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