50-60% of the lawyers we work with are looking to work locally and reduce their commuting time, whilst still having access to high quality work.
We have all experienced the stress of being stuck in traffic, or squeezed into overcrowded public transport with far too many of our fellow travellers. For lots of people this is an unwelcome part of their daily routine, which has been shown to have a significant effect on life satisfaction (often even outweighing the benefit of a higher salary).
When weighing up whether to take on a lengthy commute, many people often consider practical factors first – namely the cost. However, the cost of a long journey to and from work is often greater than simply monetary. As well as the stress and anxiety that can accompany rush hour commuting, those who spend a lot of time getting to and from work each day may also experience negative implications on their physical health, such as having less time to exercise, or to cook an evening meal rather than eating ‘on the go’.
Additionally, the free time people have for the things that they enjoy can be eroded; whether that be spending time with family and friends, keeping up with hobbies, or just relaxing and unwinding after a day’s work.