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I work remote, but I do go to a coworking space which is between my 2 year old kindergarten and my 4 year old school.

My commute a 15 minute walk with them in the morning and most days same in the afternoon.

Our routine is to play whatever games we come up with. This morning we were playing catching giant letters from street signs. I would say a letter and the older one would have to find the biggest one in sight. The younger one just pointed to any letters he could see.

I love my commute.

 
 

About 2 seconds, from my bed to the desk.. Working fully remote right now.

 
 

The commute is definitely the big benefit of remote. Anything you miss about office life?

Tbh not that much, but sometimes I really miss the social morning with people and coffee in the office (had a short office job before this one)- even though I'm always in communication with my team via slack, face to face interaction can be missed a little.

 

A 15-minute bike ride, door-to-door, along Paris' canals. 🚴‍♂️🌳

Way better than the 50-minute tube ride I used to do before. 😅

 

My standup is at 8:15 AM. I commute to Chicago everyday from Wisconsin. I wake up at 5:10 AM and make the 6:08 train to Chicago running the whole length of the line. I get to the office around 7:45. In all it's about 2 hours one way, or 4 hours a day.

However I love my job and my coworkers so I don't mind the commute. I usually listen to podcasts, code, browse Twitter of Dev to pass the time.

 

My standup is at 8:15 AM

In Hacker Standard Time (HST) that's the middle of the night 😉 I tend to have my alarm at 8:30ish, but I also go to bed between 1-2am.

 

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Wow. that's a long commute.

What would be the part of the job that drives you to handle such a long commute?
(_because I'd love to factor that in, when looking for a job 😀)

 

I get to work with some cool stuff and do full stack development. The more important part, which is a lot harder to factor in when doing a job search, is the people. The culture at my company is really great and I like everyone I work with. I only knew the commute would be worth it since I had a friend working there before I joined, and from what he told me it was a great place.

Thank you, Vincent.😀
Much appreciated the reply 🤜

 

45 minute subway ride.

Which sounds like a lot, until you compare it to my previous commute which was an hour drive.

The fact that it's on a subway also means I can spend the time reading instead of navigating rush-hour traffic, so it's more relaxing as well.

 

36 highway miles to the office, one way.

To reduce the commute time by avoiding rush hour traffic, leave home around 5am. Leave work at 3pm.

 

What's your day like after you leave at 3pm?

 

50 minute drive home during the just-before-rush-hour ramping up.

Once I'm home, I'm on daddy duty, since my wife works later hours to avoid rush hour and she does the early morning parenting. Feed the dogs. Give the dogs and cats some loves. Take the kids to their events.

I also do my fun programming, which for me I like to learn a new programming language every year. And answer questions on SO. And on Wed and Thu is raid night for World of Warcraft.

I don't watch TV. I got out of the habit when my first kid was a toddler, and it is very difficult to watch TV once you're out of the habit. Too passive. Unless the show or movie is really engaging, after 15 minutes I'm antsy and have to do something. As a for instance, I've just started 2nd season of Game of Thrones.

What I don't do is bring my work home with me.

 

40 min commute (30 min subway ride + 10 min walk). Kind of regret renting in a location away from my workplace, could've been staying in a location with a walking time of 10 min from my workplace (but really small apartment and no washer and dryer -- i am picky!)

But i still like socializing from time to time, and also it's easier to communicate, so don't think ill want to work full remote.

 

Usually about an hour door-to-door (London) - 10 min walk to train, 30 min train journey to central London, 10-15 min on 3 stops on the Tube, and then a quick hop to the office. It doesn't feel too taxing. In previous roles I've had a 45 minute drive from home to office, or a long bus journey... in my current role I've gotten rid of my car completely and just use the London transport network. I can listen to podcasts (usually Mac OS Ken every morning, maybe The Changelog, or Games at Work dot Biz) and music, catch up on my other news feeds.

