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Nearly one-quarter of workers have left job due to bad commute

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Staff Writer | Tuesday September 25, 2018 6:32AM ET
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America   60 percent said their company has not taken steps

While 39 percent of professionals reported their travel to and from the office has improved over the past five years, 22 percent said the trip has gotten worse.


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Of those who noted a negative change in their commute, 60 percent said their company has not taken steps to reduce the burden on employees.

Professionals ages 18 to 34 (34 percent) have most often left a job because of their journey to and from the office, compared to those ages 35 to 54 (24 percent) and 55 and older (12 percent). Twenty-eight percent of male employees have quit due to a bad commute, versus 20 percent of women.

Workers in Miami (66 percent), Los Angeles (58 percent), New York (53 percent) and Charlotte (46 percent) noted the greatest improvement in the trip to work in the past five years.

More professionals ages 18 to 34 (56 percent) said their commute to the office has improved over the last five years than those ages 35 to 54 (37 percent) and 55 and older (24 percent).

Sixty-six percent of women said their company hasn't taken action to address employees' commute concerns versus 51 percent of men.

 

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