What is your work day? Flexible? Non? 8 hours, not counting commute? 10? How many hours a week? Staff or hourly pay? Do you work Monday through Friday all the time? Time-shift? Day-shift? Tele-commute? Split it between office and tele? Work 5 days but not Monday through Friday ?
I just read that New York City ( and the surrounding states ) skew the entire NATION’S commuting statistics. We have long-commuters. folks who drive more than 90 minutes to work. That’s me. 60 minutes means it’s an unusually easy day and I have a 1pm call time in the city. A 9 am call time means I leave my house at 5:30 am and am likely to skate up near being late. That’s right. It can take me much more than two hours to get to the neighborhood where I work a lot, and then I look for a street parking spot ( savings: $ 25-40.00 ).
The article talked about the steep rise in reverse-commuters who either drive or take rail or buses. About how the reverse commuters are moving in, numbers-wise, on the rush hour inbound people.
So, how do you manage your work week? Is it the work life-style you prefer, or would you go for another way of doing it? Have you had the pluperfect work situation and left it?
And, the million-dollar naughty secret query- if you DO drive to and from work, what do you do, or not do, in the car when driving ? Me, I use a headset and talk on the cellular, check info on my PDA ( dangerous… Inno ), eat food, drink coffe. Having confessed this, I must say it’s a terror, seeing what folks do at 68 mph.
I’m a freelancer. I could go the week with no work. Typically I drive into New York City a few days a week, but I can just as easily travel throughout the country working. ( the last 4 months have shown me Los Angeles, Boulder, Lexington KY, Toledo, Detroit, Canada, Philly and so on. Totally unpredictable.