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How Long Would You Commute For a Dream Job?

How Long Would You Commute For a Dream Job? Credit: Tired commuter image via Shutterstock

Some employees are willing to go to great lengths for a job they love.

A new study from Monster.com revealed that for their dream job, 11 percent of employees would willingly give up a huge chunk of their day  to commute for more than an hour in each direction

Overall, the majority of those surveyed would prefer a much shorter travel time — even if it's for a job they can't wait to get to each day. The research found that 14 percent of workers would commute up to 15 minutes each way for their dream job, while 44 percent are would spend a half hour getting to and from work.

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Additionally, 31 percent of employees would be willing to commute up to 60 minutes each way for a job they were passionate about.

"It's no surprise that workers would prefer to spend less time traveling to and from work — even for their dream job," said Mary Ellen Slayter, career advice expert for Monster.com. "That time behind the wheel is time away from their friends and families, as well as productive time at work, which is why the size of the group willing to use that much time getting to and from work is somewhat surprising."

The study was based on surveys of 4,500 visitors to the U.S. Monster homepage and social media channels. The research was part of the Monster Meter, an ongoing series of online polls that gauge users' opinions on a variety of topics relating to careers, the economy and the workplace.

Follow Chad Brooks on Twitter @cbrooks76 or BusinessNewsDaily @BNDarticles. We're also on Facebook & Google+. This story published on BusinessNewsDaily.

Chad  Brooks
Chad Brooks

Chad Brooks is a Chicago-based freelance writer who has nearly 15 years experience in the media business. A graduate of Indiana University, he spent nearly a decade as a staff reporter for the Daily Herald in suburban Chicago, covering a wide array of topics including, local and state government, crime, the legal system and education. Following his years at the newspaper Chad worked in public relations, helping promote small businesses throughout the U.S. Follow him on Twitter.

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