How many hours do you spend commuting to and from work? How much more time would you be willing to spend commuting for a great new job or client?
Long commutes can be stressful and exhausting. In fact, a British study found that commuters can experience more stress than fighter pilots or riot police do. But sometimes you do what you’ve got to do to make a living.
In the current job market, are you more willing to sign on for a longer commute just to land a job? If you’re a consultant or entrepreneur, are you willing to commute further for the right client or business opportunity (say, cheaper office space)?
Let’s take it a step further. Would you be willing to commute to another city for the work week and see your family (and/or home, cat, etc.) only on the weekends? If so, a reporter for a major New York publication wants to talk to you. She’s doing a story about New York super commuters who have recently taken on jobs or work situations that force them to commute to and live in a different city during the work week.
If this sounds like you or someone you know, contact me at story @ escapefromcorporate.com and I’ll connect you with the reporter for your 15 minutes of fame.
Even if your commute is not quite that super, please share your commuting horror stories and commuter sanity-saving tips in the comments. Or go ahead and gloat about your work-at-home commute from bedroom to desk.