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Old 03-15-2014, 08:51 PM   #1
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1. How many total hours a week do you spend commuting to and from your current place of employment.
If you are no longer employed, total weekly commute time at last place of employment.

Mine... last place, worked out of home... 0 hours.

2. What was your longest weekly commute time... total career?

Mine... 20 hours.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:20 PM   #2
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When I was working in NYC, it took me two hours door to door, one way. So a total of 4 hours a day commuting or 20 hours a week.

My shortest commute was in the US Navy. When we were at sea, I was at work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:22 PM   #3
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1. 6.7 hours (13 miles each way on freeways)
2. 10 hours (35 miles each way on mountain roads)
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:41 PM   #4
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I had a year of a 10 minute walk, and 6 years of a 10 minutes drive each way. The other 23 years was at least a 30 minutes drive each way or 5 hours a week, including the last 2 years I worked.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:46 PM   #5
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The last seven years I worked as a telecommuter from home, so zero hours per week.
My longest commute was for one year of an hour each way or twelve hours per week (six day week...hence only one year)
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:21 AM   #6
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I am wasting 11.667 hours in my car & company shuttle. Sigh.
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:45 AM   #7
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1. 7min if I drive, 40min if I walk, 6hr/wk walking, which is also my exercise.

2. 1.2hr drive in my last 2 years in the Air Force. 12hr/wk; I didn't do that any longer than I had to...
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Old 03-16-2014, 01:23 AM   #8
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My shortest was a 15 minute walk to work... until the towers came down and I had to move... so 1.5 hrs/week... (but worked a lot of overtime, so not so great)...


Longest was driving to the bus and taking it downtown... 10 hrs/week...
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Old 03-16-2014, 02:11 AM   #9
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1. How many total hours a week do you spend commuting to and from your current place of employment.
If you are no longer employed, total weekly commute time at last place of employment.



2. What was your longest weekly commute time... total career?
1. Currently working very part-time from home so no weekly commute. When I was working full-time my daily commute was about 1 1/2 hours total so 7.5 hours a week.

2. When full-time about 15 hours a week, sometimes 18 hours. Since part-time, about 6 hours a week when I was working only 2 days a week but had a 3 hour round trip commute.
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Old 03-16-2014, 03:42 AM   #10
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1. If I take public transit and ride my bike, 90 minutes each way (15 hours per week). If I drive, 30 minutes each way 5 hours per week). I usually do the former because it is less stressful and I can read on the train for part of it.

2. I once had a commute that left me a single hour of awake time at home. It had me leaving the house at 5:00 a.m. to walk 3 miles (up and down hills) to catch a shuttle bus that took me six miles to town to catch a bus that took me to the small city that was 28 miles away. I would get home around 8:00 p.m. and be in bed by 9:00.
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Old 03-16-2014, 05:57 AM   #11
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One hour if I left at 5:30 AM to beat the traffic. Three hours if I didn't.

I did fly back and forth from China (24 hrs each way) every other week for 2.5 years, but I don't think that counts as real commuting.
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:10 AM   #12
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Most of my working life was in a city, I lived only a few miles from work but traffic made the average commute about 15 - 20 min (very early in, very late out). During rush hour, 90 minutes. When it rained, anything under 2 hours was a gift.

For a year and a half I had an assignment around 500 miles to the south, so my commute was to fly out Monday mornings and return Friday nights. Not sure how to calculate the commute time.
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Nothing terribly long, compared to many.
But the most frustrating one was in a big city where the traffic congestion was so bad it routinely took about 80 minutes to drive nine kilometers (5.6 miles). It only took a short time more to leave the car at home and take the bus, so that's mostly what I did.
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:39 AM   #14
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I have a ten minute drive at present. It might sound walkable but it isn't as there are no sidewalks and I would have to dodge across 4 lanes of traffic at one point. It also involves some pretty big hills.

Longest commute was many years ago when I drove from Buckroe Beach to the Army Corps of Engineers in Norfolk. I believe it took me about 40-50 minutes each way (some degree of traffic, esp. coming home).
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:38 AM   #15
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Most recent - 16 miles = 35 minutes (more if I hit the school zones) each way.

In LA, I had at least 1 hour each way, either on a bus, company van, or my car.

Now I work from home, when I have a project to do (part time).
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:44 AM   #16
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The longest I ever had was a 30-35 minute each way commute and that was only four years. Usually it was 15-20 minutes. Shortest was in WV - 8 minutes each way if the traffic light was red.

What some of you describe is brutal. No wonder the emphasis on ER!
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It is 35 miles to my workplace one way, about 45 minutes to an hour each way.
I live on an island at the south end of the county and my office is on the north side. But what a beautiful drive it is, including the ride across the wonderful Cooper River Bridge every day. ImageUploadedByEarly Retirement Forum1394979255.980386.jpg
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I was never very fortunate with commuting. Usually about 45 mins drive each way, sometimes more on the drive home.

I usually commuted from the city to office parks in the suburbs so mass transit was not a viable option, generally adding an extra hour or more each way with the various bus, train and shuttle connections.
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1. My present commute is about 4.5 hours a week. And I only have to drive it fourteen more days.

2. My longest commute was about 7 hours a week. The worst part of that commute was during snowstorms. Part of the route was along Lake Michigan, and I'd get to drive through snow drifts almost as high as the hood of my car.
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:19 AM   #20
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Currently, it takes me 24 minutes a day round trip to and from work. I've been there 30 plus years and this is also my longest commute time. So in total, it's about 2.5 hours a week.
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