posted on Dec, 1 2011 @ 01:21 PM
I live outside DC and a lot of the population here commutes 1.5 to 2.0 to DC, the city itself is too expensive to live in and so are some of the
surrounding counties. People come as far as Pennsylvania.
My mother is one of teh 1.5 hour commutes.
If you are young, you should be fine. But not if you have a family or if you are older.
She is retiring. She loves her job, but despises the commute.
She tells people she is retiring from commuting.
Look at it this way, some days you just don't feel like getting up and going to work. Now imagine that is is preceded by a 2 hour commute. And when
you leave, its another 2 hours till you get home. You get too tired to do anything.
Then your weekends are packed with all the stuff you couldn't do during the week.
Now if you think this is a stepping stone and the opportunity is good, go for it.
People come up with creative ways to keep themselves busy.
edit on 1-12-2011 by nixie_nox because: (no reason given)