One of the objections I've heard re: WFH is how do you hold people accountable for their work? The response to this is that you will judge people by their output; if they don't produce then they get let go. This comment made me realize that all the people I know who pre-covd WFH full time are all essentially independent contractors who get hired on a per-project basis. Many of them actually end up working for the same company, over time. The set up not only ensures that workers are responsible for their output, but also gets works off the payroll when there is no work, and forces employees to foot the bill for their at-home set up. I anticipate that as we see WFH take off, we'll see more and more of a shift towards contractors as opposed to employees, and that this will still manage to screw over employees long-term, but in ways which were different from office-life.