How am I supposed to find time to live a life at all when I’m working 40 hours a week plus a 2 hour commute total each day?


I don’t know how much I can take this. I feel like I don’t have time for anything at all whatsoever. I try to find time for my hobbies but I’m usually too tired and it’s already 7pm by the time I’m home. I don’t know how much longer I can do this. Should I look for a closer job? If I’m lucky the commute here could be thirty minutes with no traffic but that’s pretty rare. But even thirty minutes feels too long.


I feel for you, I really do. I've been there. I had a job with a big tech company that is spelled with X's as first and last letter. I thought, "this is it, I've arrived, set for life". Shortly after I go there, they switched my schedule. My recruiter gave me bad info on parking too ... So the drive took me almost 1.5 hours in, all city driving in a clutch car, then look for parking. An absolute nightmare. I lasted only 6 months. I feel that job could have been my career, and I could have moved closer, and all that, but in the end, I just moved on. I think what you are experiencing is a syndrome that drives the "nobody wants to work" nonsense that is in the media these days. No, people got a moment of clarity and decided the quality of life is very important. Best wishes on whatever you decide.

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