In June, we asked our readers how the higher gas prices have impacted their commutes. The results may surprise you.
With 39%, the top answer to the monthly poll was “I’m absorbing the increased cost,” followed by “I’ve had to cut costs in other areas to compensate,” with 35%. With 6% of the votes, readers said they have had “no significant change,” while another 4% of respondents said “I have changed jobs for a shorter commute” to handle higher gas prices.
The rest of the results are as follows:
- “N/A – I work from home full time” (2%)
- “I started carpooling with co-workers” (2%)
- “I’ve relied more on public transportation (1%)
Another 11% of respondents chose the “other” option. Here are a few of their responses:
- “I’m a single mom of three teenagers. Now, I only eat two to three times weekly so I could reduce our grocery finances. I’ve also had to change jobs.”
- “I work remotely more frequently.”
- “I just got a job with a significant pay increase, but with a longer commute and after the increase in gas prices, my finances have not gotten any better.”
- “I’m biking more.”
- “My employer is providing us one free tank of gas per week.”
- “I’ve had to start walking. It’s exhausting. If they get any higher, I will start literally living in my car.”
For more information about commuting and cutting costs, check out these articles from Refresh Leadership!
- Getting to Work: How Do You Make It to Your Job?
- Are You Still Working Remotely? The State of Remote Work in 2022
- The 4-Day Work Week and Other Ways the Workforce Is Changing
- The Benefits of Remote Work
How do you cut costs to curb higher gas prices? As a leader, what are you doing to help your employees afford to get to work? Let us know in the comments section below!