010, 12:48 PM Reply   
I have been commuting 28 miles each way for a while now. From small town inland, to the very busy beach area in San Diego. Moving in a few days another 19 miles farther out into the mountails. Not too bad because I ride my motorcycle. Great on gas, fun mountain roads, great when I hit the rush hour traffic, great when the beach roads are all jammed up, great when the parking lots are closed due to crowding, etc.
Old    Racer #5 Team Capt (bond)      Join Date: Nov 2002       07-23-2010, 3:14 PM Reply   
Three - (3) blocks & loven it...
Old    DRA-Doug (load)      Join Date: Jul 2003       07-23-2010, 3:58 PM Reply   
30 miles each way, 45 minutes to 1hr mostly. of course only 15 minutes to the Delta though.
Old    Steve - O (misteve)      Join Date: Aug 2007       07-25-2010, 2:37 PM Reply   
10 miles, 15-20 min
Old    Jos (jtnz)      Join Date: Sep 2007       07-25-2010, 4:59 PM Reply   
About 5 miles most days, no traffic at all I live in a rural area. Some days if I go to see customers I might have between a half hour to hour and a half crawl in the traffic to get home though, I try to avoid going to town in the morning...
Old    Jason G (jason_ssr)      Join Date: Apr 2001       07-26-2010, 7:10 AM Reply   
35 miles each way. Worth it for me to get away from the city. Im in a quiet subdivision now. Im looking at rural land at about the same distance from work (other side of town). I dont mind the commute in exchange for the tranquility at home.
Old    Andrea Ensminger (parkgirl)      Join Date: Nov 2001       07-26-2010, 9:58 AM Reply   
17 miles, 25-30 minutes. Like Jarrod I enjoy it, time to wake-up on the way, and unwind on the drive home. 5 minutes from the Delta.
Old    Nick Heckerson (kstateskier)      Join Date: May 2002       07-26-2010, 11:53 AM Reply   
22 miles in 30 minutes. Did the 55 mile commute each way for over a year and it was no fun. From one side of St. Louis to another when one of the main east west roads was closed, no fun at all.
Old    Eubanks (eubanks01)      Join Date: Jun 2001       07-26-2010, 3:35 PM Reply   
22 miles. With no traffic it can be done in 20 minutes. But I take the train so the total time (parking, walking, waiting, riding, walking, etc.) is about 55 minutues door-to-door. Driving on a bad day can be 1.5 hours but typical traffic day driving is an hour.

I would love to work closer to home at some point. Not driving is relaxing, but there is something nice about being in a car by yourself to start and wind down your day.
Old     (fatsac)      Join Date: Jun 2004       07-27-2010, 11:22 AM Reply   
2.5 miles and I never see the highway...heaven!
The one aspect I really notice is feeling overwhelmed the rare occassion I'm in heavy traffic or on the freeway.
Leaving for a 2500 mile road trip this Thursday, so I'm sure it'll shake the cobwebs out!
Old    Paul (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       07-28-2010, 7:37 AM Reply   
1 mile.
Old    Manzo (zo1)      Join Date: Aug 2002       07-28-2010, 12:23 PM Reply   
This is awesome, going to look at new office space tomorrow, only 5 miles from home and that five miles only includes 3 stop lights... Hope it pans out!
Old    Justin (newmy79)      Join Date: Jun 2005       07-29-2010, 8:58 AM Reply   
8 miles one-way, 16 R/T.
Old    Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       07-29-2010, 10:51 AM Reply   
Just found out this maybe a new possibility for me:
Since I have 15 credits to finish I planned on going back to school for a year (have to due to the way things fell).... but where I am working wants to keep me on, so they may have me drop down to 6 or so credits and work for them 2/3 days a week.... that would mean 140miles - 1 way - up to two times a week.
Old    nEwJ_HoSeR (tinytdubb)      Join Date: Jul 2007       07-30-2010, 10:44 AM Reply   
10-15 minutes each way on my bike 5 times a months. Can't beat it.
Old    JBC (bcoppinger)      Join Date: Sep 2002       07-30-2010, 11:15 AM Reply   
47 miles each way.
Old    Ozark King (onthewatermo)      Join Date: Jan 2008       07-30-2010, 11:31 AM Reply   
20 miles all highway if I go by land and I cross two bridges over Lake Ozark/pass the performance powerboat shop or 1 mile by water with a 5 mile bike ride after.
Old    Nick B (iridelow1998)      Join Date: Jun 2006       07-30-2010, 5:45 PM Reply   
25 miles = 1/2 hour drive time each way 3 days a week

Last edited by iridelow1998; 07-30-2010 at 5:46 PM. Reason: added info
Old    Cory D (cadunkle)      Join Date: Jul 2009       08-02-2010, 12:06 PM Reply   
3 miles round trip.

Years ago I used to do 165 miles round trip. If I left 10 mins earlier from home I'd get to work 45 minutes sooner, missing the worst traffic of the drive (had to go through the city). lol
Old    Forrest (wazzy)      Join Date: Nov 2001       08-04-2010, 10:14 AM Reply   
used to be roughly 1 mile each way. but now with this new company its 67 miles each way.
Old    Jon Matrix (jonnymatrix5)      Join Date: Jul 2010       08-04-2010, 10:33 AM Reply   
3 mins each way.... walking! I love my commute!
Old    Johnny Zero (dirtrider)      Join Date: Sep 2008       08-04-2010, 10:45 AM Reply   
54 Miles each way.
Takes about 45 minutes to an hour each way.
Doesn't bother me but I don't want to do it forever.

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