While we sort of have a plan for my getting a car to cut that commute down from 2-3 hours to probably under 1 hour, I'm still sort of hoping that they'll eventually opt for me working from home most of the time. 90% of what I've been doing - in terms of communicating with others there - has been via e-mail or IM or phone, which would work just as well if I were sitting here as it does with my sitting there. My immediate boss is very remote-positive, but his boss doesn't seem to like the idea at all. Some of the sales guys have been trying to convince me to move out there ... I don't think they appreciate what a "nightmare scenario" that would be for me! I have never understood how anybody can stand to live in suburbia.
Oh, by the way ... this is what my 2.5 hour commute looks like (there are likely some inaccuracies in the #322 route - it stops at 3 malls, and I'm only guessing the route once it leaves Cermak, goes through the Oakbrook mall and then heads over to Yorktown) ... click for a bigger image: