Anyone ever reject an offer/quit a job because of the commute?

FRV2

Professional
Just got offered a job about 25 minutes away. Problem is I am afraid of the commute. 25 minutes isn't really that far. It's hard to find jobs locally closer than that. I'm pretty sure that if I reject this offer, it will be a long time before I snag another one. I don't think I have much of a choice here, but there is a lot I am fearful of. I'm particularly worried about driving in heavy rain or snow, or having the inside of my car fog up when I turn the heat on. I really miss my confidence from a few years ago where I could do things like driving on the highway at night in heavy rain. Though I am lucky I came out of those days unscathed.

I am considering keeping my current job to pay for uber rides to this new job. Though I'm not sure if I'd be able to handle the workload, I figure it's worth the shot.
 

IA-SteveB

Hall of Fame
I work 25 minutes away and I feel for you. The drive does wear on me sometimes but it is a good time to reflect or listen to an audio book. I dont like putting 20k miles on my vehicle every year but Iove my job and the pay. What sucks is having to be on call and going back in.
 

Bartelby

Talk Tennis Guru
Get some advanced driving skills classes. You can learn how to drive in rain or snow and a little learning goes a long way!

I learned to drive in daylight, so the first time I drove by myself at night it was a new experience I was ill-prepared for.
 

FRV2

Professional
I work 25 minutes away and I feel for you. The drive does wear on me sometimes but it is a good time to reflect or listen to an audio book. I dont like putting 20k miles on my vehicle every year but Iove my job and the pay. What sucks is having to be on call and going back in.
Wow, that is tough. Never thought of that for people who are on call.
 

FRV2

Professional
I'm really liking the idea of using the first job to pay for uber. I'd work only 3 hours per day 5 days a week and would make a little less than $200. The uber costs for the next job would be only $250 per week including tips. The remaining $50 per week wouldn't be bad at all.

Get some advanced driving skills classes. You can learn how to drive in rain or snow and a little learning goes a long way!

I learned to drive in daylight, so the first time I drove by myself at night it was a new experience I was ill-prepared for.
This is also a good idea. Maybe I'm being lazy. There are plenty of tips online I could be studying as we speak.
 

r2473

G.O.A.T.
Just got offered a job about 25 minutes away. Problem is I am afraid of the commute. 25 minutes isn't really that far. It's hard to find jobs locally closer than that. I'm pretty sure that if I reject this offer, it will be a long time before I snag another one. I don't think I have much of a choice here, but there is a lot I am fearful of. I'm particularly worried about driving in heavy rain or snow, or having the inside of my car fog up when I turn the heat on. I really miss my confidence from a few years ago where I could do things like driving on the highway at night in heavy rain. Though I am lucky I came out of those days unscathed.

I am considering keeping my current job to pay for uber rides to this new job. Though I'm not sure if I'd be able to handle the workload, I figure it's worth the shot.
I feel a bit sorry for millennials and their humor. When I was a kid, humor was actually funny.
 

FRV2

Professional
I feel a bit sorry for millennials and their humor. When I was a kid, humor was actually funny.
Not joking. This is real life. I am seriously considering taking uber to get out of driving the commute. You seem to always call me out when I'm actually telling the truth.
 

Raul_SJ

Legend
I am considering keeping my current job to pay for uber rides to this new job. Though I'm not sure if I'd be able to handle the workload, I figure it's worth the shot.
Two jobs? Hope you are not trolling.
I do like your avatar.
:(
 

FRV2

Professional
Are there any quick bus rides to and from your house?
Great idea. Buses are much cheaper and I think it is possible to do. Though the commute would be much longer, it would be worth it.

Two jobs? Hope you are not trolling.
I do like your avatar.
:(
Honest to God, I am not trolling. Sometimes I joke around, but I don't think I've ever lied on here. The most I've done is give obviously fake predictions on tennis results and shove my serve videos in everyone's face.
 

golden chicken

Professional
My commute is 35 miles each way. On a Friday morning with light traffic, it takes 50 minutes to get to work. On a Friday evening in heavy traffic it usually takes 80 minutes to get home but has been as much as 120 minutes.

I would be happy to cut my commute down to 25 minutes.

I have snow tires and upgraded headlights. Both make a big difference this time of year.

I also save some of my sick/vacation days for snow days when I feel the commute wouldn't be worth the risk.

One factor to consider when going further for a job is the added cost of traveling. You've considered the cost of ubering, but also consider the costs in terms of fuel, tires, maintenance, and mileage on your car if you do work up the courage to drive.

