There are so many reasons to hate commuting to work. From dangerous drivers to unexpected delays and people shouting down their mobiles, it can be a truly hellish experience.
With an average one-way commute of 29 minutes, Britons spend a lot of time getting to and from work. Yet it isn’t so much the time, rather than the experience, that ruins people’s commutes.
In a survey of over 10,000 workers, workspace provider Regus has identified the UK’s “seven deadly sins” of commuting:
- Bad/dangerous drivers
- Delays and service interruptions
- Road rage
- Lack of information from service providers
- People talking too loudly on their mobile phones
- Pollution and overheating
- Rude behaviour from other passengers
Any of those ring any bells? They sure do at Real Business Towers – delays and overcrowding make our blood boil.
“Being left in the dark about service interruptions or traffic jams is a killer for the calm and productive working day,” says Celia Donne, regional director at Regus.
“The mobile phone pest also evidently remains with us, with offenders not realising – or caring – that they’re ruining many people’s day right from the start. The rude behaviour of fellow commuters is a sure way to get the day off to a bad start.”
Regus’s solution – surprise, surprise – is to advocate flexible working locations and hours. (In a Regus office, no doubt!)
Our solution? Just turn your music up and think of sweet kittens.
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