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Local project for the next year with a 3 hour round trip commute. Oh and the work is boring af. Joy.

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But you will get to eat healthier and sleep in your own bed and meet friends on weekdays. Trade-offs.

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D1- True. Traveled for 9 months straight, needed a break, but I'm tired of the commute already #neverhappy

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D1 i traveled 2 years straight for a project in which I had to leave Sunday morning and didn't get home till early Friday morning because it was a coast to coast flight. You start loosing friends real quick after the umpteenth time you couldn't make it due to work, a flight, errands, or just needed some rest haha. If I started working locally idk what is I would do since it's awkward between most friends now

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Yikes. WFH an option?

EY1- WFH is rarely an option, according to the SM, "we're not in a good place just yet to be able to drive initiatives remotely..."

Same exact position as you OP. Been on a travel project for a year. Now local with 2 hr commute round trip. Will definitely miss WFH on Friday and the perks of travel. Been trying to stay positive about the local perks - mainly healthier eating, potential for starting a life at home, etc.

Been there, sucks! Two train lines and a bus each way. Never again!

@OP- enjoy the welcome break :) it might actually be fun exploring your own city once in a while!

@A1- I agree with you. It's awkward at first but people do surprise you! It's always fun joining hobby classes or start inviting others out first.

I commute 2 hours a day (1 each way) and Audible has saved my sanity. Best dollars I have ever spent on the subscription. I supplement that with free audio books from the library. Makes that commute much better.

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