Commuting is Britain's Pet Hate
With the extreme weather conditions of earlier in the year long forgotten by fresh bursts of brilliant spring sunshine and the onset of summer with long days and balmy nights, it is easy to see why the British public would love to change their work travelling arrangements.
Not surprising, a new survey shows that the British public state 'commuting and traffic' as their pet hate about working in an office.
According to the survey carried out by Remote Employment, people do not like working in an office because of their dreary commute each day, which brought in the highest vote of 39.25%. This is bound to be higher as the country gears up for the first long weekend with the Easter holidays knocking on our doors.
Easter is traditionally a family time and as parents flex their hours to fit around the holiday period, many will forego the season to hold onto desperately needed jobs. For the workers who can get time away from the office, the trek to the West Country is far more beneficial for their health than the commute to work.
Next on the 'Pet Hate' Survey was Politics and office gossip was next on the list with 32.58%, too many interruptions voted in at 13.46% and expensive lunches only took 1.42%. Thirteen percent of the people survey said that they didn't like their boss!
Remote Employment is a web service specialising in flexible, remote and home working jobs and therefore helping to get people off the roads into more flexible work options.
Responding to the poll results, Paula Wynne, Director of Remote Employment said: "The results of this survey show that the traditional office work culture is waking up to new ways of working! Remote working is a perfect way to maintain or increase business production and an employee's quality work life, while keeping costs down."
With this new approach, the labour market is evolving towards remote working and working from home as viable options in their recruitment drive.
More and more call centres, service agencies, and forward thinking organisations across the UK are considering flexible and work from home options or they are outsourcing their office functions and projects to freelancers and remote workers.