that's good, since it seems likely that your kids are never going back to school.
Actually they are!! #Doublyblessed
I've worked from home and I've worked in the office. I much prefer working in the office. When I worked from home, I missed interacting with other people. And I'm not an extrovert by any means.
I think a balance is good. I was happy to do 4 days in office,one at home. I think 3 in office, 2 home would be my ideal. But constant home and zoom is challenging
I think one of the struggles with a part remote schedule is the coordination with others in the office. I once interned in an office where a % was remote on Fridays. Fridays were such a lost day because everyone avoided scheduling anything for that day.
If you do go into the office 3 days a week but only partially overlap with others, you're not going to get the benefit of interacting with others. If you do manage to coordinate schedules, your in-office day is likely going to end up being 100% meetings, which can be draining.
Same! Every meeting was Tues, Weds or Thursday because of people being remote on Mondays and Fridays. The meeting days were draining but I actually liked having Fridays free to get actual work done so I didn't mind that aspect of it.
Agreed. I really do miss the social interaction. I do not miss the commute, and when I was at work my boss was so overwhelmed we barely interacted. Now that I am remote and so is he, he's more available and has given me some projects that I enjoy. So weirdly I am more valuable remote than I ever was in - office. In addition not paying for childcare has been a huge savings for our family. We don't need to have a sitter when I am at home full time. But of course I am doing all the things she used to do which is exhausting.
Prepare for salary cuts and layoffs.
Because of the economy, because of decreased productivity, or because you feel that people no longer need to be compensated to live in certain areas.
@Anonymous Because they are losing money....I'm in higher ed. Our 401K match has ceased. And we got salary cuts. Tenured profs too.
That was already starting.