April 20, 2006

Bay Area man wins longest commute award! 370 hours!

Americans commute longer, farther than ever – Yahoo! News
Dave Givens drives 370 miles to work and back every day and considers his seven-hour commute the best answer to balancing his work with his personal life.
The winner of a nationwide contest to find the commuter with the longest trek, Givens is one of millions of people who are commuting longer and farther than ever before.

Studies show Americans spend more time than ever commuting and for a growing number, getting to work takes more than an hour. In the most recent
Census Bureau study, 2.8 million people have so-called extreme commutes, topping 90 minutes.

Givens, a 46-year-old electrical engineer, has an extreme commute between home in Mariposa, California, and his job in San Jose. He leaves home before dawn and returns after dark.

The bold-ing is mine. Only in Silicon Valley would a 7 hour commute be considered balacing your work and personal life.

I wonder how much Dave spends on gas a week – and how much oil he plans on leaving our future generation.

On the other hand, he probably doesn’t live in a 800 sqft house for $800,000… that’s the Bay Area for ya.

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  1. Sadi Says:

    To what circle of hell has his personal life descended, that a 7 hr commute is “the best answer”?

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