Driving, Driving, Driving
I'm tired. Mentally and physically tired. And I'm thinking my commute may be getting the best of me.
I drive 68 miles to work each way. On the plus side, it's technically a 35 hour week. So instead of sitting behind a desk for an extra hour a day, I sit in the car. I also get to work one day a week from home. That's a nice perk. Unfortunately the work load requires much more than 35 hours and I find myself working through lunch and staying at least a half hour extra each day.
I'm fairly certain that any other job working with this particular software would require at least a 40 - 45 mile (again each way) commute. And probably a 40 hour/week commitment. That would only save me about a half hour a day compared to what I have now.
And I know I shouldn't be bitching. I have friends who do the long commute as well. I have friends who work locally and are gone more hours a day than I am.
I've had good blogger friends tell me that 68 miles each way is not considered that far when you live in one of the big states. You know, those states that could hold about 100 Massachusetts'. (Just what the heck is the plural of Massachusetts anyway?).
I think I just need a little encouragement. Every person I meet for the first time who asks me what I do is simply amazed at how far I drive. And I'm not sure if it is a Massachusetts thing or I really am nuts.
So how about it? Am I crazy to do this drive every day for a job I like?