Should Workers Get Paid for the Time They Spend Commuting?

When you think about all the time you spend working, do you include your commute?  It is time that you’re giving up for your job . . . and usually you’re not paid for it, unless it’s specifically PART of the gig.

A recent poll asked people if they thought that those hours should count toward a person’s working hours . . . and the results were split.

41% said it SHOULD count . . . 41% said it shouldn’t . . . and 18% didn’t know.

But there are problems with commutes being paid time as a rule.  For one, it might make it harder to find a job if you live in a remote area, or WANT a job closer to your family or a school.

And it would be frustrating to lose out on a dream job, just because another applicant lives closer.

(YouGov)