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  • Salaman 19 Apr 2013 10:59:47 18,957 posts
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    mowgli wrote:
    Oh and handed in notice for flat, we are moving down to engerland in June and thus the horrible commute will start. But boss seems fine with it and currently plan to get train up - stay for two nights - train down. Not too bad.
    When's your driving test? And is there enough time for a second attempt should you fail it the first time?
  • Kafeen 19 Apr 2013 12:12:03 552 posts
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    Until recently, I spend around 2 months commuting 2 hours each way. 30 minute walk to the train station, 1 hour on the train, 15 minute walk to the office, plus some waiting time for trains. A few times they cancelled the train home too and it was a 1 hour wait for the next one.

    Now I've managed to arrange a lift so its about 40-45 minutes by car.
  • Shikasama 19 Apr 2013 12:21:25 6,741 posts
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    Kafeen wrote:
    Until recently, I spend around 2 months commuting 2 hours each way. 30 minute walk to the train station, 1 hour on the train, 15 minute walk to the office, plus some waiting time for trains. A few times they cancelled the train home too and it was a 1 hour wait for the next one.

    Now I've managed to arrange a lift so its about 40-45 minutes by car.
    That sounds awful
  • Jeepers 19 Apr 2013 12:33:28 13,174 posts
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    Pussies. 5.5 hours per day.

    Although I wfh twice a week.
  • Physically_Insane 19 Apr 2013 12:38:07 8,754 posts
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    4 hours a day. It kills me.
  • RobTheBuilder 19 Apr 2013 12:47:23 6,521 posts
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    I did an hour and 45 ish commute for ten months and it was horrible.

    15 min walk to train, hour on crowded cattle quality East Midlands train, ten min walk to bus, twenty minute bus ride. Meant leaving at 7am and getting home at 7pm (if I left 5 mins early)

    It also cost as much as a cheap flat in the place I was commuting to..!

    Edited by RobTheBuilder at 12:48:08 19-04-2013
  • Benno 19 Apr 2013 12:52:41 9,840 posts
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    I live a 4 minute walk from work. Its lovely. Although its only ever going to get worse from here :(
  • Deleted user 19 April 2013 13:01:14
    Salaman wrote:
    mowgli wrote:
    Oh and handed in notice for flat, we are moving down to engerland in June and thus the horrible commute will start. But boss seems fine with it and currently plan to get train up - stay for two nights - train down. Not too bad.
    When's your driving test? And is there enough time for a second attempt should you fail it the first time?
    Don't have it booked yet as I haven't been able to do lessons. I don't need to until October really.

    Edited by mowgli at 13:11:11 19-04-2013
  • sickpuppysoftware 19 Apr 2013 13:09:18 1,324 posts
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    Kafeen wrote:
    Until recently, I spend around 2 months commuting
    That's too far
    /somebody had to

    You cannot stop me with paramecium alone!

  • Salaman 19 Apr 2013 13:34:34 18,957 posts
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    mowgli wrote:
    Salaman wrote:
    mowgli wrote:
    Oh and handed in notice for flat, we are moving down to engerland in June and thus the horrible commute will start. But boss seems fine with it and currently plan to get train up - stay for two nights - train down. Not too bad.
    When's your driving test? And is there enough time for a second attempt should you fail it the first time?
    Don't have it booked yet as I haven't been able to do lessons. I don't need to until October really.
    Ah I mis-read that as moving down in June and I assumed you'd need a car by June. Plenty of time to get yourself sorted then.
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