How many hours do you spend commuting to work?


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average American worker spends 225 hours, or well over nine full calendar days, commuting to work.


Longer commutes are bad for workers, their families, their employers, and the economy as a whole. A daily increase in commuting time of 20 minutes has the same negative impact on employee satisfaction as a pay cut.


That’s the reason for an increasing percentage of american workers are opting to reduce their commutes and work remotely. Remote workers can be more productive, more satisfied with their jobs and less likely to leave the company.


But what if working remotely is not yet an option for you? What to do? Take advantage of commute time to be productive! Using your commute time to prep for your workday can help boost your career satisfaction. And if you're trying to learn and better yourself, there are always audiobooks and podcasts you can listen to, plus a wide variety of audio courses you can take.


How about you? What have you done to avoid an increase in commuting time? What have you done to be productive during the commute?


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