Lots of people disdain work. I think this is misplaced. The morning commute, for most commuters, is long brutish and life-sucking. In my own city, we have had this exact problem. It was a mostly commuter city in the past. Recently, we have had a change in government where most of our “workers” do not have to commute very far or very long. The case is similar in surrounding cities. Work is not the enemy. It’s the goddamn commute.