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  1. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Lisa Parker- Buyers Agent Well-Known Member Business Member

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    And Melbournians!
     
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    Dan Donoghue Well-Known Member

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    Having spent 90 minutes each way driving into Sydney for the last 12 years, I am absolutely loving my 7km (12 minute) drive to my current place of employment. After 22.5 years of working the city, it's nice to be out :).
     
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    Takes me 6 minutes to get to work and 8 minutes to get home because there traffic is bad in the afternoon. :p
     
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    My commute is dangerous - broke my toe a couple of years ago walking through the lounge to my office.

    Ride to work day is always a pain - I have difficulty getting my bike past the lounge chair and my wife complains about me riding in the house.

    :p
     
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    Not the sort of thing a sober person would have done ;-)
     
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    Simon Hampel Founder Staff Member

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    I can't recall the last time I drank alcohol. Probably over a decade ago.
     
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    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    Well done.

    I've only been 3 1/2 years.
     
  9. Ace in the Hole

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    We were about 5mins each way until we moved a few years ago.
    Now it's about 7 or 8 mins.
    Been like this for over 10 years now, so good not sitting in traffic.
     
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    Ed Barton Well-Known Member

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    Mobile devices have made commuting on public transport more bearable and productive. I have a friend who does an hours work on the way to and another on the way back from work.
     
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    Corey Batt Finance Strategist Business Plus Member

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    16-18 minutes from garage to office. I try to get any calls I need to do in this time - works pretty well.
     
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    45 mins approx. each way, including walking to home to train to office. If public transport only, approx 30mins
     
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    Daily its an 8min walk. I can get out of bed at 6:35 and be in the office by 6:55 if I have to. And that includes shower, dressing and a takeaway breakfast (which I eat while catching up on PC gossip - ala now).

    My longest commute ever was about 35mins, and wouldnt do further. Regardless if if you are commuting or in the office, in my opinion you are 'at work'. I would move house before I commuted too far.
    In fact I would resign, and find a job closer to my home - or figure out some other suitable alternative.

    Blacky
     
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    That's a workers comp claim right there!
     
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    I wish it's 8 mins walk. I'd have so much time to do stuff.

    I improved my time by... moving to a job that requires 30mins less of me sitting in the office. Travel time is about the same :eek:
     
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    Kinnon Bell Finance Broker

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    Back in melb it was about 1.5 hours each way. It was tiring having such a long day but it was good on PT where I could read or just space out for a while.

    Now, if I'm working from home it's about a 30 second commute to my home office and if I'm working out of my shop office it's about a 6 minute bike ride. Tough life! :D
     
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    45 minutes each way.

    New role is closer and outside of peak hour.. so only 25 minutes.
     
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  18. RPI

    RPI Property Lawyer, Town Planner Business Member

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    10 mins if no traffic. Can be 45mins with bad traffic. After today's Logan Motorway crash and associated bad traffic (not for me) media is all a flurry again about Brisbane's roads. Just off to do a TV interview (wearing my town planning hat this time).
     
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    currently 30 mins there 45 home. Looking to move another 20+mins away at the moment too.
     
  20. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    I swear you lot are mostly abnormal. I take just under an hour door to door for Parramatta and probably just over an hour door to door for the city. It should decrease somewhat with the new house. But I take public transport and can surf PC the whole time....