What time you go outside your house for Work?

United States
January 13, 2010 11:05am CST
It's chilling cold here. I need to go out and drive for work. I hate this thing but for now, it is not under my control. lol. My work starts at 7:30 so I need tostart driving by 7 in the morning. I don't want to be late, I wanted to avoid traffic jams etc.
7 responses
@minx267 (14551)
• Hartford, Connecticut
14 Jan 10
I go to work at 10:30 or 11:00 PM and I get home at about 8:00am It's very cold when I leave the house.. and often hasn't warmed up much by the time I get home. :-(
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• United States
17 Jan 10
Oh dear, I feel you. I have not tried working those hours, even though there were chances that they might asked me to work night shift when I was working as a CNA. Yeah it's hard to go out side from a warm home and walk through your car and leave for work. But maybe you are adjusted with that kid of situation,right?
@minx267 (14551)
• Hartford, Connecticut
18 Jan 10
yes, I have been doing this for 11 years now- I am quite adjusted to it!
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
17 Jan 10
I'm in the morning shift for the past 5 years of my work (6am-3pm). Had to get-up early in the morning around 3:30am for the preparations of our family breakfast, snacks etc. In this months of the year, the snow over China is already melting and wind blows the cold wind here in our country. Therefore, this is the time of the year were it is colder and waking-up early is difficult. But no matter how cold it is, we should to continue getting-up early or suffer its consequences.
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• United States
17 Jan 10
Hi fulltanks. That is too early for me to get up and prepare breakfast for the family. But you know, when I was in my home country, I used to get up early because my grands woke up too early and they used to prepare hot tea or coffee and bread. My grandma worked too early in the kitchen and even sweep the floor that early. Sorry about the cold weather in your country. I know you are getting used to it are pretty much adjusted. Thanks for your response.
• United States
13 Jan 10
I walk outside my house a little after 8AM. I have to be at work at 8:30 and it only takes me a few minutes to get to work so I don't have to worry about driving long distances or anything. However it's still freezing cold when I get outside in the morning and I have to fight with defrosting my car. I wish I didn't need to though. It's all a pain in the butt.
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• United States
17 Jan 10
Hehehe. Your post made me laugh at the end. I had also tried working close to my apartment and enjoyed that benefit of not waking up too early because it was just around 5 minutes. I always feel lucky about it and some of myco-workers told me so. Colds are hard to conquer. Just wear eonugh clothing and be comfortable.
@taraelocin (1140)
13 Jan 10
I leave about 7:45. Just like you I try to avoid the traffic which gets quite bad if I leave after 8. It adds at least half an hour to my journey. So I rather get to work earlier and work a bit more than sitting in a traffic jam!
• United States
17 Jan 10
Hi Tara You are right of leavingearly for work so as not to be caught by taffic jam. There are also times that there were car accidents or road under constructions thatmight worsen the situation. Better to make sure you are safe and sound. Thank you for your response.
@PastorP (1174)
• United States
13 Jan 10
Hi alohagems100 . I work from home, but there many times I must leave. Seldom is it at 7am. However, in today's rotten economy, I encourage you to be grateful to God you have something.
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• United States
17 Jan 10
Hi Pastor, Thank you so much for the encouragements. Yes you are right, I was'nt thinking about being grateful to God from all the blessings that I received. I know some people are struggling to get some jobs while I have a very good job with good benefits from my future. God bless you.
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
13 Jan 10
I have to be at work at 8:00 am which is fine because I only live less than five minutes away from work. Now that the weather is cold and the road could be bad I do need to start up the car and clean off the ice and snow so I am usually out there around 7:35 to make sure everything is okay and ready so I won't be late. My friend was traveling an hour and 15 minutes away from home to work when the weather was good. Now they moved closer but still must drive 25 minutes to work whent he roads are clear. I am pretty lucky I think.
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• United States
17 Jan 10
Hi vicki, I was stuck with my other discussions and failed to response this topic. Anyways, better late than never. My first work in the city was also a five minutes walk and I even start leaving from the house 10 minutes before 7 am. Yes it was pretty early. I worked as a CNA in a long term facility. Now I changed job and I need to drive 10 minutes at most.
• China
15 Jan 10
i usually get up at 8 am and go to work at 8:20 am though i was required by my boss at 8 am because my boss himself comes late everyday. And he never blames me on this issue. haha, i'm feeling cool.
• United States
17 Jan 10
Hey Jamie, you are lucky for having boss like that. But take note, he might be observing you. It is okay for the boss to be late but not with the employee. If you love your job, be punctual. Just my two cents.