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Getting to work if gas hits $5.00 a gal?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:16 am
by Dixie Flyer
Well.....looks like gas has got us on the run again! No doubt that we're going to hit the 2008 mark again ($4.00 a gal) and maybe more.

I know I probably left off some good poll options, so you can add some more creative ones if you want.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:35 am
by bobhenry
26 miles each way to work :thinking:

Can't walk it

Can't bike it

Not on a bus route

So I guess I will break out the motorcycle
46 MPG is better than 17 in the truck.
If we can get thru the monsoon season and
get some warmer weather.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:30 am
by doug hodder
Like Bob....55 miles RT, no public trans + I have close to 3K of elevation so won't be doing a bike. My Toyota gets 34 commuting. Doug

PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:53 am
by Miriam C.
:o Mike has to drive to get to customers. Gaserup and well the company pays. Higher cost to electricians...

Me, I will stay home more or take the TD and play longer. One long weekend instead of every day. :( Oh and the Nissan gets 35mpg..

:thinking: Probably need that ultra-lite....

PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:07 am
by aggie79
I changed jobs two years ago. My commute went from 94 miles RT to 12 miles RT.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:19 am
by Shadow Catcher
Nancy's School is only 6 miles away. This gives me impetus and justification to spend the money to finish up the 72 Saab Sonett which gets mileage in the 30's.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:40 am
by Alleged User
I'm due to trade in my car soon, so will likely be checking out a higher MPG vehicle. Regardless, I will have to drive.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:48 pm
by planovet
15 miles round-trip. Not a big deal. Just charge more for spays :lol:

PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:01 pm
by mechmagcn
I voted to buy a motorcycle, but since I already own it I'll just ride more :D

PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:08 pm
by caseydog
My trip up and down the stairs of my house won't be effected by gas prices. :lol:

I only drive my car two or three times per week. And, I charge most of my customers 50 cents per mile to shoot on location.


9ft commute

PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:12 pm
by GuitarPhotog
Since I retired my commute is just from bed to my desk, about 9ft across the bedroom :)

I'm more worried about the gas prices affecting my travel plans :(


PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:54 pm
by eatatjoz
I'll be riding the motorcycle. Too bad it gets worse mileage than some of y'alls cars :?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:33 pm
by Steve_Cox
My 1 ton work truck gets 11 miles per gallon. I voted to quit work :lol:

PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:00 pm
by len19070
Since I've retired I've been offered 2-3 jobs that I would be genuinely interested in.........If I was looking.

I looked into the logistics of all of these jobs and travel and gas prices.

It would really be tough to make a decision....Thankfully, I don't have to.

My weekly travel expenses with Gas & tolls would be over $100 a week.

$400 a month Gas & tolls
$1200 a month for health care
$100 a month for lunches out
$100 a month laundry & uniforms
$150 a month for tool upgrades
$50 a month training upgrades

Forget about the Taxes.....
I can't afford a Job!!

:? :?

Happy trails


PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:03 pm
by legojenn
len19070 wrote:$1200 a month for health care

Aye caramba, that's 1/3 my monthly after tax income.