 
 

To Lectures from term time address it’s quick 10-15 min walk.
To the office from home it a 30 min drive due to traffic.
I know not the worst commute but there it is.

 

Not bad, but still takes some time.

Do you have a driving routine in terms of particular radio/podcasts/music?

 

I don’t drive yet haven’t got around to do my driving test, normally my mom drops me off or I get a Uber. But I listen music or a podcast, nothing in particular though.

I'm 30 and still haven't got around to my driving test 😄

I just got my learner's permit this year, so I'm on my way. No shame in putting it off, but I would recommend it earlier than what I did.

My reason is I go to university in a city were is 1. Unnecessary to have a car, 2. Nowhere cheap to park a car.
I might look in to getting a motorbike though.

Yeah, very similar situation to me. I always lived in walkable/bus cities and also just couldn't ever afford or justify the expense.

Have you guys tried moving in bikes? For me it's a lot of fun to do it, here in Buenos Aires is the same issue you guys mentioned, owning a car seems to be more stressful than anything else lol

 

Most days I have a ~15 minutes walk to the train-station, then a train ride that takes 20 minutes and another ~15 minutes walk to the office. On the train ride I normally relax and read.

And I say most days, bacause if I'm feeling too lazy I take the car to the station - which takes 7 minutes.

 

To the work from home, it takes me 30-40 min average for 4.5miles (7.3km) thanks to traffic because on Sundays that's 14min average.

Sometimes I listen to an English podcast with my SO and we practice pronunciation and grammar making up silly phrases.

 

Well, I usually walk to work. As it takes 20 minutes to arrive at work, I got used to listen to podcasts and also play Pokemon Go lol. In my opinion going work by foot gives you the opportunity to learn more about your city, like know new place and even 'discovering' a landscape that you would not notice while driving...

 

On days when I go into the office:
5 min drive to the train
23-35min train ride (my evening train is super express and takes 23 min 😃)
<10 min walk

Even on days when I get on a slow train I dont mind it at all bc there is always plenty of seats so I can sit down and get a little work done. OR more likely I will use that as my dev.to or Twitter browsing time 😉 While on the train I always marvel at the crazy traffic on the highway. I don't know how people can drive into work and fight traffic every day, it looks miserable!

 

15-20 mins currently, 30+ previously. But the lead developer on my current project commutes ~90mins each day, and our security manager drives like 90mins to get in, but hits rush hour in the afternoon and often takes upwards of 2hrs to get home. Both have been doing it for years, and I don't get it personally, but they both love where they live and what they do enough to make it worth it to them, and hey, do what makes you happy I guess.

 

When we moved to town, we picked an apartment on the bus line (something I'd only used back home when I had jury duty). It's about 40 minutes, walking to the stop, riding the bus in rush hour, walking to the office. It's really nice.

Then I bought a folding bike. It's light and folds up so I never worry about any theft. I park it at my desk for a $600 savings from buying a permit (let alone we don't have a car payment anymore).

On days I just feel like it, I ride into work the whole way. Using online maps, I found a route w/ mild traffic and only a few hills that's 4 miles, about 20 minutes from locking my front door to walking up to my desk.

I used to log my rides on my watch, but I stopped wearing that, and I just like enjoying the breeze, the sounds of the neighborhood, maybe some music, a silly-hearted podcast.

I still ride the bus with my bike on the rack. I bought a Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator, and will fool around with beats and melody on the drive. I've really embraced the "passenger life".

I always take a bus back home. I've found a destination that leaves me about a 10 minute ride from home, and is again mild about traffic and hills. A nice meditative reset before arriving home to my beloved spouse and pups.

 

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator

Googled it, I think I'm in love ❤️

 

I worked in a different city 250km away and had a second appartement there for workdays. I drove there on monday mornings, stayed until thursday and drove back the 250km to my hometown.

