A fifth of our wages now spent at work – in commuting, lunches and expenses

The average worker now spends almost one fifth of their wages on commuting, lunches and office whip-rounds, a study has revealed. Researchers found fuel, train fares, lunches, caffeine and contributions to colleagues’ birthdays and leaving gifts mean workers will plough more than 17% of their monthly wages back into their job. Work clothes, sponsorship for…

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