I am not a native English speaker, so please excuse my grammar.
I am 22 years old working in an other town as a full time web developer currently living in Germany. I am the only web developer in a very small company from which I got a raise two months before offered by the boss of the company. I commute about 4 hours daily in total, 2 hours to get work and 2 back, sometimes a bit more when I don't leave work early enough missing to catch the bus and the train.
The above happen because the agency moved to another far area of the town one month ago. I also have to switch quite often between bus and train, and I can get the train/bus only by running and hoping I have not to wait for the next, that's stressing. And in the train to home I have to stand almost always 45 minutes because all seats are taken. Now, the problem is, I only go to home to eat something and then I go to sleep (1,5 - 2 hours free time) only to wake up early to rush to the train. Work starts at 9 AM. I am starting to get depressed, something my girlfriend has noticed. I have to change that. Music did not help, I cannot sleep or read a book because I have to switch the bus/train to often. So no relaxing possible.
At work I almost never have customer contact except over mail or phone, so technically it would be possible to do the work at home. The Question is, how can I speak about that? I'd be even willing to suggest to get paid 200€ less (My current salary is 2600€). That would be something he could like. It does not hurt me because train and bus cost 200€, money I would not need to pay anymore.
Additional information: I can not move to the other town because my girlfriend is schooling in an another town next where we live. If we'd move she'd have to shuttle around 6 hours daily, not possible. A car would cost too much and would reduce not significantly reduce travel time.
I am already watching for another job but these are currently rare in my hometown and environs. I do not like this job this much but I have enough time to educate myself and learn new things I could use someday.