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  • Red-Moose 5 Jan 2009 15:47:31 5,346 posts
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    Or that thing they had in Top Gear when they went to Japan to test the GTR, a tiny bike with little wheels.
  • w00t 5 Jan 2009 15:48:05 11,079 posts
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    Mine is about 15 minutes in, about 25 minutes back.

    I did spend 2 years doing a total of 5-6 hours a day though :(

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  • nickthegun 5 Jan 2009 15:48:23 59,454 posts
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    An hour and a half would get me thinking, but I could do anything below that.

    Currently its 30 mins (on a good day, 45 on a bad one) there and the same back, which Im pretty happy with.

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  • dr_swin 5 Jan 2009 15:48:33 4,887 posts
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    7 mins each way. (home for lunch as well).

  • StarchildHypocrethes 5 Jan 2009 15:49:08 25,602 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    I'd seriously start thinking about looking for another job. Or better still, Moving.

    I used to commute from Reading to Greenwich every day and it didn't take that long.
    I'd definitely considered moving to London. Unfortunately the increase in cost of living far eclipsed the cost of my transport.

    In the end though it was worth it, as the experience I got there, got me my current job, which is reet cushy :)
  • Hunam 5 Jan 2009 15:50:27 20,674 posts
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    With people travelling vast amounts that take ages, was it because of mortgage and the wifey? I'd imagine moving closer to your job might mean moving further away from hers and well, when you buy a house moving around all the time is probs a pain in the arse mortgage wise?

    I dunno really, I've never owned a house, or rented a house. I did pay rent once, but that was student digs.
  • thefilthandthefury 5 Jan 2009 15:51:28 24,983 posts
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    You've never rented, or owned? Where do you live?
  • Hunam 5 Jan 2009 15:52:27 20,674 posts
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    With my mommy and daddy.
  • w00t 5 Jan 2009 15:53:10 11,079 posts
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    I travelled stupid amounts as the jobs I wanted paid shit and were MILES away, so I had to stay at the parents while I got my foot in the door. All good now, as I earned a decent permanent role at one of them and moved very close, hence the reduced times now.

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  • Mike_Hunt 5 Jan 2009 15:53:24 23,512 posts
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    40 minutes each way. I used to do 3 hours a day so at least it's an improvement. I can't actually get it lower without moving to Yorkshire, a fate worse than death...

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  • deem 5 Jan 2009 15:53:26 31,641 posts
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    I live around 7 miles from work.

    So, about an hour there, and an hour back.

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  • morriss 5 Jan 2009 15:56:46 70,942 posts
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    If all goes to plan my commute time will be zero.
  • Dougs 5 Jan 2009 15:56:58 67,190 posts
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    For 3 days a week, it's a shuffle downstairs to my office. For the other 2 days, it's 4-4.5 hours a day. If things go really tits up (as in I can't woprk from home anymore), it's a 7hr+ commute a day.
  • nickthegun 5 Jan 2009 15:58:47 59,454 posts
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    morriss wrote:
    If all goes to plan my commute time will be zero.

    As much as I enjoy occasionally working from home, I think it would ultimately drive me mental.

    EDIT: Unless you are planning on giving up work and getting on the 'nash.

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  • Hunam 5 Jan 2009 16:00:29 20,674 posts
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    I wouldn't like to work from home really. Have enough trouble doing uni work at home, specially as I'm still putting off an essay for hand in tomorrow.
  • thefilthandthefury 5 Jan 2009 16:01:13 24,983 posts
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    If I 'worked from home' I'd just play Fallout all day.
  • askew 5 Jan 2009 16:01:45 12,166 posts
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    Mike_Hunt wrote:
    40 minutes each way. I used to do 3 hours a day so at least it's an improvement. I can't actually get it lower without moving to Yorkshire, a fate worse than death...

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    A Lancashire man I presume?
  • RedboX 5 Jan 2009 16:03:23 2,431 posts
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    Mike_Hunt wrote:
    I can't actually get it lower without moving to Yorkshire, a fate worse than death...

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    For christ sake DONT DO IT!!!

    take it from someone who did just that and now regrets it hugely...
  • Dougs 5 Jan 2009 16:03:24 67,190 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    As much as I enjoy occasionally working from home, I think it would ultimately drive me mental.


    Which is why doing both is the best of both worlds. It can be tough, couldn't do 5 days though
  • El_MUERkO 5 Jan 2009 16:05:29 16,975 posts
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    getting home awake and alert before 6pm can never be underestimated, i happily paid a fortune in rent to live a 20 minute walk from work allowing me to get up at 8:15 and be in on time while getting home before 6pm most evening

    getting home and not feeling tired is brilliant, "the evening is mine!" i cried as i frolicked naked in the grass, unfortunately i had to move away shortly after that and now i have a 3 hour round trip :(
  • gareth886 5 Jan 2009 16:07:20 2,841 posts
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    I commute 1 hour each way. When I tell people that it takes me an hour getting to work the think I'm crazy. The journey doesn't really bother me anymore.

    Ideally though I would like a nice 20 min each way commute.
  • RedboX 5 Jan 2009 16:13:40 2,431 posts
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    I used to be able to walk to work, in less than 5 minutes.. However as a result I'm now trapped in Yorkshire.

    On of my co-workers used to live in Clackton on Sea and comute into central london (Regent Street) every day, it whould take him upto 3 hours each way, Im so glad it was'nt me.
  • Dougs 5 Jan 2009 16:14:08 67,190 posts
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    Whn I used to work in the job centre, I used to insist that people went for jobs an hour away. Some were utterly appalled that they should have to travel that far. Work shy cunts shut up when I pointed out about half the staff that regularly came in from far awy.
  • Tiger_Walts 5 Jan 2009 16:16:36 16,587 posts
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    About an hour each way, but I don't really waste it. I listen to podcasts all the way and half of the time is spent walking which is my exercise for the day. The train is 20 to 25 minutes and the remainding time is waiting for the train.

    I could go door to door by bus, no changes at all but... it's only marginally cheaper, 20 minutes longer and I'd probably put a lot of weight on.

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  • yupyup 5 Jan 2009 16:17:29 3,680 posts
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    5 mins there and back, nothing like belting out a few songs in Rock Band over lunch \o/

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  • otto Moderator 5 Jan 2009 16:21:27 49,314 posts
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    Up until last year, 12 minutes each way on my bike. \o/

    Since this time last year, 4 hours each way. :(

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  • DocX 5 Jan 2009 16:21:41 1,963 posts
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    About two and a half hours a day by car. It does get on my tits somewhat, but I'd hate to move near to this scumpit (we're happily settled where we are anyway) and there aren't many options closer to home. I like my job, but the commute is one thing that pisses me off about it.
  • mcmonkeyplc 5 Jan 2009 16:22:29 39,440 posts
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    otto wrote:
    Up until last year, 12 minutes each way on my bike. \o/

    Since this time last year, 4 hours each way. :(

    You waste my money commuting to Brussels?! For shame! Go buy a house with my money! I demand it.

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  • rudedudejude 5 Jan 2009 16:22:55 2,162 posts
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    Yorkshire here too woooop!

    Between 20 - 40 minutes each way.
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