A recent study found that job satisfaction decreases with every extra minute spent travelling to work.
Twenty extra minutes spent on commuting to work per day translates to a 19-percent pay cut in job satisfaction, a research involving 26,000 employees in England over a five-year period found.
Every additional minute in the commute reduces satisfaction on the job and with leisure time, at the same time increasing strain and worsening mental health, reported NZ Herald.
Curiously, people agree to jobs with longer commutes to increase their earnings, which in turn improves job satisfaction, said Dr Kiron Chatterjee, associate professor of travel behaviour at the University of the West of England Bristol.
"This raises interesting questions over whether the additional income associated with longer commutes fully compensates for the negative aspects of the journey to work."
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