Traffic leads workers to seek other job
Battling traffic day after day has prompted almost a quarter of workers to consider another job.
14 December 2007
ROTTERDAM – Battling traffic day after day has prompted almost a quarter of workers to consider finding a different job, closer to home. This emerged on Friday from a survey of more than 6,000 Dutch residents.
Almost one in eight workers (13 percent) is actually looking for a home closer to work.
Of the group seeking or considering a job closer to home, 71 percent spend at least 20 minutes in traffic each day. Some spend even an hour a day at a standstill.
Most workers would rather search for a different job than move house to be closer to work. More than half of the respondents live between 20 and 50 km from work.
"Their current living environment turned out to be more important to many people than the travel time to work."
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]
Subject: Dutch news