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View Poll Results: What is the maximum time you're willing to commute to work one-way?
15 minutes 10 17.86%
30 minutes 19 33.93%
45 minutes 13 23.21%
1 hour 8 14.29%
More than 1 hour 6 10.71%
Voters: 56. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-29-2010, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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The poll results are interesting so far. I must have done a good job at selecting the time intervals in the poll, because the results appear fairly and evenly distributed.
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:55 PM
 
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30 minutes is tops for me! I think the older you get you start to realize that commuting is a waste of time! Who the hell wants to spend more than a hour in a car or driving 30-40 or even 50 miles to work? I'd just move closer!
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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i'll do 45 if its worth where i'm living
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:36 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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How long are you willing to commute?
It depends on a lot of factors, but I have commuted 100 miles one way, 10 days per month. I was well paid, I was provided hotel and money for meals. I would be gone from home (100 miles) 2 to four days at a time.
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Old 12-31-2010, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Two hours door to door for me. Not thrilled about that, but I work in Manhattan and live in NJ near the ocean, so the time is the price I pay to live somewhere affordable in surroundings that I like. I take a train, and I read a lot. Distance is about 60 miles.
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Old 01-02-2011, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Miami
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An hour. I could do more than that for a short term period, but not long term.
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Old 01-02-2011, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Mid south
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For the record (which I'm apparently breaking here), I had these commutes:

1. 55 miles each way by car - part on a two-lane road. Total drive time in good weather: 2.5 hours.
2. 50 miles each way by motorcycle to save on gas. Total drive time: 2 hours rt.
3. ??? miles each way by - train to Secacus, train to Penn Station, walk Total time: 3 hours rt.
4. ??? miles each way by - Train to Hoboken, Path train, two additional subways, and a sprint. Total time: 3.5 hours rt

Add late trains, traffic, stopped trains and it was longer. I wouldn't live in NYC...

I'm a forced retiree and miss the work but not the commute.
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Canackistan
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I used to commute a long time when we lived in the old house.

Now it's a 10 min walk. Sweet!
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:11 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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30 seconds.....the time it takes for me to get out of bed and to my computer.....5 minutes if I go to the bathroom or make tea first.
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