we all hate it and yet we all do it. we are in the habit of getting in our car and driving to work. bumper to bumper. stop and go. traffic. oh, how we hate it.
I suspect a good number of us don't have to do it. we could work from home or a local library or Starbucks or even a satellite office closer to our home.
anyone whose job entails computers, forms and meetings doesn't have to commute every day! with more and more use of the cloud, collaborative software and conferencing facilities, like gotomeeting and livemeeting , commuting becomes an unnecessary waste of time.
I'm not advocating becoming a recluse. traveling to an important face to face meeting is vital. some people will have to do this. but do we have to do it every day out of sheer habit?
try it. telecommute one day a week, then 2, then three. you'll be more productive, happier, less fatigued. you'll gain time at both ends of your work day, save money on fuel, and be greener too by reducing you personal carbon footprint!