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What would you do with an extra 408 days?

 

Commuting has become part and parcel of the work routine, and millions of Americans hop in cars, trains, and buses to spend anywhere from a few minutes to several hours getting to work before their day even starts.

 

According to EducatedDriver.org, the average American spends 408 days of their life commuting. That’s more time than we spend exercising, cleaning, or crying in a lifetime.

 

In fact, Danny Finlay of Dixon, California spends 4 hours a day commuting 140 miles into San Francisco every day to avoid paying rent upwards of $4,500 a month to live in the city.

 

And he’s not alone. According to CNBC, “super-commuting” is on the rise:

 

Nationwide, 1 in 36 commuters travel 90-plus minutes to work each day, the report finds. And while that number may seem small…it’s growing.

 

The number of super-commuters has grown to 4 million, or almost 3 percent of the total workforce.

 

Rather than losing employee time and productivity to lengthy commutes or spending thousands on prime real estate in major cities, many organizations are turning to remote work to boost business outcomes. Coming to work in your own Sococo online office magnifies these benefits and allows you to strengthen organizational alignment, increase employee satisfaction, and maintain culture. And—since you can work alongside your team from anywhere in the world—your commute can be as long or as short as you’d like.

 

Read more about Finlay and other super-commuters here.

Learn more about bringing your team to work in Sococo and cutting commute time here.