How Far Would You Drive?

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  1. nasimi77

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    Just wondering how far you would drive for a job? I just got a call to interview for an elementary position....but it's in Apple Valley, CA! (86 miles from where I am currently). Of course, i'd move.....but it appears to be kind of "out there". There's some areas closer to civilization that I could move to, which would at least cut the commute to about 40+ miles one way. Just curious what you all think. I'm excited and nervous. The gal e-mailed me the questions we will be asked. Of course it will be a panel of folks. oy.
     
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    I would travel one hour each way.
     
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    As an elementary teacher in CA you have to take any position and be willing to move. I checked the other day and there are no positions within 2 hours from me. That's why I'm moving to Texas.
     
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    Yeah, Southern California is so heavily impacted there's just no jobs out here. Thanks for the input.
     
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    I'd drive an hour, anything more than that would eat up too much time each day. But if you were able to move somewhere within 40 miles that would be a doable commute. Good luck!
     
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    I'm driving an hour and a half. I'm investing in a GPS for traffic alerts, a coffee maker with a timer and TWO travel mug spouts, and a digital voice recorder so I can record my thoughts and idea while I drive. Oh, and the GPS will have bluetooth on it so I can talk with my mom as I drive to and from. Gotta make the best of it!
     
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    I would drive no more than an hour. I would definitely move closer if I was offered the job and was able to.
     
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    My limit is an hour. Hopefully I will get the job I interviewed for it is 20 minutes away! :)
     
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    You know, I was seriously considering investing in a voice recorder, too, so I could do more oral reading assessments and listen to them in the car. Assuming I get a job. I had an hour's commute before, but that was on a congested interstate... I'd drive an hour again, but only if I'm heading north.

    And books on CD... life-saver in the car!
     
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    I saw that job, too! But it would be an hour and 45 for me, I think one hour is my maximum! I can't relocate, but if you could, I'd go for it.
     
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    My drive is 90 minutes each way. Once you get used to the routine it isn't bad. I've been doing it for 20 years.

    Good luck with your interview.
     
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    id do an hour each way. i just dont have the money to relocate right now.
     
  14. nasimi77

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    It is too far for me. I've been looking at the school more closely and this does not seem right for me. The main thing is the drive...wouldn't want it...and the locale, no thanks.
     
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    I would not drive that far, but if you could move to Rancho Cucamonga or somewhere close to the I-15 fwy, then go for it. RC is the nicest community close to the I-15, certianly better than the high desert. Not easy areas to live in if you are single, though.
     
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    I wouldn't like to go further than an hour, but I also moved. Illibois is similar... outside of the Chicago area, jobs are few and far between. I now live out in the cornfields.
     
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    lol...the cornfields aye? Actually, sounds pretty. Still, I have to accept...I'm a city girl. I love the gorgeous pictures of greenery as far as they eye can see, and gorgeous desert backdrops, but at the end of the day I've gotta be near a metropolis. It's just what I know.
     
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    I think the desert is a nice place to work and live. :)
     
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    Good for you!:thumb: Not my cup of tea though.
     
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    I drive 1/2 hr. each way. My drive is not bad though, and traffic is not a problem. With 2 small children, I don't know that I'd want to spend much more time than that on the road.
     
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    Apple Valley is hicksville. Seems like most of the job openings in CA are in the high desert. No wonder, no one wants to live there.
     
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    I know, totally sucks.
     
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    I have an interview at a school an hour away from where I live. Plus, I think it will take longer to get there if there's traffic! I really HATE driving.
     
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    Driving isn't my favorite activity, not to mention gas and miles, but I will DRIVE to any side of my large city for the ideal position. About 40ish miles I think...
     
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    I don't think all the jobs are in the high desert. I know Palmdale, Lancaster, Eastside, and Westside are not hiring.
     

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