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(CNN)   Over a half a million Americans travel more than 90 minutes each way to work; Atlantans only wish they were that lucky   (money.cnn.com) divider line 14
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2013-03-06 06:50:45 AM  
3 votes:
Forward-thinking leaders decentralize their offices to the 'burbs or allow telecommuting and take full advantage of tech available to eliminate the needless energy waste and frustrations.

The problem is those useless egotistical stubborn old coots that insist on running their business in an office tower in a downtown, and actually obtain satisfaction from being able to look out on row upon row of worker bees in their cubicles.

Farking Luddites need to be put out to pasture. Age does not always equate to wisdom.
2013-03-06 07:31:42 AM  
2 votes:

adm_crunch: adm_crunch: log_jammin: DON.MAC: Mega-commute?  More like a a moron-commute.

wut?

If y

Damn iPhone.
What I was trying to say was...

If you live that far from work, you either need to move closer to work or find a job closer to home.


Not all of us are baristas, skippy.
2013-03-05 10:18:40 PM  
2 votes:
Mega-commute?  More like a a moron-commute.
2013-03-05 09:49:16 PM  
2 votes:
Half a mill?
Doesn't sound like a lot.
Seems like NYC, LA alone.
2013-03-06 11:06:33 AM  
1 votes:

Day_Old_Dutchie: Forward-thinking leaders decentralize their offices to the 'burbs or allow telecommuting and take full advantage of tech available to eliminate the needless energy waste and frustrations.

The problem is those useless egotistical stubborn old coots that insist on running their business in an office tower in a downtown, and actually obtain satisfaction from being able to look out on row upon row of worker bees in their cubicles.

Farking Luddites need to be put out to pasture. Age does not always equate to wisdom.


That works if you are some massive corporation of drones all chained to their desks performing repetitive and redundant tasks, but when you are a real company that provides any sort of tangible service, you need to be in a relatively close proximity to your clients. When the vast majority of people are downtown or just outside of it, moving your business to the burbs won't do you any good. Our place of business is literally only 5 miles closer to downtown than one of our competitors, yet our clients refuse to go to their space ever because it is so "far" meanwhile, they are happy to come here. By us moving closer, we increased our business by 250%, let that sink in. When you only have roughly an hour for lunch, it doesn't work to drive an hour to pick up or meet a client and an hour back to the office. They CERTAINLY won't drive to meet you.
2013-03-06 09:09:33 AM  
1 votes:
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Let's revisit this number in June, OK? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
2013-03-06 08:12:31 AM  
1 votes:
What is this "commute" you speak of?

I have a 12 minute walk. Except when there is 12" of new snow on the ground - then it's 18 minutes.
On the rare occasions I do decide to drive, it's about 4 minutes.

Everyone should live closer to work.
2013-03-06 06:49:56 AM  
1 votes:
Atlantan here. 1 mile from work... 10 minutes by bicycle. I used to do the 90 minute commute thing and it just made more sense to move closer.
2013-03-06 06:18:01 AM  
1 votes:

Jim_Callahan: For reference, there are something like 300 million adults in the US and something like 90% of those are employed.  So "over half a million Americans" is basically one in 500 people.

//That said, wtf, people.  Mass transit.


youre not good at statistics. 90% employed? so there are no elderly or kids in the US any more?
2013-03-06 06:15:00 AM  
1 votes:
2 minutes from my bedroom to my home office.
2013-03-06 06:04:47 AM  
1 votes:
It's just about an hour door to door for me. Train time is only 42-46 minutes, depending on whether I catch the first or second transfer.

At least I don't live in a 40m2 apartment.
2013-03-06 12:58:46 AM  
1 votes:
Or, in DC Beltway terms, "a little over five miles"
2013-03-06 12:16:59 AM  
1 votes:
10 minutes, 15 max depending on traffic and if I feel like being a dick and going the speed limit on the one back road (there's a reason for my dickishness, i've been pulled over for sleeding on that stretch in the past).
2013-03-06 12:03:24 AM  
1 votes:
That's it?
 
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