[Skip to content]

Recruiter
Search our Site
Monday 25 July 2016
CURRENT ISSUE
To read the latest issue, Recruiter cover
To view past issues, click here

Subscribe

SPECIAL REPORTS
Managing agency workers & contractors
Start-up
Software Guide
Fast 50
HOT 100
Digging His Scene
Guide to Recruitment Industry Suppliers
Managing agency workers 2015
Recruiter - Guide to recruitment software 2015
Fast 50 2015
Recruiter Software Supplement
Hot 100
.

Dream job a no-no if the commute’s a nightmare, says Monster

Tue, 28 May 2013
Train in the snow

Nearly half of UK workers would turn down a dream job if it meant having to commute for more than 30 minutes, finds new research from job board Monster.co.uk.

But while 45% couldn’t bear the prospect of half an hour on the bus or in their car, 12% said they would cope with more than an hour and a half, the poll of 900 jobseekers found.

This is just below the number whose patience for sitting on a train is very much on the low side – 13% of workers said a 15-minute commute was too much for them to pursue their dreams.

Michael Gentle, head of consumer marketing at Monster.co.uk comments: “It is disheartening that the prospect of a long commute is discouraging many from pursuing their ideal job.

“If you find a role that ticks all the right boxes but isn’t local, there are ways you can make it easier for yourself. Long commutes are not always to be dreaded. Schemes like flexible working, season ticket loans and carpooling all make them more financially viable; so don’t let journey time stand in the way of better prospects.”