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Commuting time equivalent to £81,000 in salary

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As the rail timetable changes this Sunday, traditionally a time for chaos, new research shows a quarter of unhappy commuters are always on the lookout for a new job.

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

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



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