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What's your work commute like?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Davidko19, May 17, 2010.

  1. Big Pun

    Big Pun Senior member

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    5 minute drive, to both jobs.
     
  2. BDC2823

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    Yea but I know no one in OC. Im sure I can just hit the gym after work or something. Im an LA guy (well, long beach right now)
    I'd probably do the gym thing if I had the commute. I just workout at home as is. I've done the Long Beach to Orange drive in the morning to work and right after work (going to and from a friends house) and it really isn't that bad. The 22 (at least when I did it a few times a year or so ago) is normally a good freeway to drive on and traffic isn't that bad. It's nowhere near as bad as the 405 or 5. Edit: Above post is in comparison of the 22 versus other freeways in the area. Commuting still sucks no matter what.
     
  3. Robertito

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    I'm on tour with a show at the moment, so I'll have to get from Madison, WI, sunday evening to Costa Mesa, CA, tuesday afternoon. It's not usually that bad, and yes, the job is worth it.
     
  4. BDC2823

    BDC2823 Senior member

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    I'm on tour with a show at the moment, so I'll have to get from Madison, WI, sunday evening to Costa Mesa, CA, tuesday afternoon. It's not usually that bad, and yes, the job is worth it.

    what show?
     
  5. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    It's actually Tustin to Orange and from the Tustin/Orange border. I'm only on the 55 for a mile to get onto the 22 for a couple exits so it is against traffic in the morning. Plus both work and office are right off the freeways. So 8 minutes is being conservative as it doesn't normally take that long. Anaheim would be fine too as it is again against traffic if getting on the 57 or even the 5 for a couple exits.

    Going home, I get on the 22 (office is right next to the onramp) and get off on the second exit before the 55 so I don't hit traffic except for a minute or two because people don't know how to merge onto the freeway.



    oh ok i thought you were off edinger somewhere , taking the 55 to 5 to disneyland area.
    wow, you have a nice commute.
    i shun people like you.
     
  6. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    Im already on the road about 2 hours a day for a contract job. Sucks, yea, but its life. Im gonna wait and see what the offer is to determine if its a cant miss opportunity. Cant say any other interviews have come up since Ive been job hunting for a 2 months, so if this is a full time job with bennies Id probably be a fool to turn it down over something like drive time.

    I must have read in haste. I thought you had a full-time job already and were considering an unsolicited offer to move elsewhere. Sure, if you're looking for a full-time job, and this is your only prospect, then this won't absolutely kill you. Not an ideal circumstance, but you do what you go to do these days. Gym after work is a good idea.
     
  7. sho'nuff

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    you work in an absolutely nice area, teddie. i envy you and shun you.
     
  8. bencho

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    15-20 minute drive. Vtec.
     
  9. teddieriley

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    Wait, you smell that?
    you work in an absolutely nice area, teddie. i envy you and shun you.

    I certainly got lucky.
     
  10. Huntsman

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    Have all you guys beat both ways:

    To work: Between 01m:50s and 02m:20s depending on what I'm driving.

    To Class: 01h:12m by car, 00:47m by train, 00:12m on foot. Have done this for a year now, have three more to go. Definitely couldn't do it forever.

    ~H
     
  11. sho'nuff

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    Have all you guys beat both ways:

    To work: Between 01m:50s and 02m:20s depending on what I'm driving.

    To Class: 01h:12m by car, 00:47m by train, 00:012m on foot. Have done this for a year now, have three more to go. Definitely couldn't do it forever.

    ~H


    youre classes must rumble violently every time a train passes by!!
     
  12. gdl203

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    To Class: 01h:12m by car, 00:47m by train, 00:012m on foot.

    This is each way? How many days a week/month do you do this. Sounds like hell to me.
     
  13. Huntsman

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    youre classes must rumble violently every time a train passes by!!
    Oh, the extra zero? I've been typing so fast lately I can't keep up
    This is each way? How many days a week/month do you do this. Sounds like hell to me.
    Yep. Each way, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, and for as many weeks as there are in a month. The commute follows what is basically an eight-hour day as a mechanical engineer -- my days are 15-17hrs door to door. I'll finish my first academic year on Thursday, and will start again in early August. I decided, not surprisingly, to take the summer (all two months of it) off. It probably is hell, and I've had numerous people tell me flat out that I won't make it, but I am very grateful for the opportunity to be doing what I'm doing, as well as very assured as to why I am doing this. I am also fairly determined, generally. ~ H
     
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    about 2 days a month, one hour each way by car.

    10 days a month, on the road

    8 days a month, walk 2 minutes to coffee shop, work from there
     
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    Twenty minute drive through light traffic.
     
  16. foodguy

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    Yea but I know no one in OC. Im sure I can just hit the gym after work or something. Im an LA guy (well, long beach right now)

    whereabouts in long beach? that's where i live, too.
    my commute is almost exactly an hour each way, but it's on the blue line to downtown. light rail is amazing ... read the paper on the way to work in the morning, read a book on the way home at night. if i drove, i could make it in as little as 25 minutes, traffic willing, but so often it isn't and then it can take as much as 90 minutes.
     
  17. sho'nuff

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    oc, long beach ,torrance , newport beach? looks like we can have our own sf meet one day[​IMG]
     
  18. Davidko19

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    whereabouts in long beach? that's where i live, too.
    my commute is almost exactly an hour each way, but it's on the blue line to downtown. light rail is amazing ... read the paper on the way to work in the morning, read a book on the way home at night. if i drove, i could make it in as little as 25 minutes, traffic willing, but so often it isn't and then it can take as much as 90 minutes.


    I live right by the transit mall. I actually had to take the train last Monday, I couldn't get to my car because of a murder in my apt. complex....maybe you heard about it! Haha...

    It was quite pleasant actually. Ive done it a few times. I had to transfer to the green line to get to work but it dropped me off only 2 blocks away by LAX. Door to door, it was only about 20-30 minutes more than driving. The worst part is the loop in downtown. It takes forever to get past the lights. Other than that you're smooth sailing.
     
  19. Incman

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    School: ~ 10 minute walk
    Job 1: ~ 5 minute bike ride
    Job 2: ~50 minute bus ride
     
  20. foodguy

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    oc, long beach ,torrance , newport beach? looks like we can have our own sf meet one day[​IMG]

    we'll meet in the middle: knott's berry farm!
     

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