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    Re: Long Commute for Dream Job?


    not my DJ only 27 miles away. probably spend 3-4 hours commuting daily.

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    Re: Long Commute for Dream Job?

    Holy fuck! I'm 40-45 miles (one way) depending on which way I take. RARELY takes me more than an hour either way. Yet another reason I love living where I do.

    Good luck, man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenn157 View Post
    Me too next summer but in Arizona.

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    I love it here in AZ, best move Iíve ever made. My dream job commute is 6 miles and since we are about as far west in the Phoenix valley as you can be the traffic is negligible.

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    If your dirt riding in the big lonely time for a "SPOT"

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    Brought a few things with me for the final commute.

    SO MUCH FREE TIME NOW.

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    Re: Long Commute for Dream Job?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    Holy fuck! I'm 40-45 miles (one way) depending on which way I take. RARELY takes me more than an hour either way. Yet another reason I love living where I do.

    Good luck, man!
    Boston life man. Framingham to Airport it has taken me 2 hours. It’s stupid.
    I don’t understand why anyone chooses to live there

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    Re: Long Commute for Dream Job?

    Since this thread has reached it's logical end (congrats, BTW) we can move on to speculation.

    My current reality is I work for a company that....well, we're probably not making the "Top Ten Places to Work in RI" anytime soon. There are a lot of challenges that go along with that. That said, I'm compensated well and my commute is 6.8 miles with no traffic and daycare directly en route. Sometimes I allow myself to drift off into fantasy land of working at one of these chic outfits that give unlimited vacation, 6 months of paternity leave, a kegarator in the kitchenette, and bosses who care about everyone's feelings all while being on the verge of curing cancer.

    Ultimately, a dream job can mean a lot of things. There are lots of ways one can find satisfaction in what they do and it isn't always benefits, or working in the industry you love. To be perfectly honest, if Boston Dynamics offered me a job today I'd have a very difficult time hoisting my ass out of bed at 5 am every day for a 2.5 hour round trip to Waltham.

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    I gave up a lot of fringe benefits from corporate america to work where I am now (less vacation, fewer holidays, less 401k match, etc). There are still things that frustrate me about the new job and I do have my tough days but overall I am glad I made the change and hope I continue to feel that way. If I had kids and a wife, making this change would probably not have been feasible.

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    One of the pit falls of modern life is finding a new job when the spouse is anchored to theirs

    I learned to hate a commuting as the largest waste of time and money

    I am where I am because 25 years ago the nearest livestock was 200 yards, now horses , cows 2 miles

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    I was offered a dream job in Boca Raton this weekend. I'd be there in a heartbeat but for the fact that my wife has the golden handcuffs at her job. It's just not financially viable to move a teacher out of Massachusetts and into the Florida school system.

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    This morning it took me around an hour and 50 minutes to travel the ~20 miles from my home to my desk. Just ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    Since this thread has reached it's logical end (congrats, BTW) we can move on to speculation.

    My current reality is I work for a company that....well, we're probably not making the "Top Ten Places to Work in RI" anytime soon.

    Dude, there are several McDonalds and the Foxy Lady above our place on that list.

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    Well, it pains me to post this but the dream job is no longer a dream job and I will be leaving. I helped restructure the company (new company as of 1.1.19) and some folks received equity in the business and have completely changed the dynamic. I have been trying to remain optimistic as we have been operating at a loss although I've been providing extensive analysis for cost savings and growth strategies that have unfortunately fallen on deaf ears. Things are going to get worse before they get better and I can't be the only one bailing out water on what is inevitably a sinking ship. Maybe the investors bring on a new team more receptive to folks like me and maybe they even throw more money into this but I know my value and what I've given up to be here and I simply need to walk away.

    With that said, I have no regrets! While I can quantify what I gave up to take on this job, I cannot quantify the knowledge I have gained going through a restructure of this magnitude. Not to mention, I am walking away with a new perspective on life and I've gained a lot of friends/contacts along the way. If I had stayed at my desk at my old corporate gig, I would have always wondered "what if...". The grass isn't always greener on the other side but sometimes you just won't know until you make the leap.

    Time for a long needed vacation and a couple dozen cold ones.

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    Sorry to hear that bud!.. it's a good thing you have a great head on your shoulders. You're a smart guy and will always do great things my friend. If you stay on the west coast I won't be that far away soon. Take a nice long trip on the bike and don't forget the extra gas can! Best of luck buddy.

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    Sorry to hear that bud!.. it's a good thing you have a great head on your shoulders. You're a smart guy and will always do great things my friend. If you stay on the west coast I won't be that far away soon. Take a nice long trip on the bike and don't forget the extra gas can! Best of luck buddy.
    I'm planning on riding the mighty Tiger cross country! That is why you saw that gas can post on FB. I'll shoot you a text and hopefully we can meet up and get a ride in like old times. Maybe we can get some other NESR folks who remember me to join in on the fun too.

