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12 years 6 months ago #21434 by scooter
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Currently thinking of selling up and moving to a bigger block of land, but to get this said bigger block of land, it would mean we all would be travelling longer distances to work and school. :rolleyes:

Out of interest sake....how far do most of you guys travel each day for your paid employment???

Takes me 40-45 mins to get to work now, and I'm not too sure if I want to be travelling any longer...hhhmmmm.[B)]
The only bonus with me travelling, is that I'm a shift worker so never have to compete with peak hr traffic.

Bit to consider I guess. OH just says, "perhaps you could get a job closer to home?" :(

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12 years 6 months ago #311015 by reggit
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scooter;295624 wrote: OH just says, "perhaps you could get a job closer to home?" :(


Is that an option? :rolleyes:

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12 years 6 months ago #311022 by scooter
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Not sure if I'm ready for that option yet.....I enjoy the type of work I do, my workmates etc.

A job change would mean a pay cut and would probably be less stimulating.
I've worked in my current field since 1984 ...so not sure bout that. :cool:

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12 years 6 months ago #311025 by ronnie
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Where we currently live, it takes OH 35 - 40 minutes to get to work. Where we intend to shift to, it will take him 50 - 60 minutes. He says he is very happy to do the travelling for several reasons:

- he likes the job
- he likes his work mates
- he doesn't mind driving long distances
- it is only for 6 months of the year.

As for my work, well I work all around the district so it is not really applicable for me as much as I have to travel longer distances now for my work (yesterday took me an hour and a quarter to get to work). Plus I only work about one day per week, on average.

But the new place is closer to where we need to be for our business.

You could move to the new block and see how it goes. If you get sick of the travel, then weigh up your options again.
Sometimes it is really hard to balance work and home life. We all tend to make compromises of some sort.

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12 years 6 months ago #311026 by reggit
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scooter;295637 wrote: A job change would mean a pay cut and would probably be less stimulating.
I've worked in my current field since 1984 ...so not sure bout that. :cool:


Sorry, I wasn't clear. I didn't mean changing the field you work in, but perhaps exploring other jobs in that field/work from home x days a week options longer term...?

While you can certainly do an hour plus each way, it's going to get expensive, and that's two hours a day (15% of your waking time?) down the drain...so longer term, always good to look at options to cut that travel...

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12 years 6 months ago #311028 by scooter
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ronnie;295640 wrote: Where we currently live, it takes OH 35 - 40 minutes to get to work. Where we intend to shift to, it will take him 50 - 60 minutes. He says he is very happy to do the travelling for several reasons:

- he likes the job
- he likes his work mates
- he doesn't mind driving long distances
- it is only for 6 months of the year.

As for my work, well I work all around the district so it is not really applicable for me as much as I have to travel longer distances now for my work (yesterday took me an hour and a quarter to get to work). Plus I only work about one day per week, on average.

But the new place is closer to where we need to be for our business.

You could move to the new block and see how it goes. If you get sick of the travel, then weigh up your options again.
Sometimes it is really hard to balance work and home life. We all tend to make compromises of some sort.


I'm female, and somehow I feel a bit uneasy travelling long distances late at night, on my own. Not so bad at the moment because despite having a distance to travel , I have lived in this district all my life and don't mind the roads.

I work full time, shift work, have children still at school..... just having second thoughts about it all. Life is comfortable at the moment. :p

Big decision....few issues I guess that need to be addressed before we commit to anything.

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12 years 6 months ago #311035 by Mich
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Hi Scooter - what are your primary reasons for wanting to move to a bigger piece of land? Are you looking to do more with it, therefore possibly reducing your or OH's paid job hours? If you're working full time and still have the same commitments, then extra travel time would cut into that, as well as whatever time you need to work your new place. Not to mention the extra cost of fuel. Is there a school bus service, or do you transport the kids yourselves? Will the move further out affect their (or your) access to friends, sport/social fixtures much?

There's nothing wrong with 'comfortable' :)

If you really want the new land and have great plans for it, then I think you'd get used to the extra travel.

Good luck with the decision.
Cheers, Mich.

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12 years 6 months ago #311037 by TKFARMER
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Hi scooter I travel about 140 ks a day takes me about 50 min to go one way and what drives me to do it is peace and quite and views when I get home.We have thought about moving but this is an ideal spot. tkf

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12 years 6 months ago #311038 by cantyguy
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sounds like your not quite ready to make the move yet.

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12 years 6 months ago #311067 by Pumpkingirl
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Re travelling, although I only have to go into the office for a few days each month, I used to have to go every day on a 45 minute trip (one way). I love National Radio, so it never felt like a "chore" listening to the news - it just meant I didn't need to read the paper. Later, I would do some work at home in the morning and leave at 8.30am, and so avoid all the peak hour traffic.

On the way home, I would ring friends, who were also travelling home at the same time as me - great way to stay up to date, and now much easier with my hands-free kit.

If your husband is already used to (and doesn't mind) a 40 minute trip, adding 10-20 minutes on to it doesn't make that much difference, personally. One of my work colleagues lives 20km from our office and on a good day it takes her half an hour, on an average day 45 minutes. I travel 70km in the same time. I'm guessing at least he will never have to worry about Aucklandesque traffic jams!

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12 years 6 months ago #311078 by Country Girl
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Scooter I understand where you're coming from - what part of the country are you in? I love my job and workmates and that is a key reason I don't want to leave this area but...... it would be far more cost effective if I lived more rurally say Tirau and it would also be close to a hospital only 20mins from my friends place to Rotorua but..... I am not at that place yet where I feel comfortable to make the move. I guess you take into consideration travel, wear and tear on the vehicle, the kids schooling and their ages and if you would consider working doing the same job for a different employer - let me know how you get on :)

Louise

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12 years 6 months ago #311095 by LongRidge
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I hated having to leave in the dark and get back in the dark.

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12 years 6 months ago #311100 by Cate
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3 1/2 hours each way [:0]

Cate

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12 years 6 months ago #311104 by Country Girl
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Cate you travel that distance each day[:0] You deserve a medal :D

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12 years 6 months ago #311123 by max2
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SOH is also a shift worker and as he is based near the Airport, after a year of travellling from home to Auckland even in off peak times after work its wearing thin and a couple of times he said he felt lucky to make it home again.

Weigh up the cost of fuel as well - our little 1300cc car goes through over $100 per week in fuel for his drive to work.

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