Originally Posted by wildcat
Brew, how does that commute feel?* I imagine it allows you to escape from the city and afford a house but do you think it was worth it -- adding the commute hours to your long work week.* I may be faced with a similar situation and I don't know if I could hack it.
Here is my schedule on most weeks:
M-Th: Up at 5AM, out the door by 5:45. In the office by 7 to 7:30 (traffic etc. permitting). Out by ^PM or a tad later. Home by 7:30, give or take.
F: Same deal, but usually out of the office by 4PM, since the Friday commute can get really fugly. Usually 2 hours, longer in the summer (I live towards the NJ shore area).
Weekends: check e-mail once or twice, but that's about it. Once in a blue moon there will be a fure drill to deal with, but the company isn't set up for telecommuting, so its hard to really get anything done.
Hours don't vary that much unless the market in what we trade turns to crap. Then a lot of decisions have to be made in a short time. We ha a mini crack-up in May, but it didn't amount to more than a few extra hours a week.
Is it worth it? Let you know at bonus time. I think I can live with this for 3 to 5 years, and then we will see. I am still home in time to spend a couple hours with my daughter and wife, and I still get my weekends. Having said that, DW and I have agreed to re-evaluate every year after bonus time whether we want to sign on for another year.