How long does it take you each day to drive to work?

@kiran1978 (4137)
Australia
February 19, 2008 6:45pm CST
To get to work each day it takes me 50 minutes, at times I find it really hard driving this distance everyday. But i do love my job, teaching. If I did not enjoy my job there is noway I would drive this far everyday for work. As one - it is nearly 2 hours out of my day on driving, more fuel each week and maintence on car. So how long does it take you to get to work? What is most amount of time you would drive to get to work? Do you travel by car, bus, train or walk to work?
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@lightningd (1041)
• United States
20 Feb 08
Well, I guess how long it takes me depends on the day. Some days, I have about a 30 second walk to the barn. Other days, I have a 3 hour drive to an event. I train horses here at home, and I am also an equine massage therapist, so I go to some weekend events, where I will work two or three days from sun up to sun down. I sometimes have clients bring their horses to me to massage here at the ranch. But for the most part, I work here at the ranch so my work is about 30 seconds away. This time of year, I work less, because of the weather, but during the summer, I'll be out at the barn with the horses most of the day. And yes, I love my job (most of the time). The last couple days have been rather tiring, as it was time to do the barn cleaning. That is a dirty, dusty, not so fun part of my work, but, by doing it now, when it's still fairly cold, the smell is less, which is a plus. But the barn is just about ready for spring. I've still got some work to do, but that is not going to get done tomorrow.. we're going from our high of 45 yesterday and today to a high of 18 degrees tomorrow. Betting I spend most of my day in the house!!! (note I said "most" because there's still chores that have to be done for the horses) The only downfall is there's not many days off around here. But it sure beats commuting to a job and a boss. I'm my boss, and I wouldn't trade it for a million dollars!
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@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
20 Feb 08
That would be a great job working with horses, sounds fun. 30 second walk to the barn that is not bad!! Atleast in your job you have a variety of tasks, which will always keep you amused. Thanks for your story.
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@vipulchawla (2220)
• India
20 Feb 08
So you are a teacher by profession..thats nice to hear that you enjoy teaching.. I have recently started working .. about 6 months ago. For the first 4 months i used to stay in the company campus itself during the training period.. so there was no headache of travelling.. Then i got posted to a different city where the company's campus is about 17 kms far from the main city..I had been living at my cousin's place till now.. Though i have not decided where to take a flat.. but it would be a result in either case ..if a take a flat near the company campus or near the city... I have to bring my bike too.. I love riding my bike so i dont mind travelling for an hour..Earlier i used to go to Delhi from Noida ..by my bike which would take me about 50 mins due to traffic.. I hate travelling by bus..Infact i loved my ride of over 140 kms which i made from Delhi to my hometown.. So i think i wont mind travelling to my office unless and until there is a time constraint...So that i wont have to get up early in the morning..
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
20 Feb 08
Yes I do love teaching, wouldn't trade my job for any other. Where is it that you have started working at? What a great way to travel to work, by bike, good exercise and wind down to the day. I would love to do that option but my work is too far away and I have to take kids to daycare on the way, they won't all fit on my bike, lol. Thanks for your response, happy riding!!
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• India
21 Feb 08
I work in an IT company in India.. and you must ne knowing the condition of Indian traffic.. Well y dont you buy urself a car..Or find urself a mate who can drive you to office.. Hard luck.. If i would have been there i would use to drop you to office on my bike..
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@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
23 Feb 08
I have my own car, not sure if you misunderstood my last response. I was just saying riding a bike to work would be a fun way to travel. Thanks again for your response. Have a great day.
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@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
20 Feb 08
Hi Kiran ah what a discussion may be good for those who are living very near to their work place i use car to go to work and its about 60Km from My work place and it took me 60-70 mins to reach home. sure its extra use of fuel and car maintaince too well i like my job and other thing i have no option other than that as all industry is away from where i live so it seems we are 2 of same kind Take care
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@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
20 Feb 08
Hi cupid, just aswell you enjoy your job, otherwise 60 minutes to work each day would get very tiresome. Thanks for your reply. Drive safely :))
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@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
20 Feb 08
Hi Kiran thanks for ur wishes yeah i like my job, its nice and ever changing job but it need lot of time too well, what else i sent u a message and waiting for reply of same, pls look into that Take care
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@Saicows (113)
• Brazil
20 Feb 08
Well I travel by bus and subway and i think its nearly one hours to go, and other hour to come back. Not much but here on Brazil, at 6 pm, all the buses and subways are full...
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
21 Feb 08
Hi Saicows, that is a fair bit of travel. I guess though it is big city. Thanks for your response.
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@Saicows (113)
• Brazil
21 Feb 08
Yeah, São Paulo is the biggest city of South America.
