With the abundant amount of transportation options available to commuters in the DC metro region, many of them free and with significant tax savings for both the employer and employee, it seems almost silly that more employers don’t offer transit benefits to their staff. With the understanding that Benefits’ Managers already have a significant workload and that implementing new and unknown transit options can pose somewhat of a risk, what HR staff person wouldn’t want to increase job satisfaction, ... read more
One day in late June, something in my e-mail inbox caught my attention. It was an article from www.dailymail.co.uk titled The secret to happiness? DON'T commute: Workers with long journeys to work 'worry more'
As someone who commuted 42 miles each way every work day for a year in I-270 traffic, I believe this to be true; however, sometimes it’s easier said than done to avoid a long commute to work. That said, here’s the text of the article. You can judge for yourself if this rings true ... read more