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    Quote Originally Posted by menju56 View Post
    Can I ask, how long are people's commutes to work?

    I have a potential job opportunity and it would mean travelling outside of town - about an hour total on two trains, then a ten-minute walk. I've not commuted to work like this before, so wondered about people's commuting experiences?
    For about 4 years I had a job where it took me 90 minutes to get from my apt. to the office.

    Now I work somewhere where it's just a 7 minute bike ride (or a 20 minute walk).

    I guess an hour is semi-reasonable if it's a job you really want and the salary is ok.

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    Oh man, I can talk commutes. For the job I had before my current one I commuted two hours one way to NY. It was pretty brutal. My husband was a new teacher at the time and we had just bought a place so it made sense to stay where we were. My current job is in NJ. My commute now is an hour going in and around 1.5 hours coming home. I've been doing that for 6 years now. The long commutes have really caught up to me. We're in the process of trying to sell our place and move further north, closer to my work. I cannot wait. I can't do it anymore. The commute does get to you after a while.

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    One of my colleagues is sooooo smelly. And it's all the time, there are no 'good days' so I guess it's just the way he always smells, even right after a shower or right after he brushed his teeth. Though it does seem he doesn't really shower in the morning, which is kind of puzzling to me because you sweat in your sleep, especially in summer. But that's another discussion. It kind of smells like he never brushes his teeth AND doesn't shower in the morning AND wears the same clothes for too many days and probably sleeps in them too. But he wasn't raised by wolves or anything, he's not a savage, I'm sure there's some level of personal hygiene. It's just not working.

    I kind of feel sorry for his significant other. Wherever he's sitting at our office, there's like a 'zone' around him where the smell is really strong. When he's meeting clients I hope they aren't too turned off by his pretty penetrant smell. I just opened a bunch of windows (even though it's pretty cold out today, for the time of year) but I just need fresh air.

    I can't bring myself to tell him, because it would be so awkward and there's no way to say it without making him feel bad. He's a nice guy. I know I would immediately become super insecure if someone told me I chronically smelled, but I would definitely want to know. It's so difficult. Everyone at the office thinks it. But nobody has the guts to tell him. Including me.

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    Not really a bitch about the job itself, but a coworker. We have a new person. You can smell said new person from about 6 cubes away. I counted. Lucky for me, I sit right across from her. Fortunately, it's not BO, but perfume. It makes me nauseous, it's so strong. I can taste it.

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    I came into work this morning to find out that my assistant (who is only 23) passed away on Friday. I'm in complete shock. This is so unexpected. He was a really sweet kid- so smart and talented and so much ahead of him. I cannot believe this at all. I've just been staring at my screen all day. I want to be home.

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    Oh my gosh, that is terrible. I am so sorry.
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    Thank you. Yea, a lot of the office is going about their day. I'm just too paralyzed to do anything. This year has been brutal in every way possible. It is astounding.

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    I think my boss hates me.

    No, let me change that.

    Everybody in my office thinks my boss hates me.

    I know I am not the easiest person to deal with, specially when it comes to work. I mean, I'm that motherfucker that if he has to make 15 stuff, he'll make 18 because IT'S YOUR FUCKING JOB TO DO IT. (I work at a library, so "make stuff" means "cataloguing books"). The thing is that I have no problem in telling my boss when he's doing things wrong. And he makes a lot of things wrong. When everybody talks shit about him on his back, I go and tell him "hey, you're doing that wrong, it's supposed to be the other way" or "why did you ask to do that and now we have to do exactly the opposite?". And he doesn't like it at all.
    The funny thing is that he tried to "punish" me a couple of times, giving me more work or harder work. Once he learned that I could do it anyway, he gave up. But I just don't shut up. I don't know why he just can't do his job.
    Oh, no, way, I do know: he's the boss.
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    One of my direct reports came into work today 40 minutes late with no explanation, asked for a pay advance and told me she needed to leave early. GIRL BYE.
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    Having to prove you're actually going to to your MIL funeral when your coworker does not. Having to get permission for the days off from District Office because it's back in Michigan and thus I'll be gone longer than 3 days consecutively when your co-worker does not. Watching your co-worker leave early today when you've got a funeral to help plan.
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    Okay. I'm not actually bitching about anything, but this is the only career-related thread I could find so I thought my post should go here. I would like to connect with anyone on the forum who teaches or has taught English as a second language/foreign language. Please DM me if you've taught or tutored English language learners and would be willing to answer a few questions for me. Thanks!

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    I'm curious about people's commutes to and from work - time that you leave in the morning, length of time it takes to get to work, time you get home?

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    I leave at 9:24 a.m. and get to work right at 9:30 a.m. On the way home I leave at 6:30 p.m. and usually home by 6:45 p.m.

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    I just moved and for the first time in my life I have a normal commute! Leave at 8:40am, in at 9:00am. Leave at 6:00pm, home by 6:20pm.

    Before the move my life was: leave at 9:00am, in at 10:00am. Leave at 6:00pm, home by 7:30pm (if I'm lucky). NY/NJ traffic is terrible and NJTransit is even worse!

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    Quote Originally Posted by .chris View Post
    I just moved and for the first time in my life I have a normal commute! Leave at 8:40am, in at 9:00am. Leave at 6:00pm, home by 6:20pm.

    Before the move my life was: leave at 9:00am, in at 10:00am. Leave at 6:00pm, home by 7:30pm (if I'm lucky). NY/NJ traffic is terrible and NJTransit is even worse!
    How did you find that old commute?

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