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• Philippines
20 Feb 08
The amount of time spent in getting to work greatly depends on what mode of transportation I am using. :) Whenever I commute using a public utility vehicle, usually it's 30 minutes. When I get a cab, it's less than 20 minutes and when I get my dad to drive me for work, its more or less 15 minutes. Am happy cos Ive never been late to whichever mode of transportation I am settled at. :)
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
20 Feb 08
Hi blogger, thanks for your response. 30 minutes is not too long luckily to get to work. Must be hnady when your dad drives you to work shortening the trip by half.
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@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
20 Feb 08
i experience different kinds of job, sometimes i travel by bus and walk...it is difficult to work like this but because you love your work it doesn't matter...i have also a good or nice job, my co-workers said that i am lucky that i have that kind of work but i decided to a voluntary resignation because i didn't love my work...so now i am a student again and do managing my own business....i am happy now...maybe this is my line or shall we say my world...
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@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
20 Feb 08
Managing your own business, that sounds like a good world to be living in. That is also one of my goals one day, to manage my own tutoring business. You are right when you love your work it does not matter how you get there or length of time. All the best in your new business. By the way I tried checking out your link that you messaged, did not work, I will try again later.
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@Treezy (115)
• United States
20 Feb 08
I get out the bed and walk 10 feet and get on the computer and network all day simple and easy money while i watch my son and tske care of him
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@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
20 Feb 08
Awesome, 10 feet to get to work, that's the lifestyle. Thanks for your response.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
20 Feb 08
I drive my own car and it only takes about five minutes as I live very close to where I work. So I am very lucky!
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@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
20 Feb 08
Ahhhhhh that would be nice, you can have extra sleep in, in the mornings. Thanks for your response.
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@lnkzi62 (60)
• Indonesia
21 Feb 08
normally, it will take about 30 minutes for me to get to work by driving a car. but during rush hour, it can take me an hour of driving. Of course, driving my own car will cost me more than taking a public transportation but I can save much time. that's why i prefer to drive a car that I still can drop my son to his school on my way to work.
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
21 Feb 08
I would much rather drive a car to work too, as it saves alot of time, you don't have to wait around for public transport. Plus you can also sit in comfort and listen to music rather then being cramped in a train or bus. Thanks for your response.
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@smints8985 (1595)
• United States
20 Feb 08
It would take me around 15 minutes to get to work by car, if I were to take the bus it would take me an hour to arrive, plus to 20 minutes walk inside going to the office.
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@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
21 Feb 08
So you live faily close to work, that would be nice, having extra time in morning as long as u took the car to work each day. I don't like to catch buses, they take too long. Thanks for your response.
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• United States
20 Feb 08
I don't have to get out of bed at any given time and I don't have to drive to work because I am retired. When I did work it took me between 10 and 15 minutes to get to work depending on the traffic. But now that I am retired I am busier than I was when I was working for a living.
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@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
20 Feb 08
Good to keep yourself busy, hopefully doing things you enjoy. Thanks for your story. Have a great day.
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• United States
20 Feb 08
it takes about 20 minutes and I drive a van which sucks because gas is so high. But we have to do what we have to do..
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• Estonia
20 Feb 08
It is also from 50 mins to 1 hour to get to work in my case. And this happens every day. I really hate it:-)
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@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
20 Feb 08
It take me 0 hours 0 minutes and 0 seconds to drive to work. I am a stay at home mom so I am already at my place of work when I wake up in the morning. My work is taking care of my kids all day long and cleaning the house.
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• Egypt
20 Feb 08
i dont work i go to college it takes me like an hour !!
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• United States
20 Feb 08
I enjoy driving. It's nice being alone with music and a relaxing seat. I would look at that as the upside of a work day.
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@littleowl (7157)
23 Feb 08
hi kiran unfortunatley i do not drive so am unable to comment on this subject,but do admire your dedication to your work and the amount of time you take each day to get there--i do ave to ask what do you teach? you must be on maternity leave now the baby is so near to be born? blessings littleowl
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
23 Feb 08
Hi littleowl, thanks for your admiration. I teach primary school children all subject areas. I particularly like teaching English, I am passionate about it. But I also teach maths, SOse, Science, Art, etc. Unfortunately I am not on maternity leave as i was on a contract, my contract just finished before end of year. To get maternity leave you have to be working consistently for last 12 months and since I have moved a few times last year I had lots of diffent contracts and different schools therefore sadly no maternity leave for me. Doing it tough financially at the moment. Thanks for your response
@jb_vete (323)
• Philippines
20 Feb 08
Hi Kiran! Fortunately for me, my workplace is just a block away from my rented room. It's just a walking distance giving me 5 minute walk vise versa. I find it convenient for me and stress free specially when there are times like transport strikes. I don't worry about those anymore especially because strikes really happen here in the Philippines.