Average overtime of committed commuters revealed

The amount of overtime commuters are putting in on their journeys to and from work has been revealed.

According to a recent survey from First Great Western, the typical commuter spends 33.5 minutes working on the train every day, with one-in-ten saying they do 45 minutes of work on their commute.

The survey shows that 36% of respondents said that their main work-related task is checking emails, with others saying research, editing documents and sending files.

Bosses have recognised the extra mile that is being put in on the journey home, with 38% saying they are allowed to leave early as a result of the work they do on the commute home, but one-in-five are so committed that they use the commute to do overtime.

Based on the average hourly wage of £12.92, the indefatigable nature of these employees is contributing approximately £150million to businesses in the South West of England alone.

Those not putting in extra work are surfing the web for online shopping deals (one fifth), doing their online banking (19%), checking social media (six in ten), or catching up on current affairs (56%).

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