Smeggy Smurf: degenerate-afro: Bendal: Commuters to the DC area have one of the longest travel times on average of anywhere in the US; up to 90 minutes one way. That means commuters are coming from western PA and WV to work in DC, places that got hit really hard by this snowfall.People have to commute to DC because living in DC means you are either making around 100k or willing to live in a run down mouse infested apartment house."Hey come live in DC where 'cheap' rent is only $900 a month without utilities!"Meanwhile minimum wage in the area is 7.25 with most DC area workers making in the $10~14 range. Lets see, so you make around $1500 per month. $900 goes to rent $150 goes to gas and electric. Leaving you with $450 per month for every other expense you may run across (bus/subway fare, food, clothing, etc). Hopefully you didn't get sick and lose out on a three or four days worth of pay.Meanwhile you can get a house in West Virginia for around 100k. Have a mortgage of 700~750 dollars and not have to rent. I think the choice is clear for many people. Rent for 900 or own for 700.Then spend $250 a month on fuel and waste 3 hours of your day commuting.
Bendal: Commuters to the DC area have one of the longest travel times on average of anywhere in the US; up to 90 minutes one way. That means commuters are coming from western PA and WV to work in DC, places that got hit really hard by this snowfall. Considering that all of NoVA was expected to get over a foot of snow, it made a lot of sense to close offices ahead of the storm.
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