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Old 04-20-2017, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Detroit Suburbs , MI
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It seems that there might be a new position opening up at the proving grounds in Milford. I just bought a house in Troy 12 months ago.

What do you all think about the commute?? Doable??

I currently commute from Troy to Farmington hills.
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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The good news is, this is a good time to sell your house. Milford has some awesome homes and you can live right next to Kensington Metropark if you are lucky.

The commute is doable, but it will be tedious. Straight across Commerce road will drive you crazy unless you are very patient. Fairly pretty drive though. You can go up to M59 or down to 696 but it will not save you any time. In the winter, you will undoubtedly want to use 696 - 96 - Milford road. However I would avoid Milford road during rush hour - but you may be going opposite most of the traffic, so it could be tolerable. That route also takes you through the mixmaster in Novi. There are few good times to go through there.

If you can, go to work at 6 a.m. or earlier and leave before 4 p.m. That will avoid traffic and if you avoid speed traps you can shave a few minutes off your commute. Alternately there is a neat tavern in Milford where you can have a beer after work and wait for traffic to clear.
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Old 04-20-2017, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Detroit Suburbs , MI
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The good news is, this is a good time to sell your house. Milford has some awesome homes and you can live right next to Kensington Metropark if you are lucky.
Can't do that. Wife works in Pontiac. But I'm surprised at the appreciation of the house prices I've seen here.
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Old 04-20-2017, 05:44 PM
 
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45 minutes. I-75 to 696. 15 minutes more per leg than Farm Hills
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Detroit Suburbs , MI
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In the winter, you will undoubtedly want to use 696 - 96 - Milford road.
Why?



I see 2 routes, Up to M59, around Pontiac and hickory ridge road. How is the commute on this one?

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Troy...4!2d42.5695201



I would prefer this- because I'm thinking of switching to an electric car and I heard it gets max range at speeds less than 55mph.

Additionally could drop by wife's place of work on my commute and surprise her once in a while with flowers or something.

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Old 04-21-2017, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Detroit Suburbs , MI
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Straight across Commerce road will drive you crazy unless you are very patient. Fairly pretty drive though.
I guess this is the one which you are talking about. This is also preferable, because it is less than 35mph and has the least miles, which is great for an electric car. Great neighbourhoods,houses and lakes on the route though.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Troy...42.5695201!3e0
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Old 04-22-2017, 08:44 PM
 
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45 minutes. I-75 to 696. 15 minutes more per leg than Farm Hills
Depends on time of day. Typically during work hour (7:00 am--9:00 Am) and (4:00 PM--6:00 PM) it could be 90-120 minutes. M 59 to Hickory Ridge might be less time consuming. There are days when WEST bound 96 are standing still as I head in to Detroit on the EAST side. Some days BOTH sides are just sitting.
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Old 04-23-2017, 07:57 PM
 
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Here is the thing you need to consider, regardless of the specifics of the route:

You need to make the decision if the new position and the compensation, perks, role, upward opportunities make sense for the trade-offs in terms of additional time and cost of the additional commute time.

I've seen many people jump at the chance for a meager increase in compensation that ends up with lower quality of life - whether that be a longer commute or a move that uproots their family.
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Detroit Suburbs , MI
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M 59 to Hickory Ridge might be less time consuming. There are days when WEST bound 96 are standing still as I head in to Detroit on the EAST side. Some days BOTH sides are just sitting.
I'm also thinking about taking M59 and Hickory ridge. Even the Troy - Farmington hills took 60 min today.

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Here is the thing you need to consider, regardless of the specifics of the route:

You need to make the decision if the new position and the compensation, perks, role, upward opportunities make sense for the trade-offs in terms of additional time and cost of the additional commute time.

I've seen many people jump at the chance for a meager increase in compensation that ends up with lower quality of life - whether that be a longer commute or a move that uproots their family.
Agreed, the other aspects have to be thought of again, But in Metro Detroit (Metroit) area engineers - working with GM/Ford is usually seen a great thing compared to others and would look really great on the resume.

I know they barf engineers out when things are bad - which is the risk which I'm taking.
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Old 04-24-2017, 11:56 AM
 
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What was up with traffic today? Seemed like it was horrendous everywhere this morning.
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