[quote author=azazel1024 link=topic=123621.msg2620365#msg2620365 date=1221655002]
[quote author=foompla link=topic=123621.msg2618695#msg2618695 date=1221599952]
I have a potential job in NYC, at least an hour commute by train. Not sure how I feel about it, but the pay would more than make up for it. Just wondering how you people deal with it. I commuted to school and I hated it. I commuted to my previous job for some time, then I just moved because I hated it. If I had to drive, I dont think I would, but I think by train would be pretty tolerable.
Well at least a lot of it would be by train (or so I assume). That is a lot better then an hour plus by car. You can nap, relax, read the paper, listen to music, read a book, etc on the train. Can't do that driving.
I'd really think long an hard about it though. Do you mean the pay would make up for the cost of the commute, or that the pay would be enough to really make up for taking 2+ hrs out of your day simply to get to and from your job. By my math if you say got up at 6am and your morning routine took you an hour, plus an hour commute, 8hrs of work and an hour commute home you are basically looking at getting ready for work or being out of the house from 6am till 5pm
I remember when I was temporarily living with my wife right after we started dating. My apartment was 10 minutes from work, but I was staying at her place which was about an hour drive from work. I was totally wiped out at the end of each day. Of course I had to drive that full hour instead of taking a train, but my wife had about the same length of commute, but she took the metro in to DC for work and she was pretty wiped out from it.
Most people can do anything for enough money for a short period of time. I think you'll find though that the money just isn't worth it if you hate your commute, hate your job or hate your coworkers/boss. You can probably do it for awhile, but 2 or 3 years on you'll just hate life if any of the above really suck.
Shit man, between commuting, working, and going to the gym I'm out of the house most days from 8am to 7/7:30pm...you saying that's not how it's supposed to go?