Commuting may not literally make you sick, but it's onerous enough that 4% of US employees admitted having called in sick to work in order to avoid it, according to a new survey about business travel news and events.
The poll also revealed that those with a work from home job had higher job satisfaction ratings then those who faced a commute every day. 48% of those surveyed said that commuting had a significant impact on their job satisfaction. The director of the research said their conclusion was that where possible, putting policies in place that allow employees to travel during non-peak hours or work from home can increase employee satisfaction without a negative impact on the bottom line. 83% of those surveyed said they drove to work alone and nine percent used a carpool. Only eleven percent opted for mass transit, while 10% walked to work.