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Old 05-31-2011, 07:35 AM
 
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Thanks for expanding...I am sold. I guess the same stuff happens on the bus but it happens in slow motion and I get to pay for it. I wasn't even allowed to have a quiet conversation on the bus after everyone left.

Much appreciated and glad that I came here!

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I am an introvert by nature so there's that. I was a slug driver. I didn't care for when people wore perfume or if they had been smoking prior to getting in my car. It's not that I'm overly sensitive but it's tough being locked up in the car with those odors for any length of time.

There were some people that were just downright unfriendly but that was definitely the exception. They weren't weird or threatening but it just made for a LONG ride. I know slugging etiquette states you should not talk but I was a little relieved if someone made a *little* small talk with me.

Other than that, it was great and for the most part I got the same people every day and we became friendly.
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:17 PM
 
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I have to say....slugging works out...working 630-300 pm is optimal so far..takes me 20 minutes to get to the slugline. Getting home before 5 instead of 6-630pm....and it's free.

People are far more polite so far than they have been on the bus....ironically!
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:24 PM
 
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I have to say....slugging works out...working 630-300 pm is optimal so far..takes me 20 minutes to get to the slugline. Getting home before 5 instead of 6-630pm....and it's free.

People are far more polite so far than they have been on the bus....ironically!

I'm so glad you came back and posted. I love to hear how things work out for people!
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:26 AM
 
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Christine, thank you very much. I couldn't have crossed the bridge without you.

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I'm so glad you came back and posted. I love to hear how things work out for people!
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:21 PM
 
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Glad it worked out for you as well. So you are saving an hour to an hour and a half, and time is money. Sometimes, you can't price out that extra time you get at home in the evening to relax. Congrats!
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:47 PM
 
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Glad it worked out for you as well. So you are saving an hour to an hour and a half, and time is money. Sometimes, you can't price out that extra time you get at home in the evening to relax. Congrats!
And money = money. Beside the time savings, slugging is FREE!!!
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:21 AM
 
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Thanks all...the slugging crowd seems to be more friendly than the bus crowd as well and exponentially more friendly than the VRE crowd!

Not a whole lot of snobs in the line, I can say that much.
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Old 06-30-2011, 05:43 AM
 
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Thanks all...the slugging crowd seems to be more friendly than the bus crowd as well and exponentially more friendly than the VRE crowd!

Not a whole lot of snobs in the line, I can say that much.

I returned to slugging for 2 weeks on my last pay period. I was trying out a compressed work schedule. I've decided against the compressed schedule. Losing the hour each evening was a drag to me and the day off wasn't worth the aggravation. Anyway, all my afternoon slug experiences were great. Everyone was nice!
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:38 AM
 
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Still slugging strong...glad to know you are back!

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I returned to slugging for 2 weeks on my last pay period. I was trying out a compressed work schedule. I've decided against the compressed schedule. Losing the hour each evening was a drag to me and the day off wasn't worth the aggravation. Anyway, all my afternoon slug experiences were great. Everyone was nice!
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