11% would super commute for right job

Would you be willing to super commute, spend more than 60 minutes travelling each way to and from work? To commute means to travel to and from work.

Eleven percent of respondents in a Monster.com poll said they would.

Monster.com, part of Monster Worldwide, a leading global employment agency, reported that almost 90% of respondents would prefer to spend less than 60 minutes commuting.

Regarding most people saying they would not super commute, Mary Ellen Slayter, Career Advice Expert for Monster.com., said:

“It’s no surprise that workers would prefer to spend less time traveling to and from work – even for their dream job. That time behind the wheel is time away from their friends and families, as well as productive time at work which is why the size of the group willing to use that much time getting to and from work is somewhat surprising.”

How long would you commute to your dream job?

Respondents were asked in the Monster.com survery “What is the maximum amount of time you would be willing to commute to your dream job (one way)?”

The researchers reported the following findings from over 4,500 respondents:

I would commute up to…

  • 15 minutes each way – 14%
  • 30 minutes each way – 44%
  • 60 minutes each way – 31%
  • 90 minutes each way – 4%
  • I would commute more than 90 minutes each way – 7%

The poll involved visitors on the U.S. Monster homepage and social media channels between June 17th and July 1st, 2013.

Many Americans commute for several hours each day

According to Monsterworking.com, many Americans spend multiple hours each day traveling to and from work. Could these “dead hours” be turned into something useful or enjoyable?

Monsterworking.com has these following tips for long-distance commuters:

Listen to audio books – a great opportunity to catch up on the reading you have been wanting to get done.

Share the trip – if you commute by car on your own, those hours can be lonely, boring, tiring and frustrating. Why not share your drive with another person. Having a co-pilot reduces fatigue, and probably ensures safer journeys.

Listen to a podcast – an opportunity to catch up on past interests and hobbies which have been put on the back burner because of hectic schedules.

Learn a new language – there are many self-study language courses out there which not only may provide you with a new skill and interest, but also fit in perfectly to your commute time.