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

@ESKARENA1 (18299)
April 10, 2007 4:09pm CST
If you have to travel, then this is obligated time, shouldnt we be getting paid for that?
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@mrsturner (519)
• Canada
10 Apr 07
I don't think that that would be very practical for the employer. If they made that a law, then they would also have to allow a boss to require you to live within a certain distance from the jobsite so there wouldn't be so much lost productivity.
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
10 Apr 07
very good point. I still think if your time belongs to an employer they should be paying for it
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@tess1960 (2386)
• United States
10 Apr 07
Oh how I agree wqith that. And some jobs do require a person to live within in a certain distance, such as city and county jobs. My hubby and I are in city and county jobs. We are required to live within a certain distance of the city or county. It used to be within the county limits for him but they changed it and it goes out into some lying small towns. I think we should get paid if we are rew=quired to be in at our desks early. That is how it is at my office. Some factories are like that too. My dson-in-law is required to be there 15 min. early for shift. He gets a mark if he is not. He got 1 and now goes in 30 min. early to be sure to be on time. But he does not get paid extra, cheapskates.
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
11 Apr 07
ive just got home from a 12 hour shift i left my home and therefore entered obligated time at 6.30 Am, it is now 6.45 pm and im just home. For this marathon stint i will get paid for 6 hours. Something somewhere is wrong
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
10 Apr 07
about 2 seconds..i walk from my bedroom to the living room...i do child care in my home...my husband drives about an hour each way..i'd be happy if they just paid mileage...
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@MakDomMom (1474)
• United States
10 Apr 07
I now work from home so I don't have any travel time. But prior to this oppertunity - I drove 30 minutes each way to and from work. I felt like I should have been paid for that time too - but then I choose to accept the job and knew I would have to drive.
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@UAkshay (72)
10 Apr 07
Ya I do think we should start getting paid for this obligated time. But its some of the co's policy & left to them to pay or not for the obligated time
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
11 Apr 07
if it is left to them they certainly wont do it until they cant get people to do the job any other way
@Bizziebod (3526)
11 Apr 07
Hi, I'm quite lucky as I work for myself so can avoid rush hours like the plague. I've got my office about 6 miles away and it take about 15 minutes to get to work. Bizzarrely enough I used to have employment within about 300 yards of my office and had to start work at 9 in the morning. With the traffic it used to take anything from half an hour and at the extreme it has taken me an hour and a half. I don't think we should get paid for travel as it is really your choice as where you want to work. Brightest Blessings!
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@derek_a (10902)
11 Apr 07
It takes me 30 seconds to get to work. Or as long as it takes me to climb the stairs to my home office :-) Maybe I should be getting paid for it, I'll have to threaten myself with industrial action. ;-)
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• Lincoln, Nebraska
11 Apr 07
It takes me about twenty minutes. There is a way to count mileage for going to work and deduct it from your taxes if you register a certain tax status so that all your income is considered sub-contracting.
@Rachelg (221)
• United States
10 Apr 07
It takes me exactly 0 mins. I'm a mom and housewife, so I wake up at work...lol I know my husband drives his own unit to and from work, so it is like the sheriffs office is paying for the transit. Which is totally cool, and fine by me!!!!
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• United States
10 Apr 07
It only takes me five minutes each way. I love that I live so close to where I work because, although I enjoy driving for the most part, I don't like wasting a big part of my weekday commuting to and from work.
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