Basically it should be worth it for you to switch. It shouldn't cost you if at all possible, with the caveat that if the new place truly offers an opportunity for growth and advancement that your current place does not, then you might take an initial hit to take advantage of the opportunity.

Good luck.
 

Crocodile

Hall of Fame
You probably have to draw the line somewhere in terms of travelling time but also factor in numeration and state of need.
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
This is obviously a troll thread, but my best advice is to try and find an organization on the way up and try to integrate yourself to it as much as possible.
 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
I work 25 minutes away and I feel for you. The drive does wear on me sometimes but it is a good time to reflect or listen to an audio book. I dont like putting 20k miles on my vehicle every year but Iove my job and the pay. What sucks is having to be on call and going back in.
Where exactly do you work ???
 
I work 25 minutes away and I feel for you. The drive does wear on me sometimes but it is a good time to reflect or listen to an audio book. I dont like putting 20k miles on my vehicle every year but Iove my job and the pay. What sucks is having to be on call and going back in.
I drive 45 to and hour drive every day to and from, and I enjoy it as it gives me stress relief and can unload the day by listening to music.
 

Mr.Lob

Legend
Driving in rain or snow...slow down. Buy good tires. Turn your defrosters on and your windshield won't fog up.
The only thing you have to fear, is fear itself.

You're cured! (y)
 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
Driving in rain or snow...slow down. Buy good tires. Turn your defrosters on and your windshield won't fog up.
The only thing you have to fear, is fear itself.

You're cured! (y)
Never
I rarely ever had a job ...so i bought one
My first job was council at JCC
 

FRV2

Professional
This is obviously a troll thread
Well, you're wrong. May God curse me if I am lying.

Driving in rain or snow...slow down. Buy good tires. Turn your defrosters on and your windshield won't fog up.
The only thing you have to fear, is fear itself.

You're cured! (y)
I'm worried about the inside of my car fogging up due to the moisture inside the car. I just watched a video yesterday saying to turn the defrosters on, heat up, AC on, and most importantly have recirculation off. I didn't know about all of this before.
 

speedysteve

Legend
25 mins is a doddle! Great decompression time before you're home. I liked that length of commute.

Later I had 45mins there. 1hr to 1.5hr home (traffic depending).
This was a real pain. Did it for 3 years. Never again.
Then had a 10min cycle, bike on train for 7mins, then 15min cycle other end - quite enjoyed that.

Don't have a commute now
 

Bartelby

Talk Tennis Guru
It used to take 25 minutes and then they put in another lane and now it takes 45 and after that they built the freeway and the commute now lasts an hour. So much progress!
 

golden chicken

Professional
I'm worried about the inside of my car fogging up due to the moisture inside the car. I just watched a video yesterday saying to turn the defrosters on, heat up, AC on, and most importantly have recirculation off. I didn't know about all of this before.
You're way over thinking it. If your car has heat and it is able to direct that heat onto the windshield, you will have no problem. I know this because my last car had no AC and I used it primarily as a winter beater.
 

FRV2

Professional
You're way over thinking it. If your car has heat and it is able to direct that heat onto the windshield, you will have no problem. I know this because my last car had no AC and I used it primarily as a winter beater.
But the recirculation off is big, no? I remember a couple times in the winter when the inside of my car fogged up, but I don't remember the settings I had my car on.
 
When I was young and stupid I had a 2.5 hour commute each way, Monday to Friday, driving in rush hour traffic. I used to start work at 7am and finish at around 6:30. You can probably tell how crappy the rest of my life was for the two years I kept it up.
 

Ronaldo

Talk Tennis Guru
Father-in-law worked for a company that provided/paid for city bus passes. Previously he used the RTA which picked him up a block from his apartment. He worked in the Civic Center District and never had to go out into the weather.
 
Just got offered a job about 25 minutes away. Problem is I am afraid of the commute. 25 minutes isn't really that far. It's hard to find jobs locally closer than that. I'm pretty sure that if I reject this offer, it will be a long time before I snag another one. I don't think I have much of a choice here, but there is a lot I am fearful of. I'm particularly worried about driving in heavy rain or snow, or having the inside of my car fog up when I turn the heat on. I really miss my confidence from a few years ago where I could do things like driving on the highway at night in heavy rain. Though I am lucky I came out of those days unscathed.

I am considering keeping my current job to pay for uber rides to this new job. Though I'm not sure if I'd be able to handle the workload, I figure it's worth the shot.
I think you need to hear about other people who commute really long distance.
My co-worker used to commute for about 2 and a half hour for just one way. There were many of those long distance commuters at my work due to super expensive housing problem in Bay Area.
I know one nurse who lives in Colorado used to fly to work every weekend. She worked two days and got paid for 3 days which some hospitals offered for nurses.
I am not sure if it is still offered. I think it was called " Baley program" or something similar.
 

Ronaldo

Talk Tennis Guru
Just got offered a job about 25 minutes away. Problem is I am afraid of the commute. 25 minutes isn't really that far. It's hard to find jobs locally closer than that. I'm pretty sure that if I reject this offer, it will be a long time before I snag another one. I don't think I have much of a choice here, but there is a lot I am fearful of. I'm particularly worried about driving in heavy rain or snow, or having the inside of my car fog up when I turn the heat on. I really miss my confidence from a few years ago where I could do things like driving on the highway at night in heavy rain. Though I am lucky I came out of those days unscathed.

I am considering keeping my current job to pay for uber rides to this new job. Though I'm not sure if I'd be able to handle the workload, I figure it's worth the shot.
Any thought of sleeping in/on the job?
 

golden chicken

Professional
But the recirculation off is big, no? I remember a couple times in the winter when the inside of my car fogged up, but I don't remember the settings I had my car on.
I don't remember what settings I used on my old car, but I don't think I had the recirc on. I know I don't on my current car, where the AC works.
 

FRV2

Professional
I don't remember what settings I used on my old car, but I don't think I had the recirc on. I know I don't on my current car, where the AC works.
If you turn the recirculation on you would probably find that the inside of your car fogs up when you put the heat on and it is cold outside, especially if the AC is off.

I ended up taking the offer. I plan on using uber, but will practice driving once the weather is nicer.
 

chatt_town

Hall of Fame
If you're that important, employer should come pick you up.
Or let you work from home. They would pick my mother up back in the day...lol It was too funny listening to my father let them know they had to be careful....but in the end they may have picked her up like once after they drove all that way. The hill was too steep. The year of the 93 storm we stayed on that hill like 2 weeks without leaving. Some guy in a 4 wheel drive made a killing bringing Kerosene.
 

Chadalina

Legend
Well, you're wrong. May God curse me if I am lying.


I'm worried about the inside of my car fogging up due to the moisture inside the car. I just watched a video yesterday saying to turn the defrosters on, heat up, AC on, and most importantly have recirculation off. I didn't know about all of this before.
Put Rain-X on the outside and an anti fogger on the inside (I forget name). Both work really well
 

FRV2

Professional
I wouldn't worry about all that other stuff until the time comes. You may not have to worry about it. How much does it snow where you are?
A good amount during the winter. Usually at least a few snow storms. I will let the uber driver worry about it and give them a big tip.
 

Username_

Hall of Fame
Just take the job. Going from $200 to $900 for a new job is a big increase.

I remember when I first drove on the freeway (scary experience since I'm a coward at highspeeds) and I broke a sweat. Now I'm fine.

You'll slowly get better...
 

chatt_town

Hall of Fame
A good amount during the winter. Usually at least a few snow storms. I will let the uber driver worry about it and give them a big tip.
Wow...so you trust the uber driver more than yourself? :) I wonder if that will be like the trucking rates(go up when there is inclement weather). I can see that 25 mile trip costing 100 bucks in 8 inches of snow...lol I think I'd stay home.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
Just got offered a job about 25 minutes away. Problem is I am afraid of the commute. 25 minutes isn't really that far. It's hard to find jobs locally closer than that. I'm pretty sure that if I reject this offer, it will be a long time before I snag another one. I don't think I have much of a choice here, but there is a lot I am fearful of. I'm particularly worried about driving in heavy rain or snow, or having the inside of my car fog up when I turn the heat on. I really miss my confidence from a few years ago where I could do things like driving on the highway at night in heavy rain. Though I am lucky I came out of those days unscathed.

I am considering keeping my current job to pay for uber rides to this new job. Though I'm not sure if I'd be able to handle the workload, I figure it's worth the shot.
yes every single time. if you have to drive more than 2 hours each day ,, 1 hour going to work, 1 hour coming home. That is the MAX. anymore time than that, do not take that job. unless there is like 1 million dollar bonus each year or something
 

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
I drive 45 to and hour drive every day to and from, and I enjoy it as it gives me stress relief and can unload the day by listening to music.
I know, some people regularly commute 1-2 hours each way every day. This guy is complaining about 25 minutes...

My commute is about 25 minutes and I consider myself super lucky, because nearly everyone else I work with commutes a minimum of 40 minutes, some even 90 minutes...
 
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