I work in midtown Manhattan so I would walk from my house to the local train station, spend an hour on the train, and then walk to the office. Reverse that for the ride home and there's 3 hours spent.Probably 50 hours per month for my wife.
And 100 miles per day that don’t get driven.
We spend much less on gasoline.
Wait.. You're saying all the people working from home are driving fuel prices up?
Everyone I know that works from home hardly touches their car, barely gets driven
Actually, many DID. They moved on to other better jobs. Especially in the "service" industry - waiters at restaurants/diners. For years it was "if you don't like it get out. Take it or leave it". So now they did - they left for greener pastures. All it took was a "little" push. Now their former bosses are crying about "lazy fucks who just don't want to work". No, they just no longer want to work for THAT guy. Workers have finally figured it out. It's all about pay, benefits, security, and enough hours to support a decent life... and "loyalty to a company" is bull shit.Where did al the service workers go in a tight labor market? Did they all get better jobs? The unemployment rate was about 3.5% in Dec 2022, about the same as Dec 2019.