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Why do people like working from home?

  • Remote work lacks the distractions, annoyances, and soft abuses that come with co-workers and middle managers.
  •  They don’t have to commute
  • Can be evaluated mostly on their actual work rather than on the optics-driven albatross of “office culture”. 

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  • The anti-remote crowd seems to believe that the responsibility of a 9-to-5 employee isn’t simply the work but the appearance, optics, and ceremony of the work.
  • Making people work late is much harder when you can’t trap them in one place with free food, a Ping-Pong table, a kegerator,...

  • When we are all in the same physical space, we are oftentimes evaluated not on the execution of our role but on our diplomacy—by which I mean our ability to kiss up to the right people rather than actually being a decent person.
  • It’s much harder to be a jerk over Slack, email, and te...

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