Commuting time equivalent to £81,000 in salary
If workers were paid an average salary for their time spent commuting, they would be due an extra £81,000 over their lifetime – three times the country’s average annual salary, according to new research from jobsite.co.uk.
Those unhappy with their current commute are less likely to look forward to work, with a further 22% saying that they never do.
Over a quarter of commuters say their travel woes have left them on the lookout for a new job. Rail commuters are three times more dissatisfied with work journeys, while 80% of those who walk to work are contented commuters
London Underground fares poorly with just under half (43%) satisfied with tube commutes. Over 7 in 10 (75%) of commuters would increase their travel time for their dream job, however only 1 in 10 (12%) would be willing to journey longer than an hour for the ideal role