How long is your commute?

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  1. mkate

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    Okay, so I was reading the thread about students with two-hour bus rides. How about you teachers? Anyone have a long commute? I will be starting my new job very soon, which will involve a 40 min. commuter train into the city (the station is about a 20 min walk from my house, but I may be able to get a ride some days.) From there I get on a different commuter train going in another direction for another 25 minutes. Then, a light rail (luckily this one is only a few stops) and finally walk a few blocks to the school. Contract hours are from 9 to 4 (with break for lunch) and I will have to leave my house at 7 or before, and probably won't get home until 6pm. It wouldn't be so bad except for all the transfers...
     
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  3. swansong1

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    No long commute for me. I walk to work.
     
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    30 minute round trip drive, very little traffic.
     
  5. MissCeliaB

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    5-7 minutes, depending on traffic and red lights. Last year it was 2 minutes. Previously it was 45 minutes.
     
  6. MrsC

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    Same here...
     
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    If I make the lights it's 12 minutes.

    My husband's commute is closer to 20 minutes.

    But there are people in both buildings who commute a good hour in good weather.
     
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    90 minutes each way if the weather is good and the traffic isn't too heavy.
     
  9. DHE

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    3-5 minutes and I love it. I hope that it all works out for you.
     
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    There's no way you can get a car?
     
  11. Mrs. K.

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    Four miles, seven minutes in the morning because there's hardly anyone on the road at 6:30, maybe a couple of minutes longer in the afternoon. It's the best!
     
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    About a 15 minute drive unless it is snowy (it has been this winter) then I have to stick to main roads (the country lanes I normally use are not swept or gritted) and then the time could be 45 minutes.

    I should add that there is a bus that picks me up fro the end of my street and drops me 2 blocks from the school. However the ride takes 60 minutes at least and would cost me more than the cost of the fuel I use in my car.
     
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    On average, 15 minutes each direction.... 20 minutes on a bad day. I would have a very hard time with a longer commute, as I'm not a morning person.
     
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    About 15 mins (9 miles) one way. The last two school yrs it was 2 miles and five minutes. We built a new house so my commute is longer.

    In the winter I leave my house at 6:45 am and return at 7pm. I coached and the mt is 30 mins from the school and 16 mins from my house. So I travel an hr in the winter. I live exactly between the mt and the school.
     
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    Wow. you guys are (mostly) so lucky! I may eventually be able to drive as well, but the traffic and parking issues make that not such a great option, either.
     
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    My current commute is about 5 minutes or less, but I lived about 30 minutes away from my last school.
     
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    My first teaching position was 210 miles away from home. I would drive up on Sunday night and drive home Friday night. It was 4.5 hrs one way. I rented a small cabin about 30 mins from the school. After all that driving for a year, I told my husband I was not living very far from my new school.
     
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    Mine is about 3 or 4 minutes. IF I have to take my kids out to my mom's house, it's considerably longer, because I have to go the opposite direction -- total driving time, though is about 15 min. from my house to hers then to school.
     
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    I am about 5 miles from work - about 8 minutes to drive it. No traffic to speak of since we are in the middle of nowhere.
     
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    About 3 minutes - no traffic lights and just 4 stop signs :D. I am looking to buy a house so it would increase to about 30 minutes, which will mean 1 hour+ during the winter months.
     
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    In the mornings I have to take son to middle school so my drive is about 7 minutes. In the afternoons my drive is about 3 minutes. I live exactly one mile from my school. When I taught kinder my drive was 11 miles to school.
     
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    In the mornings it's about 15-20 minutes. In the afternoons it's about 20-25 minutes. I drive on surface streets, so no highway stuff. Lots of lights.
     
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    70 miles round trip
     
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    It takes me about 20 minutes... which is FINE by me. I relish not having to explain the gallon of booze and case of beer in my shopping cart to all my little friends. :D
     
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    In MI, it was about 40 minutes each way. When we moved out to CA, I walked everyday, about 20 minutes. The next school out here was about 60 minutes each way. The last job I had was 2 hours each way. Now I'm back to about 40 each way, even though it's only 10 miles-I have to go through the city, and there are about 200 stop signs and stop lights between me and the school.
     
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    55 miles each way
     
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    5 mins! Last year it was a little closer to 10. My poor dad takes 1-2 hours everyday each way....such is the life in Southern Ca!
     
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    My school is 15 minutes each way, which is very nice. I also have the additional benefit of sometimes seeing students at the local stores when shopping!
     
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    I live in the next town over, so 12 minutes each way (unless I get stuck behind a tractor or something--it's all two-lane highway).

    When I did my student teaching, one placement was a 40-minute drive without traffic...
     
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    4 miles-about 10 minutes. Unless the drawbridge is up....:(
     
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    7 minutes no traffic problems, doing the speed limit the entire way...if I speed it can take off a minute or add three.

    If traffic is bad it has taken as much as 20!
     
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    Where I grew up, most people had an hour and a half commute to work (we were mid-way in between two large cities, and people who wanted to work in a city, but live in a small town choose that area). I was probably around 23 before I realized that was considered a long commute. There has only been one year in my life that I didn't need to drive at least 20 minutes to get to a decent grocery store too.

    I think my commute would need to be at least 2 hours before I'd consider it long.
     
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    1 mile, two left turns and one right turn. Three minutes.
     
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    Just about 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the traffic in the city..
     
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    45 miles each way for me
     
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    10 minutes with my stopping to get my morning caffeine.
     
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    15-20 minutes for me.
     
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    I travel four miles of rural road to work. I'm lucky to get to hear an entire song on the radio.
     
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    Just about 30 min (1-way). In fact, every job I've ever had so far has been 30 min or less. The most I'd be willing to drive is maybe 40 min 1-way.
     
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    4 miles--10 minutes there and maybe a couple more on the way home. Bike--20 minutes.
     
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    less than 10 minutes


    In Houston, when I first graduated from college, I drove about an hour each way - if there was no construction...and there was ALWAYS construction. Thankfully, my roommate's school was only about a mile from mine so we could carpool.
     

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