The next time you say "my commute is killing me!" – it may just not be an exasperated exaggeration.
In “Your commute is killing you,” Annie Lowrey of Slate.com says that the physical and mental benefits of working from home trump the social and technological benefits of trucking it to the office.
She goes into detail about how studies have shown that lengthy commutes lead to physical pain, stress, obesity and just about everything else that would make one’s life suck.
Lowery mentions a Gallup survey that found 40 percent of employees who spend more than 90 minutes commuting were less likely to have experienced enjoyment during the previous non-work day.
She also points out a Swedish University study found that couples in which one partner commutes for longer than 45 minutes are 40 percent likelier to divorce.
Do you have any commuting remedies? Or do you have any advice on how to convince your boss to let you telecommute?
Photo: The evening rush traffic on the Long Island Expressway looking west at exit 40 in Jericho. (March 17, 2010)