Commuting to work

October 14, 2008 by learningpool

Jimmy KimmelAny of you who know me well will know that I’m a big fan of US television chat show host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel.

I knew that Jimmy had done some crazy commuting this time last year as he spent a week dashing between LA and New York, guest hosting in the evening for Live with Regis and Kelly and then rushing back to LA to film his own late night show Jimmy Kimmel Live!

But it was only when I was browsing Wikipedia the other night that I found that this week long commute had taken Jimmy into the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest distance travelled in a single working week. A staggering total of 22,406 miles. WOW!

Now compare this mammoth commute to that of Learning Pool’s very own John Roughley. Those of you who know John won’t be surprised to hear that he has been carefully recording the number of miles he has travelled visiting our dear Learning Pool customers since joining the Learning Pool team in October 2007 (happy anniversary John!).   I believe John has travelled some 16,500 miles on English public transport in the last year.  There’s dedication for you.

Bear with me as there is a serious point to be made in here somewhere amongst this light entertainment.

Many of you are quite rightly attempting to reduce your carbon footprint by cutting the number of miles spent commuting to work and one of the ways to do this is through introduction of new ways of working programmes.

Check out our fabulous flexible working e-learning module and video resource created with LB Bexley and Project Nomad. It contains bags of useful ideas and information and will help you deal with some of the challenges involved.

Now, back to those train timetables, John ….


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  1. Posted October 16, 2008 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    I can’t beat 24,000 miles in a week, but my total for the year is 16,500 miles using public transport.

  2. Posted October 31, 2008 at 8:10 am | Permalink

    Is it a secret or am I allowed to tell people that you have even set up your own blog called “the Rail Man”?

    Oops too late.

    As a newby to the world of train timetables, packed carriages and curling butties I know that this will become a valuable source of information for me.
    I will be checking in for regular updates mate. I am relying on you to help me find my feet, so to speak.

  3. Posted November 1, 2008 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    How depressing is this folks. I filled out the latest Easyjet survey this week – part of their commitment to ongoing improvement of customer service…

    There wasn’t enough space to write in the number of Easyjet return flights I have taken in the last 12 months as they had capped the answer field at 99.

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