Study finds the average remote employee saved over 250 hours by not commuting to work

80% of people surveyed said they've used their extra time to exercise more, get chores done, and learn new skills!
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Those working from home can likely agree on one thing: they do not miss the daily commute.

Without the added traffic, Americans have saved a lot of time and money.

According to a new survey from SWNS Digital, the average person has saved about 252 hours of their life by working from home and avoiding the work commute.

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Of the 2,000 surveyed who have been working remotely during the pandemic, 80% of people surveyed said they've put the extra time to good use by accomplishing more in a single day. The activities included exercising more, doing chores, and learning new skills.

53% of people cited being able to email/instant message instead of talking as a confidence booster. The other comforts included wearing comfortable clothing and Googling without being seen.

Additionally, 65% say they feel fulfilled in the career for the first time.

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