A couple of recent correspondents have complained that slow public transport journeys cause them to lose working time, so they travel by car. As a long term public transport commuter, I view my journey differently.
It provides time for business reading and sometimes writing, which otherwise can be difficult to find. It is not lost from the working day, but added to it - I cannot read or write in a car.
On the other hand, if the journey does take longer than I would wish, I would like to claim I have lost working time, but in fact it is personal time that I lose - even more valuable!
Paul Drane, Paul.Drane@SymondsGroup.com