13 March 2017
How far would you go? Ideal commuting time revealed

Many of us take to the roads or rail each day, joined by the thousands of others, as we fight our way to work. Train delays, congestion, road works and pure frustration is met on a daily basis. Some of us are lucky to live close to where we work, others decide to relocate to be closer to work while the rest commute. But how long would you be willing to commute to your dream job each day?

A recent survey revealed that people would be willing to commute no more than 1 hour 14 minutes to their dream job. The survey conducted by asked 1,002 UK adults, how far they would be willing to travel each day. The results found that Londoners are willing to endure the longest commute at an hour and a half, meanwhile, those who live in Manchester would be willing to commute just 23 minutes each day. What does that say about North vs South?

James Buttrick, e-commerce manager at All Car Leasing commented, “It’s surprising to see that on average Brits are only willing to travel for up to an hour and 14 minutes for an ideal job role. There are often many factors that make the commute to work stressful and unpleasant. Commuting doesn’t have to be stressful and should allow workers to prepare for the day ahead or wind-down after a full on day.”

“Previous studies have proved that there is a positive relationship between a shorter commute and wellbeing for UK workers.”

When asked about the things that made commuting frustrating, respondents admitted that getting stuck in traffic infuriated them the most with a whopping 63% of those asked. Other passengers not letting others off public transport before getting on (58%) and people playing loud music (55%) made the top three.

Other annoyances that made the list were not standing to the right of escalators (51%) and taking up spare seats with feet or bags (49%). We can all agree to the latter. The survey found that men are willing to travel up to 1 hour and 29 minutes in contrast to women who would prefer to travel for 59 minutes to work. Interesting.

RedBox Recruitment have a range of roles available in the local area (so not far to commute!) Get in touch with us today.

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