During the New Coronary Pneumonia epidemic, many companies require employees to work from home to avoid infection. From a cost perspective, employees save at least transportation costs on the way to and from get off work. However, a recent survey showed that Americans have spent more than the average cost of going to the company’s office after living in their homes to prevent epidemics and working from home.
According to a report by the Fox News Network on the 27th, a recent survey by CreditCards.com showed that the epidemic saved Americans an average of $33 a month in transportation and gasoline money. Restaurants and other expenses have also decreased, but they are buying food. The money and water and electricity bills were increased by US$182 and US$121 each month. Overall, the average monthly cost of working from home is $108 more than before.
The survey looked at the consumption habits and home office situation of 2768 American adults, of which about 1/3 were home workers and 2/3 were non-home workers. The survey also found that people of different ages have differences in home office expenditures: the average post-80s and post-90s home office spends an additional $208 per month, and the post-60s and post-70s can save $2 per month. The analysis believes that this is because millennials have minor children to raise, so the expenditure is significantly higher than the older generation.
In addition, 82% of the respondents hope that they can maintain their home office at least twice a week, and 35% hope that they can work without going back to the office. They believe that working from home improves the quality of life.
“The new crown epidemic has led to a significant increase in the number of people suffering from depression in Russia.” Russia’s Moscow Communist Youth League reported on the 28th that the Russian DSMGroup analysis company found that during the epidemic, the number of Russians buying antidepressants increased significantly.
According to the survey results, between March 1 and June 1 compared with the same period last year, Russian antidepressant sales increased by 10%. A total of 2.3 million boxes have been sold since the beginning of March, with a total amount of more than 1.4 billion rubles (about 140 million yuan). In March, the sales of this drug were the largest, with an average increase of 35%, and sales in the last two weeks of the month even increased by more than 65%.
Russian psychiatrist Vinogradova said that more and more Russians are suffering from depression during the epidemic, which is related to people’s psychological inability to adapt to rapid changes in life. During isolation at home, people are more likely to feel fear and anxiety due to factors such as economic instability and falling income, and suffer from sleep disturbances, resulting in depression.
Vinogradova also said that this is a global problem, and she advised people not to buy antidepressants themselves, because each person’s situation is different and the use of drugs is also different.