How can she get there from here?
August 13, 2008 4:07 PM Subscribe
My sister in CA is looking at a job in Federal Way (WA) and would be staying with us in Olympia. However...the job starts at 6:30 am (so no bus) and she doesn't currently own a car. Suggestions?
posted by epersonae to travel & transportation around Olympia, WA (8 answers total)
It sounds like she really wants this job, which would start in a couple of weeks, but 6 weeks or so of staying with us could be a deal-breaker.
The extra quirk is that it's a split shift job, with an early morning shift and a late afternoon shift. The afternoon shouldn't be a problem for public transit, but the morning is pretty much impossible.
She has a small amount of money saved up, but that's about what she'll need for a deposit on an apartment.
I have suggested that she talk to her bank about getting a (very small) car loan and buy as cheap a car as she can manage. Also that she try calling a car rental place about a long-term rental.
We're going to talk again this evening, and I'd love to have more ideas from the hive mind for her.
Or, if you think this is nuts and she should just keep looking in LA (she has a part-time job & lives at home), I wouldn't mind hearing that POV either.