The joys of commuting [was Re: [SOCIAL] Thursday July the 5th...]
abw at wardley.org
Thu Jul 5 10:22:52 BST 2007
Simon Burr wrote:
> the four hours a day doing that commute ate out of my day really sucked.
My average daily commute is about 12 seconds. That's both ways - about 7
seconds going up stairs, and about 5 coming back down. Although I'm sometimes
delayed by kids toys on the stairs[*], or a pile of washing on my office chair
that has to be moved. That can add another few seconds.
Once I got all the way to "work" and realised I had left my coffee in the
kitchen back at "home". Boy, was I cursing! I had to make the journey all
over again. It was nearly 7.30am before I got a thing done! Still, that's
not bad considering I was still asleep at 7.25.
Seriously though, I find the biggest advantage to a Zero Commute policy is
that my mind is clear and fresh when I start work. An hour or two sitting in
traffic or huddled on a train is a sure-fire way to kill that off and fill my
head with distracting noise.
Having made the switch, I wouldn't go back to a full-time on-site job by choice.
[*] I tried talking to the network operators about their apparent disregard
for Health and Safety standards, but I didn't get anywhere.
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