Who believes that remote work is here to stay?

It is going to cut down on rent, commuting cost, food cost. It doesn't make financial common sense to go back to the way things were before Covid-19. Restaurants, Bars, Retail Outlets, Malls are going to take a steep dive. Commercial Real Estate is gone. This is a new economy. New York City, New Jersey, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston are losing residents because work is being done remote. This is 2020 not 2008. The US Economy is in a better condition than it was during the Great Recession.

Update:

Companies are reducing and eliminating their Offshore employees. A lot of those employees do not own Laptops. The Offshore teams are not mobile enabled. The trust factor is not their to provide them with Laptops. 

Update 2:

I am not going to be “quiet.” People who don’t understand money and cost are afraid. It’s the truth what I wrote and it’s happening. 

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  • bill
    Lv 4
    3 weeks ago

    Not sure that having married couples being constantly together working from home and afterwards won't rip marriages apart.It already has had detrimental side effects.

    Working actually was a way for a spouse to get some alone time.

    Also spousal abuse has gone up during the pandemic.

  • 3 weeks ago

    In the short term they can save, but over time team cohesion will decay

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Please be quiet.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    For many working from home may stay.  Its great for commuters who days are made so much longer with their commute to work everday. Its means they can have a much better family , work balance . Which is great for their mental , physical health. They also can save thousands of pounds every year .  Companies will also be able to save millions in rent etc as they can reduce the office space they need. It is likely many companies may let employees chose if they want to come back into the office full time or just want to come in when something can't be done from home.  

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Think of all the electricity your using when working from home.  Plus many people will feel isolated and this could affect their mental health, especially if they live alone.

    Perhaps the Companies that have empty Office buildings should make them into town houses instead.  

  • 3 weeks ago

    It is here to stay for parts of some industries, as long as the bosses think it works. Employees like it because they do not have to commute, so they can live anywhere. 

    Long term many employees will not be so happy as they are replaced by cheaper workers in other parts of the world. With remote working, employers can hire from any country and pay lower wages for qualified people.

  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    This is the new normal.

  • JASON
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    Of course the next step is they say, why do we need to employ workers from our country at all?

  • 3 weeks ago

    To an extent, where it makes sense, it wouldn't surprise me if this has the effect of causing more companies to permanently increase or finally embrace at least some amount of telecommuting. 

    In a way I hope it does, as I wouldn't mind picking up a second job that's flexible and from home. This might increase the odds of finding that.

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