- 08-05-2012, 08:34 #11
Walk out the back door, walk to the front of the house and hey presto I'm at work. I have a cruizy number at the moment though, the log book and wages start with the alarm clock and I clock off about an hour after I get home, but like I say it's cruizy and I park the truck out the front (In Kiwiland so that's all good). Worst commute would be working away all week and staying in digs or the mind numbing drive around the south circular in London, dont know how many miles it was but took about an hour and a half to go about 20 or 30K.
You do what you must, some jobs you dip in, some you dip out.
- 08-05-2012, 08:41 #12
- Join Date
- May 2005
Round trip of 70 KMs (about 44 miles in real money) most of it on reasonably clear Autobahns (unlimited so I can belt along at 100mph plus if feeling the need) but the final couple of miles in the city are a pain plus of course the added pain of paying for the parking space. Cheap compared to some places but still a waste of money just to leave your car standing there for 9 hours a day.
As for moving to be nearer to work? Not a chance I would much rather suffer the commute than have to live in a city.-------------------------------------------------------------
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- 08-05-2012, 08:47 #13
I used to have some horrible commutes but my current 1 mile is too tedious these days.Night time is really the best time to work. All the ideas are there to be yours because everyone else is asleep. ~Catherine O'Hara
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- 08-05-2012, 08:59 #14
- Join Date
- Dec 2005
- Sitting in the office on my shiny backside, drinking a brew and surfing on ARRSE
When I was based at MoD London it was about 1 1/4 hours walking & Tube.
When I got to my current unit they were based in Bordon, but due to move in 5 months to Tidworth. So I was given an FSA in Tidworth and commuted the 120 mile round trip daily (about 1 1/4 hours each way). Bastards would only give me HDT for 100 miles though!Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, because you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup...
- 08-05-2012, 09:12 #15
About an 80Km roundtrip, luckily four of us carpool it, so that saves on fuel and wear and tear on the car.
- 08-05-2012, 09:28 #16
- Join Date
- Oct 2003
- The Isle of Innisfree
London was fine as if one got on before Maidenhead (it missed out Reading) then one got a seat, but from Maidenhead it was cattle truck conditions. The underground to GOSH took around 30 minutes as invariably one couldn’t get on the first couple of trains & that’s when the underground was running without problems.
The journey back was even worse as it was literally standing room only on any train out of Paddington & for some reason there were a lot of suicides during my three-month contract so I used to keep some work clothes at a friend’s place & beg the sofa when Paddington was fecked up. To add insult to injury MrsPlume used to refer to the commute as my “me time” as I was free to listen to music or read the paper – she failed to understand that trains in rush hour are not like the trains she is used to & opening a paper wasn’t possible!
Current commute, including walking to the station, is about 75 minutes. I’m back at a site I used to drive to, but a trip I once did in 20 minutes when MasterPlume needed to go to A&E was taking an hour to two hours so I now use public transport. The really annoying bit about that is that the bus timetable for one leg is a complete work of fiction & one waits for 25-30 minutes when the service is supposed to be every ten, & the online bus tracker seems to show what the planned arrival times are rather than actual.To eat well in England one must have breakfast three times a day
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- 08-05-2012, 10:33 #17
- Join Date
- Sep 2010
- At the join of 4 map sheets
Usually I used to walk or run. Longest daily commute was 25 miles each way, but only for 6 weeks. Did 2 years of weekend commuting, about 250 miles each way.
These days just to the foot of the stairs or sometimes out into the garden, if I'm feeling energetic.It was like that when I got here.
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- 08-05-2012, 10:35 #18
- Join Date
- Apr 2007
90 mins door to door (small village outside Aylesbury to the City)
- 08-05-2012, 10:35 #19
About 30km each way. Mrs. Rutar and I both work in the city. Trip takes about 35-40 minutes.High on life. And glue.
- 08-05-2012, 10:55 #20
- Join Date
- Apr 2012
12ft across the landing to the back bedroom most days. Usually travel to a company site or customer office once a week to justify keeping the car allowance and actually talk to my mates in person.
Started working from home unofficially about 8 years ago on the days when I wasn't doing 240 miles each way to North Shields. Converted that to an official agreement in 2008. Broadband costs me no more than it would for private family use with Sky Unlimited, I don't get paid to cover use of electricity but I save a fortune in fuel and car parking by not commuting. These days I'm on mileage allowance the moment I reverse off the drive. Company mobile phone covers all calls. All my employer had to give me that they would not have provided in the office was a decent printer of my own. I must save them a fortune in office space. It also means I can do the school take and collect thing too which is good. On a good day you might wangle a jump while the kids are at school which is better.
Have not noticed a drop in my working hours though and it can be difficult to switch off as you don't have a hard stop to each day or half an hour in the car to wind down with the news on.
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