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21-10-2019, 00:11   #31
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My neighbour used to work for a guy in Connecticut who worked for Oracle databases. He traveled via Concorde to London from New York, back the same evening to New York, Monday Wednesday and Friday. Thats over 20 years ago.
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21-10-2019, 00:17   #32
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Athlone to Naas daily.
1h 30m each way with traffic.

If there was no traffic you'd do it un an hour.
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21-10-2019, 00:24   #33
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I worked for a company who employed a guy who commuted from Roosky in Roscommon to Dublin City on a daily basis and back for work. 1 hour and 15 each way. He wasnt on that great money I’d imagine 33,000 so i often wondered how it was actually worth his while...

Ok property was cheaper by a ways but what he’d be spending on juice, the stress, boredom and impact of almost 12 hours a week driving on top of 40 hours very physical work.... I’d rather be struggling and paying a bit extra than having my energy and cash taken in that manner.
Doubt it was that short- it’s nearly two hours from Dublin on a good day
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Northern Spain to London through Ryanair.
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My neighbour used to work for a guy in Connecticut who worked for Oracle databases. He traveled via Concorde to London from New York, back the same evening to New York, Monday Wednesday and Friday. Thats over 20 years ago.
That’s pretty cool!
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Northern Spain to London through Ryanair.
Yeah there was a lad I knew from an old job that did this, he swung a 2/3 day week in office and 2/3 day work from home and would block book cheap Ryanair flights.

He previously lived somewhere in Louth and had a 2hr odd drive each way to South Dublin every day prior to it. So 4hrs in the car, 5 days a week and €100 on petrol plus tolls.

He trimmed that to two 2.5hr flights, say 8-10hrs when accounting early check in and getting to and from the airport. Along with saving give or take €50 a week on petrol ...and his brother would put him up for the 2/3 nights he'd be here in the spare room!
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Not paragliding.

But I worked with a guy who used to rollerskate to work.
Here in Sydney you'd often see fellas in business suits in the city on skateboards, longboards or scooters getting around.


Many commute from the northern beaches down to the city via a 30min ferry.


The worst though are the poor souls who live up in the central coast and commute 2hrs each way on a train into/out of Sydney every day. No idea how they do it although most try do a bit of work on their laptops to make use of the time and minimise the hours having to be spent in the office.


The wife usually has to go Sydney-Melbourne a few days a month. Up at 4.45am, in airport at 6am for 7am flight (straight through security, no check in baggage). Arrive in Melbourne at 8.30, taxi into city to the Melbourne office branch, work/meetings until about 3.30, back to airport for 5pm flight back, arrive back in Sydney around 6.20, home before 7. It's a very long day.
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My neighbour used to work for a guy in Connecticut who worked for Oracle databases. He traveled via Concorde to London from New York, back the same evening to New York, Monday Wednesday and Friday. Thats over 20 years ago.
Love that.
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