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Being bothered to commute to jobs in central watch

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    Can anyone else not be bothered to do this?
    The big jobs for graduates seem to be there, but driving in, paying congestion fee, and parking, and traffic, and early mornings, then stuck on motorway traffic,

    i just kind of bypassed London jobs even though I live about half an Hour away from London.

    am I being stupid?

    because I think if I did take a up a job I might end up quiting or getting fired for being late or something
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    Well, there are people who commute every day from different parts of Kent or Sussex, for instance, and that might even take them about an hour! So I guess you just need to get used to the fact that your ideal job might not be a stone's throw from your doorstep!
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    Go live in Ashford or Ebbsfleet in Kent?

    The high speed line to St. Pancras runs through there, taking 37 minutes from Ashford to London.

    Where you want to live will not always coincide with where you want to work
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    i no its annoying but something your going to get use to

    i no someone who has to commute from reading to london
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    You could move to London?

    In my industry, about 95% of jobs are in the big cities (London in UK, NYC in USA) so I have almost no choice but to live in one of these cities or commute. Which is absolutely fine with me (living in London I mean, not commuting), but my annoying boyfriend refuses to move to London. :rolleyes:

    I'm commuting 1hr40 minutes to university at the mo.

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    Well, there are people who commute every day from different parts of Kent or Sussex, for instance, and that might even take them about an hour!
    An hour? Try two-ish.

    You could easily live in London and commute an hour to work in London.
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    I'm moving to London for my training contract - I wasn't offered one anywhere else so I didn't have much choice!
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    My lecturer commutes from Brighton to Central London every day, and she says it's no problem. If I get the job I interviewed for the other day I'll be commuting, and using public transport it's only about an hour of hassle free travel. If either of us drove though it'd be far worse.

    Just use public transport!
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    (Original post by Revd. Mike)
    My lecturer commutes from Brighton to Central London every day, and she says it's no problem. If I get the job I interviewed for the other day I'll be commuting, and using public transport it's only about an hour of hassle free travel. If either of us drove though it'd be far worse.

    Just use public transport!
    Seriously??? I commute from Brighton to London and it's absolutely hellish.

    She obviously doesn't use First Capital Connect...
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    (Original post by Pink Bullets)
    Seriously??? I commute from Brighton to London and it's absolutely hellish.

    She obviously doesn't use First Capital Connect...
    She said it was pretty bad in the snow, but otherwise fine apparently.
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    (Original post by Revd. Mike)
    She said it was pretty bad in the snow, but otherwise fine apparently.
    Hmmm. She sounds like a very positive person.


    They have the worst customer service rating of any rail network in the country (and that was before the situation with the industrial action and the snow). At rush hour, you get packed in the train like sardines. Fortunately I don't usually have to travel at rush hours.
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    Personally I would never work in London for that reason. If work isn't within walking distance I'm not really interested. By walking distance I mean up to an hour walking.
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    The manager of Recruitment at my Placement Company travels from Brighton to London everyday. He enjoys it and makes a lot of money at work. Best of both worlds I guest.
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    Public transport is your friend..yearly/seasonal travel passes do actually work out rather cheap.

    My neighbor commutes from Bournemouth to central London 4 - 5 days a week, though I do think that's a bit too far.
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    (Original post by Pink Bullets)
    You could easily live in London and commute an hour to work in London.
    Yes, you don't realise this when you commute in from outside. I used to moan to my colleagues about my 2 1/4 hour commute from Oxford - until I discovered that one had a 1 3/4 hour commute from zone 5! And that was mostly on buses and the tube - at least I got an hour in a comfortable seat with legroom, the opportunity for a nap, and tea and coffee available.
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    interesting, i guess it just depends on will power etc, I also assume i would be much more inclined to work in central as my expected salary increases, thanks
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    You could always live in centrl london. A commute is annoying but 45mins is fine for most people and many people do far more than that.

    Or you can get a 'London job' out of London. I love my London Living Allowance
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    (Original post by Quady)
    You could always live in centrl london. A commute is annoying but 45mins is fine for most people and many people do far more than that.

    Or you can get a 'London job' out of London. I love my London Living Allowance

    Very interesting, London Job out of London, that involves working from home right? Or does it mean a job just on the London boundary?
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    (Original post by a_stranger)
    Very interesting, London Job out of London, that involves working from home right? Or does it mean a job just on the London boundary?
    No I meant get the job you would have got in London but elsewhere. You haven't said what you want to do though. Most consultancies have pratices out of London for example.
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    i live in zone 4 in south london, and getting to say canary wharf takes me close to an hour

    unless you live in central, travelling is long for everyone

    just catch the train and make sure you grab a metro
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    (Original post by FadedJade)
    Personally I would never work in London for that reason. If work isn't within walking distance I'm not really interested. By walking distance I mean up to an hour walking.
    or sit on the train for up to an hour
 
 
 
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