With many forced to work from home during quarantine, some in the Garden State don’t think it’s a bad deal. A recent survey has found that many New Jersey office workers would be willing to take an over-$300 pay-cut to continue working from home!
RealBusinessSavings.com—a website that provides financial advice for businesses—conducted a poll of over 3,500 Americans from all 50 states. The aim was to assess peoples’ feelings about working from home while hunkering down to avoid coronavirus.
On average, white-collar workers stated their willingness to take a $316 pay cut each month to continue working from home during the crisis. In New Jersey, the number was even higher—$327 slashed per month to not return to the office.
Looking at the whole US, it seems California is the least eager to physically go back to work; the average Californian polled would take an almost $500 cut to stay at their home office. Hawaii seems the most excited to see their coworkers again, with those polled balking at more than $71 cut.
Of everyone polled, 57% say they plan to ask to continue working from home even after coronavirus restrictions are lifted. Many specifically cited concerns about bringing the virus home, but that’s not the only reason; others polled say they don’t miss commuting, office politics, or having to look put-together every day.
With 60% of respondents believing they’ve been more productive at home, their bosses may not have any complaints about the arrangement. It could also be the relaxed attitude; 1 in 3 respondents say their bosses have been calmer and more agreeable to work with from a distance.
To see the survey broken down state-by-state, be sure to check out this this interactive graphic.
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