Crux's furthest commuter
As well as having the title as software engineer, I also have the title of Crux’s furthest commuter. Why? Well, I really value living close to my family and friends, that’s the reason I choose to commute from North Petherton south of Bridgwater to Crux located 36 miles away in the heart of Bristol. The exciting projects and talented team make it a privilege to work here and worth the commute.
What is the commute like?
I could drive the entire distance but due to inner city traffic the travel time varies wildly from day to day. The train seems the best option as it’s better environmentally and it gives me a chance to think, listen to a podcast or watch a tutorial. The only drawback is it leaves me with a 2-mile trip to the station from home and a 1.2-mile walk through Bristol to get to Crux. I used to drive from home to the station, pay for parking then walk. I was spending 8 hours a week travelling to and from the station. There had to be a better way…
I played around with the idea of buying an electric scooter and decided to discuss it with the founders of Crux. They not only encouraged the idea but started a companywide Crux Electric Vehicle (EV) scheme which helped make it happen from a financial perspective.