Good! There’s really no reason to require everyone to come into the office when most of us are working on computers anyway. It saves gas, commute time, wear and tear on vehicles, and is generally less stressful.
Sure, but it’s also nice to have a psychic space devoid of employer stuff. They haven’t gotten any friendlier or less possessive of employees, after all.
One wonders when the first big lawsuit about monnlighting for remote workers is going to come through the pipes.
Definitely true. I think that having a space in the house where you work, and only work, is valuable. It’s less happy when you end up having to share your workspace for some reason (as I’ve found recently, to my chagrin).
An employee being sued by an employer for working multiple jobs concurrently?
I’m surprised this hasn’t increased quicker. 2015 was almost the same as 2009.
I’ve been looking into BLS data for a while, but I still don’t fully understand how they collect it, or how does the whole compensation package come into play in their charts, e.g., http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes151133.htm and http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_41940.htm#15-0000 .
Frankly, I’m surprised at this 24% figure — if it simply means half a day per month would qualify, then the figure is too low; if it means one day per week, it’d be unusually high considering my own sampling of just the software industry, where I’d expect that other professions have it less frequent. To the contrary, perhaps folks outside of the software industry may actually work from home more often?
BTW, for those interested, found this link via http://www.yegor256.com/2017/05/02/remote-slaves.html, although the article was too gloomy for my taste and own experience of working remotely — I actually found that in my remote work, there was a 100% expectation to be 100% unavailable on the weekend, which was very different from a lot of the other work cultures I’ve been a part of.