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Fed up with commuting

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Message 1 - posted by Dan Nottingham Host, May 9, 2006

Rishab is desperate to stay in Nottingham but says there aren't enough professional jobs to go around? Read his take on the commuter conundrum:

www.bbc.co.uk/nottin...

Do you find yourself living in Nottingham but working miles away? Why do you commute?
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Message 2 - posted by Notts2010, May 11, 2006

Thats the dumbest thing I have ever read!

No. I donít go to work outside of Nottingham...

but I do know several dozen friends who commute from places like Derby, Leicester, Long Eaton, Southwell, Newark, ect to come to work in Nottingham.
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Message 3 - posted by Member 2511856, May 12, 2006

And several others who don't fancy the jounrney into town - can be up to 2 hrs for the last 5 miles. Bring on the tram.
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Message 4 - posted by LocalGuy, May 12, 2006

Be sure that your's is not the first headstone to read 'Spent too much time in the office or getting to it - wish I hadn't''

Time is the most precious gift. It cannot be bought by any amount of money.
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Message 5 - posted by TerryTravelwise, May 16, 2006

I would never dream of taking a job that involved such a long commute every day! If you added up your time at £x an hour that you wasted doing nothing in the car, plus the expense of commuting (around 30p a mile when you factor in every outgoing cost), you could surely afford to take a job closer to home that pays less in order to save these costs!

If Rish feels guilty about the environment, then he could try finding a car share partner(s) - there must be others doing the Nottingham to Birmingham commute - he could search at www.nottinghamshare.com.

I travel 3 miles each way to work, and over ten years it has cost me £65 - that's two bike tyres and a new chain and cog. 50p a month - bargain!

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Message 6 - posted by HAMPTONCAUGHT, May 16, 2006

I would never dream of taking a job that involved such a long commute every day! If you added up your time at £x an hour that you wasted doing nothing in the car, plus the expense of commuting (around 30p a mile when you factor in every outgoing cost), you could surely afford to take a job closer to home that pays less in order to save these costs!

If Rish feels guilty about the environment, then he could try finding a car share partner(s) - there must be others doing the Nottingham to Birmingham commute - he could search at www.nottinghamshare.com.

I travel 3 miles each way to work, and over ten years it has cost me £65 - that's two bike tyres and a new chain and cog. 50p a month - bargain!


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I have been thinking about finding a job nearer home. I have a daily commute of 35mls round trip not as much as some people but a lot of it is motorway and the congestion is getting worse and I am sometimes late in and late home. I am a delivery van driver and I do'nt earn a great wage but it costs me £25 a week in fuel to get to work so I could afford to take a job in my local Tesco who are expanding the store and still be earning about the same, plus it's only a ten minute walk away.I am really in a quandry as I do like my driving job but the commute to it is a bind.
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Message 7 - posted by smileyky111, Jul 25, 2007

I completely understand where Rish is coming from. I've been offered an amazing job as an Assistant PM within a large construction company in the centre of Birmingham and after much to-ing and fro-ing I have accepted the offer, despite the distance.
Commuting will be something of a shock for me Ė for one, I live only 8 miles from my current employerís office (and that journey is done on buses). Secondly, I will be new to the roads as I take my driving test on Fri 27th July. I have a back-up plan, just in case Ė Iíll do as Rish once did and travel by train, but as I live miles from any station in Nottingham getting the train isnít the quickest option for me.

Although this job change will be fantastic for my personal development and long-term career prospects, the commute from Nottingham to Birmingham every day is something I am dreading (to put it mildly). And Iím not looking forward to the cost of petrol too much, either. The company I'm going to work for have said that I will be able to work from home as much as is practically possible, but, when it comes down to having everything around me to be able to do my job, I wonder how often this will be. I agree with Rish that time and money are valuable commodities, whichever way you look at. Donít get me wrong; this job wonít afford me the lifestyle of a sultan (or anything close!). The fact that my better half will be moving up to Nottingham from Essex to live in the house weíve recently bought did make my decision to accept the job so much harder Ė the last thing heíd want would be to move from his home-town to live with a girlfriend thatís never there between 6am and 9pm. Iím still living in hope that Iíll be home more than thatÖ

Nevertheless, despite all of the above, I firmly believe that the sacrifice Iíll be making at first, financially (by paying for endless fuel top-ups) and time (sitting in traffic), will pay off eventually.

Iíll still be checking out www.nottinghamshare.com, though.
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Message 8 - posted by NewarkRed, Jul 29, 2007

I commute from Newark to Nottingham. Wouldn't really recomend it as the trains are unreliable in both directions. If your going to commute look for somewhere else, Newark wants to be a commuter town but is a very long way of that.
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