This was a great lifestyle and I really like to travel. But at some point in time my girlfriend and I decided to move in together and I wanted to spend more time with her than just on the weekend.
So I switched to work from home 3 days a week (commute from bedroom to homeoffice) and was in a office for 2 days a week (two offices 250km and 350km from home).
After almost one year I got used to homeoffice, organized myself better and built the required discipline.

So today my commute is from the bedroom to the homeoffice (room) and 1-2 days a week to an office of my choice :)

 

I am absurdly grateful for my current commute. My office is about 4 km from my house - short enough that it's almost never a hassle, but ensures that I almost never have to work from home unless things really go south.

(In general, I vastly prefer leaving the house and going to work over working from home.)

 

I recently started a new job and my commute is only 30-45 minutes now, there has been a bit of construction. Before this job it was an hour drive to and hour and a half drive back.

Commute is a straight drive. I'm glad to finally be so close to home. First time I've worked in my state professionally.

 

My current role is remote.

So, my commute in the morning is walking from my bedroom, to the other side of my house (omg, so far!) to my office.

Some mornings, I detour downstairs to let the dogs out before I log into work.

 

Right now, my commute is a 5 minute drive or 8 minute bike ride.

But it hasn't always been like that. I used to commute from Whitby (a small town east of Toronto Canada) into Downtown Toronto. Every time I say this, people go "oh, that's not too bad, thousands of people do that everyday!" Which I agree with. From where I live, you have one of two ways to get there: drive or commuter train.

Driving is something like this: Driving the 401 is risky business or this: The g*dd*mn motherf*king 401.

The commuter train is slower than a sloth in a snowstorm. When you ride it, you think of bullet trains from around the world with either longing or disgust. The people that ride the train have had their soul removed, bit-by-bit, until there's nothing but a lazy zombie sitting in the chairs that are just a little too small. A drive that takes roughly 30 minutes without traffic and about a 3rd more distance takes 42 minutes to just under an hour - and that's just the train ride. You first need to get to the train by bike, bus or car; the latter makes you aggravated before you even get on the train. Then waiting in line to board the train, zombies listening to their music or reading the latest crap our local politician has done. Then climb aboard. If you get a seat, you're lucky - every once in a while a train that is missing 2 cars will show up and "standing room only" sounds roomy it's so packed. Then the slow crawl downtown.

The doors open! You've made it! Nope, not quite. Now you have to walk, take a subway, bus or streetcar to your destination. The lucky ones work within a few steps of a stop. Some have to walk an additional 10 minutes to get to their work. You put in your seven-to-eight hours (or more, if you're lucky enough to work at a startup on salary) and then hit the reverse commute.

All that stuff backwards, then once you get back to your "home" commuter train station, if you drove there, wait another 10-15 minutes just to get our of the parking lot.

All told I've spent as little as 2 hours a day commuting to as much as 4. Quality of life was non-existent. I've heard stories about commuters that come into NYC from multiple states away and think I would lose my mind doing the Toronto trips for years at a time, so I can only imagine what I'd do if I had the NYC commute.

Sorry. I needed to rant. :/ #canadian #sorry

 

5 minute 1 mile bike ride to Haywards Heath railway station in south east UK, then a 8-9 minute train ride to Three Bridges (about 9 miles). I keep another older bike locked there so I can cycle the remaining 1.8 miles to my office in Crawley.

Wednesdays I usually work from home, and if the weather's nice I'll sometimes cycle the whole way to work and back (29 miles round trip, 2h30m cycling in total.)

I don't work places where the only option is car commuting because driving in rush hour crushes my soul.

 

Depending on weather and season, I may take different options.

During warm season, it's 15-20 minutes door to door with an electric scooter.

I also may take a walk any time in the year if weather's good, which is 30 to 40 minutes.

If it's really bad, I'll take public transport. Usually around half an hour as well. 🙂

 

On the days I'm in the office, it's generally about 40 minutes. Lately, it's been longer due to all the construction.

