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76 Post author: michaelcurzi 17 March 2012 07:44PM

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Comment author: MileyCyrus 18 March 2012 05:41:22AM 15 points [-]

Drive less. Commutes are dangerous, expensive, and mentally taxing. You would have to earn 40% more money at a job with a one hour commute to be equally satisfied with a local job.

Comment author: MBlume 19 March 2012 08:10:40PM 3 points [-]

This is excellent advice which reaches far beyond traffic safety -- even if your survival is guaranteed, you're still making yourself miserable every single day.

Comment author: [deleted] 24 March 2012 07:52:24PM *  0 points [-]

I am? I thought my one-hour commute (twice a day, three days a week, to school) was nice and relaxing. I don't know if I would switch, if I were paid ten bucks an hour not to.

Comment author: katydee 19 March 2012 08:12:56PM 1 point [-]

Citation needed?

Comment author: wedrifid 18 March 2012 05:46:56AM 1 point [-]

Drive less. Commutes are dangerous, expensive, and mentally taxing. You would have to earn 40% more money at a job with a one hour commute to be equally satisfied with a local job.

Insufficient details there. It matters how long the shift is and how often you have to work, for example.

Comment author: MartinB 18 March 2012 07:31:08AM 1 point [-]

I prefer to live in 10-20 minutes walking distances from a place of work. If the time can be reached by public transport or bicycle that is fine too. One can factor in the money saved on transportation, or even the time saved on traveling to justify a slightly higher rent.

Comment author: wedrifid 18 March 2012 08:54:31AM 0 points [-]

Having a place of work that I have to go to sounds like such a burden. These days I only commute to socialise. :)

Comment author: MartinB 18 March 2012 10:20:10AM 0 points [-]

Walking over to your desk is below the 10minute line. Many people who work from home a lot get an office someday.

Comment author: wedrifid 18 March 2012 11:30:33AM 2 points [-]

Many people who work from home a lot get an office someday.

Frankly, I have no desire to be one of those people. The ones that work a lot that is. Sure, if there isn't a better way to get a lot of stuff done I may have to but it seems highly intrinsically undesirable to me!

Comment author: VAuroch 25 November 2013 07:20:14AM 0 points [-]

People who work from home have reduced work/life barriers, and IIRC, that's been shown to usually have a significant negative impact on happiness.