With the amount of traffic congestion, and the advances in communication, working from home is a brilliant option if your profession allows it. Having done the comment-to-work crawl up and down the freeway for years, this year I'm trialling working from home. It's amazing to think that years ago, anything further south than Kwinana was considered a weekend away - now people make the drive every day. They must lose hours of their life every day...
I do voluntary work which is about 10 minutes drive from home, which turns into 20 minutes in the afternoons at 5 pm!
I don't think I could have a job that involved driving more than about 20 minutes as I do not like driving, am impatient on the road, and it is such wasted time out of a day especially if you work full time.
I am on the road everyday. It is part of my job. And believe me I have seen all times of traffic and drivers. Do I like it - yes! You get days like this when things are just perfect! That is something to remember when you have not such great days! ;)
I haven't worked for 43 years, & my last job was only 7k's away, as was my voluntary job, some time later. But because I had to use public transport, I was away all day, for only 3 hrs of volenteering!