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Old 06-05-2013, 12:51 PM
 
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Considering a job offer in Centerville VA right off of I-66 W. I know that the morning will be okay (drove it a couple of times and going West on 66 is fine), but the afternoon commute on the beltway is hit or miss (I would be leaving at exactly 3:00 on most days). However, about once or twice a month, I will have to stay until 4:00 p.m for meetings. Is the commute worth it? Has anyone done this commute or a commute similar? Your advice is greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-05-2013, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Is the commute worth it? Has anyone done this commute or a commute similar?
It depends on your job skills and how much in demand they are.

I drove that route for a few days working with another firm. I hated it so much, I would do anything to avoid a commute like that. If you really want the job, you should consider moving closer.
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Old 06-05-2013, 02:57 PM
 
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Thanks for the advice. I figured so.
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:28 PM
 
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That's a very very bad commute. I had a friend who did it in the reverse direction- lived in Centreville, worked in Silver Spring. He took a closer job the second he found it.
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:57 AM
 
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Centerville going to Silver Spring would be a terrible commute because its going with the traffic of the people going to DC.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:09 AM
 
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Centerville going to Silver Spring would be a terrible commute because its going with the traffic of the people going to DC.
No, I'm pretty sure it's really bad going either way. I suspect there are a lot of jobs in the Tysons Corner area and people in MD commute back and forth from there. We had to make that drive a few times in the afternoon rush and I honestly couldn't imagine having to do that every day. It was even worse when there was a lot of construction around Tyson's Corner. It's a bit better now, and you will be working in off-peak hours which helps a lot, but it still may be pretty bad. And I-66 is just a huge mystery to me- we could be heading home at 10pm from a friend's house on a weekend and somehow hit monstrous traffic, and then we might be driving somewhere during a typical rush hour and it isn't that bad. Virginia is my Bermuda Triangle.
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:38 PM
 
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Thanks again. I am going to hope for the best as they are the only job that is calling me back right now.
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Thanks again. I am going to hope for the best as they are the only job that is calling me back right now.
You got to do what you got to do. I just hope you can move eventually, or another job opens up.
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