I think you mean not living close to their workplace. If it's only that one, I think you are lucky. It's partly annoying, but also partly a relief, when these long lags (I guess it's when the computer calculates the best profession for each individual) suddenly disappears.
There are other bugs, that caused me more trouble: The "freezing bug". When suddenly everyone, walked to one special point of the map; a house to get warm or eat or a barn to put some supply; in winter a lot of them froze to death, some starved. You could live with that, too. It didn't happen all the time and when you've found the interesting spot and demolished it, no one new started their death march. Although the ones who started, were out of hope.
Most annoying was, when new couples refused to move into new houses. I built houses, they stayed empty for a long time (of cause, there were potential new couples). After a while couples separated and one of them moved into the new house. Twice I gave up big games because of this. Always modded games, but different mods.
But it looks as you were lucky. Or skilled; finding the right mods.