According to Clark, driving to Vancouver takes "12 to 13 hours," which is why we can see him getting out of his car and stretching.
What do you get when you combine a five day work week, a 1,200-mile commute, $500 in weekly fuel costs, and a 26-hour weekend? What could be the worst job ever.
That's exactly what Calgarian Ted Clark has to contend with on a regular basis, as he works as a barista an entire province away in Vancouver, British Columbia.
In a new Youtube video created by CBC, Clark is shown turning off his alarm and getting out of bed at 4:26 AM, grabbing some cereal, and getting into his first-generation Toyota Highlander to make the long trip to Vancouver. According to Clark, driving to Vancouver takes "12 to 13 hours," which is why we can see him getting out of his car and stretching.
What we're watching is actually a satire video created by CBC's "This is That" program, which takes current events and adds a humorous twist to them.
This video is essentially commentary on Canada's economic downturn, showing the lengths some people go to for employment. The Clark character has a family with kids, and considering he drives that far in a vehicle that's a decade-and-a-half old, the video proves its point quite clearly.
Whether or not anyone in Canada actually does commute that far is up for debate, but depending on what city you live in, traffic can sometimes make any trip feel like 1,200 miles.