I wondered today as I bought a mocha from the Tully’s which is in my apartment building… how far do employees of Seattle coffeeshops commute to work, on average?
Or, to pose it as a question of motive, what are the reasons why a person does not work at any of the coffeeshops located between their home and the one where they do work?
Working at a place really close to home is nice, simply because of the commute. You save gas, time, etc. It’s nice to be able to leave home 10 minutes before your shift starts, or get off at midnight and be home in a few minutes.
On the other hand, it’s a pain when you have to visit your place of work when you aren’t scheduled. You spend all your time there working, the last thing you want to do is go back on your time off. Plus it’s really hard to just go in and out when you know a lot of the other employees.
Another thing to consider is who is coming in. Do you want your friends or other people you know to come in while you’re working? If not you’d probably get a job a good distance away.