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« on: May 22, 2009, 07:18 »
As I was driving home from work yesterday, I thought it would be interesting to see who has the longest total commute to/from work.  This means you must add up the time it takes to get to work and again the time to get home. 

My commute time is 80 minutes everyday, going 100 kilometers per hour driving 95% on the highway.

« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2009, 07:37 »
This morning took me a bit longer than normal as I hit congestion around the front door as my girlfriend decided to put her shoes on in front of me adding another 10 seconds on to my short walk down the hall to my office from my bedroom. If I dont hit traffic I can normally do it it 4-5 seconds! Sometimes I take the scenic route via the toaster and kettle if I am really feeling crazy!

« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2009, 07:44 »
*, I had to go around the laundry pile today.

« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2009, 08:10 »
similar here.  I have the trip down pretty quick now, after trying out a few different routes and trying different ways of commuting.  The trip generally clocks in around 4-5 seconds but can take up to double that long if I take the long route.

« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2009, 08:18 »
Oh I am jealous! On a good day I have 30 min. to work and about 45 min. home. So that is 75 min. and 44 miles to and back from my workplace. At least I get to see the ocean every day for about a minute on my way.

« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2009, 08:29 »
From my bed to my desk it's about 2 seconds. If I jump I might make it in less than half a second  :)

« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2009, 08:35 »
Wow you guys are (mostly) lucky so far.  Having a long commute sucks, I wish I could work from home.  Maybe soon, but not yet.  :)

« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2009, 08:38 »
Synchronizing the coffee pot with the computer can be tricky, and then there is always the wardrobe issue...boxer's or shorts... hmmm?

« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2009, 09:03 »
It's about 5-6 minutes.  I have stairs and there is always rush hour traffic on them when I get up (my dog thinks its some kind of competition to beat me up the stairs every morning).  Then I have to make a pit stop in the kitchen to prepare my coffee (this is in an effort to get my vision back).  I then return to my route (down the hall) with another stop at the 'rest area' and then to work about 6 feet away from the 'rest area'.  I know what you're thinking "stairs?!? How do you do it?" - its difficult, but I manage.


« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2009, 09:06 »
My commute is 10 miles.  In the mornings it generally takes about 15 minutes. In the afternoon about 30 minutes

« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2009, 10:04 »
Total of 160 mins for me (about). I travel about 86 km to work (and the same distance back in the evening) - 3 times a week. The luxury of living in my hometown.

« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2009, 10:31 »
It's about 2 and a half hours for the round trip (much of which is spent in traffic congestion trying to cross the bridge). Thank goodness I don't have to work in the office every day!

« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2009, 10:35 »
About 20 minutes each way to drive 13 miles.  Can be much worse during snow or when an accident backs things up.

« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2009, 10:42 »
Fourteen steps down for me too although I normally like to drop into a little place I know called 'my kitchen' to grab a coffee before getting down to work.

« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2009, 10:47 »
Same here, as usual stopped by the kettle to warm water for tea, let the dog out, stopped in the bathroom, hit the forums a few seconds later. Probably walk all the way downstairs to the studio later this morning. I'll warm up of course so I don't hurt myself.


« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2009, 11:08 »
About 35 min each way for me for a total of 70 mins. This time can easily double (or triple) with any traffic hick-up.  :'(

« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2009, 11:12 »
30 minutes on my bike through hellish London traffic.


« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2009, 11:16 »
Two and a half hours.  :'(

« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2009, 11:28 »
This gets me thinking of this guy in Africa. Who is running in front of Lions barefoot to work everyday for 3 hours single trip. Coming home with a half empty bag of flour to 10 kids.

And you guys have to drag yourself around a pile of laundry to get to the computer.    Im so sorry ;)

« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2009, 11:33 »
7 miles or about 15 minutes.

« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2009, 14:37 »
I got it easy now, it only takes me about two seconds to roll out of bed and crawl into my office down the hall. Its going to be really tough when im done building my studio and have to put some slippers on so my feet dont get cold on the concrete floor.  ;)

« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2009, 14:45 »
About 10 minutes by bus. 15 minutes by car cause parking is a bitch.


« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2009, 14:50 »
I'm one of the lucky folks who works at home.  Unless I am shooting. 

Longest commute to a (non vacation/travel) shoot was last month when we drove four hours on a Saturday (two there, two back) to meet up with some  models and photograph them in their home.  Not at all sure the pictures will be worth it, but the models have been so sweet about coming to me it seemed time to return the favor :)

FWIW I can sympathize with the commuters.  My husband has a 2 hour (1 each way) drive to teach in Tampa.  He loves the job, but as he doesn't get off until 7pm it means we don't eat dinner until after 8pm most nights.  Which sucks.

Just ordered him a nice new car stereo with ipod jack for Father's day to make the drive more pleasant.

« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2009, 15:30 »
To job no. 1 (teaching): 25 min/17 km
To job no. 2 (teaching): 45 min/29 km + a ferry (15 min)
To job no. 3 (photo) and 4 (internet based): a couple of seconds
To job no. 5 (SAHM): 0, as they come crawling into my bed when they think it is morning.

I don't mind so much, as I enjoy driving, the routes are quite scenic, and there is not much traffic, but it is a bit much those days when I go to job no. 1 in the morning and job no. 2 in the evening (opposite directions), just having time to feed the kids and grab a cup of coffee in between. One day soon I'll plan better so I get time to stop and take som photos along the road.

« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2009, 15:50 »
For the next 3 weeks it's a 6 minute drive 4 nights a week to shoot a soccer League.
35 minute drive to shoot a League in the city the other days.
20 minutes to my lab for pickups, but I tend to loiter and chat while I'm there, so add another 15.
For the rest of the summer... look for me at the neighbor's pool 2 doors down.
Most of my work is close to home or sitting on my butt in front of the computer.


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