The Results Are In: How High Gas Prices Impact Your Daily Commute

Over the past several months, prices at the pump have risen exponentially. Now, gas prices are the highest they’ve been in history, and workers are feeling the pinch in their daily commutes.

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!

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!

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