My job has me commuting all over the place these days.
So many working hours are spent on the road compared to how many hours I’m actually working! I can end up driving a few hours to a site, only to finish the job in a fraction of that amount of time and then drive all the way back.
The thing is, I’m not complaining in the least. The company van is quite comfortable indeed. Besides having very comfortable seating and getting access to AM FM and XM Radio, the climate control system in the van is divine. Summertime heat is no match for the sheer power of the van’s air conditioner unit. It actually gets overly cold after a while, and that’s saying something in this weather. Whenever we have really cold weather, I know I can rely on the heating system as well. The seats themselves are even warmed. Maybe I’ve been living under a rock, but I had never encountered heated seats before this company van. Sometimes, I’m not even the one that has to be driving. There’s typically one to three of us going to a job site, rarely ever more, so we take turns driving. I know the area better than any of my coworkers, so I end up driving a lot, but I still don’t care because of how comfortable the van is. It makes me want to purchase a vehicle that has an HVAC unit that’s just as good. Then again, I’m already driving the company van far more often than I drive my own vehicle!