On my remote days, I usually spend the mornings at my favorite coffee shop, which is either a 10 minute drive or 30 minute bike ride (depending on the weather).

 

First 5 mins walking to my daughters school. Then 7 mins by car to the office.
We humans have the bad ability to accommodate, and the day I found a slow car in front and I get 10 mins to the office seems awful to me! 😅🤣

 

40-60 minutes to and from the Park & Ride.
100-150 daily minutes on a commuter line bus depending on traffic.
4-30 minutes waiting for the bus, depending on how much traffic has borked their schedule and how inaccurate their tracker app is that day.

In a best-case scenario, my commute is just under 2.5 hours a day. But I work remote at least one day a week and only spend 6-7 hours a day in the office, using part of my commute time for work, part for studying new skills, and (at least this week) part for binge watching Season 7 of "Arrow."

 

Mine's like many of those here: virtually zero. I work almost 100% remote (couple of days in the office a month). It's great as I get to manage my own work load and working hours. Plus, I've gained about 2 hours per day back from not having to commute, so that's more family time :D

 

I take a bus that takes 20 minutes more or less to get to my stop and then I walk 10 minutes to work, all of it while listening to podcasts, observing people with their dogs and looking at how weird pigeons can be.

The bus has a stop at like 100 meters from the office but I walk 10 minutes because we spend way too many hours sitting down.

 

15-20 minute drive, a reverse commute for now as our office is in a suburb. However, we're moving to downtown Cincinnati in 2 weeks so we'll see how things change. It's about the same distance so hopefully not too much worse.

I can work remotely whenever I want so on days where traffic looks like crap I don't have to deal with it.

 

I try to live within about 5 miles of work and ride my bike in every morning, which will take about 30-60 minutes depending on the actual distance and how lazy I'm being. It doesn't always work out, usually because I have difficulty waking up, but it's great all-season exercise. I'll fall back to the bus or (to my shame) a Lyft if it's actually time-sensitive.

Pro-tip, though: Taking a ride-share to a salaried job you hate is paying extra to work longer doing a job you hate. It only hurts yourself.

 

I live about a 12 minute drive from my work. I'll be moving closer in July, so it should go down to 3-5 minutes, or a 30min walk. My (future) roommate will be working at the same company, so we'll also likely be carpooling too 😀

 

15 minutes of car to get to the underground, 35 to 45 minutes of said underground.

I really like to work at the office, but sometimes I stay at home and work remotely just to avoid the long train ride. Will definitely buy a house closer when I can afford it.

 

In the morning 15 minutes by car, in the afternoon more like the double, but it depends on the season.

As I'm not a native French, instead of listening to podcasts, I'm listening to the news radio to enhance my vocabulary.

 

I drive 45-60 mins one way to work each day. I love the job so I chalk my commute down to a necessary evil.

 

About 10 minutes of cycling to work. It's all downhill from home to office in the morning which of course means it's all uphill back in the afternoon. Kind of prefer it that way since I only have to shower once returning home.

 

I cycle in, a journey of about 3.5 miles, takes me about 30 mins (I don't like going fast in the mornings).
I used to do about 7 miles every day when I was living in Farnborough so this, by comparison, is easy, took me 1 hour 20 mins when I first started doing that route, eventually brought it down to about 50 mins.

I do like to vary my route between coming and going from work, though it's only different at the halfway mark

 

Today?

  • 25-30 mins each way
  • WFH Fridays (or when necessary)
  • Commute is light, some rush hour traffic but nothing like a parking lot
  • Gives me time to listen to podcast and audiobooks
  • My wake up time before going into office
  • My decompress time before getting back home

Worst commute a few years ago

  • 1hr 30mins (on a good day) into NYC
  • Multiple train xfers
  • Insane fast paced foot traffic
  • Tourist (ugh!)
  • ...and more!

