IF YOU thought your daily commute was a grind, spare a thought for Gary Egan of Porthcawl, South Wales, who drives 187.5 miles to his office in Watford, Herts every morning... and returns home every evening.
The head of production at a printing firm wakes up at between 3am and 3.30am in order to make it to the office on time. Following a day's work he drives back to Wales, arriving home at 8.30pm. The 375-mile round trip, which he has been making for 18 months, amounts to an incredible 7,188 miles per month for Egan's hard-worked Renault Clio diesel, costing £900 in fuel and £96 in tolls, in addition to routine servicing and insurance.
But the 46-year-old father of two has no regrets, and enjoys the seaside life with his long-term partner Sarah. “My job is absolutely worth the gruelling daily commute," he told The Sun. "My industry is quite narrow and there just aren't the same job opportunities in Wales as in London. I use the journeys to plan my day, although there are times I have to get Sarah to call me to make sure I don't fall asleep at the wheel.
“I'm very happy where I am.”
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