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.