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    I drive roughly 100 miles a day, an hour in the morn, usually 1.5 in the afternoon, and wake up at 3:30 to start work at six and get good parking... but I as much as I bitch, Iím starting to think thatís pretty common for New England

    But itís clearly killing my soul, as evident by my contemplating a Prius now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    I drive roughly 100 miles a day, an hour in the morn, usually 1.5 in the afternoon, and wake up at 3:30 to start work at six and get good parking... but I as much as I bitch, Iím starting to think thatís pretty common for New England

    But itís clearly killing my soul, as evident by my contemplating a Prius now...
    As someone currently putting 2-300 miles a day on a Prius I can confirm they are a great tool for that job. The money doesn't get sucked very fast out of the wallet driving one. Your soul is a different matter. Driving one sucks the soul out of you faster then you can blink and you will soon pee sitting down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneCheekRider View Post
    Well, it pains me to post this but the dream job is no longer a dream job and I will be leaving. I helped restructure the company (new company as of 1.1.19) and some folks received equity in the business and have completely changed the dynamic. I have been trying to remain optimistic as we have been operating at a loss although I've been providing extensive analysis for cost savings and growth strategies that have unfortunately fallen on deaf ears. Things are going to get worse before they get better and I can't be the only one bailing out water on what is inevitably a sinking ship. Maybe the investors bring on a new team more receptive to folks like me and maybe they even throw more money into this but I know my value and what I've given up to be here and I simply need to walk away.

    With that said, I have no regrets! While I can quantify what I gave up to take on this job, I cannot quantify the knowledge I have gained going through a restructure of this magnitude. Not to mention, I am walking away with a new perspective on life and I've gained a lot of friends/contacts along the way. If I had stayed at my desk at my old corporate gig, I would have always wondered "what if...". The grass isn't always greener on the other side but sometimes you just won't know until you make the leap.

    Time for a long needed vacation and a couple dozen cold ones.
    Sorry Mike. Sounds like your experience was similar to when I got laid off last month. The timing sucked but at the end of the day I'm better off without that job as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e30addict View Post
    As someone current;y putting 2-300 miles a day on a Prius I can confirm they are a great tool for that job. The money doesn't get sucked very fast out of the wallet driving one. Your soul is a different matter. Driving one sucks the soul out of you faster then you can blink and you will soon pee sitting down.
    And what the fuck is wrong with peeing sitting down?!?

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    And what the fuck is wrong with peeing sitting down?!?
    Nothing at all......as long as your dressed in drag at the time

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    And what the fuck is wrong with peeing sitting down?!?
    Quote Originally Posted by e30addict View Post
    Nothing at all......as long as your dressed in drag at the time
    Now would be a FANTASTIC time for someone to post that pic of Smutty dressed like a chick peeing at the urinal.

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    damn...sucks to hear about the job, but man do I admire that:
    1.) you have the perspective to know when to back out and move on - can't tell you how many skilled people I've met that just stay at the wrong place forever
    2.) extensive analysis for cost savings and growth strategies - at the point I'm at (still a noobie at work), the skills and experience to drive results are almost more important than the outcome. that sticks with you forever and will help you succeed almost anywhere. I'm sure the right company would pay big $$ for that
    3.) Reddit said the best way to earn more money is just to switch jobs every 2-5 years. my best bud from high school has a bachelor's in business from a state college. I did the big loan undergrad, big loan grad school, higher paying first job, and guess what - he makes more than me. Every 3-4 years he'd leverage his experience into another job and make way more than marginal raises at the same company. sounds like you are right on track.
    4.) it's a little hot now - wanna zing up into elevation and ride silverwood up to pinnacles or something? even GMR wasn't bad last week

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    We as a country gave up staying with the same company for a career and retiring comfortably years ago. It's sad to see the lack of loyalty.

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    We as a country gave up staying with the same company for a career and retiring comfortably years ago. It's sad to see the lack of loyalty.
    Yeah. I envy my grandfather, joined one company as a clerk in his twenties, retired from the same company as a VP. It's essentially impossible to do that now.

    On the long commute - I recently cut my commute down to 1/3 of what it was, around half an hour now. Would like to cut that in thirds again - hate commuting with a passion.

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    We as a country gave up staying with the same company for a career and retiring comfortably years ago. It's sad to see the lack of loyalty.
    Was discussing this with a peer who has been in this company for 20 years and another friend who changes jobs every year. Legit every hear. Mind blowing to be in the middle of it. Both made great points about their WHYs and how it benefits them.

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