May 28, 2024

Cutting the Commute


Cutting the Commute
Just because you're working from home doesn't mean you're working alone. The Russian Life files.

Russian state news outlet Izvestia reported that, per a new report by job search services, 81% of Russians want to switch to remote work this summer.

Reasons vary. For two-thirds of the 3,500 respondents, remote work means the chance to have a more flexible work schedule. Fifty-nine percent said they want to cut down on long commutes, and just under half said they want to avoid the cost of travel and food away from home.

Other reasons for remote work include being able to stay home when feeling ill, avoiding going out in bad weather, more time with family, and more sleep. And, of course, a freer dress code.

Unsurprisingly, white-collar workers, like IT specialists and financiers, were more likely to be in favor of remote work, while agricultural and trade workers were less in favor.

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