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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 upwards of $4,500 a month in rent 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 a Sococo online office allows your team to work side-by-side from anywhere in the world; enjoying the benefits of distributed work while strengthening organizational alignment, increasing employee satisfaction, and maintaining culture. And—since you can choose where you work—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 building your own Sococo online office here.