How do companies usually handle this? If someone is driving 90 minutes each way, are the employees on the hook for getting themselves there. (I.e. vehicle, and gas bill). Seems like it would make it hard for a lot people to work with those costs
I ran a job for a month 3+ hours from home. I stayed over in a hotel. I had to share a room with one other guy. But we basically worked 10-12 hour shifts. Not much free time.
My shop (non union) pays guys who use their own vehicle mileage after 30 miles.
I have a company van that I drive home and a gas card.
I have heard of guys commuting 2+ hours. That's not for me. I would rather take a layoff.
That is like working a 12 hour shift for 8 hours pay. It adds up mentally.
Generally my shop tries to keep guys within an hour commute. That's not a rule. And there are exceptions
I have only known a few guys that don't commute long miles here in Cali. Generally, you work no where near where you live, it is just part of it here. Be smart and never buy a truck, get a nice small little fuel sipper and carpool whenever possible.
If I have to travel far they pay for the air fare, hotel, meals and rental car. In state I drive a Suburban.
My office is 40 miles from home so I bought a fun little car for the commute, a Fiesta ST. My other vehicle is a Excursion, 10 MPG vs 32.
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