Morning commutes are often stressful and for many of us, it costs a lot of money every month.
Imagine getting paid 1000 for a month while commuting to your existing job in the role of a “Professional Commuter”.
A Dublin-based Irish company is literally offering people 1000 to travel each day to work. Green Electric Scooters is about to offer 5 applicants an opportunity to receive a monthly payment to commute. All that is required is to fill in a log about their experiences of the trip that they travel to their place of work in Dublin. You can find the job application HERE.
What Does This Role Entail?
The members of this team are going to earn 50 each day for a total of 20 return commutes for a month for traveling to work and back home. The company hopes to gain valuable information when it comes to the timescale difference between traveling by an electric scooter against other modes of public transport, or a private car. They are also required to log and mention the differences and changes in mindset, productivity, and workplace motivation that this alternative travel means to bring to workers or employees.
The description for the job states that for 4 weeks, a team of 5 dedicated commuters is required to partake in several experiments that test out different theories, which will include the pace of the e-scooters compared to Dublin public transport, car transport compared to e-scooters, and comparisons associated with enjoyability, the effects and stress of commuting when it comes to motivation in the workplace, productivity, and fatigue.
The commuters will also be asked to partake in video calls before as well as after every experiment, to make sure they fully understand the tasks, and complete verbal questionnaires to detail their results and experiences. In return, each “Commute Reviewer” will be paid e1000, when the test period comes to an end.
Electric scooters have increased massively in popularity in the countries whereby legislation has allowed these vehicles to drive on public roads. The Irish government is currently in the process of reviewing the laws that surround them, with an expectation of them becoming legal (in some form or another) before 2021 comes to an end.
Cormac Reynolds of Green Electric Scooters has stated that they have seen a marked increase when it comes to how many people are looking for easier, faster, and better ways to commute. Electric Scooters are not only greener but often a faster and cheaper method of commuting. Dublin is a fantastic city, yet there are many issues when it comes to commuting via private cars and public transport.
He goes onto say that for them to understand the experiences of using electric scooters from different perspectives will be invaluable and provide the company with the data they need to make these products better as well as allow them to certify a few of the important theories surrounding what they have about this mode of travel for different commuters. If you think you may be interested in this opportunity, or you think you know of a person, please either apply or share.