Commute to work, how long is acceptable? Page 9

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  • Salaman 19 Apr 2013 10:59:47 21,966 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 12:12:03 565 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.
  • Jeepers 19 Apr 2013 12:33:28 15,438 posts
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    Pussies. 5.5 hours per day.

    Although I wfh twice a week.
  • Deleted user 19 April 2013 12:38:07
    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 11,597 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 1,432 posts
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    Kafeen wrote:
    Until recently, I spend around 2 months commuting
    That's too far
    /somebody had to
  • Salaman 19 Apr 2013 13:34:34 21,966 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.
  • Tonka 29 Jan 2016 12:23:23 24,705 posts
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    I commute by train to work. There's a guy I see on the train quite often. About 25 I'd say. For some reason I've always felt sorry for him. He seems lonely and shy and geeky.

    This morning as I walked on the train I saw him kiss a girl goodbye as she got off the train. Looks like he got himself a girlfriend. Quite the looker at that.

    It made me happy for him and my day better. Weird how the lives of complete strangers can get to you.
  • anephric 29 Jan 2016 12:41:01 2,347 posts
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    These days I exist purely on schadenfreude.

    I work in Derby and have to make the occasional BORING trek down to Westminster for BORING civil service bollocks, and there's people on East Midlands trains commuting from Nottingham to London EVERY DAY.

    Fuck that for a game of soldiers.
  • rockavitch 29 Jan 2016 12:58:50 895 posts
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    5 min walk to train and a 4 min journey. So not bad at all. Could walk but it's been pretty much constantly wet in Belfast for the last 3 or 4 thousand years. Also only 1.50 for a return (yet it's 1.60 for a single) so can't complain.
  • Unclebenny 29 Jan 2016 13:00:58 840 posts
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    I drive an hour each way round the M25......







    I wouldn't recommend it.
  • Tonka 29 Jan 2016 13:05:39 24,705 posts
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    Mowgli? Is that you?
  • PES_Fanboy Funniest Forumite, 2015 29 Jan 2016 13:08:32 39,875 posts
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    No, Mowgli is older than 25
  • neilka 29 Jan 2016 13:15:48 18,989 posts
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    And they don't make train doors that wide.
  • Salaman 29 Jan 2016 13:21:03 21,966 posts
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    lol

    Current commute: 15 minutes by car each way. Yaaay!
  • drhickman1983 29 Jan 2016 13:22:44 4,099 posts
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    Currently takes me an hour to walk to work and an hour back.

    Quite like it when it isn't raining.

    Edited by drhickman1983 at 13:23:03 29-01-2016
  • CosmicFuzz 29 Jan 2016 13:23:46 30,880 posts
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    NovaMan is going for most cynical poster 2016 ;)
  • Rivuzu 29 Jan 2016 13:24:51 14,679 posts
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    20 minute walk to the station, hour train journey, 20 minute walk home/work.

    Including frequent delays, call it two hours each way. Every day. Five days a week.
  • SolidSCB 29 Jan 2016 13:24:54 9,663 posts
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    I'm about a 20 minute leisurely stroll each way. I don't even bother driving it's so close.

    If my work ever changed location to somewhere that made my commute silly, I'd honestly go and find something closer, even if it meant taking a significant hit on what I earn. My free time is far more important to me. I get miserable very quickly if I'm not getting the time and space I need out of working hours.
  • PES_Fanboy Funniest Forumite, 2015 29 Jan 2016 13:25:41 39,875 posts
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    Pointless, his account will be toast by April
  • THFourteen 29 Jan 2016 13:26:09 41,587 posts
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    Odd bump.

    50mins door to door, one train and one tube.

    If I take a slower train it takes an hour but I definitely get a seat and sit and play on the iPad so actually it's bonus me time
  • Ziz0u 29 Jan 2016 13:26:52 10,858 posts
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    15 minute drive in the morning to work. 25 minute drive home.

    I prefer it to working from home and having a 5 second commute from my bed to my desk.
  • the_milkybar_kid 29 Jan 2016 13:30:14 4,196 posts
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    My commute is a little circle round one side of the city. From work to the gym first thing in the morning takes 6-7 minutes, from there to work it's about 10 minutes in traffic, then from work to home on a good run I can do it in 6 minutes, mostly about 10 minutes though.

    So roughly about 25 minutes a day.
  • quadfather 29 Jan 2016 13:33:44 23,447 posts
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    Hour in the car there, so 2 hours round trip per day. But it's country-ish roads for the most so at least it moves

    Except the tractors. My, how I hate tractors now.
  • Goban 29 Jan 2016 13:40:28 9,818 posts
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    Currently 0 as I work at home.

    For me, anything over an hour would be unacceptable.
  • Mekanik 29 Jan 2016 13:42:11 4,409 posts
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    quadfather wrote:
    Hour in the car there, so 2 hours round trip per day. But it's country-ish roads for the most so at least it moves

    Except the tractors. My, how I hate tractors now.
    Hah. Pretty much the same as me. 1 hour each way on country roads. Great when theres no tractors/people scared shitless of driving at more than 50% of the speed limit.

    Bought a decent car recently so at least the drive is fun, to a point.
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