I'm sure the people at Dev.to are familiar with that commute lol (I commuted from NJ -> NYC to 4 yrs)

 

I also work remotely, so I schlep from bed to my home office - about a twenty step commute :D

I do lay in bed for twenty minutes and run through email/social media/Slack, which is a really bad habit that I'm trying to break...

 

I typically start my day by walking my fiancée to the train station. That's about 10 minutes from our apartment. I then walk across the street to my office. So despite not working remotely, it's as easy a commute as possible.

 

Right now, if I go into the office it's about 1.5 hour each way. Working remote, about 15 sec. It was a push to get my work to let me work remote 4 days a week, but it helps to keep me sane and happy. Doing that length of commute everyday is not fun in my mind.

 

I get up at 7:20, head out for at 7:38 to catch the 7:45 train (which I never pay for cause I already pay taxes so no double dipping) and arrive at the office park at 8:00am and walk about 5 minutes until I'm settled at my desk. Might grab some breakfast at the cafeteria first.

 

I take the long way to work quite often, either jogging or taking the bike. I get a bit of nature and time to reflect. I vary the length of my commute based on my mood and energy levels. Very easy, since it's a loop, from my apartment, back to my apartment, where I find my desk.

 

I would say a terrible, a terrific thing... but my commute time defined me as a developer. It was:

  • 1 hour on train, where I could code. And I've created so many things.
  • 1 hour on metro, where I could read. And I've read so many books.
  • repeat twice per day, for 10 years in a row.

Today it's 1 hour commute by bus, where I also could code what I want, giving me +2 working hours I could dedicate to OSS and self education.

And... That's not quite enough for me. I haven't read a single book in a year, as long as I don't have "dedicated" time for it.

 

On my previous job, I had to wake up 4 hours before my shift, to be able to cook and prepare for work and leave at least 2 hours before shift to get to work on time. lol

Now about 2 seconds away lol

 

About five minutes, if I hit the light. It takes longer to put on my motorcycle gear than it does to ride it to work. Sometimes the ride home takes half an hour or more. I can’t figure out where the extra time is coming from.

 

Not working at the moment (anyone hiring????).
When I was working, my commute was about 30-35 minutes on the subway (two trains, but a relatively easy transfer). Before my move, it was 1-2 hours on the subway (3 trains), with constant delays and annoyances and it was a nightmare (which is why I moved).
Looking for a job that's a nice 20-30 minute subway commute for me. If I end up in an office that's walkable in nice weather, that's even better.

 

Currently about an hour and 15 minutes mixed between walking (just over a mile) and the T (subway in Boston). It's a pain sometimes, but better than driving around here! And I can get in a podcast or TV episode (or a nap) in on the train.

If I had to do the commute by car (which is about 45min - 1hr on a good day) I would probably be working elsewhere by now :P

 

Depends on the day.

Today I'm at home, so no commute.

Many days we hop in our car and drive 20-30m to downtown Chattanooga.

We recently decided to invest in a Tesla Model 3, so the drive is MUCH more enjoyable.

(Not everyone wants to spend that much on a car, but it's essentially the same as most other cars, dollar-per-mile in the long run.)

 

A few months ago it was 5 minutes walking to the first bus stop, catching bus #1 which took 15 minutes, getting off at a second bus stop and catching bus #2 which took 50 minutes, then another 5 minute walk to university.
I’d have my last class at 3:30 and be home by 5:30! It was tiring sometimes but I read a whole lot of books 😄

 

Around 45 (+-10) minutes depending on how the Madrid metro system feels that day. I usually spend that time listening to podcasts in the morning (since I'm too sleepy at that time to read or do anything productive) and reading in the afternoon when coming back home.

 

Since the end of last year, it's a five-minute bike ride to and from the office.

I don't think my previous commute by bike and train of about 45 minutes was that bad though, given the fact that it gave me time (or maybe forced me) to listen to podcasts or read a book.

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