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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 12-26-2010, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I am just curious to hear from people around the country. What is the maximum time you are willing to spend commuting to work each way? For me, i would say about 25 minutes, for the following reasons:
  • Lower gas costs
  • Lower insurance costs (given that the mileage is lower)
  • Need to get an oil change less often
  • Value of your car doesn't depreciate as fast
  • Sleep later, go to bed later
  • Get home earlier to do other things
  • In case you have to work overtime
How long are you willing to commute?
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Old 12-26-2010, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Up to four hours. I hate big cities, and if I was forced to work in a big city, I'd just commute rather than move.
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Old 12-27-2010, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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I'm in the DC area. I'm a suburb to suburb commuter. My morning commute is usually uneventful about 30 minutes. Occasionally it will be just 25 but 30-35 is the general rule. My evening commute on the other hand, leaves something to be desired at 45 minutes. Although really heavy traffic or an accident can easily lengthen it to an hour. Like my job but I hate my commute.
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Old 12-27-2010, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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25 minutes.

But prefer <10.
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Old 12-27-2010, 05:51 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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45 min - 1 hour
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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Since I don't drive, my commute is about 30 minutes. (from the time I exit the house to the time I enter the office) But I don't mind, as it is divided up into parts: walking, bus, more walking. If I drove, I'd want a commute of less than 10 minutes, because it would get boring/frustrating depending on traffic.
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Apparently, I am willing to do 50 miles round trip...lol!

But it's mostly highway and I spoil myself with a nice car to do it in.
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Kerkrade, Limburg, Netherlands
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Wouldnt mind an hour...As long as company pays travel costs ^^
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Twinsburg, OH
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For the right job/benefits.... I would commute up to one hour. I would really have to want/like that job though.
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:52 PM
 
Location: The Ether
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45 minutes tops if I'm traveling by car. Commuting to work on Chicago's expressways is not fun,
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