LONDON, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
48% of Londoners describe the commute to work as the most stressful part of their job (compared to only 17% of workers outside London); according to a recent survey by leading office design company Maris Interiors.
Perhaps explaining their stress, the survey found that Londoners spend an average of 72 minutes a day travelling to and from, compared to 41 minutes for workers outside London. 11% of Londoners had daily journeys in excess of three hours, falling to only 3% outside London.
Of those questioned, 38% of Londoners admitted having taken fake sick days because they couldn't face the commute, and a surprising 22% said they would take a reduction in their salary if they didn't have to commute so far.
Marketing Manager at Maris Interiors, Stephanie Frost said, "I can certainly relate to the stress of the daily commute, but I'm not sure I'd go so far as to take a pay cut to avoid it… I might suggest to the board that they relocate the company to the South of France - I'm sure that would decrease everyone's stress levels!"
NOTES FOR EDITOR
- Maris Interiors LLP is the UK's leading specialist in workplace design and creation. The company design and create world class working environments for occupiers throughout the UK and continental Europe. Their team of experts have extensive and in-depth knowledge of how good design can substantially improve business performance, save substantial amounts of money and help retain and attract key people.
- 322 office workers were surveyed across the UK (180 in London, 142 outside London) between 12th - 16th March 2012.
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