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50% Of Workers Say Their Commute Is Stressful

Are employees stressed out before they even arrive to the office? In a new survey…

  • November 24, 2019

Are employees stressed out before they even arrive to the office? In a new survey from global staffing firm Robert Half, half of professionals (50%) said traveling to and from work is stressful.

In addition, 45% of respondents lamented that their trip to the office is too long, up from 30% in a similar 2017 survey.

Professionals said they spend an average of 48.37 minutes commuting each day, and nearly one in five (19%) stated their travel time exceeds one hour.

Additional findings:

  • Among the 28 U.S. cities in the survey, respondents in Miami, San Diego and Austin are the most stressed about their trip to and from the office.
  • Men and workers ages 25 to 40 have the highest levels of stress about traveling to work.
  • Los Angeles (65%), Austin and Miami (62% each) have the most professionals who feel their commute is too long.
  • More workers ages 25 to 40 (54%) and men (52%) described their trips as too lengthy.
  • Washington, D.C. (65.84 minutes); New York (60.80 minutes); and Houston (59.15 minutes) professionals reported the longest travel times.
  • In a separate survey, senior managers said their company offers flexible scheduling to avoid peak traffic times (43%) and telecommuting (40%) to help alleviate employees’ stressful trips.

Find out more at roberthalf.com.

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